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R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

Sep. 23, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly urged jurors on Thursday to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged crimes, while a defense lawyer told them they've been misled by opportunistic accusers about consensual relationships....

R. Kelly's rules protected him, prosecutors in sex trial say

Sep. 22, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly got away with sexually abusing underage victims for more than two decades by ruling his inner circle enablers with an iron fist, a prosecutor told jurors on Wednesday at the R&B singer’s sex-trafficking trial. “The defendant set rules,...

Sean Tucker's 5 TDs, tough defense lead Syracuse over Albany

Sep. 18, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The Syracuse defense yielded just 135 yards and sacked Albany quarterbacks eight times but it was running back Sean Tucker who stole the show. Tucker had 132 yards rushing and scored five touchdowns to lead the Orange (2-1) to a 62-24 win over the...

Syracuse leading WR out against Albany

Sep. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Taj Harris, Syracuse’s leading wide receiver, is out today against Albany with an undisclosed injury. Harris tweeted before Saturday's game, “I'll be back next week” when Syracuse plays Liberty. Harris entered the 2021...

Wheeler, Phillies hold off Mets 4-3 to boost playoff hopes

Sep. 18, 2021 02:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cy Young Award candidate Zack Wheeler wore down early, MVP contender Bryce Harper was mostly quiet at the plate and still the Philadelphia Phillies found a way. “If you want to win four, five games in a row, you want to win series, it has to come from...

Syracuse hosts in-state rival Albany with a lot at stake

Sep. 16, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

Must-win games usually don't happen this early in the season. For Syracuse, Game 3 has that sort of feel to it. Win, and the Orange (1-1) are back on track. A loss to in-state foe Albany (0-2) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome would be a blow to a team trying to restore a...

2 killed when car crashes into fuel tank at Syracuse airport

Sep. 15, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Two people were killed when their vehicle crashed into a fuel tank at the Syracuse airport early Wednesday, police said. The crash happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Malden Road, which runs along the south side of Syracuse Hancock International...

Rutgers takes advantage of Syracuse miscues, wins 17-7

Sep. 11, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Rutgers took advantage of two Syracuse second-half miscues and downed the Orange 17-7 Saturday. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Syracuse (1-1) coach Dino Babers after he disputed a personal foul call on Orange linebacker Mikel Jones gave...

Kieboom, Nats rally again, score 2 in 9th to edge Mets 4-3

Sep. 06, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carter Kieboom and Andrew Stevenson hit RBI singles in the ninth inning off Edwin Díaz and the Washington Nationals rallied once again, edging the New York Mets 4-3 Monday in the finale of a five-game series. The Nationals, who had lost eight of their...

Mets end skid, beat Nats on Conforto's first pinch-hit homer

Aug. 28, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto hit a go-ahead, three-run drive in the seventh inning for his first career pinch-hit homer and the struggling New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday night. Conforto helped end New York’s four-game skid and stopped...