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New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman throws in the outfield during baseball practice at Citi Field, Thursday, July 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Mets' Marcus Stroman opts out of season over virus concerns

Aug. 11, 2020 3:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Marcus Stroman’s recovery from a torn left calf muscle was almost complete, and he was in line to possibly make his season debut for the New York Mets next week against the Miami Marlins. But the idea of traveling to one of the country’s coronavirus hot spots played a factor...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo removes a mask as he holds a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y.  New York’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes, already among the highest in the nation, could actually be a significant undercount. Unlike every other state with major outbreaks, New York only counts residents who died on nursing home property and not those who died in hospitals.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

New York’s true nursing home death toll cloaked in secrecy

Aug. 11, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Riverdale Nursing Home in the Bronx appears, on paper, to have escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, with an official state count of just four deaths in its 146-bed facility. The truth, according to the home, is far worse: 21 dead, most transported to hospitals before they...

Washington Nationals' Juan Soto, right, watches his two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in New York. Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, looks on. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Cabrera and Soto power Nationals to 16-4 rout of Matz, Mets

Aug. 11, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera went 4 for 4 with two homers, two doubles and five RBIs, tormenting his former team again as the Washington Nationals routed the New York Mets 16-4 on Monday night. Juan Soto and Trea Turner homered in the third inning for the Nationals, who scored just 11 runs in their...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, the entrance to Sahlen Field, home of the Toronto Blue Jays' Triple-A affiliate, in Buffalo, N.Y., is viewed. The Blue Jays will walk onto the field Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, as the host team for the first time in 2020. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays debut in Buffalo; Clevinger out

Aug. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ NEW DIGS Baseball's nomads, the Toronto Blue Jays, finally move into their new home at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, when they play the Miami Marlins. It'll be the first time this year the Blue Jays are the host team. Canada’s government...

Philadelphia Phillies' Didi Gregorius rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam off Atlanta Braves pitcher Robbie Erlin during the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Phillies hit 5 homers to back Aaron Nola, beat Braves 13-8

Aug. 10, 2020 9:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Nola got enough run support that even another dismal performance by the bullpen couldn't ruin. Didi Gregorius hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper blasted a three-run shot and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 13-8 Monday night, giving Nola his first win in nearly a...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The New York Rangers won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot at selecting Lafreniere. The Rangers were among eight teams that lost in the qualifying round of the playoffs with a chance to claim quite a consolation prize Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Rangers win NHL draft lottery, shot at Lafreniere

Aug. 10, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

The New York Rangers got a timely assist with their rebuilding efforts. New York won the second phase of the NHL draft lottery, giving the franchise a shot at selecting winger Alexis Lafreniere. “Luck is on our side," Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton acknowledged Monday night. “We’re...

Washington Capitals defenseman Martin Fehervary (42) defends against Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) as the play approaches Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) in the net during third-period NHL hockey Stanley Cup qualifying round game action in Toronto, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

So-called 'preseason' over, Bruins prepare for Hurricanes

Aug. 10, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Hockey’s best record in the regular season. Winless in the seeding round. The Boston Bruins don’t know what the NHL playoffs hold but, coach Bruce Cassidy says, “They can’t come soon enough.” The Bruins earned the Presidents’ Trophy with 100...

Brooklyn man pleads guilty in subways-related terror case

Aug. 10, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Brooklyn man charged with trying to help the Islamic State group by encouraging attacks on New York’s subway system pleaded guilty Monday in Manhattan federal court. Zachary Clark, 41, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq. He faces...

Man charged after large party held at New Jersey mansion

Aug. 10, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

ALPINE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is facing charges after he allegedly threw a large house party in one of the state’s ritziest towns. Police in Alpine said Monday they responded to a noise complaint on Aug. 1 in the well-heeled suburb across the Hudson River from New York City and allegedly...