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Davis, Mets helped by Indians' mental lapse, win 4-3 in 10

Aug. 22, 2019 3:52 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Needing a break, the New York Mets watched Cleveland hand it to them — Brad Hand, especially. The Indians All-Star closer failed to cover first base on what could've been a game-ending double play, and moments later J.D. Davis lined an RBI single that capped a two-run rally in the...

Davis, Semien hit 2-run homers as A's beat Yankees 6-4

Aug. 22, 2019 2:18 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When slugger Khris Davis cleared the fences again at last, he gave it an animated trot around the bases complete with a salute approaching third before celebrating with his teammates back in the dugout. When top pitching prospect A.J. Puk made his major league debut at last, the...

Hechavarría, Acuña hit 2-run HRs as Braves blank Marlins 5-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran and Ronald Acuña Jr. have flourished against the Miami Marlins this season. That success has led to continued dominance for the Braves in the NL East rivalry. Acuña and Adeiny Hechavarría each hit a two-run homer, Teheran struck out a season-high nine and the...

Castellanos scores 10th goal, NYCFC tops Crew 1-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentín Castellanos scored in the 36th minute, Sean Johnson got his seventh shutout of the season and New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. New York (12-5-8) won for the fifth time in seven games to move within a point of Eastern Conference leaders...

CC Sabathia relishes final baseball trip through Bay Area

Aug. 21, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — CC Sabathia spent a day off handing out his 50,000th backpack to first-graders and second-graders at home in Vallejo as kids returned to school. The veteran major leaguer has been doing thoughtful things in Vallejo for years, and this marked the 11th year he has donated backpacks. On...

Where Garner died, changes in policing win little applause

Aug. 21, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A police cruiser constantly sits a few feet from a small floral memorial to Eric Garner on the Staten Island sidewalk where he spent his dying moments five years ago. Tompkinsville Park, which police were targeting for patrols when they encountered Garner selling loose, untaxed cigarettes,...

Top seed Wang reaches Bronx Open quarterfinals

Aug. 21, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-seeded Wang Qiang advanced to the quarterfinals of the Bronx Open with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Fiona Ferro on Wednesday. The Chinese player, who will be the No. 18 seed in next week's U.S. Open, will next face Anna Blinkova, who had to wait out a third-set rain delay before outlasting...

Judge tells jail to improve conditions for Epstein cellmate

Aug. 21, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A judge ordered a federal jail on Wednesday to improve housing conditions for one of Jeffrey Epstein's former cellmates, who wanted to be moved out of the lockup because he feared retaliation by guards. Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer awaiting trial in a quadruple...

Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

Aug. 21, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A police sergeant accused of failing to properly supervise officers involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner has agreed to give up about four weeks of vacation time to settle her internal disciplinary case, a police official said Wednesday. Sgt. Kizzy Adonis was the first police supervisor...

JetBlue addition to Pepsi sign leaves bad taste for some

Aug. 21, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A landmark Pepsi sign along New York City's East River will also promote JetBlue for the next six weeks, and critics are finding it hard to swallow. An illuminated blue logo advertising the airline was added to the 60-foot (18-meter) Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, this week....