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Bencic out of US Open; 3 of 4 '19 semifinalists won't play

Aug. 15, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belinda Bencic became the latest top tennis player to pull out of the U.S. Open, meaning three of the four female semifinalists in 2019 will not be at the Grand Slam tournament this year. Bencic wrote on social media on Saturday that she “made the difficult decision to skip the US...

Madison Square Garden Sports Corp.: Fiscal 4Q Earnings

Aug. 15, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. (MSGS) on Friday reported a loss of $78.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the New York-based company said it had a loss of $3.27. Losses, adjusted to account for discontinued operations, came to $3.26 per share. For the year,...

FILE - In this June 22, 2020, file photo Metropolitan Police Department bicycle division officers stand guard after police closed the area around Lafayette Park near the White House after protesters tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in the park in Washington. The police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked new interest in training officers how to stop colleagues from using excessive force and committing other misconduct (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

New push on training officers how to stop abuse in own ranks

Aug. 15, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Despite policies on the books for years that require officers across the United States to stop colleagues from using excessive force, there has been little or no effort to teach officers how to intervene, law enforcement officials and experts say. That's now changing following the...

President Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews record on Biden-Harris, economy

Aug. 15, 2020 7:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump greeted the Democratic presidential ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this past week with a litany of distortion and falsehoods, raging against cases of voting fraud where they didn't exist and declining to quash conspiracy theories about Harris’...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox

Aug. 14, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one...

Miami Marlins players Lewis Brinson (25) Magneuris Sierra, center, and Jon Berti celebrate after the Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Marlins win virus-delayed home opener, beat Braves 8-2

Aug. 14, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Aguilar drove in three runs, Jon Berti stole home and the NL East-leading Miami Marlins won their long-awaited, coronavirus-delayed home opener, beating the Atlanta Braves 8-2 Friday night. Miami returned to Marlins Park following a 23-day road trip, interrupted when 18 players and two...

Philadelphia Phillies' J.T. Realmuto hits a three-run home run off New York Mets pitcher Walker Lockett during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bryce Harper's RBI in ninth lifts Phillies past Mets 6-5

Aug. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper delivered another clutch hit and then waited for a video review to celebrate. Harper's RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. Roman Quinn led off the inning with a single against...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shine amid the city's skyline, in New York. In an announcement made Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, plans are back on, amid the coronavirus pandemic, to beam twin columns of light into the Manhattan sky to represent the World Trade Center during the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Group vows to stage twin beams of light for NYC 9/11 tribute

Aug. 14, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are back on to beam twin columns of light into the Manhattan sky to represent the World Trade Center during next month's anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced Friday that it is working on plans to shine the twin beams during its alternative...

President Donald Trump speaks as Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump watches, during an event Trump National Golf Club, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Bedminster, N.J., with members of the City of New York Police Department Benevolent Association. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump gets endorsement of NYC police union

Aug. 14, 2020 8:42 PM EDT

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seeking to amplify his law-and-order message, President Donald Trump on Friday told hundreds of New York Police Department officers that “no one will be safe in Biden’s America" if the former Democratic vice president defeats him in November . “This guy has been...

New York Yankees Aaron Judge, right, celebrates with the Yankees Luke Voit (59) after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Yankees star Judge put on injured list with strained calf

Aug. 14, 2020 6:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oft-injured Yankees star Aaron Judge was placed on the injured list with a right calf strain before Friday night’s game against Boston and manager Aaron Boone is optimistic the outfielder will not miss significant time. The move was retroactive to Wednesday and Boone described the...