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Writer Jayson Stark, late broadcaster Helfer honored by Hall

Jul. 20, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Jayson Stark accepted the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing on Saturday afternoon at Cooperstown's Doubleday Field, and he was moved by the moment. "I am literally living the dream. It feels like it is happening to somebody else," said Stark,...

Alonso, Mets power up to pound Giants 11-4

Jul. 20, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pete Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record for RBIs as New York beat San Francisco 11-4 Saturday to end the Giants' seven-game winning streak. Dominic Smith, Jeff McNeil and Todd Frazier all went deep as the Mets powered up with four home...

Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

Jul. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major...

Johannes leads New York to 83-78 win over Los Angeles

Jul. 20, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — With the starters in foul trouble and struggling to score, Katie Smith turned to the reserves and they delivered. New York's bench scored 43 points, led by rookie Marine Johannes with 17, in the Liberty's 83-78 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday. Johannes hit all six...

'It's brutal': Heat wave gripping half the US cancels events

Jul. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous...

Hot day, hot bats: Yanks torch Rockies 11-5, win 5th in row

Jul. 20, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees were a tripleheader of hot on Saturday. First was the temperature: 94 degrees at game time, the highest for New York this season. Next was the offense, which torched Colorado pitching for the second straight day and romped over the Rockies 11-5 to extend the Yankees' winning...

Artists withdraw from NYC museum show over tear gas link

Jul. 20, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Seven artists have asked New York City's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas. The artists are protesting Warren Kanders' role as vice chairman of the...

Police watching 10-to-12-foot shark spotted off Long Island

Jul. 20, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

QUOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Police on eastern Long Island are monitoring a 10-to-12-foot shark spotted in shallow waters near the village of Quogue. Quogue police say the shark was reported just after 9 a.m. Saturday near Penniman Creek, which give access to Shinnecock Bay. Authorities are using police boats as...

Capitol Watch: Stewart-Cousins' national profile rises

Jul. 20, 2019 11:02 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Democrats are hoping Andrea Stewart-Cousins can take her election success to the national level. The Yonkers Democrat and leader of the state Senate was tapped last week to lead the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, an organization that works...

24-year-old man apparently drowns swimming in Lake Erie

Jul. 20, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old man apparently drowned while swimming in Lake Erie. The Chautauqua County Sheriffs' Office was alerted to a possible drowning at in the lake near Westfield, New York at about 4:30 p.m. Friday. John R. Penhollow, of Jamestown, was located in the water. He...