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Analysis: Baseball has become a prisoner of technology

Jan. 17, 2020 12:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology unleashed baseball's Analytics Era, and now it's holding the sport prisoner. AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltrán are casualties, a triple play of hubris. At the cutting edge with the Houston Astros, now they have been cut. Their sign-stealing system exposed, all three...

FILE- In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former technology executive Andrew Yang, leans on his wife with his wife Evelyn, as they join in at a Fair Fight phone bank at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Andrew Yang's wife details alleged sexual assault by doctor

Jan. 17, 2020 5:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang says she was sexually assaulted by an obstetrician while she was pregnant with the couple's first child. Evelyn Yang said in an interview televised Thursday by CNN that the assault happened in 2012 and that she was initially afraid...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins, center, is surrounded by reporters as he leaves federal court, in New York. On Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan will sentence Collins for conspiring in an insider trading scheme. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Ex-US rep's fate rests with judge in insider trading case

Jan. 17, 2020 1:13 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge must decide the fate of former U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins after his lawyers and prosecutors disagreed over how he should be punished for conspiring in an insider trading scheme. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan will sentence the 69-year-old Republican on Friday...

Vegas Golden Knights new head coach Peter DeBoer talks to media after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights beat Senators in DeBoer's debut with Vegas

Jan. 16, 2020 11:42 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Mark Stone made his return to Ottawa memorable - for himself and his new coach. Stone scored a goal and picked up an assist, leading Vegas to a 4-2 victory over the Senators on Thursday night in Peter DeBoer's debut as the Golden Knights' coach. The win snapped a four-game losing...

New York Rangers' Chris Kreider (20) celebrates with teammate Ryan Strome (16) after scoring the game winning goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Rangers won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kreider scores late to lift Rangers over Islanders 3-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:26 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers like they way they've been playing lately. Beating the rival New York Islanders for the second time in four days was a big confidence boost, too. Kreider scored a power-play goal with 25 seconds left to give the Rangers their fourth win in five...

Phoenix Suns forward Mikal Bridges (25) shoots for three points with no visible New York Knicks defense during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks 121-98

Jan. 16, 2020 11:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Deandre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns are picking up some momentum halfway through the season. Ayton had 26 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, and the Suns pounded the New York Knicks 121-98 on Thursday night. “We are only out there for one another," Ayton said. “Without team...

Manhattan hands Quinnipiac its 1st MAAC loss, wins 69-57

Jan. 16, 2020 9:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Samir Stewart scored 20 points and Manhattan moved into a first-place by knocking off the last remaining undefeated team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, rolling to a 69-57 win over Quinnipiac on Thursday night. Quinnipiac came into the game in first place in the MAAC with a...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Atlanta Braves second baseman Adeiny Hechavarria throws out San Francisco Giants' Evan Longoria at first base after forcing out Buster Posey at second for a double play during the first inning of a baseball game in Atlanta. The Braves have boosted their infield depth by re-signing Hechavarria to a $1 million, one-year deal. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Hechavarría stays with Braves for $1 million, 1-year deal

Jan. 16, 2020 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Adeiny Hechavarría agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract to remain with the Braves, a move Thursday that boosted Atlanta's infield depth. The 30-year-old signed with the Braves on Aug. 16, two days after he was released by the New York Mets. Hechavarria, known for defense, hit .328...

FILE - In this May 29, 2009, file photo, USA softball player Jessica Mendoza poses for a photo in the ESPN broadcast booth at the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. ESPN baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza tried to clarify her remarks about the Mike Fiers role in the sign-stealing scandal after criticizing Fiers earlier on a radio show. She said in a statement posted to Twitter that baseball will benefit from the sign stealing being uncovered and that appropriate action was taken. Mendoza's issue remains how it came forward.  (AP Photo/File)

ESPN's Mendoza: Fiers should have gone to MLB, not reporter

Jan. 16, 2020 7:07 PM EST

ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza says pitcher Mike Fiers should have gone to Major League Baseball before he told a journalist about his allegation the Houston Astros had been using a camera to steal signs. Mendoza, a New York Mets adviser in addition to her media job, said Thursday on ESPN's “Golic and...

Former New York Mets catcher Mike Piazza, center left, his wife Alicia, left, and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon watch as newly named Piazza Dr., is unveiled during a ceremony in front of the Mets spring training facility, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Piazza: MLB mess 'unintended consequence' of game's new era

Jan. 16, 2020 6:32 PM EST

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — To Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza, the sign-stealing scandal that's enveloped Major League Baseball signals where the sport is these days. "Unfortunately, it's an unintended consequence of the digital age and all this information," Piazza said. Piazza was at the New York...