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Alonso hits 49th HR, helps Mets rally in 9th to beat Rockies

Sep. 19, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Pete Alonso didn't need a big swing in the ninth inning — just a good eye. Alonso hit his major league-leading 49th homer, then drew a bases-loaded walk during a four-run rally in the ninth that sent the New York Mets over the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Wednesday. New York closed to three...

Yankees lose to Angels 3-2, miss chance to clinch AL East

Sep. 18, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Adam Ottavino sailed a 30-foot throw home on Albert Pujols' tiebreaking chopper, and the sloppy New York Yankees lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday night with a chance to clinch the AL East. New York could still lock up the division title if Tampa Bay loses to the...

Lewis hits fifth homer in nine days, Mariners top Bucs 4-1

Sep. 18, 2019 11:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After hitting four home runs in his first six games, Kyle Lewis finally hit a rough patch when he struck out four times in his last one. One day later, the Seattle Mariners' 24-year-old rookie right fielder went deep again. Lewis homered for the fifth time in eight major league games, and...

Nonprofit, university make joint bid for children's hospital

Sep. 18, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania nonprofit and university have announced a joint bid for ownership of one Philadelphia's two children's hospitals. WFMZ reports Berks County-based Tower Health has announced Wednesday it will partner with Drexel University to submit a joint bid for the acquisition of St....

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

Sep. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. Both people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because of...

Seahawks line looks to improve after sacks, penalties

Sep. 18, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Back in May, Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown said he believed Seattle's offensive line had a chance to be the best in the NFL. While Seattle is off to a 2-0 start, that prediction hasn't played out over the first two weeks of the season. Russell Wilson has been sacked eight times and...

Fitzpatrick attacking fresh start with Steelers

Sep. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around his locker and took a step back while his new teammates roared in laughter. How quickly things change....

Ex-official convicted of child porn charges gets 12 years

Sep. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A former top official in a Philadelphia suburb who authorities say had thousands of pornographic images of children on various devices, including an iPad issued for government business, has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison. Philip Ahr was sentenced Tuesday. The...

Brees, Roethlisberger, Foles, Darnold. Who's next to go?

Sep. 18, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

The way NFL quarterbacks having been going down or losing their jobs just two weeks into the season, it's no stretch to wonder who's next. The list already is way too long and includes some surprises. Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger hardly ever miss a game, yet Brees is out until sometime in November with thumb...

Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Sep. 18, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is back at the New York Jets facility, feeling healthier by the day. Patience and caution are the two key plays in his game plan right now, but the second-year quarterback is looking forward to when he can get back under center. That could come as soon as Week 5 at...