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Megill earns 1st win, Alonso homers twice as Mets blank Jays

Jul. 23, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tylor Megill tossed six scoreless innings for his first big league win and got his first career hit, Pete Alonso homered twice and the New York Mets defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 on Friday night. Megill (1-0) allowed two hits, walked one and struck...

1 man, 2 women fatally shot in LI home; baby found unharmed

Jul. 23, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A man and two women were discovered shot and killed inside a Long Island house on Friday, and a baby was found in the home unharmed, police said. Authorities identified the victims as Richard Castano, 31, and Diamond Schick, 24, who lived at...

Mayor: NYC businesses should mandate worker vaccinations

Jul. 23, 2021 21:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday urged the city's private sector businesses to institute vaccine requirements for their employees, saying the “limits of a purely voluntary system" have been reached. Speaking in his weekly appearance Friday...

'This can be me': Black participation rising in gymnastics

Jul. 23, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — There's a phenomenon that happens every time Simone Biles appears on a screen inside Power Moves Gymnastics & Fitness. As if flipping a switch, the young women of color on the gym's competitive team spring to life, fueled by the jolt of adrenaline that...

Blackhawks acquire Seth Jones, agree on $76M, 8-year deal

Jul. 23, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Seth Jones is now with the Chicago Blackhawks and could become the organization's cornerstone on the blue line. Chicago acquired the star defenseman from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a blockbuster trade Friday just before the NHL draft began. The...

Stars+Stripes joins New York Yacht Club's America's Cup push

Jul. 23, 2021 20:32 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The New York Yacht Club has brought on the Stars+Stripes sailing team as part of its effort to field an all-American squad for the next multi-challenger America’s Cup. The NYYC made the announcement Friday. The club held the America’s Cup from 1851...

DOJ says no probe into state-run nursing homes in New York

Jul. 23, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Justice Department has decided not to open a civil rights investigation into government-run nursing homes in New York over their COVID-19 response, according to a letter sent Friday to several Republican members of Congress. Under former...

Mets acquire left-hander Rich Hill from Rays

Jul. 23, 2021 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The pitching-thin New York Mets on Friday acquired left-hander Rich Hill from the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays got right-hander Tommy Hunter and minor league catcher Matt Dyer in return. The 41-year-old Hill is 6-4 with a 3.89 ERA in 19...

Yankees pitchers Cortes, Loaisiga activated from COVID list

Jul. 23, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Yankees pitchers Nestor Cortes and Jonathan Loaisiga have been reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list, the first of six New York players to go on the list before the start of the second half of the season. To make room on the roster Friday,...

Ranging Bull: 'Barney' eludes capture days after farm escape

Jul. 23, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

MASTIC, N.Y. (AP) — An escaped bull has eluded capture for several days on Long Island despite searchers employing a helicopter and night-vision equipment along with attempts to lure the roaming animal with grain and a cow. Police in Suffolk County say they began...