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Mets reliever Gsellman has partially torn lat muscle

Aug. 20, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Robert Gsellman has a partially torn lat muscle that puts the rest of his season in jeopardy, a significant blow to New York's improved bullpen as the team chases a playoff berth. Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list last weekend, retroactive to Aug. 14, with...

Syracuse basketball star perseveres in breast cancer fight

Aug. 20, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The question "Why me?" has entered her mind, but Tiana Mangakahia knows these things happen all the time. The 24-year-old star point guard for the Syracuse women's basketball team was diagnosed with breast cancer about two months ago, and now she is halfway through chemotherapy....

Mets place McNeil on IL with hamstring injury, recall Tejada

Aug. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said McNeil suffered a "fairly mild" left hamstring strain when trying to beat out an infield grounder in the...

Rare Amur leopard cubs go on view at zoo; no names yet

Aug. 14, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Visitors may now get a look at two rare leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York. Onondaga (ah-nahn-DAH'-gah) County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that the little Amur (ah-MOOR') leopards made their public debut Wednesday. The male and female cubs gradually...

Acuña homers, shines defensively, Braves beat Mets 5-3

Aug. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. heard chants of "MVP! MVP! MVP!" as he trotted off the field in the sixth inning, tipping his cap to the crowd when he reached the dugout. Maybe the Atlanta fans are on to something. It was another dazzling all-around night for the 21-year-old phenom, who scored his...

Focus for Syracuse's Dino Babers: prove last year no fluke

Aug. 13, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Dino Babers begins his fourth season at Syracuse with a big goal — to prove that last season was no fluke. Syracuse finished 10-3 in 2018 and was No. 15 in the AP's final poll. It was only the Orange's fourth season above .500 since 2001 and came after three consecutive...

Mets work more magic, rally past Nats 4-3 for 8th win in row

Aug. 10, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As Mets rookie Luis Guillorme stepped in to lead off the eighth inning, teammate J.D. Davis was in the clubhouse, studying video of Washington's struggling bullpen. He had just queued up tape of Daniel Hudson — a hard-throwing righty warming in the bullpen — when he heard a...

Mets' Tebow to miss rest of season with cut hand

Aug. 10, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets minor leaguer and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a cut on his left hand. The 31-year-old Tebow hit .163 in 77 games during his first season with Triple-A Syracuse but hasn't played since July 21 after injuring himself fielding a ball...

Mets sign RHP Brach, send LHP Hart to minors

Aug. 8, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have signed free agent right-handed pitcher Brad Brach and optioned left-hander Donnie Hart to Triple-A Syracuse. Also Thursday, New York transferred outfielder Brandon Nimmo to the 60-day injured list with a neck injury. The 33-year-old Brach, a 2016 All-Star with...

Mets' Canó has torn hamstring, back on injured list

Aug. 6, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó is back on the injured list, this time with a torn left hamstring. Canó was placed on the IL on Monday, a day after he got hurt while rounding first base during a game at Pittsburgh. "That's devastating," Mets manager Mickey Callaway...