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Athletics clinch playoff berth with Rays' loss to Yankees

Sep. 25, 2018 3:15 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years Monday night, earning at least an American League wild card when the Tampa Bay Rays lost to the New York Yankees. Following three straight last-place finishes in the AL West, the A's found out just a couple of minutes...

A's clinch playoff berth, then beat Mariners 7-3

Sep. 25, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Champagne flowed in the clubhouse as players bopped around and screamed in a wild celebration after the Oakland Athletics clinched their first playoff berth in four years. "It's a lot of fun," a soaked Khris Davis said. "We're just trying to enjoy the moment. It's a blast. We've been waiting...

Aaron Hicks hurts hamstring as Yankees beat Rays 4-1

Sep. 25, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The players who combined for the run that clinched the New York Yankees' postseason berth are both hurt. Aaron Hicks injured his left hamstring running up the first-base line in the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night, another concern for New York heading...

Vinni Lettieri's OT goal sends Rangers past Devils

Sep. 25, 2018 12:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Vinni Lettieri scored at 3:53 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night. Steven Fogarty, Timothy Gettinger and Chris Kreider also scored for New York, which built a 3-1 lead 31 seconds into the third period. Nico Hischier and Taylor...

Red Sox beat Orioles 6-2 to clinch home field through Series

Sep. 25, 2018 12:39 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Red Sox were still shaking hands on the field when the "106" went up in the win column of the AL East standings that are posted on the Green Monster. Scoreboards flashed "106 Wins." Fans waved signs to celebrate breaking a record that has stood as long as Fenway Park itself. "You think...

Police: Man tried to set Bronx deli on fire

Sep. 25, 2018 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are searching for a man they say tried to set a Bronx deli on fire following a dispute with an employee. WABC-TV reports the incident happened Sunday at a deli in the Wakefield section of the Bronx. Police say the suspect got into an argument with a clerk and threw beer...

Caregiver charged with attempted murder in newborn stabbings

Sep. 24, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 52-year-old caregiver was charged in the knife attack on five people, including three newborn babies, at a home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed nursery for new mothers and their children. Yufen Wang, of Flushing, Queens, was arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder...

Yankees CF Aaron Hicks injures left hamstring

Sep. 24, 2018 9:43 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Hicks left Monday night's game at Tampa Bay with left hamstring tightness. Hicks appeared to get hurt in the third inning while running to first base on a grounder to shortstop, successfully beating a relay throw and avoiding a double play....

Lawyer: Mental illness led to Fyre Festival promoter's crime

Sep. 24, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer says mental illness caused the promoter of a failed music festival to rip off investors and commit other crimes. Attorney Randall Jackson urged a Manhattan judge Friday to be lenient at Billy McFarland's October sentencing. McFarland pleaded guilty earlier this year to defrauding...

As Butler casts shadow, Nets focused on taking 'small steps'

Sep. 24, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For the Brooklyn Nets, familiarity breeds continuity. They hope that will lead to a few more wins. Growth was the overarching theme during media day at the Nets' practice facility Monday. Entering its third season under general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn has won...