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LEADING OFF: Rizzo on a roll, Phils drive for 5, Rendon done

Aug. 05, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ WILD RIDE Anthony Rizzo and the New York Yankees host surprising Seattle in the opener of a four-game series between AL wild-card contenders. Rizzo...

Italy wins US case as it seeks to reclaim marble statue

Aug. 05, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy has won a legal victory in its bid to reclaim an ancient marble statue it asserted was stolen after it turned up in the possession of a New York antiquities dealer. A U.S. district court in New York on Monday threw out a suit seeking to lift Italy's...

Báez's late homer, slick slide lead Mets past Marlins 5-3

Aug. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Javier Báez hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning after scoring on a nifty slide in the second, and the New York Mets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The Mets, who had lost five of...

Rizzo delivers again for new team, Yankees rout Orioles 10-3

Aug. 04, 2021 23:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Recently acquired Anthony Rizzo homered again, DJ LeMahieu drove in four runs and the New York Yankees cruised to a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Rizzo’s solo homer in the fourth inning made him the first player in Yankees...

Phillies extend winning streak to 4 with 9-5 win over Nats

Aug. 04, 2021 23:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in three runs, Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies extended their winning streak to four games with a 9-5 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. “Rhys is a constant,”...

MLB season starts March 31, again with every team scheduled

Aug. 04, 2021 22:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open the 2022 season on March 31 — as long as there isn't a work stoppage — and will try for the fourth time to have every team play its first game on the same day for the first time since 1968. The league released the full...

17-year-old Slonina has 4 saves, Fire ties NYCFC 0-0

Aug. 04, 2021 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Gabriel Slonina became the youngest goalkeeper to start an MLS game and finished with four saves to help the Chicago Fire tie New York City FC 0-0 on Wednesday night. At 17 years, 81 days, Slonina broke the record set by David Monsalve (18 years, 220...

Despite outbreaks, Lamont doesn't foresee COVID mandates

Aug. 04, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

Despite expressing concern about some recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Connecticut, notably at a birthday party and a summer camp, Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that he does not foresee the state following the lead of New York City and requiring vaccination declarations for a variety of indoor...

Pelicans add D'Antoni, Collins to coaching staff

Aug. 04, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Veteran former NBA coach Mike D'Antoni is joining the New Orleans Pelicans as a coaching adviser and Jarron Collins has been hired as an assistant coach, the club announced Wednesday. The moves come on the heels of the Pelicans' decision to hire...

Rays beat Mariners 4-3 to avoid season series sweep

Aug. 04, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Randy Arozarena had a two-run triple during a three-run third and the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a season series sweep. The Rays went 1-6 overall against Seattle, including losing the...