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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after an injury during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arrieta exits with injury, Phillies beat Mets 4-1

Sep. 15, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta promised he'd be ready for the postseason, or sooner. Now the Philadelphia Phillies have to get there. Arrieta pitched effectively into the sixth inning before leaving with a hamstring injury, Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-1...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, Citi Field is viewed at dusk before a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Baltimore Orioles in New York. Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to purchase the Mets from the Wilpon family. The team announced the agreement on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The deal is subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Billionaire hedge fund manager Cohen agrees to buy Mets

Sep. 15, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen has agreed to buy the New York Mets from the Wilpon and Katz families. The team announced the agreement on Monday. The deal is subject to the approval of Major League Baseball owners. A Cohen entity would control 95% of the team, with the Wilpon...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 3:36 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for the...

San Diego Padres' Jurickson Profar, right, reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

Sep. 15, 2020 2:16 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ PLAYOFF PURSUIT Second place in the AL East is up for grabs when Toronto opens a critical three-game series at Yankee Stadium. Cavan Biggio and the Blue Jays are a half-game ahead of New York — the top two teams in each division qualify for...

Illinois State running back James Robinson runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, on Feb. 28, 2020. Relative unknown James Robinson has a chance to make NFL history Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Quiet, confident Robinson could make NFL history with Jags

Sep. 12, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Relative unknown James Robinson has a chance to make NFL history Sunday. If Robinson starts for Jacksonville against Indianapolis, as expected, he would become the fourth undrafted rookie running back to do so in a season opener since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 and the first in...

Another Braves pitcher hurt: Tommy Milone (elbow) to IL

Sep. 10, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Atlanta Braves' banged-up starting rotation suffered another setback Thursday when left-hander Tommy Milone was placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation. Milone, acquired from the Baltimore Orioles at the trade deadline, has a 14.90 ERA in three starts for NL...

Atlanta United wraps up Martinez sale to Saudi Arabian club

Sep. 7, 2020 6:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United finalized the sale of midfielder Pity Martinez to Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr on Monday. A former South American player of the year, Martinez failed to meet expectations during his time in Major League Soccer. The 27-year-old had been expected to replace attacking midfielder...

Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) stretches during an NFL football training camp practice in Davie, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

Trade bust: QB Josh Rosen cut by Dolphins after 1 season

Sep. 5, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — NFL cutdown day forced the Miami Dolphins to acknowledge the failure of their Josh Rosen experiment. “This just didn’t work out, and we felt it was best to move on,” coach Brian Flores said Saturday. Miami released Rosen, who was acquired from Arizona in April 2019 for...

FILE - New York Giants head coach Joe Judge, center, stands with arms linked with his players to make a social injustice statement prior to their scrimmage at the NFL football team's training camp in East Rutherford, N.J., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. A long-time advocate of the right to protest for social change and equality, New York Giants co-owner John Mara admits he was stunned listening to his players talk about their experiences with police and authorities in the wake of the death George Floyd in June. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Giants owner Mara hopeful, stands with players on concerns

Sep. 3, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A long-time advocate of the right to protest for social change and equality, New York Giants co-owner John Mara was stunned recently listening to his players talk about their experiences with law enforcement officials in the wake of the shooting death George Floyd in June....

Atlanta United midfielder Emerson Hyndman, left, and Inter Miami defender Nicolas Figal, right, fight for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer match on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Atlanta United's Pity Martinez heading to Saudi Arabian club

Sep. 3, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United is in the process of selling midfielder Pity Martinez to a Saudi Arabian club. The former South American player of the year failed to meet expectations during his time in Major League Soccer. Martinez was not in the lineup for Atlanta’s 0-0 draw with Inter Miami on...