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As regular season ends, NBA's play-in games take shape

May. 16, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

The NBA’s new play-in tournament begins Tuesday night, and it took until the 146th and final day of this compressed season to determine who is going where for the playoffs. The Eastern Conference matchups are set: No. 7 Boston will host No. 8 Washington, and No. 9...

Horse racing has more questions than answers post-Preakness

May. 16, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — After a week dominated by the failed drug test of trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit, horse racing enjoyed a rare moment to celebrate at the Preakness when unheralded Rombauer gave owners John and Diane Fradkin and trainer Michael McCarthy a victory...

McCormick keys 4-run 8th, Astros beat Rangers 6-2

May. 16, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Chas McCormick had a two-run single as part of a four-run eighth, Lance McCullers Jr. threw six scoreless innings and the Houston Astros won their sixth straight, 6-2 over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Houston loaded the bases with one out in the eighth on...

Orioles rally from deficit, beat Yankees 10-6 to avoid sweep

May. 16, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maikel Franco homered and drove in three runs, rookie Bruce Zimmermann came out of the bullpen to hold down the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by rallying to beat New York 10-6 Sunday. “It was a great comeback from our...

6 county executives ask Cuomo to follow CDC rules on masks

May. 16, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Six of New York's county executives called Sunday for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to update the state's COVID-19 protocols in accord with new federal guidelines that ease rules for fully vaccinated people. The bipartisan group of county executives cited...

Margot, Adames, Lowe lead Rays over Mets 7-1 for sweep

May. 16, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Manuel Margot, Willy Adames and Brandon Lowe homered off Marcus Stroman, leading the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Mets 7-1 on Sunday for a three-game sweep. Two-run homers by Margot in the fourth and by Adames in the fifth built a 4-0...

Liberty downs Fever for first 2-0 start since 2016 season

May. 16, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Betnijah Laney scored 20 points and Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 and New York beat Indiana 73-65 on Sunday. Michaela Onyenwere scored 11 points and Jazmine Jones 10 for New York, which hasn't won its first two games to start a season since 2016. ...

Palmieri's OT winner lifts Isles by Penguins 4-3 in Game 1

May. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders brought Kyle Palmieri home at the trade deadline believing his mix of grit and scoring touch would make a difference in the playoffs. So far, so very good. Palmieri knocked a fluttering puck past Tristan...

Randle, Knicks beat Celtics to clinch No. 4 seed in East

May. 16, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Usually at home when the playoffs start, the New York Knicks will be on their home court this time. Julius Randle capped his All-Star season with 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 96-92 on Sunday to...

17-year-old fatally shot, 4 wounded behind Bronx McDonald's

May. 16, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A teenager was killed in the Bronx in a barrage of gunfire that also wounded four other people, police said. Armanis Valdez, 17, was shot in the chest at about 9 p.m. Saturday in a park behind a McDonald's on Webster Avenue, police said. The teen was...