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Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...

Gómez HR sinks Nats after Martinez ejection, Mets sweep

May. 23, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, the only thing Mets manager Mickey Callaway lost this week was his voice. Days after New York's front office declared support for its criticized, second-year skipper, Callaway's players rallied for another startling victory Thursday and a four-game sweep of the division-rival...

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

May. 21, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year. Brissett made the announcement Tuesday night on Twitter . He said he decided to leave school after getting feedback from NBA teams and speaking with family and friends....

Group acquires Skaneateles Lake shore strip for preservation

May. 19, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

SPAFFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A preservation group has acquired 900 feet of shoreline along a central New York lake that provides drinking water for 220,000 people including some of the city of Syracuse. The Finger Lakes Land Trust says the acquisition is part of its work to create a green belt around the south...

Upstate NY Basketball Hall of Fame honor for Jim Boeheim

May. 19, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and former Orange player Jim Lee are among 17 people to be inducted Sunday into the Upstate New York Basketball Hall of Fame. Boeheim was an all-state performer at Lyons Central High School and was a two-year starter for the Orange. He was a member of...

Mets select contract of OF Carlos Gómez; Conforto on IL

May. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Twelve years later, Carlos Gómez was back in the New York Mets' lineup. New York selected Gómez's contract from Triple-A Syracuse and had him batting sixth and in right field Friday night at Miami. He went 0 for 3 before leaving the game in a double switch. An All-Star for Milwaukee...

Tim Tebow struggling in Triple-A; still a work in progress

May. 17, 2019 2:21 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Six weeks into his latest baseball adventure, Tim Tebow is still struggling to find his stroke with the Syracuse Mets at the top rung of minor league ball. He remains unflappable in spite of the numbers. "I think I'm improving. I'm working, developing," Tebow said Thursday before the...

Court: Adoption agency can't reject same-sex couples

May. 16, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal court says New York officials weren't infringing on a Christian adoption agency's religious freedom by requiring it to serve same-sex couples. A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albany in December sought to stop the state Office of Children and Family Services from...

DeGrom ends 5-start winless streak, Mets beat Marlins 4-1

May. 11, 2019 11:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom is once again pitching like he did in 2018 — fortunately for him, the Mets are providing a little more run support. DeGrom ended a five-start winless streak, allowing one run over seven innings to win for the first time since April 3 and lead the New York Mets over the...

Rosario hits slam in 8-run first as Mets rout Marlins 11-2

May. 11, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back home from a frustrating road trip, the New York Mets immediately busted out of their offensive funk against the worst team in the majors. Amed Rosario hit a grand slam during an eight-run outburst that marked the Mets' biggest first inning in three decades, and New York rolled Friday...