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Alonso, Mets power up to pound Giants 11-4

Jul. 20, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pete Alonso set another record after making a small tweak to his swing. Dominic Smith quickly got redemption. And the New York Mets bounced back from a pair of frustrating extra-inning losses. Alonso came off the bench and hit his 33rd home run, setting the Mets rookie record for RBIs...

Giants win 7th straight thanks to botched play by Mets

Jul. 20, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The way the pitchers on both teams were dealing, it figured that it might take a miscue in the field for either team to score. A botched fly ball between New York Mets left fielder Dominic Smith and shortstop Amed Rosario did the trick for the San Francisco Giants for a second straight...

New York State Fair runs contest to pick 13 anthem singers

Jul. 18, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair is running a contest online to pick performers to sing the national anthem each morning of the fair's 13 days. Judges reviewed video submissions to choose the 20 semi-finalists shown on the fair's Facebook page. People can visit the page to cast their vote for...

Teenager overcame ridicule to become a top US gymnast

Jul. 16, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — One spot. For 10 years, Jonathan Freitas had been competing at Junior Olympic Regionals. Back when he was 9 years old, he had flown from Hawaii to San Francisco for his first taste of elite gymnastics. He'd been back to Regionals every year since, but inevitably his journey would...

Mets' Wheeler on injured list with shoulder fatigue

Jul. 16, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day injured list because of shoulder fatigue, which could complicate efforts by the out-of-contention team to trade the right-hander before the July 31 deadline. New York made the move retroactive to Friday, and Wheeler will be eligible to...

Big sturgeon offers evidence restoration efforts are working

Jul. 16, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — It's no fish tale -- a 6-foot-long sturgeon was recently pulled from an upstate New York lake. State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos says the capture of the threatened species was good news for a recovery program that began nearly 25 years ago....

Former All-Star Kemp released by Mets after stint in minors

Jul. 13, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Former three-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp has been released by the New York Mets. Kemp signed a minor league contract with the Mets on May 24 and played in eight games for Triple-A Syracuse, hitting .235 with one home run and three RBIs. "We're going to exhaust every effort we can to...

Police: Paroled rapist who removed ankle monitor arrested

Jul. 12, 2019 9:02 AM EDT

SKANEATELES, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in central New York say a paroled rapist who removed his GPS-monitored ankle bracelet has been arrested at a golf course. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports that 61-year-old Christopher Block was arrested Friday morning at a golf course in Skaneateles ...

Prosecutor: Charcoal caused death of woman, 3 children

Jul. 8, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says a burning charcoal grill caused the deaths of a woman and three children whose bodies were found in a car in upstate New York. Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick tells the Syracuse Post-Standard the apparent murder-suicide was caused by carbon...

Police: Woman, 3 children dead in car in murder-suicide

Jul. 7, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a woman and three children were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in a rental car in upstate New York. Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner says the driver of a tow truck called to remove an overdue rental car from a driveway Sunday afternoon discovered the...