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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Mike Soroka (40) waits for assistance from the training staff after being injured in the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. Soroaka was helped to the dugout and replaced. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Braves ace Mike Soroka out for year with torn Achilles

Aug. 3, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves ace Mike Soroka is out for the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon Monday night against the New York Mets. Soroka was hurt in the third inning after delivering a pitch to J.D. Davis, who grounded the ball toward first baseman Freddie Freeman. Soroka broke toward...

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom works during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Brutal night: Injuries overshadow Mets' 7-2 win over Braves

Aug. 3, 2020 10:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom struck out a season-high 10 in six innings and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid Monday night with a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves, who sustained a potentially huge blow when ace Mike Soroka was helped off the field with right leg injury. It was a brutal night...

New York Mets Robinson Cano watches a two-run single against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Mets' McNeil, Rosario, Canó pulled with injuries vs Braves

Aug. 3, 2020 9:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets pulled infielders Jeff McNeil, Robinson Canó and Amed Rosario from a game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday night due to injury. McNeil was scratched just before first pitch after experiencing lower back tightness during his pregame routine in the batting cage. The...

Police officers and detectives enter the crime scene area where a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Chicago. A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of Janari Ricks and police hope to secure charges against him in the coming days, the city's police superintendent said Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Kids getting caught in crossfire as US gun violence surges

Aug. 3, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — July in Chicago ended as it began: Mourning the death of a child whose only mistake was venturing outside to play when someone armed with a gun came to the neighborhood hunting for an enemy. On Monday, two days after his department released statistics that revealed the month had been one of...

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with U.S. tech workers, before signing an Executive Order on hiring American workers, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Washington. A Manhattan prosecutor trying to get President Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday that he was justified in demanding them, citing public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Trump’s lawyers last month said the grand jury subpoena for the tax returns was issued in bad faith and amounted to harassment of the president. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Prosecutor seeking Trump's taxes cites probe of his business

Aug. 3, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday he was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization.” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus...

Field of Dreams game in Iowa postponed to 2021 due to virus

Aug. 3, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball's Field of Dreams game in Iowa has been postponed until 2021 because of the novel coronavirus. The game at a newly constructed ballpark on the cornfield adjacent to the site of the 1989 movie had been scheduled for Aug. 13 in Dyersville. The Chicago White Sox...

New York Mets third baseman Jeff McNeil bobbles a go-ahead RBI single by Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

McNeil scratched from Mets' lineup with back pain

Aug. 3, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — All-Star Jeff McNeil was a late scratch from the New York Mets' lineup Monday after experiencing lower back tightness while working out in the batting cage before a game against the Atlanta Braves. McNeil was set to make his first start of the year in left field after playing solely in the...

Taken by storm: Yankees, Phillies to play 3 in Philadelphia

Aug. 3, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies' game at the New York Yankees on Tuesday was postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. With heavy rain forecast, the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, where the teams had been...

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) checks Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal (11) into the boards during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penalties aplenty are common theme early in NHL playoffs

Aug. 3, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

The morning after Phillip Danault's first career three-penalty game, agitating Montreal teammate Brendan Gallagher turned to him and joked, “I'm rubbing off on you.” Judging from the first few days of the NHL's restart, it looks as if Gallagher is rubbing off on a lot of players. Referees' arms must...

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Detroit, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

MLB looks to shorter doubleheaders to ease scheduling chaos

Aug. 3, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

The Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds were the first teams to try out baseball’s new time-saving measure — a doubleheader with seven-inning games. They ended up having a long day anyway after the opener was delayed for more than two hours because of rain. It’s been that kind of season so far...