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Yanks toss it away in 9th, fall to Hays, Orioles 3-2 in 10th

Sep. 16, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yankees reliever Clay Holmes threw a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning that let the tying run score, then Austin Hays chopped an RBI single in the 10th that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 win Thursday night, dropping New York back in the AL wild-card race....

Mavericks sign free agent Ntilikina, top-10 pick in 2017

Sep. 16, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks signed free agent Frank Ntilikina on Thursday, adding the guard picked one spot before their selection of Dennis Smith Jr. in the top 10 of the 2017 draft. Ntilikina spent four years with the New York Knicks, who drafted him eighth...

UN rule may be hurdle for Brazil vaccine skeptic Bolsonaro

Sep. 16, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s reluctance to get a COVID-19 vaccine is a rarity in his country — and may complicate his plans to attend the U.N.’s General Assembly next week. The assembly’s leader, Abdulla Shahid, announced Wednesday...

Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl two decades ago, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan said in a...

Astros lefty Valdez scratched from start with cut on finger

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Houston left-hander Framber Valdez was scratched from his start against Texas on Thursday night, a day after cutting the index finger on his pitching hand. Manager Dusty Baker said Valdez sustained the cut after putting his hand on the outfield...

NYC's Rikers Island jail spirals into chaos amid pandemic

Sep. 16, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A spate of inmate deaths. Cellblocks unguarded. Staggering staffing shortages caused by AWOL guards. Detainees deprived of food and medical care. New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex, troubled by years of neglect, has spiraled into...

US will give runway rights at NJ airport to a budget airline

Sep. 16, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Thursday it will give rights for several afternoon and evening flights in Newark, New Jersey, to a budget airline to drive down fares. The coveted takeoff and landing rights were previously used by Southwest...

Hundreds of migrating songbirds crash into NYC skyscrapers

Sep. 16, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of birds migrating through New York City this week died after crashing into the city's glass towers, a mass casualty event spotlighted by a New York City Audubon volunteer's tweets showing the World Trade Center littered with bird carcasses. ...

Diner shot in leg during stickup at high-end NYC restaurant

Sep. 16, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A diner at a high-end Manhattan restaurant was shot in the leg during a stickup in the eatery's outdoor seating area, police said. The 28-year-old victim and his date were at Philippe on East 60th Street at 10 p.m. Wednesday when a pair of armed robbers...

Tarp or tossed? Ump says he didn't 'eject' O's grounds crew

Sep. 16, 2021 02:45 AM EDT

Even for baseball fans who've seen everything, this was a bizarre sight: The entire Baltimore Orioles' grounds crew, perched behind the tarp and poised to spring into action as a storm approached, suddenly got told by an umpire to scram. That's how it looked Wednesday...