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Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

Apr. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper bolted from the bench to angrily confront the plate umpire after being ejected, and it took three members of the Philadelphia Phillies to hold back the enraged slugger Monday night in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets. Steven Matz atoned for a dismal start last week in...

Harper ejected, bolts from dugout to confront plate umpire

Apr. 22, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper bolted from the dugout to angrily confront the plate umpire after being ejected Monday night, and it took three members of the Philadelphia Phillies to hold back the enraged slugger. Harper was tossed four batters after being called out on strikes by Mark Carlson to begin the...

Sri Lanka expats wait to reconnect amid social media block

Apr. 22, 2019 8:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Viji Devadas hasn't heard from her nephew in Sri Lanka on her family WhatsApp chat group since he reached out just after the Easter Sunday bomb blasts that tore apart churches and hotels and killed hundreds in the South Asian nation. It's unsettling, but she knows he's ok, and the Sri...

MRI on Mets ace deGrom comes back clean, no damage

Apr. 22, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Jacob deGrom remains on track to start Friday night after an MRI on his right elbow showed no damage. New York general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said the NL Cy Young Award winner had a test Monday morning that came back clean. "No problems whatsoever," Van Wagenen said, later...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 22, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

Eovaldi to have elbow surgery, expected out 4-6 weeks

Apr. 22, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston right-hander Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to have surgery to remove loose bodies from his pitching elbow, an operation expected to sideline the pitcher for four-to-six weeks. The Red Sox said Eovaldi will have surgery on Tuesday, when the team plays a day-night doubleheader against...

Readying for his return, Golovkin seeks path back to Alvarez

Apr. 22, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The giant banner behind him revealed not only a new nickname, but a new reality in boxing for Gennady Golovkin. "The return of the people's champion," it read, touting Golovkin's June 8 match at Madison Square Garden that will be his first fight since dropping his rematch against Canelo...

MLB panel issues sealed decision in Orioles-Nats TV dispute

Apr. 22, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Major League Baseball panel has issued a new sealed decision in the long-running dispute between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles over television rights fees. Stephen R. Neuwirth, a lawyer for the Nationals, filed a motion in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan on April 15...

Nets minority owner fined $35,000 for tweet about NBA refs

Apr. 22, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn minority owner Joe Tsai was fined $35,000 by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Monday for public statements detrimental to the league, becoming the latest member of the Nets organization to be penalized for actions during their playoff series against Philadelphia. Tsai tweeted...

Mayor wants to ban new glass skyscrapers to cut emissions

Apr. 22, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to introduce a bill banning new construction of glass skyscrapers as part of his efforts to reduce citywide greenhouse emissions by 30%. In announcing his Green New Deal on Monday, the democratic mayor said all-glass facade skyscrapers are...