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FILE - In this July 26, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers starting pitcher Corey Kluber pitches against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, declined the $18 million contract option on Kluber, who lasted just one inning in his only start before a shoulder injury ended his season. Kluber gets a $1 million buyout, and the club has said it is interested in re-signing Kluber to a less expensive deal. (AP Photo/Louis DeLuca, File)

Lester, Kluber, Hand boost free agent total to 175

Oct. 30, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and Brad Hand were among 15 more major leaguers who became free agents Friday when teams declined their 2021 options, many the victims of budget cuts following a regular season without fans due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Also cut loose were Milwaukee...

In this. Oct. 8, 2020 image from video provided by the 36th District Court in Detroit, Jacob Wohl, left, and Jack Burkman, shown in the center left photo, are seen during an arraignment being conducted over Zoom in Detroit. The men were arraigned on voter intimidation charges for robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states. In compliance with a New York judge's order on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, nearly 30,000 recipients of those robocalls received new court-ordered calls on Friday, Oct. 30, saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters. (36th District Court/Zoom via AP)

Court-ordered robocalls sent to 'electoral terror' victims

Oct. 30, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 30,000 recipients of what a judge described as “electoral terror” robocalls designed to scare people from voting in four states including Ohio and Pennsylvania received new court-ordered calls Friday saying the earlier call had false information that intimidated voters....

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen attends a benefit in New York. Major League Baseball owners voted Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, to approve the sale of the New York Mets to Cohen. The sale from the Wilpon and Katz families values the franchise at between $2.4 billion and $2.45 billion, a record for a baseball team. The sale is likely to close within 10 days. (AP Photo/File)

Sale of Mets to Steve Cohen approved; Wilpon era nears end

Oct. 30, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wilpon family's control of the New York Mets neared its end after 34 years when Major League Baseball owners voted Friday to approve the sale of the team to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen. The vote was 26-4, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press,...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

Mets claim Nick Tropeano, Jacob Barnes off waivers

Oct. 30, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets started reworking their roster Friday even before the arrival of new owner Steven Cohen, claiming Nick Tropeano off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jacob Barnes off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels in moves that added a pair of 30-year-old right-handers. Tropeano was 1-0...

Raptors to cooperate with Davis probe after assault charge

Oct. 30, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors say they will cooperate fully with the NBA’s investigation into guard Terence Davis following his arrest in New York on charges including assault. The team made its first public comment on the case in a statement Friday. Davis faces several charges after police...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2008, file photo, Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash, left, talks with head coach Mike D'Antoni during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Hornets in Phoenix. D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

Nash hires D'Antoni, Stoudemire for his Nets coaching staff

Oct. 30, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mike D'Antoni and Amare Stoudemire are joining Steve Nash's coaching staff, bringing a glimpse of the old Phoenix Suns to Brooklyn. Nash hired his old coach and pick-and-roll partner as assistants Friday, filling out his staff for his rookie season as an NBA coach. D'Antoni won the first of...

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Review: A counterpoint to dissonance by mother-daughter duo

Oct. 30, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche, "I Can Still Hear You” (StorySound) Here's what we need now: harmony. On “I Can Still Hear You,” Suzzy Roche and her daughter, Lucy Wainwright Roche, beautifully blend their warm voices and create a delightful musical counterpoint to the dissonance of...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Yanks exercise Britton option, decline Gardner and Happ

Oct. 30, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees exercised two option years on reliever Zack Britton worth $27 million on Friday and declined 2021 options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. Gardner and Happ become eligible for free agency. Gardner gets a $2.5 million buyout rather than a $10 million salary....

'Very confident': NYC hospitals prepare for virus resurgence

Oct. 30, 2020 8:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like battle-hardened veterans, New York City hospitals and nursing homes are bracing for a potential resurgence of coronavirus patients, drawing on lessons learned in the spring when the outbreak brought the nation's largest city to its knees. The new playbook derives from the apocalyptic...