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LEADING OFF: MLB eases protocols, Altuve on power tear

Jun. 18, 2021 03:32 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ EASING UP Major League Baseball has taken another big step in relaxing coronavirus regulations, allowing fully vaccinated players and staff to stop wearing masks in...

Spin rate down, Cole struggles with grip on windy night

Jun. 18, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — His spin rate down, Yankees ace Gerrit Cole said he had difficulty gripping baseballs on a windy night as he beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2. Cole’s fastball spin rate averaged 2,342 revolutions per minute Wednesday, according to the MLB Statcast,...

Point scores again, Lightning beat Islanders 2-1 in Game 3

Jun. 18, 2021 00:20 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After keeping up his scoring touch to help Tampa Bay get a big road victory its Stanley Cup semifinal series, Brayden Point was especially proud of the Lightning's defensive effort. Point got the tiebreaking goal late in the second period, Andrei...

Aces score 33 second-quarter points to ease past Liberty

Jun. 18, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kelsey Plum scored 18 points with seven assists, A’ja Wilson had 17 points and seven rebounds, and the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 103-76 on Thursday night. Liz Cambage added 13 points and nine boards, and Chelsea Gray had 15 points with...

Stanton HR, triple play key Yankees' 8-4 win over Blue Jays

Jun. 18, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton hit a go-ahead homer in a four-run seventh inning and the New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play Thursday night in an 8-4 win over the reeling Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton broke a 3-all tie with his 13th homer, an...

Slow poke: Hendricks wins 7th start in row, Cubs blank Mets

Jun. 17, 2021 23:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Hendricks is showing velocity isn't everything. Without throwing a single pitch that reached 90 mph, Hendricks flummoxed the Mets for six innings Thursday night to win his career-best seventh straight start and lead the Chicago Cubs over the New...

Defend NY: Jets bond while supporting Islanders in playoffs

Jun. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders will have their jumbo-sized man advantage in the stands again at the Old Barn. Several Jets players were at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night to root on the Islanders for Game 3 of their NHL semifinal playoff series against the...

The Latest: Nevada to disburse $5 million in vaccine effort

Jun. 17, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS — Nevada is distributing $5 million in cash prizes to residents who have been vaccinated as part of an effort to encourage more people to get shots. Gov. Steve Sisolak said Thursday that the new “Vax Nevada Days” initiative provided skeptics one more...

Mets' deGrom gets clean MRI on shoulder, no plans for IL

Jun. 17, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets relaxed after a night of worry: a scan of ace Jacob deGrom's shoulder showed no abnormalities. DeGrom left his second straight start with an arm injury, coming out after three perfect innings against the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night...

Yanks pull off wacky triple play, 1st time with 2 in a year

Jun. 17, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Yankees pulled off a wacky triple play against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the Blue Jays on Thursday, marking the first time the storied franchise has recorded two in one year. The Yankees had their first triple-killing on May 21 against...