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Follow the money: Salary cap could spawn NHL trade frenzy

Jun. 19, 2019 3:04 AM EDT

Matt Niskanen wasn't totally shocked when the Washington Capitals traded him to Philadelphia last week. One look at their salary cap picture explained it. "I know what kind of situation Washington was in, so I knew there was a possibility," he said. General managers say there is more trade chatter now than at any...

Maybin makes bid to keep spot with HR, Yanks beat Rays 6-3

Jun. 19, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cameron Maybin realizes his time in pinstripes may be running out. As Aaron Judge nears his return from the injured list, Maybin is making it difficult for the Yankees to think about cutting ties. Maybin homered again with his roster spot in doubt, Edwin Encarnación went deep for his...

Jury deliberations to begin in NXIVM sex-trafficking case

Jun. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury is about to begin deliberating at the trial of the former leader of an upstate New York self-help group that prosecutors say branded women. The deliberations in the case against Keith Raniere are set for Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors have told jurors that said...

Jason deGrom, Alonso lead Mets past East-leading Braves 10-2

Jun. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jacob deGrom took a shutout into the ninth inning, Pete Alonso homered to highlight the first four-hit game of his young career, and the New York Mets routed the first-place Atlanta Braves 10-2 on Tuesday night. Bouncing back from an ugly 12-3 loss in the series opener, the Mets pounded...

Jiménez homers in 9th to power White Sox past Cubs, 3-1

Jun. 19, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Eloy Jiménez came up in a big spot and delivered. It was exactly how he pictured the moment when he became a professional ballplayer. With one major twist. Jiménez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in the ninth inning in his first game against his first major league organization,...

DeGrom, Alonso lead Mets to a 10-2 rout of 1st-place Braves

Jun. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are one of baseball's best offensive teams. Jacob deGrom made them look helpless. The reigning NL Cy Young winner took a shutout into the ninth inning and got plenty of run support from Pete Alonso and his teammates, leading the New York Mets to a much-needed 10-2 rout of...

Mets place RHP Familia on IL, ship RHP Gagnon to minors

Jun. 18, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The slumping New York Mets have placed pitcher Jeurys Familia on the 10-day injured list and optioned pitcher Drew Gagnon to Triple-A Syracuse. Familia went on the IL Tuesday with a bone spur in his right shoulder, one day after giving up three runs while recording only one out in a 12-3...

Man caught at JFK smuggling 34 finches in hair curlers

Jun. 18, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities say a 39-year-old Connecticut man has been caught trying to smuggle nearly three dozen live finches through John F. Kennedy Airport in order to sell them for singing competitions. Francis Gurahoo was arrested Sunday after arriving on a flight from Georgetown, Guyana....

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

Jun. 18, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

A federal watchdog agency said Tuesday that public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior. The Government Accountability Office detailed reporting errors in which New York City, Philadelphia and other districts entered zeros in the Education...