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5 players, $1.1 billion: NBA free agency starts with a bang

Jul. 01, 2022 00:28 AM EDT

The NBA generated more basketball-related income than ever this past season, the total number coming up just short of $9 billion. Business is good. The first night of free agency underscored how good. Nikola Jokic agreed to the biggest contract in NBA history, Bradley...

Ngoma scores in 89th, Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 2-1

Jun. 30, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Serge Ngoma scored in the 89th minute to help the New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Thursday night. Ngoma's goal came six minutes after teammate Lewis Morgan scored on a penalty kick to tie it. Josef Martinez gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead...

Thieves posing as NYC tourists swipe 87-year-old's necklace

Jun. 30, 2022 22:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thieves posing as New York City tourists drove up to an 87-year-old man and swiped his necklace, swapping it for one made of fake gold, police said Thursday. The snatch-and-switch happened June 16 near Cunningham Park in Queens. The thieves claimed to be travelers...

Astros' Tucker tries to steal home amid PitchCom malfunction

Jun. 30, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s Kyle Tucker was thrown out Thursday night when he tried to steal home while New York Yankees starter Luis Severino tinkered with his malfunctioning PitchCom device. Alex Bregman had just hit a two-run double to put Houston up 2-0 and Tucker was on third...

Astros beat Yanks again, Bregman's 2-run double keys 2-1 win

Jun. 30, 2022 21:57 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros wrapped up a stretch of nine straight games against New York teams Thursday night with another win over the New York Yankees. Alex Bregman hit a two-run double early and the Astros held on for the 2-1 victory. Houston went 3-2...

Fordham parts ways with women's basketball coach Gaitley

Jun. 30, 2022 19:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham has parted ways with women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley on Thursday night the school announced. Gaitley took over the program in 2011 and in her 11 years at the school became the program's winningest coach. She had nine postseason berths and won two...

Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr. elected MLB All-Star starters

Jun. 30, 2022 19:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. were elected Thursday to start in the July 20 All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium. The pair were chosen under new rules that give starting spots to the top vote-getter in each league in the...

Nets acquire Royce O'Neale from Jazz for 23 first-round pick

Jun. 30, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets acquired forward Royce O’Neale from the Utah Jazz on Thursday for a conditional 2023 first-round draft pick. The Nets announced the deal, noting the Jazz will receive the least favorable of the Brooklyn/Houston first-round pick swap and...

Justice Department to investigate NYPD sex crimes unit

Jun. 30, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has launched a sweeping inquiry into the New York Police Department's famed sex crimes investigators following years of complaints about the way they treat crime victims. The civil rights investigation, announced Thursday and spurred by a...

Arizona county had largest white, Black, Hispanic growth

Jun. 30, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Metro Phoenix's Maricopa County had among the biggest population growth in white, Black, American Indian and Hispanic residents last year, as well as the biggest increase overall of any U.S. county. Meanwhile, Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California's Inland Empire also had some of the...