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New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) celebrates the Mets' 9-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in New York. Tejada had four RBIs during the game, including an inside-the-park home run. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Summer makeover has 1st-place Mets primed for playoff run

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Thanks to a dramatic summer makeover, the New York Mets are pushing hard toward their first playoff appearance in nine years — with their oft-injured captain David Wright aboard for the ride. He can hardly contain his excitement. “Every game is a big game from here on out,” Wright said. “This is what it’s all about. This …

Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will race again; BC Classic is goal

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW YORK — Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh will get another chance to race before being retired, with the goal the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Owner Ahmed Zayat said Thursday that racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 37 years remains in top form after his loss to Keen …

Battle of the new ‘Big 3’ at Deutsche Bank

Thursday, September 3, 2015

NORTON — Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf. Day is coming off a six-shot victory in the opening FedEx Cup playoff event. In his previous tournament, Day became the first player to finish 20-under par in a major …

American Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks. On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of …

Turner Field US flag at half-staff after fan dies in fall

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATLANTA — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and …

Maria Sharapova pulls out of US Open for 2nd time in 3 years

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years Sunday, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the withdrawal via …

AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week. If the council approves the deal at a meeting Tuesday, …

Juli Inkster wins The Legends Championship

Sunday, August 30, 2015

FRENCH LICK, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Solheim Cup captain Juli Inkster won The Legends Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Trish Johnson. “If a 55-year-old can win, they can, too,” Inkster said about her Solheim Cup team that will face Europe …

Jason Day wins in a blowout at Barclays

Sunday, August 30, 2015

EDISON, N.J. — Jason Day powered and putted his way to another blowout against a world-class field Sunday at The Barclays. Fresh off his first major at the PGA Championship, Day pulled away early and poured it on …

Jeff Maggert wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, takes Charles Schwab Cup lead

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ENDICOTT, N.Y. — Jeff Maggert won the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on Sunday for his fourth Champions Tour victory of the year, closing with a 6-under 66 to beat Paul Goydos by two strokes. Maggert took the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings, 119 points ahead of …

John Daly back on course a day after collapsing in Mississippi

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CANTON, Miss. — John Daly was out of the hospital and playing golf again Sunday less than 24 hours after he was stricken on the course with what he says was a collapsed lung. The two-time major champion …

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ATLANTA — A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the …

Joe Kelly wins 6th straight start, pitches Red Sox past Mets 3-1

Saturday, August 29, 2015

NEW YORK — In one month, Joe Kelly has gone from total disappointment to the top of the rotation. Kelly won his sixth straight outing, recovering nicely from a rocky start to outpitch Jacob deGrom and lead the …