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NEW YORK (AP) — New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series between the top teams in the NL East. Two nights after endearing himself...
NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes put on a scintillating show at Citi Field while winning the Home Run Derby two years ago. Now he has two months to power the New York Mets into the playoffs. Eagerly chasing offense as the clock ticked down on Friday's trade deadline, the Mets...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night. Walker (8-7), who gave up a home run to...
CINCINNATI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit another homer at Great American Ball Park, and Pittsburgh's rebuilt bullpen was shaky but delivered on Friday night, holding on for a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates got their first win of the season in Cincinnati — they'd...
NEW YORK (AP) — Here are the latest developments as Major League Baseball hits a deadline Friday for trades where players do not first have to pass through waivers (all times Eastern): 7:20 p.m. One more deal announced, bringing the total for the deadline day to 16 trades. The...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual...
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died, the WWE said Friday. He was 61. WWE had no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was the second WWE Hall of Famer to die this summer...
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61. The WWE said Friday that Piper had died. It had no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs, was the second WWE Hall of Famer to...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Todd Bowles and the New York Jets had no idea about Sheldon Richardson's latest troubles until media reports started popping up early Thursday night. That's around the same time Richardson's parents found out, too. The defensive lineman hid his arrest...