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Favorites in Art Rooney Final at Yonkers are in bad spots

The $300,000 Art Rooney Final for 3-year-old pacers at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night became a wide-open event because of the luck of the draw. “Obviously, everybody knows that the draw has probably in general created more interest in the race than there may otherwise have been,” trainer Chris Ryder said. Ryder schools Bettor’s Wish, […]

This homecoming shows how far Yankees’ Luke Voit has come

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Voit was back at Kauffman Stadium on Friday night, where the Missouri native took a significant step in his path to the majors. “This is where I had my first pre-draft workout,’’ Voit said before the Yankees and Royals had their game postponed by rain Friday night. “We stayed across […]

Newest Met belts a homer in his first swing with new team

When May began, Aaron Altherr had only been with one organization since being drafted a decade ago. When he arrived in Queens on Friday, the outfielder was joining his third team in as many weeks. After being dumped by both the Phillies and Giants in a 15-day span, Altherr was at his home in Arizona […]

Mets won’t be able to get away with spackling over problems

Just enough spackle can create a beautiful illusion. Too much spackle, though? Eventually, those cracks prevail. So told the tale of your Mets, whose four-game winning streak came to a jarring end Friday night with a roller-coaster, 9-8 loss at Citi Field to the terrible Tigers — who halted a nine-game losing streak by beating […]

Yankees must follow Red Sox model and keep being bullies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Opener or ace, injury after injury, none of that matters as these Yankees keep beating terrible teams. Keep being bullies, Yankees, even if it is with a second layer of players. The Yankees have stolen a page from the 2018 World Champion Red Sox, who won 108 games, along the way […]

Texas softball pitcher ‘doing well’ after getting hit in face with ball

This was a painful victory for the Texas Longhorn softball team. Texas pitcher Miranda Elish took a throw to the face in the second inning of the Longhorns’ 7-5 comeback victory over host Alabama at in Friday’s NCAA softball super regional game in Tuscaloosa. Elish was helped off the field and taken to a local […]

What’s next for Islanders after Brock Nelson signing

The first domino has fallen in the Islanders’ offseason of uncertainty. So now what? Team president Lou Lamoriello wrapped up his first big pending unrestricted free agent, inking 27-year-old Brock Nelson to a six-year, $36 million deal Thursday. The $6 million annual salary-cap hit proves to be a rather equitable solution for both player and […]

Kevin Durant snaps back at talk of being Warriors outsider

In his first interview since being felled by a calf strain, Kevin Durant gave another indication Friday about still being perceived as a Warriors outsider — one of the factors in a growing belief he will leave as a free agent. The Warriors have moved on to The Finals without Durant. On Friday, the elephant […]

Keon Broxton shows off power he never displayed with Mets

Former Mets outfielder Keon Broxton must really be glad to be out of New York. In his first at-bat as an Oriole, Broxton, who was traded to Baltimore on Wednesday, belted a 474-foot, two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night’s game against the Rockies. Broxton, whom the Mets were able to unload for […]

Disgraced Baylor coach Art Briles hired by Texas high school

Art Briles’ next gig will be coaching high schoolers. The disgraced former Baylor football coach landed a job as a head coach at Mount Vernon High School in Texas, the school announced Friday. Briles agreed to a two-year contract to coach at the school, located about 90 miles northeast of Dallas. Baylor fired the 63-year-old […]

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