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Tanaka, Yankees top A’s

Bronx, NY ( – Masahiro Tanaka pitched into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees defeat the Oakland Athletics, 6-2, Thursday afternoon. Tanaka (5-3) allowed just two runs — one earned — on two hits over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out six and walked one, picking up his first win since June 9. “I thought he ... Read More »

Mets P Matz diagnosed with lat muscle tear

Flushing, NY ( – New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz was diagnosed with a partial tear of the lat muscle on his left side Thursday and will not throw for three weeks. The 24-year-old rookie received a PRP injection Thursday and will be re-examined at a later date. Matz dealt with a sore lat muscle following his major league debut ... Read More »

Djokovic, Federer, Murray reach semis; Wawrinka exits Wimbledon

Wimbledon, England ( – World No. 1 and reigning champion Novak Djokovic, seven-time titlist Roger Federer and former champ Andy Murray all found safe passage into Friday’s semifinals at Wimbledon, while French Open champion Stan Wawrinka was sent packing Wednesday at the All England Club. The two-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic, playing on a third straight day, cruised past ninth-seeded U.S. ... Read More »

McIlroy says he’ll miss British Open

( – Rory McIlroy will not defend his title at the British Open. The world’s No. 1 player announced Wednesday he has withdrawn from the tournament due to a ruptured ligament in his left ankle. “After much consideration, I have decided not to play in the Open Championship at St. Andrews,” McIlroy released via his Instagram account. “I’m taking a ... Read More »

Yankees activate Ellsbury, Miller

Bronx, NY ( – The New York Yankees had a pair of key injured players back for Wednesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics after reinstating center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury and closer Andrew Miller from the 15-day disabled list. Ellsbury, out since May 20 due to a sprained right knee, was slotted in the leadoff spot for Wednesday’s contest. Miller has ... Read More »

Yankees/Mets Game Recaps for July 8

(Wednesday, June 8) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: New York 5, Oakland 4 Bronx, NY ( – Capitalizing on an injury to Scott Kazmir, Mark Teixeira clubbed a pair of home runs to rally the New York Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. After Kazmir was removed after just three innings and 50 pitches due to tightness ... Read More »

Dempsey leads U.S. past Honduras in Gold Cup opener

Frisco, TX ( – Clint Dempsey scored on either side of the intermission as the United States men’s national team opened its 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Honduras in Group A action on Tuesday at Toyota Stadium. Jurgen Klinsmann’s side came into the tournament opener riding a nice wave of positive form after four straight ... Read More »

Yankees/Mets Game Recaps for July 7

(Tuesday, July 7) NEW YORK YANKEES Final Score: Oakland 4, New York 3 (10 innings) Bronx, NY ( – Brett Lawrie’s solo homer off All-Star Dellin Betances in the 10th inning lifted the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night. Lawrie hammered an 0-2 breaking ball into ... Read More »

Mayweather stripped of WBO welterweight title

( – Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who improved to 48-0 by beating Pacquiao, let come and go the 4:30 p.m. ET Friday deadline by which he had to pay a $200,000 ... Read More »