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MVP chants for Aaron Judge? Yankees outfielder building his case

Perhaps the Bronx fans have it right. Perhaps it really is allowable now to start asking even loftier questions about Aaron Judge. As we arrive at Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, the breakout star of New York baseball — and maybe even all of baseball — continues generating pinstriped superlatives on a regular […]

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Michael Pineda's maturation continues in Yankees' win over A's

So far, 2017 has been a season of maturation for Michael Pineda. And the righthander’s performance in the Yankees’ 9-5 win over the A’s Sunday was a prime example of that growth. Pineda was without his primary put-away pitch for the series finale at the Stadium — his sweeping power slider. After the game, both […]

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Matz dominates in second rehab start, tossing five no-hit innings

PITTSBURGH — Steven Matz certainly put himself back on the radar Sunday. The lefthander, who has been dealing with elbow discomfort since the last week of spring training, threw five perfect innings for Triple-A Las Vegas. Matz struck out eight in what was his third rehab start. He threw 73 pitches, 50 for strikes. It […]

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Matt Harvey looks much better as Mets top Pirates, 7-2

PITTSBURGH — This time it wasn’t about progress and taking steps forward. Matt Harvey continued to fight with his mechanics at times Sunday night, but he still managed to deliver his best start of the season. The struggling righthander held the Pirates to one run over six innings as the Mets beat them 7-2 at […]

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Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn posterizes Josh Norman in charity game

Perhaps the Giants could call on the Knicks’ Kyle O’Quinn for some extra muscle this season. The 6-10 center was playing against Odell Beckham Jr.’s nemesis, Washington corner Josh Norman, in a celebrity basketball game on Saturday which raised money for Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s foundation. At one point, a wide open O’Quinn cut to […]

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VIDEO: NYPD cop sinks three-pointer at park from sidewalk

New York’s finest can ball, too. In a video posted by the NYPD official Twitter account, an officer is seen interacting with kids near a basketball court in the 50th precinct in the Bronx when he decides to join in on the fun. The policeman, identified in the tweet as Officer James, is given a […]

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Red-hot Michael Conforto not in Mets lineup vs. Pirates

PITTSBURGH–After playing in 31 straight games, starting 30, Michael Conforto was out of the Mets starting lineup Sunday night. The left fielder has hit five home runs and driven in 11 RBI in his last 12 games, but Collins said he had to get him a day off his feet. “I wanted him to play […]

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Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman making small progress

Aroldis Chapman played catch for the second straight day Sunday, the next step in his rehab program. He made 50 throws from 60 feet and reported feeling “very good” in the Yankees clubhouse after a 9-5 win over the Athletics. “No pain, no discomfort at all,” Chapman said through a translator. However, Joe Girardi said […]

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Judge's first career grand slam backs Pineda in Yankee's 9-5 win

A timely blast from Aaron Judge, another serviceable outing from Michael Pineda, and the Yankees depart for a weeklong road trip on a winning note. The Bombers defeated the A’s Sunday at the Stadium, 9-5, to clinch a series victory and improve to 11 games over .500. Judge deposited his first career grand slam into […]

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Aaron Judge crushes first career grand slam near Judge’s Chambers

You can add “first career grand slam” to Aaron Judge’s list of accomplishments. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning Sunday against the A’s, Judge blasted a line drive go-ahead home run to right field, giving the Yankees a 5-2 lead. Oakland righthander Andrew Triggs left a two-seam fastball up in […]

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