Yankees’ Aaron Hicks benched again amid latest struggles

Even Aaron Hicks knew that the Yankees weren’t going to keep him in the lineup forever amid what he described Friday as “a horrible season.” Hicks was out of the starting lineup for a fourth consecutive game Friday night against the Blue Jays, losing his everyday outfield job for now following a 5-for-54 slide (.093) … Read more

Astros slugger Alvarez hospitalized with shortness of breath

ATLANTA (AP) — Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez was taken to a hospital during Friday night’s game against Atlanta because of shortness of breath that was exacerbated by the Braves’ in-game fireworks, Houston manager Dusty Baker said. Alvarez departed the game under his own power with two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. … Read more

B.J. Novak Shuts Down Bill Maher’s ‘Cancel Culture’ Nonsense

HBO On Friday night, Bill Maher welcomed an unlikely guest to Real Time: B.J. Novak, the Office writer/co-star, bestselling author, and filmmaker. Novak visited the HBO program to promote his feature directorial debut Vengeance, an indie screwball about an opportunistic New York City journalist/podcaster who ventures to red-state Texas to investigate the death of a … Read more

Jets rookie Breece Hall showcases ‘home-run’ capability

Observations from Jets practice on Friday: The good Rookie RB Breece Hall exploded through the Falcons defense and delivered a nice move on the way to a 75-yard touchdown in Friday’s joint practice. The Jets have called Hall a “home run hitter” and he showed it. The bad DE Bradlee Anae was throwing punches at … Read more

Prosecutors cannot enforce Michigan’s abortion ban

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan judge on Friday blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 ban on abortion for the foreseeable future, after two days of witness testimony from abortion experts, providers and the state’s chief medical officer. The ruling follows a state Court of Appeals ruling this month that county prosecutors were … Read more