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

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

Mets beat Phillies behind Pete Alonso, Chris Bassitt

PHILADELPHIA – Pete Alonso has been at his best when it matters the most, raising his play when the moment calls for it. After the Mets dropped three of four to the Braves, a divisional matchup with the rising Phillies certainly mattered, so the first baseman responded. Alonso drove in his 100th run and crushed … Read more

Yankees offense lifeless again in shutout loss to Blue Jays

The goose egg reared its ugly head once again on Friday night in The Bronx. On another lifeless night for their offense, the Yankees were blanked by the Blue Jays in a 4-0 loss at the Stadium. Kevin Gausman became the latest pitcher to shut down the Yankees, who suffered their third shutout in their … Read more

Massapequa loses to Honolulu in Little League World Series opener

A series of errors and mistakes cost Massapequa Coast Little League its first appearance in the Little League World Series on Friday night in Williamsport, Pa. Hawaii took an early lead against the Long Island squad and kept the momentum going, blowing out Massapequa Coast, 12-0 in the opening game of the double-elimination tournament. Honolulu’s … Read more