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Mets honor Willie Mays and Jerry Grote with new uniform patches

By MIKE FITZPATRICK AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets debuted uniform patches Saturday honoring Willie Mays and Jerry Grote that will remain on all their jerseys for the rest of the season. A circular patch with Mays' No. 24 was added to the left sleeve of the ...

Gymnast Shilese Jones pulls out of U.S. Olympic trials with leg injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gymnast Shilese Jones pulled out of the U.S. Olympic trials, one day after injuring her left knee while training on the vault. USA Gymnastics said Jones was pulled from the meet after being evaluated on Saturday. The 21-year-old was among the leading contenders to ...

LeBron James intends to sign a new deal with the Lakers, AP source says

By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer LeBron James is not opting into what would have been a $51.4 million contract for this coming season and instead will seek a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of the decision said Saturday. The terms of the new deal ...

McNeil snaps home run drought, Mets move over .500 by beating Astros

By JERRY BEACH Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil homered in the sixth inning Friday night, powering the New York Mets to a 7-2 win over the Houston Astros and moving them over .500 for the first time since May 2. The Mets have gone 18-6 since May 30 — ...

Ryan Helsley, Alec Burleson spark the Cardinals to 1-0 victory over the Reds

By WARREN MAYES Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ryan Helsley closed for his major league-leading 29th consecutive save and Alec Burleson drove in the lone run, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Helsley pitched a 1-2-3 ninth ...

Cristopher Sánchez pitches shutout to lead Phillies past Marlins 2-0

By AARON BRACY Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cristopher Sánchez pitched a shutout, Bryson Stott drove in both runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 on Friday night in the first contest without Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber in the lineup. Trea Turner ...