Posts Tagged New York

Pirates’ gaffe on bases costs them would-be sweep

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gaby Sanchez, foreground, is tagged out while caught stealing by San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval in the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clint Hurdle says he and a pal often marvel over how there’s always something new to see at a baseball game.

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Jets rookie Amaro unfazed by rocky start to camp

New York Jets tight end Jace Amaro (88) responds to questions after practice during NFL football training camp Friday, July 25, 2014, in Cortland, N.Y.  (AP Photo)

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Jace Amaro trudged his way from the field after a particularly rough practice and was met along the way by John Idzik.

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Ticket me Elmo: NYC weighs street character law

A person dressed as Elmo shakes hands with a pedestrian in Times Square on Monday, July 28, 2014 in New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people dressed as kids’ favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman stand near 42nd Street and pose for photos with tourists in exchange for money. De Blasio said the practice has “gone too far.”  A man dressed as Spider-man was arrested Saturday, July 28, 2014, after punching a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists.  The City Council is working on legislation that would require the characters to get a city-approved license.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — A summer spike in costumed characters behaving badly in Times Square — most recently a Spider-Man accused of punching a police officer — has turned up the heat on plans to regulate the legions of Elmos, Cookie Monsters and Statues of Liberty who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

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Fred Jackson signs 1-year contract extension

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday.

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Mets rout Phillies 11-2; Wheeler strong again

New York Mets' Curtis Granderson, left, and Ruben Tejada greet Mets' Daniel Murphy (28) at the plate after scoring on Murphy's fifth-inning, three-run, home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick in a baseball game in New York, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil Nieves looks on. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.

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