• Duffy beats Yanks for 2nd time in week as Royals win 6-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Duffy noticed a flaw in his delivery a few weeks ago: His front hip was opening too soon and he was yanking pitches.

  • Mets send reliever Robles to minors, recall Smoker

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching for answers in a wobbly bullpen, the New York Mets optioned struggling right-hander Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday and recalled lefty Josh Smoker from their top farm club.

  • Dina Merrill, heiress and actress, dead at 93

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dina Merrill, the rebellious heiress who defied her super-rich parents to become a movie star, often portraying stylish wives or “the other woman,” has died at age 93.

  • Gregorius, Gardner and Carter homer, Yankees beat Royals 4-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — At this rate, the New York Yankees might want to build a rooting space for Brett Gardner, too.

  • 10 notable albums from 1967

    NEW YORK (AP) — The world still celebrates the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which came out 50 years ago in June. But 1967 was an unusually rich year for music overall, with acclaimed work from artists old and new, from Jimi Hendrix and the Velvet Underground to Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington. Here are 10 other notable albums:

  • Gardner, Sabathia lead Yanks over Rays 3-2, avoid sweep

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Yankees manager Joe Girardi couldn’t help but smile when talking about 5-foot-11 Brett Gardner going deep again and 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge making an unbelievable diving catch.

  • Soundgarden frontman Cornell’s funeral will be Friday in LA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.

  • Curtain falls on ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ after 146 years

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its “Greatest Show on Earth” is taking its final bow.

  • US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

  • Castillo leads Orioles past Blue Jays 7-5

    BALTIMORE (AP) — When Welington Castillo came to the plate, a sellout crowd at Camden Yards began to cheer in anticipation of another electrifying performance.