• Monday, August 24, 2015

    Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points

  • New York Yankees teammates celebrate with New York Yankees Carlos Beltran, third from right, after he hit a ninth-inning, walk-off, sacrifice fly allowing New York Yankees Brett Gardner to score in the Yankees 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Beltran hits sacrifice fly in 9th; Yankees beat Astros 1-0

    NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a game-ending sacrifice fly after Oliver Perez walked the bases loaded, and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 1-0 Monday night in a game highlighted by a tense duel between Nathan Eovaldi and Scott Feldman.

  • In this June 23, 2015, file photo, Oakland Athletics fielding coach Ron Washington gives instructions during a pre-batting practice workout before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. Washington is back in the dugout where he got his big league start as a coach, promoted to third base coach for the Oakland Athletics on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, after the club dismissed Mike Gallego. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Athletics hire Ron Washington as third base coach

    SEATTLE (AP) — Ron Washington, the former Texas Rangers manager, has been hired as the Oakland Athletics third base coach after the club dismissed Mike Gallego on Monday.

  • New York Mets third baseman David Wright laughs during warmups before the start of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Wright returns to Mets, bats cleanup

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — David Wright hit a 435-foot home run in his first at-bat in 133 days.

  • New York Yankees trainer Steve Donohue, left, talks to New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the mound in the third inning before New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi removed Sabathia from the baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Yanks place CC Sabathia on DL, knee injury could end season

    NEW YORK (AP) — CC Sabathia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation that could end his season.

  • Catch My Drift takes Summer Colony at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Making her first start in two months, Hidden Brook Farm’s Catch My Drift couldn’t be caught in an impressive 6 1/4-length victory over favored Tiz So Sweet in the $100,000 Summer Colony Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Jess’s Dream in long-awaited debut at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Stonestreet Stable’s Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, was a dramatic winner of his long-awaited career debut in Monday’s sixth race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Buffalo star forward Moss dropped by men’s basketball team

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — University at Buffalo star forward and last season’s Mid-American Conference player of the year Justin Moss has been dropped by the men’s basketball team.

  • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and jockey Martin Garcia appear during a workout, Sunday Aug. 23, 2015 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. American Pharoah will run next in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. (Benoit Photo via AP)

    Triple Crown winner ‘looks great’ before trip to Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Baffert says American Pharoah “looks great” two days before the Triple Crown winner is scheduled to leave California for Saratoga Race Course and run in Saturday’s Travers Stakes.

  • Bills selling season tickets at record pace, pass 61,000

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Rex Ryan and the new-look Buffalo Bills are the hottest ticket in town.