• New York Yankees Jacoby Ellsbury reacts after popping out in the eighth inning of the American League wild card baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Ellsbury, Yanks’ $153 million man, benched in wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury sat the bench for most of his first postseason game after signing a $153 million contract with the New York Yankees. When he finally got in, he saw three pitches at the plate and one inning in center field.

  • USA Luge team ready to hit ice for first time

    LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The winter sports sliding venue that’s home ice for the U.S. luge, bobsled, and skeleton teams opens Thursday morning, and several USA Luge athletes will take their first official runs of the season.

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pauses as he speaks to the media to explain his absence during today's practice at Citi Field for the NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Matt Harvey absent from Mets workout with no explanation

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Harvey’s first postseason is off to a horrendous start.

  • In this Sept. 17, 2013, file photo, Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, the President of the General Assembly 68th session, speaks during a news conference at United Nations headquarters. Former United Nations General Assembly President Ashe accepted more than $500,000 in bribes from a Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople in exchange for help obtaining lucrative investments and government contracts, according to federal court documents unsealed Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Ex-UN General Assembly head among 6 held in bribery scheme

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former president of the United Nations General Assembly turned the world body into a “platform for profit” by accepting over $1 million in bribes from a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul and other businesspeople to pave the way for lucrative investments, a prosecutor charged Tuesday.

  • Gomez on roster for Astros in wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — Center fielder Carlos Gomez, who missed the final regular-season series with a strained left chest muscle, is on the roster for Houston’s AL wild-card game against the New York Yankees.

  • New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino delivers in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Severino and Nova in Yankees’ bullpen behind Tanaka

    NEW YORK (AP) — Starting pitchers Luis Severino and Ivan Nova are part of an eight-man bullpen on the New York Yankees’ roster for their AL wild-card game against Houston.

  • Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams looks on after he was stopped short of the goal line on a fourth down run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Bills GM says running back Williams sustained concussion

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills signed free agent running back Dan Herron to address an injury-depleted backfield that could be down yet another player.

  • In this Aug. 2012 photo, a bronze sculpture of Lucille Ball is displayed in Lucille Ball Memorial Park in the village of Celoron, N.Y.  The statue  that drew worldwide scorn earlier this year for its unflattering depiction of the “I Love Lucy” star has provided inspiration for an annual haunted house event in a mall near her western New York town.  Event planner Scott Mekus says an actor portraying the Scary Lucy statue will part of the Chautauqua Mall’s “Haunting at the Mall“ during weekends through Halloween. (The Post-Journal via AP)  BUFFALO OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    ‘Scary Lucy’ statue gets new role in mall Halloween display

    LAKEWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a role “Scary Lucy” was born to play: Frightening people at Halloween.

  • In this Sept. 30, 2015 photo, Actors' Equity President Kate Shindle poses for a portrait in New York. At just 38, Shindle is the youngest president in Equity's history. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

    Kate Shindle, the young head of Actors’ Equity, reaches out

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most powerful people on Broadway has a corner office with a stunning view of Times Square. But there’s a catch: The salary is lousy.

  • Ex-hockey player charged in wife’s slaying is free on bail

    CATON, N.Y. (AP) — A former professional hockey player has been released from an upstate New York jail a week after being charged in his wife’s slaying.