• In this July 8, 2015, file photo, New York Islanders forward Miks Indrasis (28) and Victor Crus-Rydberg (61) face off during the New York Islanders' Blue and White scrimmage at Barclays Center, the team's new home, in New York. The Islanders are entering their first season at the Barclays Center, home to the NBA's Brooklyn Nets since 2012, after spending their first 43 years at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. The team’s headquarters and practice facility remain on Long Island, where the players continue to live. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    New routine: Islanders adjusting to playing in Brooklyn

    NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and the New York Islanders have a new routine for home games: Get up in the morning, get ready and head to the train station to get on the Long Island Rail Road.

  • Ethan Hawke to run NYC Marathon with wife for charity

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Ethan Hawke will run his first marathon next month to raise money for charity.

  • Bills shuffle kickers by signing Cundiff, releasing Gay

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Bills signed veteran kicker Billy Cundiff on Wednesday in a move that leaves Dan Carpenter’s future uncertain in Buffalo following his latest missed field goal.

  • Contest to choose artwork for new Buffalo sports arena

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Part of the exterior of a new hockey and hotel complex in Buffalo will become a canvas for the winner of an art competition.

  • New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, far left, Dellin Betances, second from left, Brett Gardner, second from right, and Chris Young, right, watch from the dugout against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of the American League wild card baseball game, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, in New York. The Astros won 3-0 to advance to the American League Division Series. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Yanks still have not led playoff game since Jeter got hurt

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees still have not led in a postseason game since Derek Jeter sprawled in the dirt three years ago, screaming in pain from a broken ankle.

  • From left, Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro, relief pitcher Luke Gregerson (44), third baseman Luis Valbuena, and infielder Marwin Gonzalez, celebrate the Astros 3-0 shutout of the New York Yankees  in the American League wild card baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Keuchel, Astros beat Yankees in AL wild-card game

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago, no one could’ve pictured this. Yet here they were, Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros, soaking in champagne, merrily posing for a victory shot on the mound at Yankee Stadium.

  • 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.