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NEW YORK (AP) - New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius bruised his left heel at first base while beating out an infield hit during a 10-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the injury might put Gregorius on the disabled list. The Yankees already have sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez out with injuries.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Amed Rosario had three hits and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets went from cheering on players in the Little League World Series to impressing the youngsters in an 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff McNeil added a two-run single to back Jason Vargas as the Mets claimed the second Little League Classic and prevented the Phillies from moving into first place in the NL East. Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer for the Phillies.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - Josh McCown is still No. 1 on the New York Jets' quarterback depth chart _ for now. The 39-year-old veteran wants to be the starter but knows rookie Sam Darnold is the future of the franchise. McCown insists he'll accept whatever his role might be this season, even if it means staying on the sideline and serving as a mentor.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - First-round draft pick Saquon Barkley ran on his own as the New York Giants returned to practice. The Penn State running back who was the No. 2 overall pick carried a ball as ran as roughly three-quarter speed on Sunday as strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman watched.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - Army coach Jeff Monken starts his fifth season at West Point with a tall task. He's transformed the Black Knights into winners and has to figure out a way to keep the success going at a high level. Army matched a school record with 10 wins last season, including its second straight bowl game victory, and has had two straight winning seasons. The Black Knights open the season on the road at Duke on Aug. 31.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Jasmine Thomas scored 27 points and the Connecticut Sun beat the Los Angeles Sparks 89-86 to secure the fourth seed in the WNBA playoffs. Connecticut (21-13) will have a first-round bye and host the winner of No. 5 seed Phoenix Mercury and eighth-seeded Dallas Wings in the second round.
PHOENIX (AP) - DeWanna Bonner had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury beat New York 96-85 in the regular-season finale for both teams, sending the Liberty to their 13th straight loss. The fifth-seeded Mercury will host the eighth-seeded Dallas Wings on Tuesday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
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