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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Gleyber Torres hit two of the four Yankees homers off Bartolo Colon and New York won 10-5 at Texas. The Yankees hit five homers overall, and for the first time in franchise history have hit at least four homers in three consecutive games. New York denied Rangers starter Colon a milestone victory only three days before his 45th birthday. Colon is still one win short of matching Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal's 243 victories for the most by a player born in the Dominican Republic.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Vargas returned to the rotation with five excellent innings, AJ Ramos pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 2-0. The Mets got their fourth straight win, following up a three-game sweep of NL West-leading Arizona. Vargas had his previous turn skipped after three sloppy outings to open the season, but he shut down Miami with changeups and guile for his first victory with the Mets. Ten of his outs came via the changeup.
NEW YORK (AP) - Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello is coming to the New York Islanders, a person with knowledge of the situation has confirmed. The person, who sought anonymity because the hiring had not been officially announced, said the deal will likely be completed this week. It's not clear whether Lamoriello's title will be director of hockey operations, general manager or some combination of the two, but it's expected that he'll be in charge.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have signed rookie tight end Chris Herndon to a four-year contract. The team announced the signing of its fourth-round draft pick the day before organized team activities begin. Herndon had 86 catches for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns in four seasons at Miami.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Eli Apple is vowing to mend his ways after being given a second chance by the New York Giants. The 22-year-old cornerback who was the 10th pick in the 2016 draft promises to be a better player. And a better person and better teammate as the Giants start a rebuilding process under new coach Pat Shurmur after a 3-13 season.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenseman Egor Yakovlev to a one-year, entry-level contract. Yakovlev has spent the past six seasons in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. He had five goals and four assists in 35 games this past season with St. Petersburg.
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