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NEW YORK (AP) - It might be the shot heard around the baseball world: the rocket-like foul ball that hit a young girl at a New York Yankees-Minnesota Twins game. In the hours after the girl was struck in the face by the 105-mph ball Wednesday night, the game's commissioner vowed to push harder for all parks to extend protective netting and the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres committed to do just that by next season. The toddler remained hospitalized Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The New York Giants were picked by many to win the NFC East. They desperately need to win one game first. Nobody in Philadelphia sympathizes with them. Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and the slumping Giants face the Eagles in their home opener on Sunday. A hostile crowd at the Linc awaits them.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets signed linebacker David Bass to add a veteran pass rusher to Todd Bowles' defense. The Jets waived linebacker Freddie Bishop to make room on the roster for Bass. New York also re-signed wide receiver Kalif Raymond to the practice squad.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Jay Cutler could have ended up in the other huddle. The Miami Dolphins quarterback was still weighing his playing options during the offseason after being released by the Chicago Bears in March. That's when the New York Jets called to set up a visit. It never happened once the Jets signed Josh McCown. Cutler later signed with Miami in training camp after Ryan Tannehill was lost for the season.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - An injury list littered with defensive backs has the Philadelphia Eagles searching for ways to stop Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants. Top cornerback Ronald Darby went down in Week 1. Starting safety Rodney McLeod and versatile defensive backs Jaylen Watkins and Corey Graham got hurt last week. That leaves defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz mixing and matching.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Team general manager Jim Johannson has ruled out the possibility of the U.S. National men's hockey team having NHL draft-eligible prospects competing at the Winter Olympics. He tells The Associated Press he doesn't view anyone from the 18-and-younger pool of prospects capable of cracking the projected lineup.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams was limited at practice with a wrist injury that he says is a bone bruise. Williams was originally injured during the preseason. He says his wrist is bothering him at times. Defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson sat out practice for the second straight day with a sore shoulder. Starting right guard Brian Winters (abdomen) and tight ends Jordan Leggett (knee) and Eric Tomlinson (elbow) also didn't practice.
(AP) - With the salary cap squeezing hockey's middle class, more young, established NHL players are resorting to training camp tryouts. This fall 11 players age 30 or younger with at least 100 games of NHL experienced are on tryouts. It's a result of teams committing a bigger chunk of the salary cap to stars and leaning on newcomers. Early development is a positive, but the NHL Players' Association is expected to take a look at so many established players on tryouts once rosters are set in October.
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