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New York Liberty gets No. 1 pick

The New York Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year’s WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. One of the original WNBA teams, the Liberty won the draft lottery Tuesday night. New York had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a 44.2% chance. “It’s ...

Giants insert rookie at quarterback in place of Manning

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning’s long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing the two-time Super Bowl ...

Severino sharp in season debut for Yankees

NEW YORK — Luis Severino pitched four dominant innings and reached 98.8 mph in his injury-delayed season debut for the Yankees, an 8-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night that moved New York to the brink of clinching its 21st postseason appearance in 25 years. A two-time ...

Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reached the Eastern Conference final last ...

Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That’s where he’s ...

Trump strains to balance diplomacy with military threat toward Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the “maximum pressure” ...

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his ...

Purdue settlement would rely on selling more opioids

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it’s one reason two dozen states have rejected the ...

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

NEW YORK — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and ...

Allen credited for not forcing the issue

ORCHARD PARK — Bills coach Sean McDermott pointed to an incompletion, of all things, as a sign of quarterback Josh Allen’s continuing development entering his second season. Rather than force a pass into coverage and risk a turnover with the Bills already in field-goal position, ...

A historic game between the hedges

ATHENS — The Georgia players know it’s a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn’t mean they’re well-versed on Notre Dame’s storied past. George Gipp? “Uhh, no,” tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four ...

Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs

Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR’s hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were ...

Maya Moore looks for justice on different court

NEW YORK — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner ...

Precarious spot for mobile home owners as investors swoop in

ASPEN, Colorado — When the time came for her to sell the mobile home park she and her son owned near Aspen, 89-year-old Harriett Noyes had two big offers and an even bigger decision: Take nearly $30 million from a developer who would likely evict her family and friends to build luxury homes, ...

Union votes to strike at General Motors’ US plants

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union announced Sunday that its roughly 49,000 workers at General Motors plants in the U.S. would go on strike just before midnight because contentious talks on a new contract had broken down. About 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in ...

Cars rock star Ric Ocasek found dead in NYC home

NEW YORK (AP) — Ric Ocasek, famed frontman for The Cars rock band, has been found dead in a Manhattan apartment. The New York City police department said officers responding to a 911 call found the 75-year-old Ocasek at about 4 p.m. on Sunday. They said there was no sign of foul play and ...

Bills stake claim as NY’s finest

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Somewhat maligned Josh Allen ran for a touchdown, threw for another, and the Buffalo Bills claimed the bragging rights of New York after beating the Giants 28-14 on Sunday. Buffalo has its first 2-0 start since 2014 and only the third in 11 mostly fruitless ...

Yankees pitchers return

TORONTO — Pitchers Dellin Betances and Jordan Montgomery made their season debuts for the Yankees after lengthy layoffs, and New York finished its longest road trip of the season with a 6-4 loss to Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Betances, a 31-year-old right-hander, was diagnosed with an ...

Pac-12 teams invade Top 25

California and Arizona State moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years. A weekend filled with blowouts left the top half of the AP media poll presented by Regions Bank mostly unchanged. Clemson ...