NEW YORK (AP) - Giancarlo Stanton lined a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Yankees erased a five-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-5. Gary Sanchez tied the score with a two-run homer in the eighth, and the Yankees went on to complete their largest comeback victory of the season.
DENVER (AP) - Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon homered, pinch-hitter Ryan McMahon put Colorado ahead with a three-run shot and the Rockies rallied past the New York Mets 10-8. Colorado trailed 8-6 when McMahon connected off reliever Robert Gsellman in the fifth inning.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two second-round draft picks. Howard played one season for Charlotte. He has one year remaining on his contract worth $23.8 million.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - New Jersey forward Taylor Hall has won the Hart Trophy as the NHL's most valuable player. Hall beat out Los Angeles captain Anze Kopitar and Colorado's Nathan MacKinnon in a contest between three first-time finalists for the award. Hall, the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, finished sixth in the league with 93 points for the Devils. He is the first New Jersey player to win the Hart.
NEW YORK (AP) - Luka Doncic is about to become an NBA player, though he's unlike the other top prospects who will be drafted. He's already a pro and just finished a championship season in Spain. The guard also won a European championship last summer with Slovenia. He headlines the international talent in Thursday's draft in New York. Arizona center Deandre Ayton is expected to be taken No. 1 by Phoenix.
NEW YORK (AP) - Phil Mickelson has apologized four days later for hitting a moving ball on the 13th green in the third round of the U.S. Open. Mickelson hit the ball back toward the hole after his putt was heading off the green. He says he is "embarrassed and disappointed by my actions." He got a two-stroke penalty on the hole and carded a 10 on his way to an 81 for the round. He says his frustration and anger got the best of him.
NEW YORK (AP) - Billy Connors, a three-time New York Yankees pitching coach and confidant of late owner George Steinbrenner, has died. He was 76. The Yankees said Connors died Monday. The team held a moment of silence before their game Wednesday night against Seattle.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have added the title of vice president of football operations to the duties of assistant general manager Kevin Abrams. Abrams has been with the Giants since 1999. Mark Koncz becomes the director of player personnel. Koncz was with the Carolina Panthers from 1994-2017 and was their director of pro scouting from 2000-17.
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