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Sports Report: Yanks Move Within A Half Game Of Jays

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In baseball, in the American League, the Yankees beat Baltimore 8-6 to move within a ½ game of the AL East leading Toronto Blue Jays who were bested by Boston 11-4. Cleveland edged the White Sox 3-2, Oakland slid past Houston 10-9, Texas blanked Seattle 3-0, Minnesota tripled up Kansas City 6-2, and Detroit edged Tampa Bay 5-4.

In the National League, the Mets beat Washington 8-5 to extend their 5 game lead in the NL East. Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 3-1, Milwaukee topped Miami 9-1, the Cubs shut out St. Louis 9-0, Colorado won against San Diego 6-4, Arizona beat San Francisco 6-1, and it was Atlanta over Philadelphia 7-2.

In interleague play, the Dodgers beat the Angels 7-5.


In top 25 college football, No. 1 Ohio State beat Virginia Tech 42-24.


Tom Brady will start at quarterback on Thursday night, when the New England Patriots raise their fourth Super Bowl banner before the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After spending the offseason fending off allegations that he was involved in illegally deflating the footballs used in the AFC title game, the Patriots QB had his four-game suspension overturned last week.

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has reported and met with the New York Giants. The meeting comes two months after Pierre-Paul injured his right hand in a July 4th fireworks accident. Meanwhile the New York Giants have signed safety Craig Dahl and released safety Stevie Brown.

Geno Smith says he has no plans to file charges against former teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali, the linebacker who broke the New York Jets quarterback's jaw with a punch last month. Smith is expected to miss at least the first four games of the regular season. He says he's moved on from the locker room incident.

The Buffalo Bills signed linebacker IK Enemkpali to their practice squad on Monday. Buffalo claimed Enemkpali off waivers last month after the New York Jets released him following his locker room altercation with quarterback Geno Smith. The Bills released Enemkpali on Friday.

The Bills also re-signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to fill the final spot in the 53-man roster. The eight-year veteran was also released by Buffalo on Friday. Buffalo also signed quarterback Alex Tanney, offensive tackle Chris Martin, defensive end Cedric Reed and cornerback Jaylen Watkins to the practice squad. Watkins is the brother of Buffalo wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Meanwhile the Browns have suspended offensive line coach Andy Moeller indefinitely for an unspecified incident.


Kevin Anderson authored the biggest Labor Day upset at the U.S. Open.

The 15th-seeded Anderson had never advanced to a grand slam quarterfinal until he fired 25 aces in a 7-6, 6-3, 6-7, 7-6 win over third seed Andy Murray. Anderson also hit 81 winners compared to 49 by Murray, who had reached the quarters at his previous 18 Grand Slam tournaments.

American John Isner gave Roger Federer all he could handle before the five-time U.S. Open champ prevailed in a 7-6, 7-6, 7-5 decision. Federer broke in the last game, ending Isner's streak of 110 consecutive service holds at Flushing Meadows over the last two years.

Federer has not dropped a set on the way to a quarterfinal against No. 12 Richard Gasquet, who got past No. 6 Tomas Berdych 2-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.

No. 5 Stan Wawrinka eliminated American Donald Young 6-4, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach his third straight U.S. open quarterfinal.

No. 2 Simona Halep advanced to the women's quarters by dispatching No. 24 Sabine Lisicki, 6-7, 7-5, 6-2. Fifth seed Petra Kvitova was a 7-5, 6-3 winner against Johanna Konta. No. 20 Victoria Azarenka and No. 26 Flavia Pennetta won in straight sets to join Halep and Kvitova in the quarterfinals.

Today sisters Serena Williams and Venus Williams will face off in the women’s quarterfinals. Serena holds a 15-11 advantage in the series. She's won six of the last seven meetings with her older sister.


Rickie Fowler rallied from two shots down with five holes remaining to beat Henrik Stenson and win the Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston.

Fowler sank a 40-foot birdie putt on 14 en route to a 3-under 68 and a 15-under total. Stenson never trailed in the final round until his tee shot on the par-3 16th came up short and bounced into the water for a double bogey.

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