DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers snapped New York's five-game winning streak with a 5-2 win over the Yankees last night. Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings for Detroit. He joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League's only 15-game winners, allowing two runs and nine hits. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a homer in the fifth and added another solo shot in the eight for the Yankees.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 last night. Juan Lagares hit a two-run homer and ran down one ball after another in center field. Dillon Gee stopped the longest losing streak of his career at five games, outpitching Alex Wood in the opener of a three-game series.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 last night. Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered, and Carlos Ruiz drove in the go-ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly. The Phillies won for the fifth time in six games.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have placed safety Cooper Taylor and receiver Marcus Harris on injured reserve in reducing their roster to 75 players. Taylor hurt his left foot in Indianapolis on August 16th, and Harris sustained a hip injury against the Jets on Friday night.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri Patterson for the rest of the preseason after he left the team last week for 48 hours without speaking to anyone in the organization. The team says it won't release additional terms of discipline. However, Patterson is likely facing a fine.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception. Thabeet, a 7-foot-3 defensive specialist from Tanzania, played in 66 games in 2012 and averaged nearly a block per contest. His playing time was reduced last season when first-round pick Steven Adams emerged as the backup center.
NEW YORK (AP) - Growing up as a basketball fan, Roger Federer had a poster of Michael Jordan hanging on his bedroom wall. Last night, Federer won a first-round match at the U.S. Open with Jordan sitting in his courtside guest box. Federer delighted his childhood idol with a back-to-the-net, between-the-legs shot during a 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 76th-ranked Marinko Matosevic of Australia.
NEW YORK (AP) - Serena Williams began her bid for a third consecutive U.S. Open title with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over American teen Taylor Townsend last night. The Number 1-ranked and Number 1-seeded Williams made only eight unforced errors and needed less than an hour to get past Townsend, an 18-year-old who is ranked 103rd and was given a wild card into the draw.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Liberty National will host the 2017 Presidents Cup as part of a 25-year partnership with the PGA Tour. Liberty National has hosted The Barclays - the opening FedEx Cup playoff event - in 2009 and 2013. The partnership means the tour will bring up to 10 more tournaments to the course that was built on a former landfill and is across from the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan.
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