Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press - My9 New Jersey

Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 5-2 last night. Scott Feldman shut down the slumping Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single. The Astros did more damage to New York's playoff chances with their fourth victory in five meetings this season.

NEW YORK (AP) - Masahiro Tanaka has thrown 35 pitches in his second bullpen session as he tries to return to the New York Yankees this season. The rookie ace from Japan threw fastballs, breaking balls and five splitters yesterday at Yankee Stadium. He says he felt a little rusty, but his elbow is fine.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 yesterday to snap a three-game losing streak. Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, and Eric Campbell also connected. Zack Wheeler allowed two earned runs while working 5 2-3 solid innings. The Mets split their quick two-game interleague series.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 yesterday. Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits. Cole Hamels snapped his string of seven straight starts going at least seven innings. He didn't have his best stuff against the Mariners. He gave up three runs on nine hits with four strikeouts, one walk and two wild pitches, but he got just enough run support.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have placed rookie cornerback Dexter McDougle on season-ending injured reserve after he had surgery yesterday to repair a torn knee ligament. The third-round draft pick out of Maryland tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during training camp practice on August 10th.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Eagles have acquired rookie kicker Cody Parkey from the Indianapolis Colts for running back David Fluellen. The Eagles initially announced that they had released Fluellen yesterday before trading him to the Colts. The undrafted rookie from Toledo had six carries for 25 yards and caught one touchdown pass in the first preseason game.

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. national basketball team beat the Dominican Republic 105-62 last night in an exhibition game. Kyrie Irving made all five shots and scored 12 points starting in place of Derrick Rose. James Harden also scored 12 in limited playing time for the Americans, who used their subs for most of the second half. Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan each scored 13 points.

NEW YORK (AP) - Hobey Baker Award finalist Kevin Hayes has agreed to terms on a free-agent contract with the New York Rangers. The 22-year-old forward had 27 goals and 38 assists this past season with Boston College, making him a finalist for the Hobey Baker that's awarded to the top player in collegiate hockey.

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - The majors are over. Rory McIlroy still has work to do. Coming off back-to-back majors, McIlroy says he wants to finish the PGA Tour season off strong. That means extending his amazing run over the next four weeks in the FedEx Cup playoffs, which starts today at The Barclays in Paramus, New Jersey.

NEW YORK (AP) - Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded Number 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded second after reaching a career-best ranking this month. She has never advanced past the fourth round at the U.S. Open. Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova is seeded Number 3 with third-ranked Li Na out because of a knee injury. Agnieszka Radwanska moves up to Number 4.

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