Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Professional Sports
NY judge to rule in murder case against former soccer coach

The murder case against a black former college soccer coach accused of killing of his ex-girlfriend's 12-year-old son is set to be decided Wednesday by a judge in northern New York.

Judge Felix Catena will decide if the largely circumstantial evidence presented by prosecutors is enough to convict Oral "Nick" Hillary of second-degree murder for the killing of Garrett Phillips. The boy was choked to death in an apartment in Potsdam, a college town near the Canadian border, in 2011.

Mariners done in by 1 bad inning in 8-4 loss to Astros

Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners couldn't push an AL West rival down the wild-card standings.

George Springer had three hits, including a two-run double during a six-run sixth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night.

Freeman homers, extends streak; Braves beat Phillies 7-6

Freddie Freeman hit his career-high 33rd homer and stretched his career-best hitting streak to 29 games, helping the Atlanta Braves begin their final homestand at Turner Field with a 7-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

The game was twice delayed by weather for a total of 2 hours, 24 minutes. Atlanta overcame a 6-0 deficit to win for the eighth time in nine games and get its fifth straight victory over Philadelphia.

Marte, Nolasco lead Angels over A's 8-1

Rookie Jefry Marte hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run fourth inning Tuesday night and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 8-1.

Right-hander Ricky Nolasco (8-14) held the A's to one unearned run in eight innings. After going 0-4 with a 5.70 ERA in his first five starts since being acquired from the Minnesota Twins on Aug. 1, Nolasco has gone 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA in his last six starts.

Gausman takes loss as Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-1

Kevin Gausman hasn't gotten off to a good start in any of his three games at Toronto this season.

His latest stumble meant the Orioles couldn't get off to a good start in this crucial series.

Berrios removed after 77 pitches in Twins' 4-3 loss

Jose Berrios' rookie season has not gone smoothly with the Minnesota Twins.

Berrios was removed after 4 2-3 innings and 77 pitches in a no-decision in the Twins' 4-3 loss in 11 innings to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Rays lose fifth straight, falling to White Sox 13-6

The Tampa Bay Rays helped White Sox pitcher Chris Sale match his best record, and they moved a step closer to one of their worst records in years.

The Rays managed to hit the ball off Sale on Tuesday night, but couldn't match Chicago's explosive offense, falling 13-6 for their fifth straight defeat, allowing Sale (17-9) to match his career-best win total.

Vogelsong struggles again, Pirates fall to Cubs 6-4

Ryan Vogelsong's resilient return from the facial fractures that cost him two months in the middle of the season is remarkable.

The veteran pitcher's stuff at the moment, however, is not. And the 39-year-old knows it.

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