Yankees activate Gary Sanchez, send Higashioka to Triple-A

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list and sent backstop Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Sanchez has been out since June 25 with a strained right groin. He’ll return as expected when New York returns from the All-Star break against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Friday night. New York announced the move Thursday night. Sanchez was having an underwhelming season by his own standards prior to the injury, batting .190 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 63 games. He homered twice over three rehab games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Higashioka batted .167 with three homers in 11 games while Sanchez was… Read More

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Kiy Hester back on Rutgers football team, will not play at Florida International

Kiy Hester was expected to play at Florida International, but has switched gears and will stay at Rutgers. Kiy Hester is back. The safety, who announced his intention to leave Rutgers last December and was set to finish his college career at Florida International, will in fact play for the Scarlet Knights in 2018. Hester re-joined the program on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NJ Advance Media. Hester’s return was first reported by Scarlet Nation. It’s a move that gives Rutgers an instant boost in its secondary, particularly after projected starter K.J. Gray was dismissed from the team last week for an unspecified violation of… Read More

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Jaromir Jagr in no rush to return to NHL next season

Jaromir Jagr says he’s in no rush to make another attempt to play in the NHL next season. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up the skates just yet. “My only goal, for now, is to feel better tomorrow than I felt today and to make it a day-by-day progress,” Jagr said in an interview with Michael Langr of NHL.com. “That way I can hopefully get to the point where I feel great one day.” Langr reports that the 46-year-old has been practicing in the Czech Republic with Ryitiro Kladno, the professional team he owns. Jagr had considered a return to the NHL but has put that on… Read More

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Hader challenged to ‘re-earn the trust’ of Brewers teammates

MILWAUKEE — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to “re-earn the trust” of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday. Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader’s years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. “He’s going to have to work very hard to re-earn the trust of some people who may question who he is right now,” Stearns said. “I think I know who Josh Hader is, and I personally do not believe that these comments represent who he is as a person.” The 24-year-old Hader apologized and took responsibility… Read More

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Former NJCU AD headed to Michigan women’s basketball program

Former New Jersey City University Director of Athletics Alice De Fazio is headed to the Midwest. University of Michigan women’s basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico announced the addition of De Fazio as the director of player personnel on Tuesday. De Fazio will be involved on the administrative side of the women’s basketball program, working with student-athletes and Director… Former New Jersey City University Director of Athletics Alice De Fazio is headed to the Midwest. University of Michigan women’s basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico announced the addition of De Fazio as the director of player personnel on Tuesday. De Fazio will be involved on the administrative side of the… Read More

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Which players belong on Blue Jays’ all-time All-Star team?

The 2018 All-Star Game was both one of the most thrilling and most stylistically telling midsummer classics we’ve ever seen. What else would you expect from such a high-profile present-day matchup but 10 home runs, and a jarring 25 strikeouts? There’s little point in trying to build an All-Star team out of the 2018 Jays roster, not during such a disappointing season. So rather than focus on the present, we thought it’d be fun to dip into the past. If you were putting together an all-time Blue Jays All-Star Team, what would it look like? We’re not going to do this the easy or obvious way. For instance, we wanted… Read More

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