Man arrested for fatal shooting of Migos Takeoff rapper

HOUSTON (AP) – A 33-year-old man was arrested on murder charges in the shooting of rapper Takeoff, whom police called an “innocent bystander” when he was shot on Friday outside a Houston bowling alley. Patrick Xavier Clark was peacefully taken into custody Thursday night, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said. Clark’s arrest came a day … Read more

Gaylord Perry, two-time Cy Young winner, dies at 84

GAFFNEY, SC (AP) — Gaylord Perry, a master ballplayer and two-time Cy Young Award winner, died Thursday. He was 84 years old. Perry died at his Gaffney home around 5 a.m. Thursday, Cherokee County coroner Dennis Fowler said. He did not provide further details. A statement from the Perry family said he “died peacefully at … Read more

The potential Odell Beckham-Giants reunion shows they’ve changed

Odell Beckham Jr. will walk through the halls of the Quest Diagnostics Training Center inside 1925 Giants Drive over the next 24 hours or so. Tom Coughlin won’t be there to say hello, or take him to dinner. Not even Ben McAdoo. Not even Pat Shurmur. Not even Eli Manning. And please forgive Beckham if … Read more

Inside the Jets locker room after the Zach Wilson drama

Jets tight end CJ Uzomah is speaking out after the “crazy couple days” he and his teammates endured in the wake of Zach Wilson’s polarizing postgame comments. During a Wednesday appearance on “The Chris Rose Football Show,” Uzomah was asked what he thought of Wilson’s remarks following the Jets’ 10-3 loss to the Patriots on … Read more

Julius Randle scores 36 points on his birthday as the Knicks’ best Pistons

DETROIT — Julius Randle celebrated a personal milestone Tuesday night at Motown with 28 candles and 36 points for the Knicks. Randle’s highest point total of the season on his 28th birthday led Tom Thibodeau’s team to a rare easy win and its highest offensive performance of the season, 140-110, against the worst NBA Pistons … Read more

The Giants must seize this playoff opportunity

Let’s imagine you, an avid Giants fan, were wrapping up Labor Day weekend in September when a normally reasonable friend predicted your team would miss the playoffs with a 9-8 record. How would you have answered? Spitting your beer? Mocking NFL friend’s knowledge? Suggesting the friend to take a drug test immediately? After all, the … Read more

Brazil advances to the World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Fatiguing and unconvincing without Neymar on the field, Brazil nonetheless played well enough to secure a place in the next round of the World Cup. The five-time champions overcame the absence of their injured star by beating Switzerland 1-0 with a late goal on Monday to progress to the round of … Read more

AP Top 25: Michigan up to No. 2 behind Georgia

Michigan moved up to No. 2 in the Associated Press’ college football poll on Sunday, with TCU at No. 3 and Southern California at No. 4 behind Georgia, after four top-10 teams lost on final game day of the regular season. The Bulldogs (12-0) are No. 1 for the eighth straight week and 11th time … Read more

Because this brutal Rangers loss is even worse than the others

The match unraveled, Rangers unraveled and now it’s questionable whether this season will build on a side who have been unable to gain ground in the first seven weeks. “I don’t know if it’s arrogance or what, but we consistently refuse to do the things we know we have to do to win games,” Chris … Read more

The biggest risks of using fitness trackers to monitor health

Fitness trackers, which help monitor sleep quality, heart rate and other biological metrics, are a popular way to help Americans improve their health and well-being. There are many types of trackers on the market, including those from well-known brands like Apple, Fitbit, Garmin, and Oura. While these devices are growing in popularity and have legitimate … Read more