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Grichuk lifts Blue Jays over Yankees

TORONTO—Randal Grichuck has struggled to find consistency in his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays by his admission. But that hasn't hindered his power numbers this summer.

The 28-year-old Texan swatted two more homers, including a three-run blast in the fifth inning to put the Blue Jays ahead for good, in a 6-4 win against the New York Yankees yesterday.

California college athlete ‘fair pay’ bill goes to governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Athletes at California colleges could hire agents and sign endorsement deals under a bill the state Legislature sent to the governor Wednesday, setting up a potential confrontation with the NCAA that could jeopardize the athletic futures of powerhouse programs like USC, UCLA and Stanford.

Yankees end Boston's three-year run atop AL East standings

BOSTON—The music blared in the clubhouse behind the door to manager Aaron Boone's office—“New York, New York” was playing through the speakers, and a few voices could be heard joining in on the lyrics.

The New York Yankees had an extra reason to be happy after ending their longtime rivals' run atop the AL East.