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Mets’ Byrdak Has Torn Shoulder Capsule, May Need Surgery

The Mets said surgery is a possibility for the lefty specialist. Tim Byrdak has not pitched since Wednesday, when he complained of shoulder soreness.


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Yankees’ Gardner Suffers Third Setback; CC Set To Return

CC Sabathia is looking forward to making his first start in more than two weeks. Brett Gardner might have to wait even longer to return from an elbow injury.


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Ailing Mets Closer Francisco Shut Down; Bay Watch Back On

The Mets’ beleaguered bullpen will have to make due without Francisco for longer than expected.


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Injury Breakdown: Predicting Injury Time

There is frequently a significant discrepancy between the time a player is predicted to be on the bench or DL following injury, as compared with actual time lost.


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Injury Breakdown: Groin Injuries Continue To Make Pitchers Groan

The flexibility, strength and power required of the adductors in pitching, as well as the very repetitive nature of the work, places them at risk of strain.


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Yankees’ Healthy Lead About To Get Tested Without Pettitte, Sabathia

It’s a good thing the Yankees hold a five-game lead over Baltimore. New York might need every bit of the head start after losing their top two pitchers Wednesday.


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Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL

A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.


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Yankees’ Gardner Takes Next Step In Return From Elbow Strain

The Yankees could have their speedster back by next weekend. Brett Gardner was able to take dry swings on Monday, a positive sign as the outfielder continues to rehab his strained right elbow.


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Chain Crash By Holland Tunnel Injures 7, Including Infant

One of the vehicles involved ended up on its side and had to be towed from the scene, but the accident did not cause major traffic disruptions in the area.


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NJ Coach Gets Liver Transplant From Former Player Killed In Car Crash

Ed Mooney, 52, said Dan Glover, 24, was just the sort of person who would donate his organs.


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Giants Justin Tuck Won’t Play Unless Neck Gets Better

The Giants defensive captain didn’t practice Thursday because of a sore neck, and he indicated he would not play in the season opener against the Redskins in Washington unless it improved.


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Shooting At Long Island Garage Leaves 2 Men Wounded

The two victims were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.


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Fire Heavily Damages Uniondale Liquor Store

The Fire Department told CBS 2HD the blaze began as a trash fire outside the building before spreading inside.


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Bronx Man Charged In Fatal Beating Of Girlfriend’s Child

Edgar Algarin of the Bronx was charged with murder and manslaughter . Police said the 3-year-old girl was left in his care.


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Police: Electrical Problem Sparks Fire At Bayonne Chemical Plant

Police spokesman Lt. Anthony Serafino said the fire at the International Matex Tank Terminal in Bayonne burned for about three hours before it was extinguished.