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Long Island Nets host annual open try-out

LONG ISLAND – The Long Island Nets invited dozens of local basketball players out to LIU Post on Saturday for their annual open tryout. Players participated for a spot on the Long Island Nets training camp roster, at the cost of $175.

“There have been guys who have made it through this thing. JJ Moore, Charlie Marquardt,” Will Weaver said. “You can’t help but respect the chase and commitment to come out here and give up their time, money and effort.”

Around 100 participants were fighting for a spot.

Yanks rout A’s 7-2 in wild-card game, set up ALDS vs Red Sox

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in. Luis Severino let out a primal scream after escaping a bases-loaded jam with 100 mph heat. Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut.

From the first inning on, there was little doubt. Next stop for the Yankees: Fenway Park and the rival Red Sox.

Going ahead quickly against reliever-turned-starter Liam Hendriks, the Yankees pounded the Oakland Athletics 7-2 Wednesday night to win their second straight AL wild-card game.