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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.

NFL player gives free backpacks to young students in East Orange

EAST ORANGE – Philadelphia Eagles cornerback and Super Bowl champion Rasul Douglas helped throw a back-to-school event for young students in the city on Friday.

Attendees were given new backpacks and got a chance to take a picture and get an autograph from Douglas, along with possibly winning toys and gift cards for back-to-school supplies.

“I’m just blessed to be in the position I am to give back to the kids because I remember being young and hoping people would give back to us,” Douglas said.