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AP-NY--New York News Digest,ADVISORY, NY

September 16, 2018

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PLANE CRASH-LI DOCTOR

MANHASSET, N.Y. — A cardiac surgeon killed with his wife when their single-engine plane crashed north of Boston was being remembered by colleagues at his Long Island hospital for both his medical skills and his personality. SENT: 235 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— CORRECTION OFFICER SHOT: The New York Police Department says an employee with the city’s transit system has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a correction officer.

— SCHUMER-WEATHER AGENCY BUDGET: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is decrying proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s budget he says could seriously hurt the government’s ability to obtain critical weather information.

— PARK GRANTS: Organizations that support New York state parks have another chance to apply for grants to help improve them.

— EVEREST GRAPE: New York grape breeders have produced a fruit that’s so big and flavorful they’ve named it after Mount Everest.

SPORTS:

BBA--BLUE JAYS-YANKEES

NEW YORK — The Yankees have a narrow lead for the top AL wild card heading into the finale of a series against Toronto. RHP Lance Lynn will pitch on seven days’ rest. New York is 5-2 in his starts since getting him from Minnesota. LHP Thomas Pannone makes his fourth big league start for the Blue Jays. He pitched into the seventh inning last weekend to beat Cleveland. By Jake Seiner. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m.

BBO--METS-RED SOX

BOSTON — The New York Mets and Boston Red Sox finish their three-game series, with Chris Sale facing Jacob deGrom. First pitch 1 p.m.

FBN--CHARGERS-BILLS

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills rookie first-round draft pick Josh Allen will make his first career start in Buffalo’s home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Bills are coming off an embarrassing 47-3 loss at Baltimore, while the Chargers opened with a 38-28 loss to Kansas City. By John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 1 p.m. ET

FBN--DOLPHINS-JETS

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Miami Dolphins and New York Jets renew their AFC East rivalry with both teams trying to open the season 2-0. Ryan Tannehill helped lead the Dolphins through multiple weather delays in the longest game in NFL history for a season-opening win. Meanwhile, Jets rookie Sam Darnold shook off a disastrous start and had a solid debut in New York’s rout at Detroit. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts 1 p.m. EDT.

FBN--GIANTS-COWBOYS

ARLINGTON, Texas — One-time college foes Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley meet as pros for the first time with Elliott’s Dallas Cowboys and Barkley’s New York Giants looking for their first win in another prime-time matchup between NFC East rivals. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m. CT.

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