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Sports Minute: Here is the latest New Jersey sports news from The Associated Press

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TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays erased a three-run deficit to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 yesterday. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Melky Cabrera each hit a solo homer. Derek Jeter had a chance to tie it for the Yankees in the ninth inning. With the sellout crowd of more than 45,000 on its feet, Jeter popped up with a runner on third for the final out in his last regular-season at-bat in Toronto.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Mets held off the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 yesterday to avoid dropping into last place. Anthony Recker snapped a sixth-inning tie with a three-run homer in a rare start. Wilmer Flores had three hits and made two sparkling defensive plays at shortstop in the final two innings to help New York hang on.

TORONTO (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league infielder Gustavo Pierre. The Blue Jays announced the deal last night. Mayberry would be eligible for the postseason if Toronto reaches the playoffs.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - The New York Giants have added running back Michael Cox and six other players to their practice squad. Six of the seven, including Cox, were cut by the Giants on Saturday before rejoining the team yesterday.

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have claimed cornerback Leon McFadden off waivers from the Cleveland Browns and released cornerback LeQuan Lewis to make room on the 53-man roster. The Jets are trying to add depth to a thin secondary.

NEW YORK (AP) - Roger Federer regrouped after a rain delay to move on at the U.S. Open in four sets. The second-seeded Federer was a game from losing the first set to Marcel Granollers in the third round last night when play was stopped because of lightning. After they returned to the court two hours later, Granollers won the set, but Federer dominated the rest of the way in a 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 victory.

NEW YORK (AP) - Shut out in the first set, seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov shut down David Goffin the rest of the night at the U.S. Open. Dimitrov won 0-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 in the third round last night in a matchup of two 23-year-olds. The Wimbledon semifinalist got in just 32 percent of his first serves in the opening set, but steadily improved that number as the match went on.

NEW YORK (AP) - With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 last night.

NEW YORK (AP) - China's Peng Shuai finally reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal in her sixth try. The 39th-ranked Peng beat a seeded player for the third straight match at the U.S. Open, defeating Number 14 Lucie Safarova 6-3, 6-4 yesterday.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Luis Silva's goal in the 57th minute proved the difference and Eddie Johnson sealed the win in stoppage time for D.C. United's 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls yesterday. United extended its lead to four points over second-place Sporting Kansas City in the Eastern Conference.

NEW YORK (AP) - Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years. Wozniacki beat the five-time major champ 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes on a steamy day yesterday. Sharapova received a time violation warning when she came back to the court too late from the break before the final set.

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