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

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 last night. Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Martin Prado had three hits for the Yankees, who wasted their first chance to make up ground during a six-game homestand against a pair of teams with losing records in Houston and the White Sox.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Oakland Athletics beat the New York Mets 6-2 last night. Travis d'Arnaud belted a solo homer in the fourth inning, but Dillon Gee allowed four runs to the A's in the bottom of the frame. New York lost its third straight.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Seattle Mariners beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 last night. Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered. The Phillies, who have scored three runs or less 65 times this season, got just one batter to second base against Iwakuma. A.J. Burnett lost his fifth straight decision.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Coach Tom Coughlin says New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the team's preseason game Friday night against the New York Jets. Coughlin says Beckham is out due to continuing problems with a hamstring injury.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have placed rookie wide receiver Shaquelle Evans on season-ending injured reserve after he underwent shoulder surgery yesterday. The fourth-round draft pick out of UCLA missed most of training camp after injuring a shoulder that caused him to sit out practice on August 1st.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2015. Barner was drafted last year in the sixth round by the Panthers. The 25-year-old played in eight regular-season games and one playoff game.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Eagles have released linebacker Jason Phillips, one of the first players signed by Philadelphia under coach Chip Kelly. Phillips signed a two-year, $1.46 million contract as a free agent in 2013 with the Eagles, but tore the ACL in his right knee during the first week of training camp last year and spent the season on injured reserve.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The New York Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. They team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team. Terms were not immediately disclosed.

NEW YORK (AP) - Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is seeded Number 1 for the U.S. Open, and five-time champion Roger Federer is Number 2, meaning they could meet only in the final. The women's seedings will be announced today, and the draw is tomorrow. The tournament starts Monday.

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter has been doused inside the New York Yankees' clubhouse after accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge and passing off to Michael Jordan. Jeter was sitting on a chair placed on the Yankees logo in the middle of the locker room when injured New York pitchers CC Sabathia and Masahiro Tanaka dumped a large container of ice water over his head before last night's game against the Houston Astros.

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