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It was about 2:30 p.m. yesterday when the sun set on the New York sports scene.
Aaron Judge personified the hopelessness by not bothering to take a step back. Jose Ramirez’s drive off Gerrit Cole screamed over Judge’s head in a blink to make it a five-run game in the fifth, and Cleveland would only add on from there.
If you gave up on the Yankees about the time Judge gave up on the home run and switched to the Jets game, you made it just in time to see Zach Wilson sail a de facto punt down the sideline to defensive back Devin McCourty, who was one of several Patriots in the area — an area that lacked Jets (it was unclear who the intended receiver was). Wilson finished with four interceptions, all before the fourth quarter