• New York Mets' Wilmer Flores (4) tosses his helmet aside as he heads for home after hitting a walk off solo home run during the twelfth inning of a baseball game to beat the Washington Nationals 2-1, Friday, July 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him — this time with his bat as well as his heart.

  • In this July 13, 2014, file photo, World's pitcher Luis Severino throws a pitch during the All-Star Futures baseball game against Team United States in Minneapolis. Touted pitching prospect Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees. Manager Joe Girardi says the 21-year-old Severino will start at home next week against Boston, but did not specify when he would get the ball. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

    Severino to get start with Yankees

    CHICAGO (AP) — Touted pitching prospect Luis Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees.

  • Toronto Blue Jays newly acquired starting pitcher David Price smiles in the dugout as his team plays the Kansas City Royals during the second inning of a baseball game, Friday, July 31, 2015 in Toronto.  (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday’s trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas.

  • Severino to get start with Yankees

    CHICAGO (AP) — Touted pitching prospect Luis Severino will make his next start with the New York Yankees.

  • Detroit Tigers' Yoenis Cespedes follows through on a single against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Gail Burton)

    Mets add hitting help, trade for Detroit’s Cespedes

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Mets have acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Players’ union, league seek quick resolution to Brady case

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal judge handling Tom Brady’s attempt to overturn his four-game suspension strongly suggested the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell appear in court on Aug. 12 and 19.

  • Golovkin vs Lemieux in title fight Oct. 17 in New York

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rising star Gennady Golovkin will meet Canada’s David Lemieux in a middleweight title unification fight Oct. 17 at Madison Square Garden, promoters announced Friday.

  • Bills defensive end Williams passes physical, joins camp

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills say defensive end Mario Williams has passed his physical and was activated in time for the team’s opening practice at training camp.

  • Bills hire former Bears offensive line coach Pat Meyer

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Pat Meyer as a football operations consultant, and he also has a background as an offensive line coach.

  • In this May 26, 2015, file photo, Bono of U2 performs at the Innocence + Experience Tour at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The special guests at U2’s concert Thursday night, July 30, 2015 in New York, included Paul Simon, Lou Reed’s widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

    Paul Simon joins U2 onstage at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

    NEW YORK (AP) — The special guests at U2’s concert Thursday night included Paul Simon, Lou Reed’s widow and the woman who called 911 when Bono fell off his bike in New York City last year.