• Today in History

    Today is Sunday, August 2, the 214th day of 2015. There are 151 days left in the year.

  • 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.