• Houston Astros' Alex Bregman talks with the media before his major league debut in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Astros prospect Bregman gets call to majors year out of LSU

    HOUSTON (AP) — It was just over a year ago that Alex Bregman finished his career at LSU. Now, he’s a major leaguer.

  • A rainbow appears over Citi Field, partially covered with a tarp, after a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets was postponed because of rain in New York on Monday, July 25, 2016. The game was rained out and will be made up Tuesday as part of a doubleheader. (AP Photo/Ron Blum)

    Mets and Cardinals rained out, doubleheader Tuesday

    NEW YORK (AP) — At last year’s trade deadline, Sandy Alderson fed a big meal to New York Mets fans hungry for a title, acquiring Yoenis Cespedes. This year, the general manager is more likely to add a side of fries.

  • New York inspector general faults state boxing commission

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A probe launched by New York’s inspector general after a pro fighter suffered nearly fatal injuries says the state boxing commission has been plagued by deficient practices, limited oversight and conflicts of interest.

  • In this May 18, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees' Aroldis Chapman throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of a baseball game, in Phoenix. The Chicago Cubs acquired hard-throwing reliever Chapman in a trade with the Yankees on Monday, July 25. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

    Cubs get closer Aroldis Chapman in trade with Yankees

    CHICAGO (AP) — Before the Chicago Cubs completed a trade for Aroldis Chapman, owner Tom Ricketts and president of baseball operations Theo Epstein decided they had to hear from the closer himself about a domestic violence allegation in the offseason.

  • New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley, left, completes a double play by tagging out San Francisco Giants' Mac Williamson at third base during the eighth inning of the baseball game at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Road skid: Giants lose 5-2 to Yanks, finish 1-7 road trip

    NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants headed into the All-Star break a major league-best 57-33.

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Matz earns 1st win since May as Mets beat Marlins 3-0

    MIAMI (AP) — Helped by a couple of small victories against Giancarlo Stanton, Steven Matz earned a big win for the New York Mets.

  • New York Yankees' Carlos Beltran hits a solo home run during the first inning of the baseball game against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 24, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Eovaldi, Yanks top Giants 5-2, but too late to stop trades?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning, Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira hit early solo home runs and the New York Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 Sunday to complete a 6-4 homestand that likely was too little and too late to keep management from selling off players ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.

  • Wright-Phillips, Kljestan lead Red Bulls past NYCFC 4-1

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice, Sacha Kljestan had a goal and two assists and the New York Red Bulls beat New York City FC 4-1 on Sunday.

  • In this 2013 photo provided by RxArt, Kenny Scharf paints a hallway with his art at Kings County Hospital Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. RxArt commissions leading contemporary artists to create original artworks on walls, ceilings, floors - even medical equipment - of pediatrics wards across the country, with the mission of making pediatrics facilities less intimidating and help young patients heal through the power of visual art. (RxArt via AP)

    Art with heart: Making children’s health wards less scary

    NEW YORK (AP) — For Dorkas Kaya and other young patients with HIV, seeing the walls of their residential treatment facility transformed with broad splashes of color and graffiti-like scribbles brought a singular reaction: “Whoa!”

  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto delivers against the New York Yankees during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 23, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Cueto feels slighted Royals didn’t invite him to White House

    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Cueto feels slighted the Kansas City Royals didn’t invite him to come along when they were honored at the White House.