• San Diego Padres starting pitcher James Shields throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Shields leads Padres past Phillies 9-4

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Shields pitched seven innings for his first road win since May, and the San Diego Padres hit three homers in a 9-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

  • New York Mets' Michael Cuddyer hits a seventh-inning RBI-single in an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Cuddyer, Mets avert 3-game sweep at home, beat Red Sox 5-4

    NEW YORK (AP) — With every swing, a healthy Michael Cuddyer is becoming a major player for the New York Mets.

  • Rescue workers carry an injured fan from the stands at Turner Field during a baseball game between Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Atlanta. The fan fell from the upper deck into the lower-level stands and was given emergency medical treatment before being taken to a hospital. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

    ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. flag flew at half-staff at Turner Field on Sunday, one day after a fan died following his fall from the upper deck into the lower-level stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

  • American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza leaves the track after losing to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Steve Jacobs /The Post-Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Phraoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.

  • New York University professor and Department of Sanitation of New York anthropologist-in-residence Robin Nagle, right, tosses a bag of garbage into the truck as she accompanies sanitation worker Joe Damiano, during his morning rounds, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Nagle studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation’s biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 file photo, Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) throws during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. A person familiar with the deal says the New York Mets and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a trade that would send reliever Addison Reed to the NL East leaders, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    NL East-leading Mets get reliever Reed from Arizona

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NL East-leading New York Mets tried to bolster their late-inning bullpen Sunday, getting right-handed reliever Addison Reed from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor league pitchers.

  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 photo, WWII veteran Francis "Dick" Varone poses with a portrait of himself that was taken in a Mechanicville tavern during the war, at the Mechanicville Public Library in Mechanicville, N.Y. Seventy years after the war officially ended with Japan’s surrender on Sept. 2, 1945, Siciliano’s Restaurant in Mechanicville is long gone, but the black-and-white portraits endure. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New York town’s large collection of WWII vet photos endures

    MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A collection of hundreds of pictures of servicemen and women is the lasting legacy of a tavern owner in upstate New York.

  • This is a  Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of  Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by  Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    ‘Awakenings’ author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

    NEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Aramis Ramirez, right, is greeted by Andrew McCutchen (22) after driving him and Josh Harrison, center, in with a three-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers that offers the promise of an even more exciting fall.

  • Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.