• Sheer Drama with Joe Bravo up wins The Personal Ensign Stakes prior to the running of the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Sheer Drama, Flintshire among winners on Travers undercard

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Travers Day undercard produced four automatic qualifers for races in the Breeders’ Cup in two months.

  • Canadian Rod Spittle takes 2nd-round lead at Dick’s

    ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) — For Canadian Rod Spittle, just playing on the Champions Tour at age 60 is old hat that never gets old. Now, he finds himself in a most unusual place — alone in the lead for the first time heading to Sunday.

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 -  At left, in a Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after winning the championship match against Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. At right, in a Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, kisses the trophy after winning the championship match against Andy Murray at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Djokovic is the No. 1 seed for the 2015 U.S. Open. Federer is seeded second. (AP Photo/File)

    US OPEN 2015: What to watch aside from Williams in New York

    There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid. Even if she does dominate the conversation, a certain “Big Four” of men’s tennis will provide plenty to discuss, too, as usual.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) is upended by Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

    Bills cornerback Gilmore being examined for concussion

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore will not return after hurting his right shoulder in a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday.

  • Braves option Williams Perez to minors following rough loss

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have optioned right-hander Williams Perez to Triple-A Gwinnett and recalled right-hander Jake Brigham from Gwinnett.

  • In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, Thomas Demint, left, listens to his attorney Kenneth Mollins at a news conference in Hauppauge, N.Y., after police arrested Demint when he took a cellphone video of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. Demint says three officers tackled him, took away his smartphone and tried, unsuccessfully, to erase the video before arresting him on charges of obstruction of governmental administration and resisting arrest. Civil liberties experts say Demint is part of a growing trend of citizen videographers getting arrested after trying to record police behavior. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

    Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his friends, and body-slamming their mother. “I’m videotaping this, sir,” he tells an officer. “I’m just videotaping this.”

  • New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) takes Carlos Torres (72) out of the baseball game during the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Mets’ 7-game winning ends, Red Sox win 6-4 in 10 innings

    NEW YORK (AP) — If this had been a playoff game, New York Mets manger Terry Collins would have let Matt Harvey pitch one more inning. But it wasn’t, so he took his ace out after the sixth.

  • Atlanta Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes, who was pitching in relief, tips his cap as New York Yankees' Chris Young rounds the bases after a solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Williams Perez struggles, Braves crushed by Yankees 15-4

    ATLANTA (AP) — Jonny Gomes charged off the mound in the ninth inning with his arm raised, as if he had just closed out a win.

  • Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart (23) slides past New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud to score on an inside-the-park home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Swihart hits inside-the-park HR in 10th, Bosox end Mets’ run

    NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Red Sox rookie catcher Blake Swihart will tell you that he’s never hit an inside-the-park home run, even if the record books now reflect the contrary.

  • Prince, Charles lead New York to 81-68 win over Minnesota

    NEW YORK (AP) — Epiphanny Prince scored 22 points and the New York Liberty clinched their first playoff berth in three seasons with an 81-68 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night.