• Cleveland Indians’ Abraham Almonte (35) hits a grand slam off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Cleveland. Michael Brantley, Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Sun spots: Trout, Angels swept in Cleveland with 9-2 loss

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels have a more pressing concern than the AL wild-card race: They need to win their next game to avoid falling below .500.

  • New York Mets' Wilmer Flores (4) slides past Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart to score on a single by Travis d'Arnaud during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Flores helps Mets surge in fascinating deadline postscript

    For the New York Mets, August has been like a dream, and nothing sums up their charmed life better than the saga of Wilmer Flores.

  • Fans walk past the Arthur Ashe stadium ahead of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Nadal hopes to make new memories vs Coric as US Open begins

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s memories of his lone match against Borna Coric are a bit fuzzy, which is understandable.

  • Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (23) makes a pass against Phoenix Mercury center Cayla Francis (22) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

    Lynx happy to see August end after struggling this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx came into the season as the prohibitive favorite to win their third WNBA championship in five seasons. Acquiring Olympian Sylvia Fowles in late July did nothing to change that.

  • Jason Day, of Australia, holds up the winner's trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Day wins The Barclays in another runaway

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That’s still four weeks away.

  • Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is congratulated by his wife Brittany and son Cooper after completing a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    After coming so close, Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He’d come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs.

  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York,  Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Goodell, Brady due in court for ‘Deflategate’ case

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

    Updated: 10:28 am

  • A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    NYC’s first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio

    NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men’s room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.

    Updated: 4:25 am

  • Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero, left, runs toward starting pitcher Jake Arrieta as Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley walks away after Arrieta completed a no-hitter in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Dodgers no-hit for 2nd time in 10 days with 2-0 loss to Cubs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — This isn’t how the Los Angeles Dodgers wanted to go into a crucial three-game series against the second-place Giants.

  • Portland Thorns goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, left, and defender Rachel Van Hollebeke celebrate after an NWSL soccer match against the Washington Spirit in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Both players have announced their retirement from soccer. The teams tied 3-3. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

    Portland sends off Angerer and Van Hollebeke with sellout

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Thorns played Sunday night before their second sellout crowd of more than 21,000, though it was bittersweet.