Red Sox celebration put on hold by Yankees' Walker

Neil Walker of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

The Phillies' Jorge Alfaro is doused by Wilson Ramos after Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Mets in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the New York Mets 5-2 to boost their faint playoff hopes

Rain forecast pushes Yankees-Red Sox to night game

Rain in forecast pushes start of Yankees-Red Sox from afternoon to night game

Jets not taking hungry, still-winless Browns lightly

The Jets' Doug Middleton (36), Brandon Copeland and Darron Lee tackle Miami's Albert Wilson during the first half of Sunday's game in East Rutherford, N.J. Miami won, 20-12. (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo)

Jets insist they're not taking the hungry, still-winless Browns lightly

Hall of Fame members threaten boycott of inductions

Former NFL player Jim Brown arrives for the inductions at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 4 in Canton, Ohio. A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith and Hall of Fame President David Baker — and obtained by The Associated Press — 21 Hall of Fame members cited themselves as

A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers is demanding health insurance coverage and a share of NFL revenues or else those former players will boycott the induction ceremonies

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Red Sox celebration put on hold by Yankees' Walker

Neil Walker of the New York Yankees hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against the Boston Red Sox at New York. The Yankees won 3-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Zach Britton started a game-ending double play on New York's third try in the ninth inning and the Yankees kept the Boston Red Sox from a bubbly celebration in the Bronx for at least another night with a 3-2...

Alfaro's HR overshadows Matz's big night; Phillies top Mets

The Phillies' Jorge Alfaro is doused by Wilson Ramos after Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Mets in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Jorge Alfaro hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the New York Mets 5-2 to boost their faint playoff hopes

Rain forecast pushes Yankees-Red Sox to night game

Rain in forecast pushes start of Yankees-Red Sox from afternoon to night game

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Lions fought back, but now in an even deeper hole

Detroit head coach Matt Patricia watches from the sidelines during the second half of Sunday's 30-27 loss to the 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

The Detroit Lions now face a different set of questions after falling short at San Francisco

Chiefs celebrating Mahomes' big day — on his birthday

Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes throws during the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Mahomes threw for six touchdowns in Kansas City's 42-37 win. (Don Wright/AP Photo)

Patrick Mahomes has every reason to celebrate his 23rd birthday after leading the Chiefs to a 2-0 start with a record-setting performance in Pittsburgh

Carson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles

The Eagles' Carson Wentz, right, talks to Nick Foles at the end of a public practice on Aug. 5 in Philadelphia. Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3. (Michael Perez/AP Photo)

Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is expected to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3

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Celtics' Heyward: Rehab was 'most difficult thing I've done'

Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics waves as he steps off the basketball court after speaking with members of the media and taking part in a photo shoot on Thursday at Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The Celtics were in sunny Los Angeles, it was another sub-zero winter day back in Boston, and Gordon Hayward was stuck in rehab, shooting baskets from a chair and picking up marbles with his toes to work his surgically repaired ankle back into shape.

Celtics' Jabari Bird taking a break after violence charges

Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird said he's taking a break from the team following charges that he choked and kicked his girlfriend and prevented her from leaving his apartment.

Seattle's Stewart unanimous All-WNBA First Team pick

WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm was unanimously selected to the 2018 All-WNBA First Team, the league announced Wednesday.

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Youthful Rangers focused on getting better after changes

The New York Rangers' Chris Kreider, back right, and Mika Zibanejad celebrate Zibanejad's goal against the Canucks on Feb. 28 during the third period in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kreider and the New York Rangers have put last season’s struggles behind and are just focusing on the future. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers have put last season's struggles behind and are just focusing on the future

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

The Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday for a package of young players and picks, adding a world-class player to a team now expected to contend in the ultra-tough Western...

Bruins head to China for exhibitions against Calgary

In this April 8, 2017, file photo, Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid passes the puck against the Washington Capitals during a game at Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

The Bruins left Tuesday for China, where they'll play exhibition games against the Calgary Flames on Sept. 15 in Shenzhen and Sept. 19 in Beijing. This is the second year the NHL has played exhibition games in China. The Los Angeles Kings and...

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Mercury finish off the Sun late to win 96-86

Connecticut Sun guard Rachel Banham, left, comforts teammate Shekinna Stricklen (40) as the players walk off the court following their loss to the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA second-round playoff action Thursday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Mercury finished the game on a 15-2 run to win 96-86, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Phoenix Mercury went on a 15-2 run with less than four minutes left in the game to beat the Connecticut Sun 96-86 Thursday, eliminating the Sun for the second straight season in the second round of the WNBA playoffs.

Sun's Jonquel Jones named WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year

Connecticut Sun post Jonquel Jones was named the 2018 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the league announced Thursday. She received 20 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters.

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Steelers plan to talk to Brown about social media usage

The Steelers' Antonio Brown runs after making a catch against the Kansas City in the first half of Sunday's game in Pittsburgh. (Don Wright/AP Photo)

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin wants to talk to Antonio Brown about the Pro Bowl wide receiver's social media usage

U.S. Open umpire who spoke to Kyrgios gets 2-tournament ban

In this Aug. 31 file photo, chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani gives instructions before a doubles match during the U.S. Open at New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Mohamed Lahyani will not officiate at his next two scheduled events — the China Open in Beijing, which starts on Oct. 1, and the Shanghai Masters the following week, the men's tour said in a statement Tuesday.

Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

The Cleveland Browns traded problematic wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots on Monday for a fifth-round draft pick. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots

Mack, Amukamara lead Bears over Seahawks 24-17

Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman sacks Seattle's Russell Wilson during the first half of Monday's game in Chicago. The Bears sacked Wilson six times in their 24-17 win. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

Khalil Mack had one of six sacks against Russell Wilson, Prince Amukamara returned an interception 49 yards for a touchdown and the Chicago Bears beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 Monday night to give coach Matt Nagy his first career victory

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6 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies.

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10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Equestrian

6 p.m., NBCSN — World Equestrian Games from Mill Spring, N.C. (taped today)

Hockey

7:30 a.m., NBCSN — NHL preseason: Boston Bruins vs. Calgary Flames from Beijing.

7 p.m., MSG — NHL preseason: Philadelphia Flyers at New York Rangers.

Soccer

12:55 p.m., TNT — UEFA Champions League: AEK Athens at AFC Ajax.

3 p.m., TNT — UEFA Champions League: AS Roma at Real Madrid.

8:30 p.m., ESPN2 — Campeones Cup: Tigres UNAL at Toronto FC.

Tennis

6 a.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: St. Petersburg Open from Russia.