Yankees fall to the A's 6-4

New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone, left, as he is removed during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has long cherished his visits to Oakland, and this year more so than ever as he prepares to head into retirement following 19 major league seasons

Phillies beat Boston 5-2

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) is congratulated by teammates after his two-run home run in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bryce Harper homered to give Philadelphia a fifth-inning lead, and Corey Dickerson drove in two runs with a triple and a single on Wednesday night to help the Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and sweep the two-game series.

Jets LB Copeland suspended four games by NFL for PED violation

New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances

Defending champs Osaka, Djokovic are No. 1 seeds for U.S. Open

Naomi Osaka of Japan looks up at a replay as she faces Sofia Kenin of the United States in the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Friday in Mason, Ohio. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)

Defending champions Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic are the No. 1 seeds for singles play in the U.S. Open

Williams-Osaka reverberations felt a year later at U.S. Open

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Serena Williams, left, talks with chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the women's final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament against Naomi Osaka, of Japan, in New York. The indelible image from last year's U.S. Open does not involve anyone holding a trophy or making a particularly remarkable shot. It will be Williams pointing a finger at Ramos as she insisted he owed her an apology. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

The chaotic 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as this year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows

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Yankees fall to the A's 6-4

New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ hands the ball to manager Aaron Boone, left, as he is removed during the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has long cherished his visits to Oakland, and this year more so than ever as he prepares to head into retirement following 19 major league seasons

Phillies beat Boston 5-2

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (3) is congratulated by teammates after his two-run home run in the fifth inning of Wednesday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Bryce Harper homered to give Philadelphia a fifth-inning lead, and Corey Dickerson drove in two runs with a triple and a single on Wednesday night to help the Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 and sweep the two-game series.

Mets beat Indians 4-3 in 10 innings

J.D. Davis of the New York Mets, right, celebrates with Todd Frazier (21) after Davis drove in the game-winning run with a single during the 10th inning of Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians at New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night.

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Gordon back with Patriots while on non-football injury list

Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up prior to the start of Monday's practice session in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Receiver Josh Gordon was out on the field for the New England Patriots for the first time since he was suspended in December for violating the league's substance abuse policy

Brown reportedly takes part in meetings with Raiders

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) warms up prior to last Thursday's NFL preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Star receiver Antonio Brown has returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out."

ESPN documentary shows Bleier's emotional return to Vietnam

In an image provided by ESPN from video, Rocky Bleier stands in Hiep Duc Valley, about 35 miles south of Danang in Vietnam, on Aug. 20, 2018. (ESPN via AP)

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969.

Stidham rallies Patriots to 22-17 victory over Titans

New England Patriots quarterback Jarrett Stidham (4) scrambles against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of a preseason game Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Zaleski/AP Photo)

Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Damoun Patterson with 4:12 left, rallying the New England Patriots to a 22-17 victory over the Tennessee Titans

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For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

Kemba Walker of the United States is shown during the second half of an exhibition game against Spain on Aug. 16 at Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup.

WNBA playoff picture clearing up

Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun (25) leads a breakaway during Sunday's WNBA game against Dallas Wings at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

With a few weeks left in the season it seems there are three teams in contention for the coveted double-bye in the postseason.

WNBA roundup

New York's Tina Charles is defended by Indiana's Teaira McCowan during the first half of Tuesday's game in Indianapolis. New York won, 82-76. (Darron Cummings/AP Photo)

Diamond DeShields led five Chicago starters in double figures with 17 points, helping the Sky beat the Atlanta Dream 87-83

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Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

Then-Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner defends his net against Carolina during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL second-round playoff series on April 26 in New York. Lehner agreed to a free-agent deal Monday continuing an active summer for Chicago after it missed the playoffs for the second straight year. Lehner got a $5 million, one-year contract after he earned a career-high 25 wins last season with the Islanders. (Julio Cortez/AP Photo)

After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues bruised their way to the Stanley Cup, Central rivals responded in different ways this offseason to create a stacked division

Sabres among teams focused on trade market over free agency

Buffalo's Jeff Skinner celebrates his goal during the second period of a Dec. 16, 2018 game against Boston at TD Garden. Realizing how difficult it is to lure free agents to Buffalo, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill has relied mostly on trades to stock his roster with established talent, like Skinner. (Michael Dwyer/AP Photo)

Sabres general manager Jason Botterill is focused more on adding talent through the trade market in knowing how difficult it is to lure players to Buffalo in free agency

Rangers, Panthers, Predators winners early in free agency

Then-Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky looks on during the third period of a March 31 game against the Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y. Florida signed goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to a seven-year contract. A person with knowledge of the signing says Bobrovsky's deal is worth $70 million for a salary-cap hit of $10 million per season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team did not announce the terms of the contract. (Jeffrey T. Barnes/AP Photo)

The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators were winners on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts

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Sun top Wings to clinch WNBA playoff berth

Courtney Williams of the Connecticut Sun, left, puts up a shot during Sunday's WNBA game against the Dallas Wings at Mohegan Sun Arena.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Courtney Williams scored 12 of her game-high 18 in the fourth quarter to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings on Sunday, 78-68, and clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth.

Playoffs in sight for tired Sun

The Connecticut Sun would clinch their third straight WNBA playoff berth with a home win over the Dallas Wings on Sunday or an Indiana Fever loss at the Washington Mystics, who also play Sunday.

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A new format for FedEx Cup brings clarity and curiosity

Justin Thomas, left, shares a laugh with Rickie Fowler as they prepare to play a practice round for the Tour Championship on Wednesday in Atlanta.  (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Justin Thomas has a two-shot lead, and the Tour Championship hasn't even started.

For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

Kemba Walker of the United States is shown during the second half of an exhibition game against Spain on Aug. 16 at Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the FIBA World Cup.

Jordan Reed is finally healthy again and the Redskins need it to stay that way

Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed of New London says he was pain-free for the first time in years this offseason. (John McDonnell/Washington Post)

Landon Collins noticed immediately this summer. Something was different about Jordan Reed.

Mets beat Indians 4-3 in 10 innings

J.D. Davis of the New York Mets, right, celebrates with Todd Frazier (21) after Davis drove in the game-winning run with a single during the 10th inning of Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians at New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

J.D. Davis lined an RBI single with two outs that capped a two-run rally in the 10th inning and the New York Mets, helped moments earlier by a huge Cleveland mental lapse, beat the Indians 4-3 Wednesday night.

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Aurora Games

7:10 p.m., ESPNU — From Albany, N.Y.

Baseball

1 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Kansas City Royals at Boston Red Sox. (completion of suspended game)

2 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Willemstad (Curacao) vs. South Chungcheong (South Korea) in International semifinal from South Williamsport, Pa.

5 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Brooklyn Cyclones at Connecticut Tigers in a doubleheader.

7 p.m., SNY, WCBS (880-AM) — MLB: Cleveland Indians at New York Mets.

7:10 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: River Ridge (La.) vs. South Riding (Va.) in United States semifinal from South Williamsport, Pa.

7:30 p.m., MLB Network — MLB: Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals.

9:30 p.m., YES — MLB: New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics.

Basketball

5:30 a.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States at Australia from Melbourne.

10:30 p.m., CBSSN — WNBA: Indiana Fever at Los Angeles Sparks.

Football

7 p.m., WCCT, WFAN (660-AM) — NFL preseason: New York Giants at Cincinnati Bengals.

7:30 p.m., WCTX, WMOS (102.3-FM) — NFL preseason: Carolina Panthers at New England Patriots.

8 p.m., Ch. 61 — NFL preseason: Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins.

Golf

5 a.m., Golf Channel — European PGA: Scandinavian Invitation from Molndal, Sweden.

9:30 a.m., Golf Channel — LPGA: CP Women's Open from Aurora, Ontario.

1 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Tour Championship from Atlanta.

6 p.m., Golf Channel — Korn Ferry: Boise Open from Idaho. 

Soccer

9:30 p.m., ESPN — MLS: Minnesota United at Sporting Kansas City.

Tennis

11 a.m., ESPNews — U.S. Open qualifying from New York.

11 a.m., Tennis Channel — WTA: Bronx Open from New York.

3 p.m., Tennis Channel — ATP: Winston-Salem Open from North Carolina.