McNeil hits go-ahead double in eighth, Mets beat Giants 6-3

The Mets' Jeff McNeil celebrates after hitting a go-ahead RBI double during the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against San Francisco at Citi Field. The Mets won, 6-3. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Rookie Jeff McNeil went 4 for 4 and hit a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-3

Coach: Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis make a potent backfield duo

Tennessee's Dion Lewis carries a ball tethered to a strap held by teammate Derrick Henry during a July 26 training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Titans' head coach Mike Vrabel best sums up Tennessee's new backfield combination of Henry and Lewis when he says he'd rather not try to tackle Henry or defend against Lewis. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Titans coach: Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis make a potent backfield duo

Jets' 'New Jack City' DBs look to 'control the airways'

Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne speaks to the media while wearing a “New Jack City” t-shirt during training camp Tuesday in Florham Park, N.J.

Jets' 'New Jack City' defensive backs look to 'control the airways' against opponents

Disappointing Nats trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

Washington's Daniel Murphy hits a two-run single during the seventh inning of a July 15 game against the Mets at Citi Field. The Nationals traded Murphy, a second baseman, to the Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to St. Louis, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Washington Nationals trade 2B Daniel Murphy to Chicago Cubs and 1B Matt Adams to St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on disappointing season

IndyCar driver Wickens has rods, screws placed into spine

IndyCar driver Robert Wickens has titanium rods and screws placed in his spine to stabilize a fracture associated with a spinal cord injury suffered in crash at Pocono Raceway

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The University of Sanctimony (Notre Dame) in pinstripes, is cause for weeping

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James Stack matches his father with second Pequot men's club championship

A determined James Stack carried some extra motivation into the Pequot Golf Club men's...

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McNeil hits go-ahead double in eighth, Mets beat Giants 6-3

The Mets' Jeff McNeil celebrates after hitting a go-ahead RBI double during the eighth inning of Tuesday's game against San Francisco at Citi Field. The Mets won, 6-3. (Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)

Rookie Jeff McNeil went 4 for 4 and hit a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-3

Disappointing Nats trade Murphy to Cubs, Adams to Cards

Washington's Daniel Murphy hits a two-run single during the seventh inning of a July 15 game against the Mets at Citi Field. The Nationals traded Murphy, a second baseman, to the Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to St. Louis, essentially throwing in the towel on a disappointing season. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Washington Nationals trade 2B Daniel Murphy to Chicago Cubs and 1B Matt Adams to St. Louis Cardinals, essentially throwing in the towel on disappointing season

Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics swings at a pitch from Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning Monday in Oakland. Davis' jersey is signed by Anthony Slocumb, a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as seen on Davis' left shoulder. Davis hit his 37th home run of the season wearing the signed jersey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics against the Texas Rangers

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Saquan Barkley runs alone as Giants return to practice

Giants running back Saquon Barkley, left, meets with former Lions running back Barry Sanders before Friday's preseason game in Detroit. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

First-round draft pick Saquon Barkley ran on his own as the New York Giants returned to practice

Jets' Darnold one of most impressive rookies McCown has seen

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) looks to pass as Redskins defensive end Jonathan Allen (93) is blocked during the first half of Thursday's preseason game at Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

The veteran New York Jets quarterback has also watched some youngsters thrive in the pressure, so he could be considered a bit of an expert on the topic.

Shurmur won't say if Odell Beckham Jr. will play vs. Jets

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham smiles on the sidelines during the first half of Friday's preseason game against the Lions at Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur isn't looking at the annual preseason game against the Jets as a final dress rehearsal for the upcoming season.

Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17

Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta stretches into the end zone for a 10-yard touchdown run during the second half of Friday's preseason game in Detroit. The Giants beat the Lions, 30-17. (Paul Sancya/AP Photo)

Davis Webb bounces back and helps Giants beat Lions 30-17

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WNBA playoffs capsules

A look at the two first-round games in the WNBA playoffs with Los Angeles hosting Minnesota and Phoenix playing Dallas

Last year's WNBA finalists meet right away in first round

Lindsay Whalen, center, smiles with her teammates during a ceremony honoring her last regular season game for the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday in Minneapolis. The reigning champions visit Los Angeles on Tuesday in the first round of the WNBA playoffs in a rematch of last year's final. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune via AP)

The WNBA playoffs are set after a wild, unpredictable regular season came to an end Sunday

WNBA roundup

Lindsay Whalen greets her parents after the final regular-season home game of her career on Sunday, an 88-83 win over Washington in Minneapolis. (Richard Tsong-Taatarii/Star Tribune/AP Sports)

Lindsay Whalen scored 10 points in the final regular-season home game of her career, Sylvia Fowles set the WNBA season record for rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx closed the season with a 88-83 victory over the Washington Mystics

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Teams re-sign stars a year ahead of free agency

Ottawa's Erik Karlsson moves the puck against the Carolina during the first period of a Jan. 30 game in Raleigh, N.C. Karlsson, Ottawa's Norris Trophy-winning captain, is a free agent. (Karl B DeBlaker/AP Photo)

The Coyotes, Kings, Sharks and Lightning all made sure they wouldn't fall into the same trap as the Islanders with John Tavares by re-signing top players a year before they could hit free agency

James Neal signs 5-year, $28.75 million contract with Flames

Vegas left wing James Neal leaps over Predators defenseman P.K. Subban in the third period of a Jan. 16 game in Nashville, Tenn. Calgary has added a much-needed scorer to their lineup, signing Neal on Monday. The deal is worth $28.75 million over five years with an annual average salary of $5.75 million. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

The Calgary Flames have landed the top free agent still on the market by signing forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract

Homeward bound: Star center John Tavares chooses Maple Leafs

Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Red Wings in a game on Feb. 21, 2017 at Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

John Tavares needed to post only one picture on his Twitter account to explain the grip the Maple Leafs have had on him since he was a youngster growing up in suburban Toronto.

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Stewart is AP Player of the Year, Sun's Jones Sixth Woman of the Year

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones, middle, during Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Sparks, was named the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year on Tuesday. The Sun open the postseason with a game Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena against an opponent to be determined. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Breanna Stewart has taken her game to a new level this year to lead Seattle to the top spot in the league

Sun hit their stride at the perfect time

Connecticut center Jonquel Jones is fouled by Chelsea Gray, right, while being tripled-teamed during Sunday's 89-86 win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 6-foot-6 Jones, who was named WNBA Player of the Week on Monday, is playing her best basketball of the season for the Sun, who won nine of their final 10 games to earn a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun insisted everything was going to be okay when they were struggling a month ago. They were right as they won nine of their final 10 games to earn a first-round bye in the WNBA playoffs.

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Stewart Cink's season takes a quick turn for the better

Stewart Cink hits to the first green during the third round of the PGA Championship on Aug. 11 in St. Louis. Cink enters the FedEx Cup playoffs at No. 58 in the standings, his best starting position since 2010. Thanks to a tie for fourth at the PGA Championship, he will return to the Masters for the first time in five years. He wouldn't have seen this coming three months ago. His last victory was the 2009 British Open at Turnberry. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Golf Notes: Stewart Cink on the rise, Bernhard Langer wins a special award, Brooks Koepka wraps up PGA of America player of the year

Ex-NFLer Incognito accused of threatening funeral home staff

Former NFL offensive lineman Richie Incognito bonded out of an Arizona jail Tuesday after being arrested on charges he threatened to shoot employees of a funeral home a day earlier

Serena Williams seeded 17 at U.S. Open, nine spots above ranking

In this Sept. 7, 2014, file photo, Serena Williams holds the championship trophy after defeating Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the 2014 U.S. Open in New York. Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open, higher than her current ranking of No. 26. (Darron Cummings/AP File Photo)

Serena Williams was seeded No. 17 for the U.S. Open, nine spots higher than her ranking

Khris Davis lets Make-A-Wish kid sign jersey, slugs long HR

Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics swings at a pitch from Texas Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon in the fifth inning Monday in Oakland. Davis' jersey is signed by Anthony Slocumb, a child from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as seen on Davis' left shoulder. Davis hit his 37th home run of the season wearing the signed jersey. (Ben Margot/AP Photo)

Khris Davis asked a young fan from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sign his jersey, then slugged a mighty home run for the Oakland Athletics against the Texas Rangers

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11 a.m., ESPN — LLWS: Barcelona (Spain) vs. Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) from Williamsport, Pa.

3 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Guayama (Puerto Rico) vs. Surrey (British Columbia) from Williamsport, Pa.

7 p.m., YES, WFAN (660-AM) — MLB: New York Yankees at Miami Marlins.

7 p.m., NESN, WTIC (1080-AM), WEEI (103.7-FM) — MLB: Cleveland Indians at Boston Red Sox.

7 p.m., SNY, WOR (710-AM) — MLB: San Francisco Giants at New York Mets.

7 p.m., ESPNU — American Legion World Series: Wilmington (Del.) vs. Las Vegas (Nev.) in final from Shelby, N.C.

7 p.m., WICH (1310-AM) — NYP: Hudson Valley Renegades at Connecticut Tigers. 

7:30 p.m., ESPN — LLWS: Grosse Pointe Woods (Mich.) vs. Peachtree City (Ga.) from Williamsport, Pa.

10 p.m., ESPN — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers.

Basketball

7 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury.

9 p.m., ESPN2 — WNBA playoffs: Minnesota Lynx at Los Angeles Sparks.