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AP Top Sports News At 3:18 a.m. EDT

Mets get Cespedes at trade deadline
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas....

For athletes, Olympic goals outweigh the risks of Rio waters
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes have been dismissing the dangers of swimming in Rio de Janeiro's dirty waters, saying the risks are not great enough to alter their Olympic plans....

Column: Baseball plays parity game as well as any sport
The Houston Astros are loading up for a pennant race....

Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19
NEW YORK (AP) -- The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August....

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback's lawsuit against the NFL and the team's image around the league....

Take me out to the rooftop: Wrigley changes bring new looks
CHICAGO (AP) -- Top of the first, one out. It's a Friday in July, the start of a holiday weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are hosting the Miami Marlins....

Kennedy watches wife give birth on FaceTime, then pitches
MIAMI (AP) -- Ian Kennedy expected to miss Friday's start against the Miami Marlins to be with his wife Allison, who was in labor with their fourth child....

Pay day: Wilson signs 4-year extension with Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Drawn out to nearly the last moment before a deadline that was not just for show, Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks discovered a compromise in contract talks....

Fan favorite Flores homers in 12th, Mets beat Nationals 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wilmer Flores gave Mets fans one more reason to fall for him - this time with his bat as well as his heart....

Greinke, Dodgers beat Angels 5-3 with Guerrero's go-ahead HR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Zack Greinke won his fifth straight decision, Howie Kendrick homered in his first game against his former team, and the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 Friday night in the opening game of the Freeway Series....

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