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  • Versatile Martin looks to earn 49ers roster spot

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Early in his career, Jonathan Martin had a harder time keeping plays straight while shifting from one side of the offensive line to the other. That ability and versatility now might help earn him a job with the San Francisco 49ers after what coach Jim...

  • AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo'ne Davis' tournament

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis' moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning. The 13-year-old star pitcher from Philadelphia wowed the world at the Little League World Series. She was the 18th girl to play in the event, and the only one to win a game on the mound. Her...

  • Davis' accomplishments still inspire despite loss

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo'ne Davis will look like a typical eighth-grader when she begins classes at Philadelphia's Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in a couple of weeks. Thick braids? Check. Bright smile? Yep. But Davis is anything but your average 13-year-old. None of the...

  • Column: A salute to football's worst of the worst

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — This isn't another column about Florida State or Alabama. They get enough attention. With the start of college football right around the corner, we'd like to give a shoutout to the Bottom 10, those schools where optimism is about as appropriate as refusing to dump a...

  • Scott, Tringale tied for the lead at Barclays

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Now that the majors are over, Adam Scott is going after the only big prize left this year — a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup title. Scott ran off four straight birdies in the middle of his round Friday, and then closed with an approach that settled a foot from...

  • Wiggins: rare No. 1 pick traded before rookie year

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wait is almost over. The blockbuster trade that will send Kevin Love to team up with LeBron James in Cleveland will be completed on Saturday, making the Cavaliers an instant favorite in the Eastern Conference and turning Andrew Wiggins into something of an...

  • Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday's game at Wrigley Field. Then he had an even better time on the mound, shutting down Baltimore in his first start against his former club. Arietta held Baltimore to four hits in...

  • Super Bowl Task Force to begin work

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A special task force charged with bringing a future Super Bowl to Kansas City gets to work next week. Missouri lawmakers approved a resolution earlier this year urging the NFL to play a Super Bowl at Arrowhead Stadium. The groundwork for the campaign will be...

  • Mathieu, Abraham in tow as Cardinals end camp

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up training camp on Friday, with two important cogs in their defense working their way back into the fray. Safety Tyrann Mathieu has made a speedier-than-expected recovery from a severe knee injury and outside linebacker John...

  • Washington Post strikes 'Redskins' from editorials

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington's football team the "Redskins" on its editorial page. The paper's editorial board announced Friday that it will refrain from using the term that it says "unquestionably offends not only many Native Americans...

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