• Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An autistic teenage Special Olympics athlete who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport has been found. Los Angeles Police Department Officer Drake Madison says 15-year-old Shion Isimel of the Ivory Coast has been located. No further details on his...

  • Vikings' Zimmer to miss practice due to father's health

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's father is ailing. Zimmer told reporters Monday that he will miss practice Tuesday because his father is "not doing well." Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will supervise the team in his absence. The Vikings have a scheduled...

  • White Sox call up Trayce Thompson, brother of Warriors star

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson, brother of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson, from Triple-A Charlotte before the game with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night. Thompson takes the roster spot of right-hander Scott Carroll, who was...

  • Timmons leader of young Steelers linebackers

    Published: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons finally reached the Pro Bowl last season after an eight-year wait. He'd happily exchange it for a spot in the Super Bowl, which will depend a bit on how quickly the young linebackers around Timmons mature. "We didn't...

  • Cubs call up OF Matt Szczur, designate pitcher Richard

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs recalled outfielder Matt Szczur from Triple-A Iowa and designated left-hander Clayton Richard for assignment Monday night before their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Szczur was hitting .295 with seven home runs, 26 RBIs and 19 stolen bases in 58...

  • White Sox recall OF Trayce Thompson

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox recalled outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Charlotte before Monday night's game with the Tampa Bay Rays. Thompson takes the roster spot of right-hander Scott Carroll, who was optioned to the minors on Sunday. The White Sox had been playing...

  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles finally feeling healthy again

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Jamaal Charles had holes in his shoes on the first day of training camp. The Chiefs running back was trying out a new pair, and they apparently were a bit tight in the toes. So Charles made incisions on each shoe that allowed his big toe to poke though....

  • Vikings WR Jarius Wright 'carrying the torch' for friend

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Jarius Wright has entered the final year of his rookie contract with the Minnesota Vikings, with three productive seasons on his resume as a fourth-round draft pick. There's more depth on the roster at wide receiver now. As always in the NFL, there's no guarantee...

  • Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old's death

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game. Kaiser Carlile died Sunday, a day after he was hit by...

  • Rays' Shaffer to make major league debut against White Sox

    Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The timing of Richie Shaffer's phone call home on Sunday wasn't perfect. The news he was delivering, however, couldn't have been better. After being told he would make his major league debut Monday night in Chicago against the White Sox, the Tampa Bay Rays' 24-year-old...

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