WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Special Olympics and its athletes represent values like pride, dignity and teamwork that offer lessons for all people.
Obama is marking the 46th anniversary of the Special Olympics with a dinner and celebration at the White House. He's praising athletes who have gone on to contribute to their communities in various ways after competing in the Special Olympics.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
In the seventh inning of a tight game at Comerica Park — with the bases loaded, no less — Detroit center fielder Austin Jackson suddenly trotted from his position to the dugout.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Brad Faxon and David Fay are returning to the broadcast booth for Fox Sports.
Faxon worked briefly for NBC Sports and most recently for Golf Channel. He will serve as the lead studio analyst and a hole announcer for Fox, which has signed a 12-year deal to broadcast the U.S. Open and other USGA events starting next year. Fox also will broadcast the Shark Shootout in December.
Fay was executive director of the USGA until retiring at...
Last season at this time, Oregon State coach Mike Riley was focusing on choosing a starting quarterback. That's the least of his concerns as he heads into fall camp this year.
Sean Mannion won the starter's job over Cody Vaz last fall and went on to throw for a Pac-12 single-season record 4,662 yards and a school-record 37 touchdowns. The Beavers finished 7-6, capping off the year with a 38-23 victory over Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones says his right foot has fully recovered from surgery last October, adding that he will be 100 percent when the Atlanta Falcons host New Orleans in the season opener.
Jones showed his breakaway speed at the end of practice late Thursday afternoon when he ran past cornerback Desmond Trufant to catch a 40-yard pass from quarterback Matt Ryan.
Though he's not sure if the Falcons will let him play in...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the Buffalo Bills' sale selection process has told The Associated Press that Donald Trump has been chosen to advance to the next round of bidding.
The person said Trump was informed Thursday by Morgan Stanley, the banking firm overseeing the sale for late owner Ralph Wilson's estate. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the sale is private.