• Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer watches his grand slam against Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Matt Garza during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Benny Sieu)

    Jordy Mercer hits grand slam, Pirates hold off Brewers 5-3

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jordy Mercer’s first career grand slam capped a five-run sixth inning that started with two errors by Milwaukee third baseman Jonathan Villar, and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on for a 5-3 win on Friday night over the Brewers.

  • “Greater” tells story of late Arkansas walk-on Burslworth

    In Brandon Burlsworth, the bespectacled former walk-on from Arkansas, former Colts general manager Bill Polian believed he had drafted a player who could be to Indianapolis’ offensive line what Peyton Manning was at quarterback.

  • Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL star Darren Sharper filed a federal court notice Friday that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case — a case in which he pleaded guilty.

  • U.S. Bank Stadium's huge doors opened for the first time Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Minneapolis.  The Minnesota Vikings' new stadium has been taken for a couple of test drives by soccer players and country music stars, but its biggest test yet arrives Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive. (Rochelle Olson /Star Tribune via AP)

    New stadium still working out kinks for 1st Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings’ new $1.1 billion stadium has been test-driven by soccer players, a country music superstar and an iconic heavy metal band. But the biggest test for U.S. Bank Stadium comes Sunday when the football team and its rabid fans finally arrive.

  • Ali Center looks to future without boxing great

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) —

  • This image released by the Hallmark Channel shows Jesse Metcalfe from the TV series, "Chesapeake Shores," airing Sundays at 9 p.m. EST. (Ricardo Hubbs/Hallmark Channel via AP)

    Jesse Metcalfe revels in real-life romance, music on TV

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jesse Metcalfe is stretching himself artistically as a musician and, on the side, as a jewelry designer.

  • In this Friday, July 22, 2016, photo, Pecha Berry Pokeseed doughnuts, top left and center, are displayed in a box of doughnuts from Doughnut Plant, in New York. From doughnut shops to zoos, businesses and organizations are finding creative ways to capitalize on “Pokemon Go.” (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Pokemon doughnuts, exercise classes tap game’s popularity.

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks into the “Pokemon Go” craze, demand remains strong for “Poke Ball”-shaped treats made by a high-end doughnut company, one of many businesses and organizations coming up with creative ways to lure players in their search for the elusive “pocket monsters.”

  • Actor Marvin Kaplan, a diner patron on ‘Alice,’ dead at 89

    NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran actor Marvin Kaplan has died at 89.

  • This Aug. 23, 2016 photo taken from video shows Linda Thompson during an interview in New York. Thompson, who was engaged to Elvis Presley and married to Bruce Jenner and David Foster, has authored a book called, "A Little Thing Called Life." (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

    Linda Thompson writes of love, loss and what she’s learned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Thompson, who lived with Elvis Presley and was married to Bruce Jenner, has kept the details of her high-profile relationships private over the years.

  • Van Genechten wins Vuelta 7th stage, Contador crashes

    PUEBLA DE SANABRIA, Spain (AP) — Jonas Van Genechten of Belgium sprinted to win the Spanish Vuelta’s seventh stage on Friday after Alberto Contador crashed near the finish line.