• Bills sign wide receiver Rod Streater, tight end Saxton

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed wide receiver Rod Streater and tight end Wes Saxton, while releasing tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and quarterback Josh Woodrum.

  • ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ sails into new franchise waters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain Jack Sparrow might be a household name, but despite the cultural clout, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise has gone adrift. In some ways, it’s been a series of diminishing returns, and they’re not done yet. As the fifth film, “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” prepares to set sail Friday, it’s already facing a few hurdles, including a changed blockbuster landscape, a star with a diminished profile and a six-year gap between installments.

  • Bour’s four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics 11-9

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Bour matched his career high with four hits including his fourth home run in five games to highlight Miami’s best offensive game of the season, and the Marlins held off a late surge to beat the Oakland Athletics 11-9 on Tuesday night.

  • NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

    CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown.

  • Former South Carolina QB Brandon McIlwain transfers to Cal

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain is transferring to California.

  • Rams All-Pro Donald skips opening OTAs during contract talks

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald skipped the Los Angeles Rams’ first day of organized team activities Monday while he negotiates a long-term contract extension with the club.

  • Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay Schlauch’s conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

  • Soundgarden frontman Cornell’s funeral will be Friday in LA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will be buried Friday in Los Angeles, his attorney Kirk Pasich said Sunday.

  • ‘Migrant Mother’ photographer’s images of oppressed resonate

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Dorothea Lange was driving by a pea pickers’ camp on the California coast when she stumbled across a weary mother and her many children huddled in a lean-to.

  • Angels give Fister $1.75M deal to fortify depleted staff

    NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to reinforce an injury-ravaged pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels agreed Saturday to a deal with Doug Fister that pays $1.75 million while he is in the major leagues and $100,000 in the minors.