• Tuesday, August 4, 2015

    Debate, early stages of campaign show power of Fox News as gatekeeper

  • Los Angeles Galaxy forward Giovani dos Santos signs autographs after his first training with the MLS soccer team in Carson, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. After four years of courting dos Santos, the Galaxy signed the highest-profile Mexican star in their history to a designated player contract, paying a reported $7 million transfer fee. He will make his Major League Soccer debut on Sunday against the Seattle Sounders FC. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

    Fans, media line up for dos Santos at Galaxy practice

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Some 50 fans, many wearing Giovani dos Santos’ Mexican national team jersey, gathered to see the 26-year old before and after his second practice with the Galaxy on Tuesday.

  • Detroit Lions linebackers DeAndre Levy, from left, Stephen Tulloch and Tahir Whitehead lineup during NFL football training camp in Allen Park, Mich., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.  (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Lions continue negotiating with Levy to keep him beyond 2015

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — DeAndre Levy’s career-best production last season has the Detroit Lions hoping to come to an agreement that would keep him with the team beyond 2015.

  • NFL union releases Brady testimony in “Deflategate”

    NEW YORK (AP) — The public now has more information to decide whether New England quarterback Tom Brady was truthful about deflated footballs.

  • In this July 25, 2015 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Oskaloosa, Iowa. The 17 Republican presidential candidates made a total of 273 separate appearances on Fox News in May, June and July, according a count by Media Matters for America. Six candidates, Trump, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul and Rick Perry, have appeared 20 times or more each on Fox or Fox Business Channel in that period, according to the network. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Debate illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon — but first there’s the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week’s first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever.

    Updated: 6:59 pm

  • AP sources: Battista stepping down as Sabres executive

    Two people familiar with the decision say Buffalo Sabres vice president of hockey-related business Joe Battista is leaving the team.

  • Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller holds an unidentified child while greeting fans after the opening session at the team's NFL football training camp Friday, July 31, 2015, in Englewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    Miller no longer in NFL’s drug program

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller no longer carries all those extra pounds or the weight of the world.

  • A San Francisco 49ers player runs on the field at Levi's Stadium during the team's NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. It took less than a half-hour into the 49ers’ first practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    49ers deal with loose sod in Levi’s Stadium on first day

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — It took less than 30 minutes into the San Francisco 49ers’ first training camp practice for the Levi’s Stadium sod to come up in pieces, also only a couple of hours after the venue hosted a high school all-star game.

  • Washington Redskins corner back DeAngelo Hall, center, rides the exercise bike during the teams NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

    Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall returns from 2 Achilles operations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — No one around the Washington Redskins harbors doubt about whether DeAngelo Hall has the know-how and competitive spirit necessary to come back from two — count ’em, two! — operations on a torn Achilles tendon.

  • Jets promote Jacqueline Davidson to dir. of football admin.

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have promoted long-time front-office executive Jacqueline Davidson to director of football administration.