• This Feb. 19, 2014, file photo, shows WhatsApp and Facebook app icons on a smartphone in New York. Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook, although not on the messaging service itself. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)

    WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads and Facebook friend suggestions on Facebook based on WhatsApp information — although not on the messaging service itself.

  • MLB and union to play games, invest $5M in Puerto Rico

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has agreed to hold games in Puerto Rico and will work with the players’ association to invest $5 million in developing baseball on the island.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, New York Giants co-owner John Mara walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Giants owner Mara ‘comfortable’ with NFL suspension of Brown

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL’s suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.

  • Ex-NBA player Jacobson, wife charged in Minnesota home sale

    HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — Former NBA player Sam Jacobson and his wife are charged with felonies in the sale of a Minnesota home five years ago.

  • Rivera confident DT Kawann Short will get long-term deal

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Coach Ron Rivera says defensive tackle Kawann Short is “too important a player” for the Panthers not to sign him to a long-term contract.

  • Pandora to release weekly show with Roots drummer Questlove

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Roots drummer Questlove is starting a new three-hour weekly show on the streaming music service Pandora that will feature music, interviews and conversations from the Grammy-winning musician.

  • This image released by Disney shows Ruby Barnhill and the Big Friendly Giant from Giant Country, voiced by Mark Rylance, in a scene from"The BFG." Spielberg’s “The BFG” seemed a surefire combination of director and material, but it hasn’t made much more than its $140 million production budget globally. (Disney via AP, File)

    Measuring the fallout from a summer full of box-office flops

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s blockbuster machine frequently stalled and sputtered this summer, leaving behind a steady trail of misbegotten reboots, ill-conceived sequels and questionable remakes.

  • Broncos get naming rights to stadium from Sports Authority

    DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos have taken over the naming rights to their stadium from Sports Authority.

  • Washington Nationals' Daniel Murphy (20) and Bryce Harper (34) celebrate after the ninth inning of baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Atlanta. Washington won 11-9. (AP Photo/John Amis)

    Nationals OF Harper designs cap to raise money for charity

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Bryce Harper’s many talents now include hat designer.

  • in this July 22, 2015, file photo, Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton reacts after striking out against the Colorado Rockies in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Denver.  The Rangers have placed Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, as he tries to come back from a series of operations on his left knee. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File0

    Rangers put Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Texas Rangers placed Josh Hamilton on unconditional release waivers Tuesday, though they hope his surgically rebuilt left knee is healthy enough to allow him to try for a spot with the team next season.