• Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Scherzer dominant as Nationals edge Phillies 3-2

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Max Scherzer didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning and he was dominant through eight as the Washington Nationals continued their mastery of the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

  • 2 Pirates minor leaguers suspended after weekend arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Pittsburgh Pirates minor leaguers have been suspended for the final seven days of their season after being arrested and charged in connection with an incident in Toledo, Ohio.

  • New York Giants defensive end Kerry Wynn (72) returns an interception for a touchdown as New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty (9) watches during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Petty, Hackenberg _ no Geno _ in Jets’ preseason finale

    NEW YORK (AP) — The two young guys will be under center for the New York Jets’ preseason finale.

  • Correction: Immigration-Family Detention story

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In a story Aug. 29 about a federal appeals court upholding a ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to their home countries, The Associated Press reported erroneously that some of the women seeking asylum were from Ecuador. The women were from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, not Ecuador.

  • In this Dec. 6, 1973, file photo, Joe Paterno, head coach of the Penn State football team, clutches the Lambert Trophy in New York, after it was awarded to his team as emblematic of collegiate grid supremacy in the East. Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Paterno's shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant. (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe Paterno’s shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant.

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark throws a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Roark, Werth lead Nationals past Phillies 4-0

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once he figured out his new delivery, Jake Thompson looked sharp.

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark throws a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Roark, Werth lead Nationals past Phillies 4-0

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tanner Roark threw seven impressive innings, Jayson Werth hit a solo homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0 on Monday night.

  • In this Jan. 4, 2016, file photo, then-New York Giants' Cullen Jenkins talks to reporters in the team locker room in East Rutherford, N.J. Seeking depth on the defensive line, the Washington Redskins signed veteran Cullen Jenkins to a one-year deal Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. The team announced the deal shortly after Jenkins worked out and just before he took the field for practice. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Redskins sign veteran defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Cullen Jenkins couldn’t afford to sit at home and wait for an NFL team to call.

  • In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, New Penn State offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead speaks at an introductory press conference in State College, Pa., as head coach James Franklin looks on.  Moorhead's ability to deliver an offense that can help the Nittany Lions close the gap on Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State in the Big Ten East will likely play a huge part in determining Franklin's future at Penn State.(Joe Hermitt /PennLive.com via AP, File)

    After 2 years of ugly offense, Penn State takes new approach

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Two seasons of ugly offense at Penn State had head coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions in need of more than just a change of scheme.

  • A trainer walks New York Mets' Asdrubal Cabrera, left, off the field due to an injury during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Recurring injuries hurt Mets again in 5-1 loss to Phillies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just when the Mets were beginning to build some late-season momentum, three recurring injuries stalled them again.