• In tis July 30, 2016, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz runs a drill during NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J. Cruz returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, for the Giants and earned the Odell Beckham Jr. seal of approval.  It marked the first time in almost two weeks that the oft-injured 29-year-old wide receiver practiced with the team, and slightly increases the hope he will be able to resume his career after two frustrating seasons. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Victor Cruz to make preseason debut for Giants against Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Barring an injury, Victor Cruz is going to play for the New York Giants on Saturday in the annual preseason game against the Jets.

  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz walks back to the dugout after being called out on strikes on a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays' Enny Romero to end the game during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Rays won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Romero strikes out Ortiz to end it, Rays hold off Red Sox

    ST .PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Enny Romero earned his first major league save, relieving with two outs in the ninth inning and fanning Red Sox slugger David Ortiz to give the Tampa Bay Rays a 2-1 win Thursday and a four-game split with the Red Sox.

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn’t afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

  • Coyotes acquire Crouse, Bolland from Panthers for picks

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have acquired prospect Lawson Crouse and veteran Dave Bolland’s contract from the Florida Panthers for two draft picks.

  • Detroit Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    McCann powers Norris, Tigers past Twins 8-5 for series sweep

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James McCann had a three-run homer among his four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins’ seventh straight defeat.

  • Charles, Hali among several Chiefs stars out preseason game

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The third preseason game is usually the dress rehearsal for the regular season, the one time in the four-game series when starters play into the third quarter as if the outcome mattered.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) is sacked by St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore. Flacco has done just about everything this summer except take a hit. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

    Ravens QB Flacco poised for return after 9-month absence

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — It’s time to find out how Joe Flacco will respond to taking a hit on his surgically repaired left knee.

  • In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 file photo, Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire, left, hands off to running back Tarean Folston during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in South Bend, Ind. Zaire played brilliantly in a season-opening 38-3 rout of Texas last year but broke his ankle a week later against Virginia and missed the remainder of the season. With Zaire healthy again and DeShone Kizer back as well, No. 10 Notre Dame has an uncertain quarterback situation as it heads into the season.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

    Notre Dame’s Folston has different mindset after knee injury

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston learned not to take anything for granted, even practice, after a season-ending knee injury last year in the opener against Texas.

  • Mariners activate Paxton off DL to start; LeBlanc cut

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have activated left-hander James Paxton following a stint on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised elbow.

  • In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum works a drill during NFL football training camp in Jacksonville, Fla. Beachum is so close to returning from knee surgery that he "can see the light." (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Jaguars’ Beachum ‘can see the light’ as he nears full return

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum is so close to returning from knee surgery that he “can see the light.”