• After sanctions, No. 8 USC relies on youth for roster depth

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although “How Soon is Now?” isn’t on the playlist that blares during practices at Southern California, The Smiths’ classic song sums up the balance between youth and experience that the No. 8 Trojans are trying to navigate this season.

  • In this March 30, 2015, file photo, Washington coach Chris Petersen watches NCAA college football practice in Seattle. Washington plays Idaho, a team Petersen formerly coached, on Friday, Sept. 4. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    Petersen returns to Boise as Huskies face No. 23 Broncos

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — When Boise State lined up the home game with Washington the thinking was it would be the most anticipated nonconference matchup in school history.

  • This photo provided by courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival shows  Julianne Moore, left, as Laurel Hester,  and Ellen Page as Stacie Andree, in a scene from the film, "Freeheld," directed by Peter Sollett. “Carol,” “Freeheld” and “The Danish Girl” lead a fall season unusually crowded with high-profile stories of gay and transgender people, several of which are likely to be in the thick of the Oscar hunt.  (Phil Caruso/Toronto International Film Festival via AP)

    Fall Movie Preview: A season strong in LGBT dramas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen Page was first approached about the true-life gay rights drama “Freeheld” when she was 21, just coming off her breakthrough in “Juno.” It was seven years before the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is a right, and six before Page, herself, came out.

  • A man walks past homes, condominiums, and train tank cars with signs indicating  petroleum crude oil standing idle on the tracks in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Activists in Philadelphia question whether the city has adequately communicated its evacuation plans with residents who would have to leave quickly after an accident. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains

    Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure.

  • San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt gestures toward third base umpire Mike Winters after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Giants swept out of LA in 2-1 loss to 1st-place Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After staggering through 26 games against playoff-contending teams with a 10-16 record, the San Francisco Giants face a slew of lesser competition.

  • Texas Rangers players celebrate with Elvis Andrus, second from left,  after he scored the go ahead run against the San Diego Padres in the tenth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Moreland leads Rangers to 4-3 win over Padres in 10 innings

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — After being held out of the starting lineup for the entire series to rest, it was time for Mitch Moreland to step up.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the San Francisco Giants during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Kershaw’s 15 Ks lead Dodgers over Giants 2-1

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once Dodgers manager Don Mattingly crossed the foul line without signaling the bullpen in the ninth inning, Clayton Kershaw knew he was safe to finish off the San Francisco Giants.

  • Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Gray gives up milestone homer to Pujols, A’s lose to Angels

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Sonny Gray’s teammates had just given him a nice boost with three runs in the bottom of the first after the Angels put up a four-spot in the top half.

  • Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols hits a two-run home run off Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Pujols hits 35th home run as Angels take series from A’s

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has been saying for about 15 years now that he will reflect on the many milestones and special home runs once his career is through, and he still hopes that is many seasons down the road.

  • Raiders sign free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.