• FILE -- In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Kevin Dodd does a conditioning drill with heavy ropes during NFL football training camp in Nashville, Tenn. Dodd is looking forward to the opportunity to make his debut Saturday in a preseason game with the Oakland Raiders. The second-round pick from Clemson returned to practice last week after undergoing surgery on his right foot in May.(AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)

    Titans rookie linebacker Dodd eager to make preseason debut

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans will finally get to see rookie outside linebacker Kevin Dodd on Saturday night when the second-round pick from Clemson is scheduled to make his preseason debut.

  • Firefighters battle a wildfire Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016, near Garden City, Utah. Crews were battling a small wildfire in northern Utah that was approaching a ski resort and a separate blaze in southern Utah burning through sage grouse habitat. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

    In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.

  • San Diego Padres starting pitcher Edwin Jackson pitches to the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

    Edwin Jackson gives up 3 HRs in Padres’ 5-1 loss to Cubs

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Edwin Jackson knows better but he couldn’t do anything about it against the Chicago Cubs.

  • Laura Sutton, center, the wife of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection firefighter Nick Sutton, joins others at a rally calling for shorter hours and higher wages to retain firefighters, at the Capitol, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Statistics provided to The Associated Press show vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent in some CaliFire positions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    California firefighters stretched thin as blazes sweep state

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors. The vacancy rate is more than 10 percent for some fire engine drivers, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press.

  • A’s fine Butler, Valencia following clubhouse fight

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics fined Billy Butler and Danny Valencia on Monday after they were involved in a clubhouse fight last week that led to Butler being placed on the seven-day concussion list.

  • Chicago Cubs left fielder Kris Bryant runs the bases after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in San Diego, Calif. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

    Cubs hit 3 HRs to back Lester in 5-1 win over Padres

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Lester had another strong outing and his teammates powered their way to another win.

  • Cleveland Indians' Carlos Santana celebrates after hitting a home run off Oakland Athletics' Ryan Dull in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Santana homers, Carrasco pitches Indians over A’s 1-0

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Carrasco and Andrew Miller combined on a four-hitter, Carlos Santana homered in the eighth inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Monday night.

  • Members of the Los Angeles Rams celebrate after a fumble recovery by defensive back Jabriel Washington during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)

    E.J. Gaines happy to be back on the field for the Rams

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Cornerback E.J. Gaines said early in training camp that the Los Angeles Rams could have the best secondary in the league, even after losing starting cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Rodney McLeod in free agency.

  • In this Sept. 20, 1992, file photo, Los Angeles Raiders starting guard quarterback Todd Marinovich (12) runs out of the pocket and is tackled by Cleveland Browns linebacker Richard Brown (52) during second quarter action in Los Angeles. Marinovich has been arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a stranger's backyard in Southern California. Irvine Police Cmdr. Mike Hallinan said Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, that Marinovich was arrested Friday, Aug. 19, after a call saying a naked man was on a hiking trail near homes. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

    Ex-USC and Raiders QB Marinovich arrested naked with drugs

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Former USC and Los Angeles Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been arrested after being found naked with marijuana and possibly methamphetamine in a stranger’s backyard in Southern California.

  • Padres recall INF Sardinas, place OF Blash on the DL

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres recalled infielder Luis Sardinas from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.