• Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman delivers in this multiple exposure photo during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Chicago. Chapman recorded his first save as a Cubs beat the Chicago White Sox 3-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference.

  • Sharper rape case co-defendants enter state guilty pleas

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The criminal case that exposed former NFL star Darren Sharper as a sexual predator moved closer to final resolution Thursday with guilty pleas in Louisiana state court by two co-defendants.

    Updated: 3:53 pm

  • In this June 21, 2016 photo, Country music star Jake Owen poses in his boat on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tenn. Owen's latest album, "American Love," comes out on Friday, July 29. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Singer Jake Owen focuses on positivity after a tough year

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On a recent hot summer morning in Nashville, Tennessee, country singer Jake Owen steered his boat down a quiet stretch of the Cumberland River and kicked up a wave curl just perfect for one of his favorite sports: wake boarding.

    Updated: 1:12 pm

  • Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon, left, flies out to right field during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Thursday, July 28, 2016, in Miami. At right is Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Dee Gordon apologizes on Twitter before rejoining Marlins

    MIAMI (AP) — Dee Gordon walked into the Miami Marlins clubhouse four hours before game time and was greeted at his locker by a three-foot-high stack of boxes — bats, gloves, shoes and more, all new.

    Updated: 8:54 pm

  • Ex NY basketball coach indicted on forged-transcript charges

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former head basketball coach of a New York community college has been indicted on charges he used forged transcripts to help star players transfer to NCAA Division I colleges, prosecutors said Thursday.

  • In this July 13, 2016 file photo, F. Murray Abraham attends the premiere of Amazon Studio and Liongate's "Cafe Society" in New York. Abraham and Josh Radnor star in “White Rabbit Red Rabbit," a unique off-Broadway play in which they don't get the script until they get onstage. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    4 actors talk about preparing for ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It was less than two hours before his show was to start and F. Murray Abraham said he was somewhat jittery. That was understandable: He hadn’t learned a single line.

  • Iowa court upholds seizure of cash from ex-basketball star

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A court has upheld the seizure of $63,000 from a former professional basketball player suspected of marijuana trafficking.

  • Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walk through the falling balloons during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Thursday, July 28, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump’s ability to do the same.

    Updated: 10:03 pm

  • NY man pleads guilty to killing son of former NFL player

    WATERVLIET, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man has pleaded guilty to killing the son of a former NFL player in an apartment.

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda speaks with reporters in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Miranda joked that he is a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursue him with cellphones during a visit to his parents' native Puerto Rico shortly after ending his run on his Broadway hit "Hamilton." (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

    Creator of Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’ visits Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda jokingly compared himself to a hard-to-catch Pokemon as fans pursued him with cellphones on Wednesday during a visit to his parents’ native Puerto Rico shortly after the end of his run on the Broadway hit “Hamilton.”