• Jack Beven, senior hurricane specialist, tracks the movement of Tropical Storm Erika as it moves westward towards islands in the eastern Caribbean, at the National Hurricane Center, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Miami. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and the Leeward islands. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    TS Erika swirls toward Puerto Rico, dumps heavy rain

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies.

  • Minnesota Twins' Eduardo Escobar follows the flight of his home run off Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Brandon Gomes during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Catching for the Rays is Rene Rivera. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

    Escobar hits 2 homers, Twins beat Rays 5-3

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins took over the second AL wild-card lead using both long and small ball against one of the majors’ top pitchers.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison (5) slides into home to score on a double by Andrew McCutchen as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (20) waits for the throw during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    McCutchen’s 4 RBIs lead Pirates to 7-2 win

    MIAMI (AP) — Andrew McCutchen had a big night to keep him on pace for a career-high in RBIs.

  • In this Aug. 1, 2015, file photo, Dallas Cowboys defensive back Tyler Patmon (26) breaks up a pass to wide receiver Deontay Greenberry during NFL training camp in Oxnard, Calif. Orlando Scandrick’s season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier. This time, the Cowboys think they have the cornerbacks to absorb the blow. Patmon is already being touted as the new slot cornerback, a position held by Scandrick before he emerged as the best cover guy on the team the past two seasons and played outside as well. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

    Cowboys think they have depth to replace injured Scandrick

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Orlando Scandrick’s season-ending knee injury was a flashback for Dallas coach Jason Garrett to losing linebacker Sean Lee during the offseason a year earlier.

  • Florida State looks for more stops from revamped defense

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State ‘s bid to repeat as national champions last season was doomed in part by a defense that ranked among one of its worst in the school’s 68-year football history.

  • This screen shot shows the Twitter page of Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester Lee Flanagan II, shortly after he fatally shot WDBJ-TV cameraman Adam Ward and reporter Alison Parker during a live broadcast in Moneta, Va., early Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2015. The station said Flanagan was also an employee at WDBJ and appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (Twitter via AP)

    In TV shooting, a volatile, angry man ‘waiting to go BOOM’

    Long before he filmed himself gunning down a TV reporter and cameraman during a live broadcast Wednesday, the man identified as the killer traced a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired from at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving memories of an “off-kilter” loner easily angered by office humor.

  • In this Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin sits on the bench in the first quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in Foxborough, Mass. Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others. In his post Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, Martin referred to the Dolphins’ locker room situation with a profane synonym for "lousy." (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File))

    Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times

    MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he wanted to share his struggle with social isolation to help others.

  • Laurie Rinker wins LPGA T&CP National Championship

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Laurie Rinker won the LPGA T&CP National Championship on Wednesday, closing with a 7-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over three-time defending champion Jean Bartholomew and Karen Paolozzi.

  • Injuries muddle secondary situation for Dolphins

    MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ secondary is more muddled than when training camp began, and clarity might not come anytime soon.

  • Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon hangs on to the base after stealing second during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Dee Gordon’s 4 steals help Marlins beat Pirates 5-2

    MIAMI (AP) — Major-league batting leader Dee Gordon beat out two infield hits Tuesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates couldn’t throw him out at the other bases, either.