• 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.

  • Carolina League expands by 2, California League contracts 2

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Single-A Carolina League is expanding by two teams in 2017 while two teams in the California League will be contracted.

  • Daily fantasy sports resumes in New York state

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — DraftKings, FanDuel and other daily fantasy sports companies have been cleared to resume business in New York state.

  • In this Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, photo provided by the New York Stock Exchange, retired NBA star Kobe Bryant visits the exchange, in New York. Bryant has partnered with Jeff Stibel, an entrepreneur and investor, to form the $100 million venture-capital firm Bryant Stibel, based in Los Angeles. (New York Stock Exchange via AP)

    Kobe Bryant starts $100 million investment fund

    NEW YORK (AP) — Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant is moving to Wall Street, announcing the formation of a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in media, technology and data companies.

  • Executive dropping off UVA student dies in car crash

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A top executive with a California investment-management firm who was in Virginia to drop a student off at college has died after being struck by a car near campus.

  • West Virginia permanently halts coal mine by state forest

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia environmental regulators have ordered a company to stop mining permanently at a surface coal mine near Kanawha State Forest.

  • Bills right tackle Henderson cleared for practice

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Nine months after fearing his career might be over because of Crohn’s disease, right tackle Seantrel Henderson lined up at his familiar spot along the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line in practice Monday.

  • In this Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, photo, a team of volunteers called a crop mob, weed root vegetables at Maple Wind Farm, in Bolton, Vt. Volunteers gather periodically at Vermont farms to help with weeding and harvesting of vegetables as a way to help out farms and learn more about agriculture. The crop mob concept has taken off in other parts of the country. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

    Crop mob descends on Vermont farm to harvest and weed crops

    BOLTON, Vt. (AP) — Want to help local farms, get your hands dirty in the field and learn about how food is grown? Join a crop mob.

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 file photo, amusement device inspector Avery Wheelock inspects the safety pins on a children's merry-go-round at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss. In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

    Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about the lack of unified regulation for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported which states have no laws regulating the industry. Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. It also incorrectly included South Dakota, which passed a law requiring inspections in 2014.

  • Cheers! 1st drink in 81 years sold in formerly dry town

    BRIDGEWATER, Conn. (AP) — A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in a small Connecticut town in 81 years.