• FILE -- In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Mary Saylor, left, sells a $5 raffle ticket to Erica and Jerry Oie prior to the Texas Rangers-Minnesota Twins baseball game, in Minneapolis. As hight-stakes charity raffles gain popularity at sports venues across the nation, California clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers to authorize 50-50 raffles in California.  Critics call it an unfair exemption that favors franchise owners over food banks, PTAs and churches. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

    Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams.

  • Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred talks to members of the media during a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Fan at Phils game hurt soon after Manfred talks about safety

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman was injured by a foul ball at a Philadelphia Phillies game Thursday night, hours after the Major League Baseball commissioner was at the stadium and spoke about increasing fan safety.

  • Falcons’ McKay reinstated to NFL Competition Committee

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The NFL has reinstated Falcons team president Rich McKay as chairman of the league’s powerful Competition Committee after suspending him from the post for the use of artificial noise at Atlanta home games.

  • In this image made from video and provided by WDBJ-TV7 news, Kimberly McBroom, the station’s morning anchor in Roanoke, Va., reacts to a live broadcast during which reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were fatally shot, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. McBroom tried to reassure viewers immediately after the attack, carried out by Vester Lee Flanagan II, a former WDBJ-TV reporter known to viewers by his on-air name Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV7 news via AP)

    Virginia shootings make for tough media decisions

    NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when anyone can go online and find video of extremist beheadings, police shootings and other carnage, major news organizations applied their own standards to coverage of this week’s killing of a TV news crew in Virginia and showed only carefully selected portions of the footage.

  • Ravens All-Pro guard Yanda lets his play prove his worth

    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Entering the final season of a five-year contract, Marshal Yanda insists he isn’t concerned about negotiating a new deal with the Baltimore Ravens.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI’s failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect’s computer.

  • This Aug. 25, 2015, photo, provided by The Oakland Raiders, shows the Oakland Raiders Performance Center in Alameda, Calif. The team has brand new practice fields to go along with an 18,500-square-foot building that features four times as much equipment as the old weight room, along with a turf field for walkthroughs and other exercises and a fuel bar designed by Gatorade to help players with their performance and recovery. (Tony Gonzales/Oakland Raiders via AP)

    Raiders excited about upgraded facilities

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders finally have a state-of-the-art training facility even if they are still searching for a permanent home.

  • Monday, August 24, 2015

    Another losing day on Wall Street as early rally fades; Dow sheds more than 200 points

  • Son of Broncos owner pleads not guilty

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — John Bowlen, the 29-year-old son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, pleaded not guilty Monday to domestic violence charges stemming from a June 3 altercation with his girlfriend.

  • City board backs deal for $50M Pacers practice center

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A city board voted Monday to support a proposal from the Indiana Pacers for construction of a new $50 million practice facility in downtown Indianapolis.