• Brees ‘not stressing’ about a lack of an extension

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints star quarterback Drew Brees says he’s “not stressing” about a recent lack of progress on a possible contract extension with New Orleans and said he’ll approach this season the same way whether he gets a new deal or not.

  • In this Dec. 25, 1979, file photo, Portland Trail Blazers'  Kermit Washington gains control of a loose ball during an NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Portland, Ore. Washington, who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents. Washington was arrested on a warrant Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Los Angeles. Officials won't discuss the arrest, but they have set a news conference for Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jack Smith, File)

    Former NBA player accused of using charity for personal gain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things.

  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell answers reporter's questions following a vote that awarded the Super Bowl to Atlanta (2019), Miami (2020) and Los Angeles (2021) at the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    49ers CEO pledges money to support repeal of transgender law

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged $75,000 to the Equality North Carolina Foundation, an organization which is backing a repeal of a law he believes discriminates.

  • Fitzpatrick wants reunion with Jets, has no plans to retire

    NEW YORK (AP) — Free agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, locked in a contract stalemate with the New York Jets, says he wants to return to the team and has no plans to retire.

  • In a May 17, 2016 photo, Carol Schmidt of the Sanilac County Humane Society holds Boo Boo, in Carsonville, Mich. The Sanilac County Humane Society is using a miniature golf course at the site of its planned new $4 million new home to raise money for its efforts. The Humane Society plans to move out of a cramped facility in Carsonville to a structure it will build south of Lexington. (Bob Gross/The Times Herald via AP)

    Humane Society uses miniature golf course to raise money

    CARSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — An animal welfare organization in Michigan is using a miniature golf course at the site of its planned $4 million new home to raise money for its efforts.

  • Joint effort on Florida mental hospitals wins APME honors

    NEW YORK (AP) — A joint effort of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times exposing treacherous and violent conditions in Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals won top honors in the 2016 Associated Press Media Editors Innovation in Journalism Awards.

  • 3 funds honoring late Buffalo Bills founder give out $250K

    DETROIT (AP) — Three new funds honoring the legacy of the late founder of the Buffalo Bills are giving out $250,000 in grants to Detroit-area organizations.