• 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.

  • Raiders sign S Taylor Mays, was cut by Lions

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent safety Taylor Mays.

  • In this Aug. 19, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Rex Grossman passes during practice at NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio. The Atlanta Falcons have signed Rex Grossman to compete for the backup quarterback job behind Matt Ryan. Grossman, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2011, helped Chicago go 13-3 in 2006 and reach the Super Bowl.  (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

    Falcons sign Grossman to compete for backup quarterback job

    FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Rex Grossman believes he has a couple more seasons left in him.

  • Los Angeles projects $161 million surplus for Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

  • In this Aug 7, 2015 photo released by the University of Tennessee Athletics Department, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, right, sits on a bed and works with a Sports Science Sleep Coach in a sleep study for the players in Knoxville, Tenn., at the university. Tennessee is studying its players’ sleep habits to make sure they don’t get caught napping when a game’s on the line. (Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics via AP)

    Tennessee experiments with high-tech sleep monitors

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour before a Tennessee football player’s scheduled bedtime, he gets a reminder via an app on his phone or a text message. That’s when he puts on orange glasses that block out the glow of smartphones or computer screens, making it easier to fall asleep.

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, rear, and Ryan Goins (17) celebrate Toronto's 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    AL East-leading Blue Jays rally in 9th to beat Rangers 6-5

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have been winning plenty of games since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, even while the standout shortstop struggled a bit at the plate.

  • LA projects $161 million surplus if it gets 2024 Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected Tuesday that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

  • Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as a consultant

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens have hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant.

  • Red Bulls name Jouaux as strength and conditioning coach

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have hired Tony Jouaux as their strength and conditioning coach.

  • NBA fines Clippers $250,000 because of DeAndre Jordan pitch

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers were fined $250,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for violating the league’s rules while trying to re-sign DeAndre Jordan last month.