• Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Derrick Lott (60) and linebacker Shilique Calhoun sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Marquise Williams, center, during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

    Lacy helps power Packers past Raiders 20-12

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Eddie Lacy’s powerful running early on helped propel the Green Bay Packers to a 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

  • From left are file photos showing Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison, in 2015, Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews, in 2016, Packers' Julius Peppers, in 2015, and then-Packers player Mike Neal, in 2014. Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives right now, either. The NFL has threatened Harrison and three other players with an indefinite suspension if they don’t cooperate in its investigation of alleged use of performance-enhancing substances. The others are Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers. Harrison spoke Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016,  a day after the NFL’s threat became public.(AP Photo/File)

    Steelers’ Harrison willing to talk PEDs after NFL’s deadline

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers linebacker James Harrison is willing to meet with the NFL to discuss an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs — but only five days after a deadline the league has imposed while threatening him and three other players with indefinite suspensions.

  • In this June 11, 2015 file photo, Patrick Hickey, the head of the European Olympic Committee speaks during a news conference on the eve of the opening of the 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Rio de Janeiro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for Hickey accused of scalping tickets for the Summer Games. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

    Ticket inquiry: IOC’s Hickey goes from hospital to police

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC executive Patrick Hickey was discharged Thursday from a hospital and went straight to a Rio de Janeiro police station to be questioned about an Olympics ticket scalping investigation.

  • In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Russia's pole vaulter and Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva holds a bouquet of flowers as she attends an opening ceremony of the Russian Stars 2016 track and field competitions in Moscow, Russia. Isinbayeva has been elected as an athletes' representative on the IOC. Isinbayeva was one of four candidates elected to the International Olympic Committee's athletes' commission. She and 66 other Russian track and field athletes were barred from the Rio Games by the IAAF following allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. She appealed but failed to overturn the ruling. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

    Isinbayeva secures Olympic role while barred from competing

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Barred from competing in Rio de Janeiro, Yelena Isinbayeva was elected as an athletes’ representative on the International Olympic Committee on Thursday.

  • Las Vegas NHL team names Murray Craven senior vice president

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas NHL owner Bill Foley has hired longtime adviser Murray Craven as the expansion team’s senior vice president.

  • Bills: NFL investigating Manny Lawson for possible violation

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is investigating whether Buffalo Bills linebacker Manny Lawson has violated the league’s personal conduct policy, the team has announced.

  • Ex-NFL star Sharper awaits sentence in rape cases

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper has a sentencing hearing in federal court Thursday following an earlier multi-jurisdiction plea deal related to allegations he drugged and raped as many as 16 women in four states.

  • Documents belonging to Ireland's Patrick Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, that include his Olympics' credential and passport are displayed alongside Olympic tickets during a police press conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Hickey was taken to a hospital Wednesday after police came to his hotel to arrest him as part of a probe into ticket scalping. Hickey, a member of the International Olympic Committee's executive board, is accused of plotting with at least six others to illegally sell tickets for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, police said. (AP Photo/Renato Domingues)

    Police case against IOC executive seized naked by Rio police

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The IOC hierarchy is used to being treated like royalty in Olympic host cities. Brazilian police afforded Patrick Hickey no such deference early Wednesday, bringing a TV crew to film the IOC executive being arrested in a Rio de Janeiro hotel room while naked.

  • In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown (3) reacts after kicking a field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in East Rutherford, N.J. The NFL on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, has suspended  Brown for one game for violating the league's personal conduct policy.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    NFL suspends Giants kicker Josh Brown for 1 game

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL has suspended New York Giants kicker Josh Brown for one game for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

  • In this Aug. 1, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Bills' Marcell Dareus (99) takes part in drills during NFL football training camp in Pittsford, N.Y. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the NFL has suspended Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, because the suspension has not been announced by the league or the team.(AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

    Bills’ Dareus says 4-game suspension from missed drug test

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcell Dareus says his four-game NFL suspension is because he missed a drug test.