• In this Nov. 28, 2010 file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) warms-up prior to a NFL football game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The Green Bay Packers sure haven’t been generous in sharing their hold on the NFC North. Befitting of their publicly owned status in by far the smallest market in American professional sports, the Packers have been as steady of a franchise as there is with nine of the 13 division titles since the NFC North was formed in the league’s latest realignment in 2002. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

    Packers not satisfied with NFC North perch

    The competitive balance that has come to define the modern NFL has not exactly been evenly distributed across the different divisions.

  • Cavaliers make J.R. Smith signing official

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers made the re-signing of guard J.R. Smith official.

  • Pirates’ Aramis Ramirez greeted warmly back in Milwaukee

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of a pennant race hasn’t changed third baseman Aramis Ramirez’s mind about retirement.

  • Raiders sign free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.

  • Jacksonville Jaguars' Jason Myers (2) kicks a 35-yard field goal as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) tries to block it during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Jaguars rookie kicker Myers takes unusual path to NFL

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As reporters and cameras gathered around new Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, teammates started walking by.

  • Panthers sign backup QB Derek Anderson to 2-year extension

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have signed backup quarterback Derek Anderson to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season, providing depth and experience behind Cam Newton.

  • Bears acquire TE Lee from Houston

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have acquired tight end Khari Lee from the Houston Texans for a 2017 sixth-round draft pick.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to the San Francisco Giants during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Dodgers beat Giants 2-1 for 2nd win over rivals in same day

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing the San Francisco Giants did fazed Zack Greinke. It was a hole on the mound where he pushes off with his right foot that bothered him.

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Darin Ruf watches his three-run home run off of New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

    Ruf has 6 RBIs, Phils win 14-8 to end 10-game skid vs Mets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Darin Ruf homered and had a career-high six RBIs, powering the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-8 blowout Tuesday night that emphatically ended their 10-game losing streak to the New York Mets.

  • Tarpinian released by Texans on deadline to cut roster to 75

    HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have cut 11 players, including linebacker Jeff Tarpinian, and placed rookie linebacker Reshard Cliett on injured reserve on the deadline to reduce rosters to 75 players.