• Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred speaks to reporters following morning meetings with the baseball owners in Houston, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    MLB may consider limits on pitching changes, shifts

    HOUSTON (AP) — Limiting pitching changes, restricting defensive shifts, altering the strike zone and installing pitch clocks are among the ideas Major League Baseball may consider as it undertakes a multiyear review of the game that could include the sport’s most radical changes in decades.

  • In this Nov. 26, 2015, file photo, then-Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Dennis Kelly (67) sets to block Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland (95) during an NFL football game, in Detroit. The Tennessee Titans' offensive line features three former first-round draft picks in tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin and guard Chance Warmack, but the group's lack of depth is a major concern. The Titans are hoping their acqusition of versatile lineman Dennis Kelly this week will provide a boost in that regard. (Jeff Haynes/File)

    Injuries leave Titans needing to build offensive line depth

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When the Tennessee Titans traded 2015 second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles this week, much of the focus was on what the team gave up.

  • Trevor Siemian gets turn to start in Broncos QB competition

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian, locked in a tight battle with Mark Sanchez for the Broncos’ starting quarterback job, will get his turn to start Saturday night during Denver’s exhibition game against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • New York Jets offensive lineman Craig Watts poses for a photo after an NFL football training camp session in Florham Park, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Watts' journey to the NFL has gone through Germany (three times), Colorado, Kansas and Texas. As the son of two military parents, the Jets lineman was on the move a lot. He learned to thrive despite constantly having to adapt to new places and people _ and the occasional worries about whether his parents would make it back home. (AP Photo/Dennis Waszak)

    Jets’ Watts is son of military parents, student of world

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Craig Watts’ stomach tightened ever so slightly whenever a news report about a military strike near where one of his parents was deployed flashed on the television screen.

  • Rangers agree to terms with college free agent John Gilmour

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract with college free agent defenseman John Gilmour.

  • Oakland Athletics second baseman Max Muncy is unable to reach a single by Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus in the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    A’s swept by Rangers after 1st loss to Darvish in 4 years

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have more wins against Yu Darvish than any other major league team, and Coco Crisp quickly put them ahead again with a homer on the second pitch of the game.

  • Atlanta Braves' Dansby Swanson reacts to getting his first hit in the majors, a single against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution via AP)

    Swanson makes big league debut for hometown Braves

    ATLANTA (AP) — Shortstop Dansby Swanson, born and raised in the north Atlanta suburbs, had a big dream come true Wednesday night.

  • New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner talks to the media at the baseball owners' meetings, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

    Steinbrenner says Yankees fans ready to embrace Baby Bombers

    HOUSTON (AP) — Convinced Yankees fans are ready to embrace a new generation of Baby Bombers, owner Hal Steinbrenner watched Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge hit home runs in their first major league at-bats last weekend

  • New York Yankees' Brian McCann greets Gary Sanchez (24) after scoring on Sanchez's fourth-inning home run in a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Sanchez supplants McCann as Yankees’ top catcher

    HOUSTON (AP) — Gary Sanchez has quickly supplanted seven-time All-Star Brian McCann as the New York Yankees’ top catcher.

  • New York Yankees second baseman Starlin Castro (14) throws to first after forcing out Toronto Blue Jays Josh Donaldson (20) for the final out on a ninth inning double play in the Yankees 1-0 shutout of the first place Toronto Blue Jays in a baseball game in New York, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion ground into the game-ending play. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Donaldson, Gibbons brush off spat in Blue Jays’ dugout

    NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson and manager John Gibbons have brushed off their brief but heated exchange in the dugout at Yankee Stadium.