• Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman works against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Orioles shut down by Rangers’ Hamels in 4-1 loss

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles let Cole Hamels off the hook in the third inning and spent the rest of the night regretting it.

  • Starr urges independent probe of Ukwuachu sex assault case

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University President Ken Starr is proposing an independent investigation of the athletic department’s handling of the sexual assault complaint against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.

  • Texas Rangers starting pitcher Cole Hamels follows through on his delivery to the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Hamels strikes out 10, Rangers beat Orioles

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cole Hamels delivered his best performance yet for the Texas Rangers, striking out 10 in eight innings Friday night during a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

  • In this July 31, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson attends NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. Peterson and the Vikings reported to training camp more than a month ago. The extra exhibition game this year at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the latest possible Labor Day date has pushed the 2015 season openers into mid-September. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Vikings travel to Texas, Adrian Peterson waits to play

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Each time he puts on his purple jersey and takes the practice field with the Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson moves further past the lost 2014 season that included a child abuse charge against him.

  • 49ers in turmoil as they face Broncos in exhibition game

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  • Cowboys lineman RJ Dill gets 4-game ban over PED policy

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas offensive lineman R.J. Dill, a third-year player who hasn’t appeared in an NFL game, has been suspended four games for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

  • A week after father’s death, Ryan Palmer in contention

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — In what is supposed to be a chaotic chase for big money in the FedEx Cup, Ryan Palmer is finding a small measure of solace on the golf course.

  • Chevelle Washington, right, sits in the hospital room of her sister, Chelette Price, in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. One profound change wrought by Hurricane Katrina was the splitting of families as a mass evacuation from chaotic New Orleans sent thousands, including Washington's family, to the safety of other cities. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together

    HOUSTON (AP) — Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington’s modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids’ shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.

  • Weekly US oil and natural gas rig count down by 8 to 877

    HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. this week declined by eight to 877.

  • Pearland, Texas' Zack Mack, second from right, celebrates with teammates after he hit a grand slam off Bonita, Calif.'s Antonio Andrade during the first inning of a U.S. elimination baseball game at the Little League World Series, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Texas beats California in 8 innings to reach LLWS title game

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, California, and a berth in the U.S. championship game at the Little League World Series.