• The Latest: 5 acquitted, 2 convicted of BP oil spill fraud

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on verdicts in a trial where prosecutors alleged a Texas lawyer and six others submitted fake oil spill claims (all times local):

  • 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.

  • In this April 27, 2016, file photo, John Stanton speaks during a news conference in Seattle. Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson. The sale was announced in April and approved Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said the deal with close Friday or Monday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

    MLB approves sale of Seattle Mariners, Stanton to take over

    HOUSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball owners approved the sale of a controlling stake in the Seattle Mariners from Nintendo of America to a group of minority owners led by Western Wireless Corp. founder John Stanton and retired Microsoft executive Chris Larson.

  • 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.

  • Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi, left, visits Fort Worth police headquarter on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. (Khampha Bouaphanh/Star-Telegram via AP)

    IndyCar drivers will honor police when they resume at Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — IndyCar drivers will have “Back The Blue” decals on their cars and wear caps representing local police and national law enforcement agencies when they resume their rain-interrupted race at Texas Motor Speedway on Aug. 27.

  • 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.