• In this Jan. 7, 2016, file photo, Ken Griffey Jr., left, poses for a photograph with Mike Piazza at a press conference announcing they are both elected into the 2016 National Baseball Hall of Fame, in New York. The Seattle Mariners made Ken Griffey Jr. the first pick of the 1987 amateur draft and a year later the Dodgers selected Mike Piazza on the 62nd round with the 1,390th pick. Both left indelible imprints on the game and will be rewarded Sunday with induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Baseball Hall revamps veterans’ committees

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Baseball’s Hall of Fame has again revamped its veterans’ committees, attempting to increase consideration for more contemporary players, managers, umpires and executives.

  • At age 37, Karlovic beats Johnson to reach Citi Open final

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even Ivo Karlovic willingly admits that whatever success he has on a tennis court is due mainly to his big serve.

    Updated: 6:41 pm

  • Caregivers accused of scamming 95-year-old Santa Fe man

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A couple hired to be caregivers for a 95-year-old Santa Fe military veteran is accused of fleecing him out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

  • FILE- In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other avenues for change. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

    Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of a homemade sign.

    Updated: 6:04 pm

  • East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid J. Gautreaux, III kneels and places his hand on the casket of deputy Brad Garafola, after it was transferred from carriage to hearse, at the scene where Garafola and two Baton Rouge police were killed, in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, July 23, 2016. Several other officers and deputies were injured in the attack. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    ‘Went down fighting’: Slain deputy to be laid to rest

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Baton Rouge sheriff’s deputy killed last Sunday ran to help another officer when he could have stayed safe in the convenience store where he was working off-duty, a minister said at his funeral Saturday.

    Updated: 6:28 pm

  • Artesia reports triple-digit temps for 20 days straight

    ARTESIA, N.M. (AP) — In a record-shattering summer of heat for New Mexico, the city of Artesia has especially been enduring the heat.

  • U.S. guard Kyle Lowry (7) defends Argentina forward Andres Nocioni (13) during an exhibition basketball game Friday, July 22, 2016, in Las Vegas. The United States won 111-74. (AP Photo/L.E. Baskow)

    Fans in Vegas miss Olympic hoops exhibition due to glitch

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of fans expecting to see the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team play against Argentina inside a Las Vegas arena were left outside because of a ticketing snafu.

  • Pirates recall pitcher Glasnow to start against Phillies

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Right-hander Tyler Glasnow has been recalled from Class AAA Indianapolis and will make his second major league start Saturday when he faces the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • Correction: Closing Guantanamo-Kansas story

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story July 22 about Kansas’ attorney general suing the Department of Defense over a freedom of information request, The Associated Press misidentified the rank of department spokeswoman Valerie D. Henderson. She is a lieutenant colonel, not a lieutenant.

  • In this Feb. 13, 2014, file photo, a worker attaches a banner to a scaffolding in New Orleans in preparation of the NBA All-Star basketball game. The league took the 2017 game out of Charlotte on Thursday, July 21, 2016,  because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars they would bring to the local economy. New Orleans is the favorite, with one official familiar with the discussions telling The Associated Press that the league and city are “deep in negotiations” to stage the game there for a third time.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

    Blame game follows NBA’s removal of Charlotte All-Star game

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the worst publicity yet for Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s re-election campaign, even as he dismisses the move as political correctness gone too far.