• Reed expects to make preseason debut Saturday vs. Ravens

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington tight end Jordan Reed, who missed the team’s first two preseason games with a strained hamstring, said Tuesday that he expects to play against the Baltimore Ravens.

  • Firm that vetted U of M athletic director deflects criticism

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The search firm that recommended hiring Norwood Teague as University of Minnesota’s athletic director in 2012 is deflecting criticism over its vetting process.

  • Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is examined after an injury during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Robert Griffin III returns to practice following concussion

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III returned to practice Sunday, three days after the Washington quarterback left the Redskins’ exhibition game against the Detroit Lions because of a concussion.

  • In a Thursday, June 4, 2015 file photo, Sweet Briar College alumni do a cheer for the school after a hearing on the closure of Sweet Briar college at the Supreme Court of Virginia in Richmond, Va. Sweet Briar President Phillip C. Stone marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation will only be temporary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix

    SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s colleges: closure. But he knows without a serious change in fortune, the salvation will only be temporary.

  • Former owner/driver Michael Waltrip, left, has a photo taken with fan David Secore Jr., from Union, Conn., before a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Bristol, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Toyota holds Waltrip relationship in high regard

    BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Toyota has a strong appreciation for its long relationship with Michael Waltrip and was committed to backing the team long into the future.