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Broncos WR Welker suspended for 4 games

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) stretches prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Houston Texans, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and Virgil Green, left rear, watch play from the sideline...
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2 NC men’s convictions overturned in 1983 killing

Geraldine Brown, sister of Leon Brown, celebrates outside a Robeson County courtroom where her brothers were declared innocent of the rape and murder of an 11 year old girl in 1983, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Lumberton, N.C. On Tuesday, a judge overturned the convictions of Henry...

J.D. Martinez hits 3-run homer, Tigers win 4-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer off closer Cody Allen in the ninth inning, helping the Detroit Tigers rally for a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night. Martinez’s one-out shot over the center-field wall bailed out the Tigers, who had been...

Orioles beat Reds 5-4 to extend lead in AL East

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bud Norris pitched six shutout innings, Nelson Cruz notched his career-high 91st RBI during a four-run first, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Tuesday night. Jonathan Schoop homered for the Orioles, who extended their lead in the AL East to...

UPDATE: Columbus Grove man killed in crash near Kalida

KALIDA — A Columbus Grove man was killed early Wednesday when his pickup crashed into a truck trailer that was straddling Ohio 115. According to the Lima post of the State Highway Patrol, Adrian W. Birkemier, 80, was driving north on Ohio 115 near Road M at about 5:22 a.m. when...
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Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers beat Nationals 4-1

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to...
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Demise of a defense: Heyday is over for Tampa 2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith walks off the field following the Bucs’ 20-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins during an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco) Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith walks off...
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By talking basketball, nothing lost in translation

FILE – In a Sept. 21, 2013, file photo Ukraine’s head coach Mike Fratello, from the U.S., instructs his players against Slovenia during their EuroBasket European Basketball Championship match at the Stozice Arena, in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Fratello got the language...
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U.S. says Sotloff beheading video is authentic

FILE – In this file still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff being held by the militant group. Islamic State militants called American journalist James Foley’s gruesome...
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Police: 3 killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City shootings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating if a man arrested Wednesday in the assault of hotel guests in the north of the city was involved in the earlier fatal shooting of three people and critical wounding of two others on the south side of town.The...