Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the University of Michigan Law Library, has died. He was...

Nationals owner Mark Lerner had cancer, leg amputated

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals owner Mark Lerner said Thursday night in a letter to a Washington Post columnist that he had cancer and had his left leg amputated. In the letter to columnist Barry Svrluga, the 63-year-old Lerner wrote:...

Winston solid, Bucs topple Jaguars 12-8 in preseason game

AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston continued his solid preseason, completing 21 of 29 passes for 196 yards and helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat woeful Jacksonville 12-8 on Thursday night. Winston had two passes dropped, including what...

Nadal, Pliskova Get Matches Rained Out In Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) — The top seeds at the Western & Southern Open waited hours through rain before their matches were postponed late Thursday night, setting up a chaotic weekend finish. Defending champion Karolina Pliskova was up 3-0 in the first set against Camila Giorgi when...

Muguruza Rallies To Reach Cincinnati Quarterfinals

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza overcame a long rain delay in the third set and fought off three match points on Thursday before advancing to the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open. The tournament’s No. 4 seed beat American Madison Keys...

Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since...

Darby has impressive debut, Eagles beat Bills 20-16

AP Photo/Michael Perez PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Of all the high-profile players making debuts in a new uniform, Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby was most impressive. Darby intercepted former teammate Tyrod Taylor’s pass and returned it 48 yards and also broke up two passes...

Cutler debuts, but Ravens roll past Dolphins 31-7

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jay Cutler ran onto the field with the Miami Dolphins for the first time, and the fans greeted their new quarterback with a loud ovation. They didn’t have much else to cheer about over the next three hours. Ryan Mallett...

2 Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events Amid Trump Backlash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two major charities are canceling fundraisers at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort as the president faces a backlash from his comments about violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Cleveland Clinic says in a statement that it decided not to...

Indians’ Ramirez Hit By Pitch On Forearm, No Serious Injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez left Thursday’s game against Minnesota after getting hit by a pitch, but X-rays showed no serious injury. Ramirez was hit in the right forearm by a 93.1 mph pitch from Kyle Gibson in the top of the second inning. He...