All-senior secondary a strength for Minnesota this season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota football program has hardly been prone to some catchy nickname like Cornerback College or Safety School.Now, in another sign of progress under coach Jerry Kill and his staff, the Gophers have an all-senior group...

Milwaukee funding for new NBA arena goes before public

MILWAUKEE (AP) Milwaukee's top development official and its chief financial officer will soon present details showing the proposed final piece of a $500 million funding puzzle for a new arena for the NBA's Bucks.Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux is...

Morton resigns as assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Dwayne Morton has resigned as an assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall.Coach Kevin Willard announced the resignation Monday, saying Morton intends to return to a teaching job.Prior to coming to Seton Hall last year,...

After coming so close, Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He'd come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs. Finally, it happened. And near Hollywood, no less. Arrieta...

Flores helps Mets surge in fascinating deadline postscript

For the New York Mets, August has been like a dream, and nothing sums up their charmed life better than the saga of Wilmer Flores.On July 29, reports surfaced that Flores was being traded in a deal that would...

Veteran running back Fred Jackson among 12 cut by Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Veteran running back and respected team leader Fred Jackson has been released by the Buffalo Bills.With nine seasons in Buffalo, the 34-year-old Jackson had been the second-longest serving active player and one of the...

LEADING OFF: Giants, Dodgers face off; Salazar back from bug

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the decision says Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the team to take the same job with the Toronto Blue Jays.Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston,...

AP Source: Indians president Shapiro leaving for Blue Jays

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the decision says Indians president Mark Shapiro is leaving the team to take the same job with the Toronto Blue Jays.Shapiro, who has been with Cleveland since 1992, will replace Paul Beeston,...

No decision yet for Hayne, 49ers coach says he's impressed

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Without saying whether former Australian rugby league star Jarryd Hayne will earn a spot on the 53-man roster as a return man, first-year 49ers coach Jim Tomsula continues to be impressed with the rookie in...

Spurrier dealing with offensive unknowns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) So Steve Spurrier finally settled on South Carolina's starting quarterback. He just wishes that was his only question on offense.The coach went with third-year sophomore Connor Mitch for Thursday night's opener against North Carolina, and...