SANTA CLARA (AP) - The NFL's schedule makers have done what the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers haven't been able to do for more than a month: make sure one of those struggling teams doesn't pick up another loss.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It took less than four laps for Dale Earnhardt Jr. to feel back at home in his race car. His test this week at Darlington Raceway was the final hurdle for NASCAR's most popular driver to earn clearance to compete next season.
TORONTO (AP) - Having played in two World Cups for the United States and finishing on the losing side of the Coppa Italia final when he was with Roma, Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley is no stranger to the big occasion.
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking - a lot.