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Correction: FBC-G5-Shrinking Schedules story

Aug. 16, 2022 14:44 PM EDT
In a story published August 14, 2022, about Group of Five teams playing Power Five teams, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Big Ten could go from eight to nine conference games per season. The league currently plays nine conference games.

Athletics release Piscotty, call up top prospect Langeliers

Aug. 16, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics released veteran outfielder Stephen Piscotty on Tuesday and cleared way for top prospect Shea Langeliers to gain key experience down the stretch for the last-place team in the AL West. Langeliers, a 24-year-old catcher and left fielder...

Browns starting center Harris done for season, placed on IR

Aug. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center Nick Harris is out for the season after being placed on injured reserve Tuesday along with one of his backups, rookie Dawson Deaton. Harris suffered a serious right knee injury on the second play of last week's exhibition opener...

Ex-NFL star Aqib Talib's brother turns self in after slaying

Aug. 16, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

LANCASTER, Texas (AP) — The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after police identified him as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police said that a murder warrant was issued for Yaqub...

Rangers win 3rd straight, top A's 2-1 after Woodward firing

Aug. 16, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien homered, rookie Bubba Thompson had a tiebreaking RBI single and the Texas Rangers won a one-run game only hours after manager Chris Woodward was fired. With Tony Beasley managing his first big league game, after being named the interim manager...

Rangers fire manager Chris Woodward short of his 500th game

Aug. 16, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired fourth-year manager Chris Woodward on Monday, a move made in hopes of building momentum toward next year, when the team has long expected to win again after a seasons-long rebuilding effort. The Rangers are on pace for their sixth...

Case against Alex Jones can proceed, Connecticut judge says

Aug. 15, 2022 21:23 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday cleared the way for a defamation lawsuit in Connecticut to proceed against Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The case was filed by relatives of some victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary...

4 killed as high-speed chase ends in deadly West Texas crash

Aug. 15, 2022 19:31 PM EDT

SANDERSON, Texas (AP) — Four people were killed when a high-speed chase ended in a fiery head-on collision on a remote West Texas highway, officials said Monday. The episode began at dusk Friday on U.S. 90 just east of Sanderson, about 230 miles (370.15 kilometers) west of San...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 15, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Mexico's week of drug violence shakes administration

Aug. 15, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Days of widespread drug cartel arson and shootings in four states last week have left Mexicans asking why the drug cartels exploded and what do they want. The attacks killed 11 people, including a young boy and four radio station employees who were randomly...