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After underwhelming first year, can casino improve fortunes?

Aug. 24, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Aerosmith, New England Patriots cheerleaders and a five-tier birthday cake: Massachusetts' first Las Vegas-style casino is throwing itself an indulgent birthday bash Saturday. But one year after opening in western Massachusetts, MGM Springfield has underperformed its lofty revenue promises...

8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting

Aug. 24, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood. Police Chief John...

Town devastated by wildfire savors high school football win

Aug. 24, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — It's hard to recognize Paradise. It is heaps of melted metal. It is scorched pine trees. It is a place where things used to be, before a fire destroyed nearly 19,000 structures and killed 86 people in November 2018. But on Friday night, Paradise looked like home again. Thousands of...

'I don't want no sympathy:' Football helps heal ravaged town

Aug. 24, 2019 1:27 AM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Few things are powerful enough to bring people back to the scene of their greatest tragedy. For the community of Paradise that was nearly leveled by a wildfire, football is it. Thousands of people packed Om Wraith Field on Friday night to watch the Paradise High School Bobcats play...

The Latest: Football team wins 1st game after 2018 fire

Aug. 24, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the first high school football game since a devastating wildfire in a Northern California town (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Paradise defeated Williams High School 42-0 at Om Wraith Field on Friday in front of thousands of people that packed the stadium. For many, it...

Buccaneers rally late, beat Browns 13-12 on rookie's FG

Aug. 24, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The start of the NFL regular season is still a couple of weeks away, and that's good news for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who showed they still have a lot of work to do to get ready. And while neither Baker Mayfield nor Jameis Winston played particularly well during...

Lions lose Davis, Ragnow to injuries and game 24-20 to Bills

Aug. 24, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford got on the field for the first time in the preseason and left the game unscathed. Some teammates and opponents were not as fortunate. Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown pass and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a preseason game...

Bills top Lions as key players on both teams injured

Aug. 23, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game of the year and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 Friday night in a preseason game that became significant because key players on both teams were hurt. Detroit linebacker Jarrad Davis was carted...

Oklahoma State not announcing a starting QB before opener

Aug. 23, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State hasn't announced a starting quarterback and coach Mike Gundy will not reveal his plans for the position before the Cowboys' season opener next Friday night at Oregon State. Both redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii grad transfer Dru Brown have been competing...

Packers dealing with injuries after preseason loss in Canada

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — In keeping his starters in street clothes for Thursday's preseason game in Winnipeg, Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to follow his instincts. "It was just something in my gut," LaFleur said on Friday, a day after a 22-21 loss to the Oakland Raiders. "I was told when you...