Jackpot! Vegas looks to score big win by landing Raiders

FILE – In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. The Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County...

Ivan Rodriguez appears to deny using steroids during career

Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez talks to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez was elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Rodriguez is just the second catcher elected on the first ballot; Johnny Bench is the other. (AP...

Julio Jones says sprained toe won’t keep him out vs. Packers

Atlanta Falcons receiver Julio Jones smiles as he answer a question during a news conference before an NFL football practice , Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Flowery Branch, Ga.. TheFalcons will face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship on Sunday in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John...

Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday that he spoke with the Raiders. Sisolak is part of an 11-member panel that was appointed by Nevada Gov. Brian...

Rod Carew passes 1-month mark since heart transplant

FILE – In this July 15, 2014, file photo, former Minnesota Twins player and Hall of Famer Rod Carew prepares to throw the first pitch before the MLB All-Star baseball game in Minneapolis. Carew has passed the one-month mark since a heart and kidney transplant with no signs...

Blue Jays ownership involved in bringing Bautista back

FILE – In this Oct. 6, 2016, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista smiles as he walks through the dugout during Game 1 of the team’s American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas. A person with knowledge of the negotiations...

AP source: Marlins acquire Straily for minor leaguers

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins gave up two of their top pitching prospects Thursday to acquire immediate help for the rotation. Miami obtained right-hander Dan Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers, a person familiar with the negotiations said. The...

Djokovic out in 2nd round, loses to Istomin in Melbourne

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, right, congratulates Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It...

Bonds, Clemens making slow gains with changing electorate

FILE – At left, in a June 23, 2011, file photo, former San Francisco Giants baseball player Barry Bonds leaves federal court in San Francisco. At right, in a July 14, 2011 file photo, former Major League baseball pitcher Roger Clemens leaves federal court in Washington. Tim...

Djokovic out in 2nd-round upset loss to Istomin in Australia

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, right, congratulates Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin after winning their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) —...