Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason. Coach Rex Ryan announced his decision following practice on Monday. “It came down...

Nishikori, last year’s runner-up, upset by Paire at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori’s stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours. The fourth-seeded Nishikori had two match points in the fourth-set tiebreaker against 41st-ranked Benoit Paire, but the...

Latest on US Open: Nishikori stunned by Paire in first round

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A year after reaching his first Grand Slam final at the U.S. Open, Japan’s Kei Nishikori was eliminated a few hours into the tournament. The fourth-seeded Nishikori lost in five sets to...

Fan’s death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

ATLANTA (AP) — The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guard rails at their new stadium scheduled to open in 2017. The Braves say they had safety in mind when making plans for SunTrust Park even before Gregory K....

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a...

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. “We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win,” coach Jay Gruden said, unseating Griffin,...

Latest on US Open: No. 7 Ivanovic loses in 1st round

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Just over two hours into the U.S. Open, two of the top seven women are already out. Seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic lost her first-round match Monday, but it wasn’t much of an upset. She had a tough...

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Kirk Cousins will start the season as Washington’s quarterback, Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Monday. With Robert Griffin III still in the NFL’s concussion protocol program, Gruden opted for Cousins, who was drafted along with Griffin in...

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a...

No deal reached for Goodell, Brady in ‘Deflategate’

NEW YORK (AP) — Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of “Deflategate.” Federal Judge Richard Berman announced at a...