AP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a person close to the situation.
Foles, offense sharp as Eagles beat Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles' Matthew Tucker (39) is tackled by Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Mitchell (23) during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This was more like last year's Eagles.



Angels complete sweep with 2-0 win at Boston

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)BOSTON (AP) — Hours after a devastating blow to the Los Angeles rotation, the Angels were reassured and relieved by rookie starter Matt Shoemaker.



Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters again gathered Thursday evening, walking in laps near the spot where Michael Brown was shot. Some were in organized groups, such as clergy members. More signs reflected calls by protesters to remove the prosecutor, Robert McCulloch, from the case. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.



AP source: Griner's WNBA defensive player of year

A person close to the situation says Phoenix's Brittney Griner has won the WNBA defensive player of the year award.


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