Indians clinch wild card with 5-1 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As he dived through the clubhouse on a makeshift slip-and-slide drenched with beer and champagne, a euphoric Nick Swisher could only think about how far his Cleveland Indians had come, and how quickly they got…

Titans QB Locker taken to hospital with hip injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans quarterback Jake Locker was carted off the field and taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after hurting his right hip early in the third quarter against the New York Jets. Locker had…

Vikings beat Steelers 34-27 in London

LONDON (AP) — Greg Jennings showed that the Vikings have someone other than Adrian Peterson who can make big plays. Jennings and Peterson provided the kind of 1-2 punch Minnesota had been hoping for when it signed the…

Rangers force AL wild-card tiebreaker, beat Angels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers forced a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot, winning their seventh in a row Sunday when Geovany Soto hit a tiebreaking RBI double and later homered to beat the…

Former Steelers DE L.C. Greenwood dies at 67

PITTSBURGH (AP) — L.C. Greenwood, the relentless defensive end who made up one quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ “Steel Curtain” defense of the 1970s, has died. He was 67. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office said Greenwood died…

AP top news in Iowa at 3:58 p.m. CDT

Health care exchanges near; Iowa outreach plannedDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After years of debate and preparation, the launch day of the biggest new social welfare progr……

Lions score 27 in 2nd quarter, beat Bears 40-32

DETROIT (AP) — Reggie Bush was worried about how his banged-up left knee would hold up in his return. As it turned out, the Chicago Bears had plenty of concerns about the speedy, dual-threat running back they couldn’t…

Final push to educate Floridians about health law

MIAMI (AP) — With just 48 hours until the launch of one of the key components of the new federal health law, hundreds of health counselors and volunteers are fanning out a……

Alex Rodriguez grievance hearing to start Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez gets to start arguing his case Monday. In a hearing room before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, lawyers for the New York Yankees third baseman will argue why the 211-game suspension imposed by Major…

Study: Alaska second worst for women killed by men

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new national study says Alaska is the second worst state in the county in its rate of women killed by men. The Violence Policy Center study anal……

Thousands protest as Sudan officials promise cash

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Sudanese protesters have taken to the streets of the capital Khartoum, renewing calls for their longtime autocratic president to resign after dozens of protesters were killed in a week of demonstrations sparked…

Jackson still hopeful for captive US man’s release

HAVANA (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he intends to press forward in a bid to mediate the release of a U.S. Army veteran taken captive by Colombian rebels three months ago. Jackson says he still plans…