Kahne wins Atlanta shootout

David Tulis / Associated Press Sprint Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne celebrates after winning Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne’s “downer” year received an important boost when he overcame his struggles with restarts with a big power move when he needed it the most.

E. Idaho players make the cut

New England Patriots running back James White (28) runs past Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Brandon Bair (93) in the first half of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Two of the three eastern Idaho natives fighting for NFL roster sports survived cut-down day Saturday.

Sam clears waivers, meets with Fisher

Former Missouri player Michael Sam watches pregame festivities before the start of the South Dakota State-Missouri NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Columbia, Mo. The St. Louis Rams cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. Coach Jeff Fisher repeated over and over that it was purely a football decision. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam was probably never an ideal fit with the St. Louis Rams and it had absolutely nothing to do with his sexual orientation.

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

San Francisco 49er defensive end Ray McDonald is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department. McDonald, 29, was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by San Jose Police on felony domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says McDonald was taken into custody after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood. (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)

SAN JOSE, Calif.

Down at half, US beats Turkey in basketball worlds

United States's James Harden, tries to controls the ball in front Turkey's Omer Asik, left, Cenk Akyol, and Sinan Guler, center back, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

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