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Falcons' Roddy White is upbeat after meeting with Dan Quinn

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White returned to the team Thursday and said he was encouraged about his role following a meeting with coach Dan Quinn.

Holiday sales seen rising 3.7 percent

Americans are expected to spend at a slower pace than last year during the crucial winter holidays, weighed down by sluggish wage growth and other factors, according to the nation's largest retail industry trade group.

Five prep football games to watch

This is a matchup of teams headed in different directions. Both squads were 1-1 early, but the Irish have found their offensive stride and are back to state-power status.

Rangers win Game 1 over Blue Jays behind Robinson Chirinos

TORONTO - Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer against David Price, Rougned Odor had a solo shot and the Texas Rangers beat the Blue Jays 5-3 Thursday in an AL Division Series opener as postseason baseball returned to Toronto for the first time in 22 years.

Astros eliminate Yankees 3-0

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees suffered a season-ending 3-0 loss to the Houston Astros in the winner-take-all AL wild-card game on Tuesday night.

Royals, Astros combine passion with fun

The long-suffering Houston Astros will try to accomplish what the once-beleaguered Kansas City Royals did last year in the postseason.

Different feel for Presidents Cup works for the US in the past

INCHEON, South Korea - Comparing the Presidents Cup to the Ryder Cup is like listening to a conversation between a Scot and an American.

NL wild-card rivals have followed same path

Two years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates were baseball's new darlings. This year, the role is played by the Chicago Cubs

Nationals fire Matt Williams, coaching staff

The Nationals say they have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs.