Crash in south Roswell sends drivers to hospital

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Victims from a two-vehicle crash in south Roswell that led to the impacted vehicle striking a utility pole were transported to a local hospital for injuries Wednesday afternoon.

As others loom, Vikings get Griffen extension done early

In this Dec. 11, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrates after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles during the first half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla. The Vikings have signed the two-time Pro Bowler to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Everson Griffen’s contract status was not the most pressing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Watt relieved to return to practice field for Houston Texans

In this Tuesday, June 6, 2017 file photo, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) stretches during an NFL organized team activities football practice in Houston. A year after missing all of the preseason on his way to an injury-shortened and frustrating regular season, J.J. Watt made his return to training camp for the Houston Texans on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — A year after missing all of the preseason on his way to an injury-shortened regular season, J.J. Watt made his return to training camp for the Houston Texans on Wednesday.

Cavaliers execs reject Irving trade talk, deny team in chaos

Cleveland Cavaliers chairman Dan Gilbert answers questions about Cavalier's Kyrie Irving's demand to be traded during an NBA basketball news conference at the team's training facility in Independence, Ohio, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert spent more than 30 minutes presenting a positive portrait of his franchise.

Wizards announce contract extension for John Wall

In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Washington. A person familiar with the deal says that Wall has agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension with the Wizards that will start with the 2019 season. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall signed his $170 million, four-year contract extension that owner Ted Leonsis said provides the Washington Wizards with long-term stability.

Martinez hits 2, Marte homers in Diamondbacks’ 10-3 rout

Arizona Diamondbacks' Ketel Marte watches the flight of his fly ball hit the fence against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Phoenix. Diamondbacks' Marte would get a two-run inside-the-park home run on the play. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte is still trying to find his hitting stroke since being called up from the minors in late June. He isn’t a regular player and admitted he wished he was doing better than his .220 average.

Sale Away: Red Sox ace Ks 11 in 4-0 win over Mariners

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale, throws to the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Seattle. Sale struck out 11 batters and allowed no runs on three hits in seven innings. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SEATTLE (AP) — When Chris Sale woke up Wednesday, he was unaware the Red Sox were on a four-game losing streak.

Around MLS: Lennon enjoying his time stateside with RSL

In this April 15, 2017, file photo, Real Salt Lake forward Brooks Lennon celebrates with fans after their 2-1 win against the Colorado Rapids in an MLS soccer match in Commerce City, Colo. Lennon scored the game-winning late in the second half. Lennon is considered a rising star for both Major League Soccer and the U.S. national team. He was named to the All-Star Game’s Homegrown roster this week. The team will face Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 team next Tuesday in Chicago as part of the All-Star festivities. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Real Salt Lake’s Brooks Lennon jokes that the reason he ended up with Liverpool is because of his last name.

Lyle in an Australian hospital after another cancer relapse


MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle is in a hospital getting treatment following a recurrence of the cancer he has twice overcome.

Djokovic will sit out rest of 2017 because of injured elbow

Tennis player Novak Djokovic gestures, during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Djokovic will sit out the rest of this season because of an injured right elbow, meaning he will miss the U.S. Open and end his streak of participating in 51 consecutive Grand Slam tournaments. (Andrej Isakovic, Pool Photo via AP)

For more than a year, Novak Djokovic’s right elbow hurt when he hit serves or forehands. The pain kept getting worse, and now he’s going to give his arm a chance to heal by sitting out the rest of 2017.

Father of Australian tennis star accused of child abuse

In this Jan. 3, 2005, file photo, Nikolaos Philippoussis sits in the stands watching his son, Mark Philippoussis, play in the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth, Australia. A San Diego County sheriff's official says the father of a retired Australian tennis star has been arrested on suspicion of molesting two children, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The newspaper says Nikolaos Philippoussis, 68, a tennis coach, was taken into custody at his home on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. The Union-Tribune reports that officials said the two victims were under age 14 and were students of Philippoussis. Mark Philippoussis was once ranked eighth in the world. (AP Photo/Mark Ralston, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The father of retired Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis was being held on $2.5 million bail Wednesday in San Diego after being arrested on suspicion of molesting two children.

Team Penske brings Blaney back in 2018 from Wood Brothers

Race driver driver Ryan Blaney (21) drives through the first turn during practice for the NASCAR auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Saturday, July 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Ryan Blaney will drive a third entry for Team Penske in NASCAR’s top series next year.

Mexican government reuniting smuggling victims with families

A bottle of water, flowers, candles, and stuffed animals help form a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of a Walmart store near the site where authorities Sunday discovered a tractor-trailer packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio, Monday, July 24, 2017. Several people died and others hospitalized after being crammed into a sweltering tractor-trailer in the midsummer Texas heat, according to authorities in what they described as an immigrant-smuggling attempt gone wrong. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mexican government officials said Wednesday they were working to reunite families with some of the survivors of a failed human smuggling operation and had been assured by U.S. immigration officials that they would not question relatives about their legal status in the United States.

2 Nebraska officers face assault charges in man’s death

These undated photos provided by the Omaha Police Department show former Omaha Police officers Ryan McClarty, right, and Scotty Payne. The two Omaha police officers will be charged with assault in the death last month of Zachary Bearheels, a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The Omaha Police Department fired Payne and McClarty earlier this month on the recommendation of Police Chief Todd Schmaderer. (Omaha Police Department via AP)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two Omaha police officers will face assault charges in the death of a mentally ill man who was shocked with a stun gun a dozen times and repeatedly punched, even after he was on the ground, a Nebraska prosecutor said Wednesday.

Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors

Allentown Mayor Edwin Pawlowski speaks with members of the media outside of his home in Allentown, Pa., Wednesday, July 26, 2017. Pawlowski and the former mayor of Reading have been indicted on federal corruption charges for engaging in a series of pay-to-play schemes where the politicians shook down businesses and individuals for campaign contributions in exchange for political favors, according to court papers released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors.

Monument fight in New Mexico marked by race, land ties

In this April 26, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, before President Donald Trump signed an Antiquities Executive Order. Zinke says he is removing Colorado's Canyons of the Ancients from a list of national monuments being reviewed nationwide. Zinke said July 21 that when he and President Donald Trump launched the review of 27 national monuments designated by previous administrations, "we absolutely realized that not all monuments are the same and that not all monuments would require modifications." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The battle over the Trump administration’s review of two national monuments in New Mexico is bringing up a historic clash that goes back generations and is tainted by race, heritage and the right to land.

New Mexico Supreme Court weighs action on defender workload


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court prodded prosecutors and public defenders Wednesday for possible ways to ease pressure on defense attorneys in the state who have complained of being overwhelmed by crushing caseloads of poor clients that they say hinders their ability to provide effective representation.

Ramah farmers continue to fight against numerous challenges

In this July 11, 2017, photo, Dean Lambson walks through his newly planted field as an irrigation pivot soaks the soil in Ramah, N.M. (Cable Hoover/Gallup Independent via AP)

RAMAH, N.M. (AP) — After church service Sunday in late February, Tucker Simons drove with his wife and their two baby daughters to Ramah Lake, and they were surprised to see water up to the boat ramps. “I got excited,” Simons, 33, a teacher at the Pine Hill Schools, said. “This is going to be a good year.”

New Mexico’s AG cracking down on Medicaid fraud, elder abuse


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has unveiled new public service announcements designed to crack down on statewide Medicaid fraud and elder abuse.

Air Force, firm looking to hire 638 fighter jet mechanics


ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base and engineering firm AECOM are hosting a hiring event to fill 638 fighter jets maintenance jobs.


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