President Barack Obama offered an optimistic message on the campaign trail in Florida. He said America, diverse and talented, is still on top, and promised to reduce the deficit without harming the middle class.
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Saints defensive end Will Smith, Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, and free agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove all can play in this weekend's NFL season opening games.
Adrian Peterson is recovering from December knee surgery, while Maurice Jones-Drew is returning from a contract hold out situation. The Jaguars will definitely put Jones-Drew on the field. Adrian Peterson is another story.
The US already has placed sanctions on many Haqqani leaders and is targeting its members militarily but it had held back from formally designating the al-Qaida-linked network a terrorist group amid concerns about hampering peace efforts in Afghanistan and US relations with Pakistan.
Tiger Woods was one shot behind Rory McIlroy, who birdied his last two holes for an 8-under 64 and was in a four-way tie for the lead. Tiger Woods made a 30-foot chip in to birdie the last hole of the first round of the BMW Championship.
One and a half years after being shot in the head by a gunman in Tucson, Arizona, former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords led the crowd at the Democratic National Convention in the pledge of allegiance on Thursday.