TinCaps and Padres renew Player Development Contract through 2018

The two-year extension stretches the affiliation to 20 years, which will be the longest-lasting Minor League Baseball affiliation in San Diego’s history. Within the 16-team Midwest League, only the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) have a longer partnership with their MLB club.

In this April 6, 2016, photograph, a technician works on a door assembly for a Nissan Altima on the assembly line at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Miss. On Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, major automakers report sales figures for August. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

US auto sales expected to drop in August

This drop isn’t unexpected. After six straight years of growth — and record sales of 17.5 million new vehicles last year — the industry has been bracing for a plateau as consumer demand wanes.

The Memorial Coliseum posted this photo to its Twitter page that showed a mass of people trying to buy tickets to the Indiana University vs. Fort Wayne Mastodons men's basketball game at its box office on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016.

Tickets for IU-IPFW sell out within minutes

Indiana University will play the Fort Wayne Mastodons at the Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 22 as part of a 3-game series between the Hoosiers and the Mastodons.