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Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Dustin Johnson emerges from a pack to lead PGA Championship

Aug. 8, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dustin Johnson supplied the birdies, eight of them Saturday at the PGA Championship, the most he has ever made in his 157 rounds of major championship golf for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead. Brooks Koepka supplied the needle. Koepka recovered from three straight bogeys to salvage a...

Brooks Koepka lines up a putt on the 13th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Three-peat? 3 straight bogeys leave Koepka in neutral at PGA

Aug. 8, 2020 10:39 PM EDT

Bogey, bogey, bogey. This was not what Brooks Koepka had in mind when he was thinking about three in a row at the PGA Championship. Now, if he's going to become the first player to three-peat at the PGA since Walter Hagen did it in the 1920s, he'll have to win his first in come-from-behind fashion. It's all...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, members of the Miami of Ohio team pose on the field after the Mid-American Conference championship NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, in Detroit. The Mid-American Conference on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, became the first league competing at college football’s highest level to cancel its fall season because of COVID-19 concerns. A person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press the university president’s voted to not play in the fall and consider a spring season. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was still being prepared.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

After MAC surrenders to pandemic, will other leagues follow?

Aug. 8, 2020 5:09 PM EDT

In many ways, the Mid-American Conference has little in common with Power Five leagues that first come to mind when fans think of major college football. There are no 75,000-seat stadiums in the MAC. Million-dollar per year coaches are rare. In a typical season, NFL scouts might find one or two potential...

Tiger Woods walks to the 12th green during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Woods faces another Sunday at a major with little hope

Aug. 8, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One day he couldn't find enough fairways. The next day he couldn't make any putts. The third day he couldn't get close enough to make any putts. That leaves a fourth day for Tiger Woods, with little to play for in the PGA Championship. Eight shots behind going into the third round,...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) celebrates a three point-basket with teammate Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Doncic gets 17th triple-double, Mavs top Bucks 136-132 in OT

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 36 points in his NBA-leading 17th triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks scored the last seven points of regulation to force overtime, going on to a 136-132 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Doncic also had a career-high 19 assists and 14...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray reacts after a three-point basket against the Utah Jazz during double overtime of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Murray returns to power Nuggets past Jazz 134-132 in 2 OTs

Aug. 8, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's 35 points for Utah, including a 3-pointer with 4.2...

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

Aug. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1...

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) grabs a rebound in front of Washington Wizards center Thomas Bryant (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

76ers announce that All-Star Ben Simmons needs knee surgery

Aug. 8, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Ben Simmons will have surgery on his left knee, a big blow for the Philadelphia 76ers and their hopes of making a deep run in this season’s playoffs. The 76ers announced Saturday that Simmons will be leaving the NBA’s season-restart bubble at Walt Disney...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Booker's 35 points lead surprising Suns past Heat 119-112

Aug. 8, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and Jevon Carter added a season-high 20 points as the Phoenix Suns remained undefeated in the NBA restart, beating the Miami Heat 119-112 on Saturday night. Carter made six of eight 3-pointers as the Suns improved to 5-0 in the restart. “I...

New York Yankees' Gerrit Cole pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Meadows, Rays split with Yankees in 7-inning doubleheader

Aug. 8, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows hit a two-run single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the New York Yankees 5-3 for a split of seven-inning games in a doubleheader Saturday. The Yankees won the opener 8-4 as ace Gerrit Cole came within one strike of earning his 20th straight regular-season win....

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Arizona Diamondbacks' Starling Marte celebrates as he crosses home after hitting a solo home run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Derrick Tuskan)

Marté, Vogt homer to carry Diamondbacks over Padres 3-2

Aug. 9, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Starling Marté and Stephen Vogt homered off Chris Paddack in the sixth inning, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Saturday night. The Padres failed to capitalize on two more home runs by Fernando Tatis Jr., including his second leadoff homer in as many...

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto, right, pats catcher Chadwick Tromp, center, on the chest before being taken out of a baseball game by manager Gabe Kapler during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Slater homers twice as Giants down Kershaw, Dodgers 5-4

Aug. 9, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Austin Slater and the San Francisco Giants were able to do something they haven't done often, which is turn the tables on Clayton Kershaw. Slater became one of a select few to homer twice in a game off the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander as San Francisco held on for a 5-4 win Saturday...

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon watches his three-run double against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Blackmon stays hot, Rockies pitch 1-hitter, top Mariners 5-0

Aug. 9, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Even Charlie Blackmon staying hot at the plate was upstaged on this night by a foursome of Colorado Rockies pitchers, led by the debut of rookie Ryan Castellani. Blackmon added three more hits to his major league-leading total and drove in three runs, and four Rockies pitchers combined to...

Dallas Mavericks' Luka Doncic (77) celebrates a three point-basket with teammate Dorian Finney-Smith (10) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Doncic gets 17th triple-double, Mavs top Bucks 136-132 in OT

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 36 points in his NBA-leading 17th triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks scored the last seven points of regulation to force overtime, going on to a 136-132 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Doncic also had a career-high 19 assists and 14...

New York Mets' J.D. Davis (28) celebrates with teammate Pete Alonso (20) after hitting a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets hit 3 HRs, end makeshift Marlins' 6-game win streak 8-4

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All those missing pitchers finally caught up to the Miami Marlins. J.D. Davis homered and drove in a career-high four runs, Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto also connected, and the New York Mets slowed down the makeshift Marlins with an 8-4 victory Saturday. “We just got hurt by the...

How teacher revolutionized school's football statistics

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Rushing through the rain armed with a pen and paper, Gavin Gilbert entered the press box at Yellow Jacket Stadium and began to scribble. Keeping note of that night’s scoring plays between Starkville High School and DeSoto Central, Gilbert -- a social studies teacher at SHS...

Lutz, Wood stayed in shape at Irish Channel boxing gym

Aug. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The big speakers on the black, rubberized floor thumped and Zach Wood emptied the tank throwing a flurry of fists at the two targets that took a beating and kept coming back for more. “Yes!” shouted Keith Director over the din of the mid-aughts rap playlist,...

Paul Casey watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the third round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Blighty's big chance to end a century-old drought at PGA

Aug. 9, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Padraig Harrington won the PGA Championship in 2008 to become the first European-born winner since Tommy Armour of Scotland in 1930. As for England, that goes back more than a century, when Jim Barnes won the Wanamaker Trophy for the second straight time in 1919. Three Englishmen have...

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) scores on Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flyers clinch top seed in East with 4-1 win over Lightning

Aug. 8, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Rookie Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored twice, and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Saturday night to clinch the Eastern Conference’s top seed through the playoffs. The Lightning not only dropped the game in completing preliminary round-robin play with a 2-1...

Seattle takes down Phoenix, Mercury lose Taurasi late

Aug. 8, 2020 11:49 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 20 points, Breanna Stewart had 15 and Seattle used the second quarter to take control in a 74-68 win over Phoenix on Saturday. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi left with 5:18 remaining due to injury. She walked off the court to the locker room without assistance. Mercury...