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Collin Morikawa holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

Aug. 9, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The best shot of his life, the shot that made Collin Morikawa a major champion, was never supposed to happen. He knew the tee on the 16th at Harding Park would be moved forward at the PGA Championship. He said during practice rounds that wouldn't tempt him to go for the green. But this...

Brooks Koepka reacts after missing a putt on the sixth hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Column: Trash talk and then some trashy play for Koepka

Aug. 9, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

Maybe Brooks Koepka should have followed the old golf adage — as tired as it may be — and let his clubs do the talking. At the very least, he should have given his driver a say. A day after he raised eyebrows by suggesting some of his fellow players might not be up to the task of winning the PGA...

Paul Casey of England, celebrates after a birdie on the eighth hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

"What a shot:" Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish

Aug. 9, 2020 9:56 PM EDT

Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course. He looked behind him and realized his hopes of winning the PGA Championship had suddenly, startlingly vanished. Collin Morikawa's on-a-rope drive had stopped 7 feet away,...

Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers scuffle after Athletics' Ramon Laureano charged the dugout after being hit by a pitch thrown by Astros' Humberto Castellanos during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Astros, A's clear benches, empty seats; Oak wins 9th in row

Aug. 9, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros apparently were tired of playing nice. So following two quiet games at the Coliseum, true feelings seemed to come out and tempers flared Sunday, months after Houston’s sign-stealing scandal was brought to light by Oakland pitcher Mike...

Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) celebrates with guards Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

No shortage of points scored inside the NBA's bubble

Aug. 9, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time there was a slate of five or more NBA games on the same day, with every team scoring at least 110 points, was more than 32 years ago. That is, until the opening of the league's so-called bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic — where it already has happened...

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)

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

Aug. 9, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

The Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, and players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been made, but conceded the...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates a Blue Jackets goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Goalie Joonas Kirpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets proved how they learned their lesson about holding three-goal leads. They're advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs because they weren't going to squander one for a second time in three days. Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, Zach...

Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals, remains quiet Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in St. Louis. Major League Baseball announced Friday night that the entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and Cardinals set for this weekend in St. Louis has been postponed after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Entire Pirates-Cards 3-game series postponed over virus woes

Aug. 9, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis that was set to begin Monday night at Busch Stadium has been postponed while the Cardinals deal with a COVID-19 outbreak. There have now been 27 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus...

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies' dribbles the ball down court during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

It's official: NBA will have a play-in series in the West

Aug. 9, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It’s now official: There will be a play-in series to determine the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Memphis’ 108-99 loss to Toronto on Sunday means that it’s no longer possible for more than a four-game difference in the standings between the...

Portland Trail Blazers' Damian Lillard shoots next to Philadelphia 76ers' Matisse Thybulle, left, during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Lillard drops 51 as Trail Blazers top 76ers; Embiid injured

Aug. 9, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Everything is back to normal for Damian Lillard. The All-Star point guard scored 51 points after a frustrating finish a night earlier, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 124-121 on Sunday. On Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers, Lillard missed a...

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Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) dribbles the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

Nets start fast, beat Clippers to take No. 7 seed in East

Aug. 9, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Caris LeVert had 27 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets used the best-shooting quarter in the NBA this season to send them on their way to a 129-120 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. Joe Harris added 25 points — 23 in the first half...

Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) celebrates a Blue Jackets goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Blue Jackets advance with 3-0 Game 5 win over Maple Leafs

Aug. 9, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Goalie Joonas Kirpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets proved how they learned their lesson about holding three-goal leads. They're advancing to the first round of the NHL playoffs because they weren't going to squander one for a second time in three days. Korpisalo stopped 33 shots, Zach...

Cleveland Indians players celebrate after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings in a baseball game in Chicago, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

DeShields leads Indians over White Sox 5-4 in 10 innings

Aug. 9, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Delino DeShields snapped a tie with a perfectly placed squeeze bunt in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians topped the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Sunday night. DeShields' bunt drove in José Ramírez, who started the inning on second as part of baseball's extra-inning rule for...

Houston Rockets' Austin Rivers (25) passes over Sacramento Kings' DaQuan Jeffries (19) and Harry Giles III (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Rivers has career-high 41 as Rockets down Kings 129-112

Aug. 9, 2020 11:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Austin Rivers scored a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Houston Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 129-112 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. “He’s been playing well and obviously, tonight was his night,"...

Tiger Woods waves on the 11th hole during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Warriors guard Curry pops up at PGA presser, grills winner

Aug. 9, 2020 11:19 PM EDT

If you're a three-time NBA champion and two-time league MVP, you can skirt the ban on fans at the PGA Championship. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was deputized as a “guest reporter” for the final round of the tournament, making him one of the few outsiders allowed on the course at TPC...

Indiana Pacers forward T.J. Warren (1) celebrates with guards Malcolm Brogdon (7) and Victor Oladipo (4) after a play against the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP)

No shortage of points scored inside the NBA's bubble

Aug. 9, 2020 11:11 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The last time there was a slate of five or more NBA games on the same day, with every team scoring at least 110 points, was more than 32 years ago. That is, until the opening of the league's so-called bubble amid the coronavirus pandemic — where it already has happened...

Collin Morikawa kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A brief look at the third round of the PGA Championship

Aug. 9, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A glance at Sunday's final round of the PGA Championship at Harding Park: CHAMPION: Collin Morikawa hit his drive on the short par-4 16th hole to 7 feet to set up an eagle that gave him the lead for good. He shot 6-under 64 to win by two at 13-under 267. RUNNERS-UP: Paul Casey shot 66...

Mitchell scores 29, boosts Fever past Mystics 91-84

Aug. 9, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Kelsey Mitchell scored a season-high 29 points, Teaira McCowan posted a double-double and the Indiana Fever beat the Washington Mystics 91-84 on Sunday night. Mitchell scored 20 or more for the fourth time this season, second to the Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, who has done it five...

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)

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

Aug. 9, 2020 10:59 PM EDT

The Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, and players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said no decisions on the season have been made, but conceded the...

Collin Morikawa holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

Aug. 9, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The best shot of his life, the shot that made Collin Morikawa a major champion, was never supposed to happen. He knew the tee on the 16th at Harding Park would be moved forward at the PGA Championship. He said during practice rounds that wouldn't tempt him to go for the green. But this...