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A new format for FedEx Cup brings clarity and curiosity

Aug. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Thomas has a two-shot lead, and the Tour Championship hasn't even started. If that seems difficult to fathom, consider that someone could win this week without having the lowest 72-hole score. And remember, such a radical change was to make the FedEx Cup finale easier to follow. The...

US OPEN '19: Williams-Osaka reverberations felt, year later

Aug. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

As the start of the 2019 U.S. Open approaches, the indelible image from last year's tournament does not involve a particularly remarkable shot or a champion holding a trophy. Instead, it is, and likely forever will remain, Serena Williams pointing her index finger at chair umpire Carlos Ramos while insisting that...

Column: Antonio Brown is all in - at least for now

Aug. 21, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

Antonio Brown is right about one thing: Helmets are important. The way Brown has been toying with his new team makes you wonder if he has ever worn one. The latest from Raider Nation on Tuesday was that the enigmatic wide receiver was on the practice field — and had with him a helmet officially certified...

Raiders-Packers game lands in Winnipeg on Thursday

Aug. 21, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

The Raiders' worldwide tour gets started in the preseason when they play a "home" exhibition against Green Bay in Canada. The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a "home" game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct. 6. "We'll treat it...

For Celtics, USA World Cup camp is a preseason bonus

Aug. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

Red, white and blue. The colors of USA Basketball. Except this summer, green — Celtics green, to be precise — would work on that palette as well. The Boston Celtics will have at least three and possibly four players on the final 12-man roster that USA Basketball will take to China next week for the...

No. 16 Auburn's Wanogho a standout lineman, not next LeBron

Aug. 21, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prince Tega Wanogho came to Alabama wanting to be the next LeBron James. He became Auburn's left tackle instead. Wanogho now is the anchor of the 16th-ranked Tigers' all-senior offensive line, some five years after he stepped on a football field for the first time. A native of Delta...

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

Aug. 21, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tats. An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of the former NBA star on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. The tattoos include two rabbits mating on his right arm and a spider web on a shoulder. Artist Jules Muck says...

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus returns to practice

Aug. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Wednesday, though he is not eligible to play in games yet at least in part because he lacks credits after he was expelled this spring amid sexual assault allegations. Coach Paul Chryst told reporters at practice that Cephus didn't...

Sometimes losing teams enjoy LLWS consolation games the most

Aug. 21, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The bleachers at Volunteer Stadium were nearly full when Kentucky took on Australia, but to outfielder Jackson Idlett, the whole thing felt low key. The pressure was off for the Monday morning game, and the butterflies had settled. Both teams were out of the running for the...

Former Rangers and 'Miracle on Ice' player charged in attack

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones. The...

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Armstrong, Jones top horses in No. 9 Irish rushing stable

Aug. 21, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 9 Notre Dame may find out this season that a stable full of running backs is better than one. Jafar Armstrong and Tony Jones Jr. are sharing the load in practices, with three underclassmen also pushing for playing time. The previous two seasons, Josh Adams (1,430 yards in 2017)...

Rockies lose pitcher Jon Gray for season with foot fracture

Aug. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Colorado Rockies on Wednesday placed starting pitcher Jon Gray on the 60-day injured list because of a left foot fracture, ending his season. The 27-year-old Gray is 11-8 with a 3.84 ERA this season. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Arizona...

Rays rally in 9th, beat Mariners 7-6 to avoid sweep

Aug. 21, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays struggled during a six-game homestand against a pair of last-place teams but were able to break even due to three walk-off wins. Kevin Kiermaier drove in four runs, including a solo homer during a two-run ninth inning, and the Rays avoided a three-game sweep...

Treadwell being 'showcased' as Vikings search for receivers

Aug. 21, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Being a first-round draft pick, Laquon Treadwell has received several opportunities to secure a role in the Minnesota Vikings' offense. His next chance might come with a new team. Minnesota is still left searching for a reliable option for the third receiver spot behind Stefon Diggs and...

Titans young inside linebackers ready to make NFL impression

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have the NFL's highest-paid safety Kevin Byard at the back of their defense, and a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle anchoring the line in Jurrell Casey. In the middle are two young linebackers in Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown ready to show the NFL exactly...

New coaches at Kansas, K-State are studies in contrast

Aug. 21, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that connects them. The Jayhawks have the proud tradition of John Riggins and Gale Sayers, yet recent success has been...

Thomas will be keeping eye on 2 sets of scores at East Lake

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The PGA Tour wanted a format that eliminated two winners on Sunday at East Lake — the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup. The new system means whoever has the lowest score to par wins the FedEx Cup. In the eyes of some players, that might not be enough. Justin Thomas lived it two...

Ex-Texans star Mario Williams accused of trespassing at home

Aug. 21, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

KATY, Texas (AP) — Former Texans star Mario Williams has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of trespassing at a woman's Houston-area home. Harris County court records show Williams was arrested Tuesday and freed on $100 bond. Online records don't list an attorney to speak on behalf of...

Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus returns to practice

Aug. 21, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus returned to practice Wednesday, though he is not eligible to play in games yet at least in part because he lacks credits after he was expelled this spring amid sexual assault allegations. Coach Paul Chryst told reporters at practice that Cephus didn't...

Former New Mexico AD indicted on embezzlement charges

Aug. 21, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs, who left in 2017 amid questions over spending, has been indicted in connection with a lavish 2015 golf trip to Scotland that was partly paid for with state funds, according to court documents filed Wednesday. The...