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Kisner takes lead, Carnoustie holds its own at British Open

Jul. 19, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his duties as the...

APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Jul. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy...

The Latest: Dolphins' anthem policy draws criticism

Jul. 19, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the Miami Dolphins anthem policy (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, an online civil rights organization that has supported boycotting the NFL, points out that the Dolphins' policy puts protesting the national anthem on the same plane as testing...

AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Jul. 19, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived by the Hawks,...

Saban's coaching tree casts large shadow over SEC Media Days

Jul. 19, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is no escaping Nick Saban's influence on the Southeastern Conference. His coaching tree was represented on each of the four days of the SEC's media gathering. South Carolina's Will Muschamp, who was Saban's defensive coordinator when LSU won the 2003 national championship, took the...

It's college football's season of hope _ unless you're Vandy

Jul. 19, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — It's the season of hope in college football. Then there's Vanderbilt. The Commodores are the St. Louis Browns of the gridiron, a team that looks hopelessly overmatched and out of place in the mighty Southeastern Conference, with its conglomerate of de facto pro franchises stretching from...

AP source: Falcons won't offer WR Jones new deal this year

Jul. 19, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stifled by the salary cap, the Atlanta Falcons won't be offering Julio Jones a more lucrative contract. Not this year, at least. Now the question is: Will the star receiver show up for training camp? The Falcons informed Jones several weeks ago that they would not renegotiate his current...

Red Sox, Yankees heading for compelling AL East finish

Jul. 19, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Mookie Betts and the major league-leading Red Sox are on pace for 100-plus wins. Same for Aaron Judge and the Yankees, and the World Series champion Astros, too. The Orioles, White Sox and Royals are on track to lose more than 100. It's the haves and the have-nots as baseball returns after...

Indians bolster bullpen with All-Star Hand, rookie Cimber

Jul. 19, 2018 2:38 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With an eye on October and beyond, the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians scooped up All-Star closer Brad Hand and fellow reliever Adam Cimber from the rebuilding San Diego Padres in exchange for switch-hitting catching prospect Francisco Mejia. The Indians need Hand, a lefty, and...

Kang trying to put cheating accusation behind him at British

Jul. 19, 2018 5:30 PM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Sung Kang doesn't plan to handle rulings any differently because he doesn't think he did anything wrong when fellow PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen accused him of taking a bad drop three weeks ago. Kang and Dahmen were playing in the final round at the Quicken Loans National when...

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Delle Donne and Parker choose their teams for All-Star Game

Jul. 19, 2018 8:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The draft is finished and the squads are set for Team Delle Donne and Team Parker in the WNBA All-Star Game. The league switched its format this year with captains choosing the sides and getting rid of conference affiliations. Both Parker and Delle Donne kept their WNBA teammates close for...

LPGA Tour's Lincicome shoots 78 in PGA Tour debut

Jul. 19, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome has a huge hole to climb out of if she hopes to make golf history. Lincicome shot a 6-over 78 in the first round of the Barbasol Championship on Thursday, leaving the LPGA Tour pro's goal of making the cut likely out of reach. Lincicome was hoping to become the...

Lakers sign forward Jeffrey Carroll after Summer League

Jul. 19, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Jeffrey Carroll. The team announced the move Thursday. Carroll played in six Las Vegas Summer League games for the team, averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in nine minutes. Carroll averaged 12.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists in...

Clippers sign free agent Mbah a Moute for 2nd stint

Jul. 19, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luc Mbah a Moute is back with the Los Angeles Clippers, signing a free-agent deal. The 31-year-old forward averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.18 steals in 61 games for Houston last season. Mbah a Moute played two seasons for the Clippers from 2015-17, averaging 4.6 points and 2.2...

After busy offseason, Bears ready to see how pieces fit

Jul. 19, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears made sweeping changes to lift a struggling franchise, and general manager Ryan Pace can't wait to see how it all comes together. The next big step is here. The Bears reported to camp Thursday looking for bigger things after a busy offseason. "I'd say it's been...

The Latest: Dolphins' anthem policy draws criticism

Jul. 19, 2018 7:57 PM EDT

The Latest on the Miami Dolphins anthem policy (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color of Change, an online civil rights organization that has supported boycotting the NFL, points out that the Dolphins' policy puts protesting the national anthem on the same plane as testing...

AP Source: Thunder trade Anthony to Hawks, waiver likely

Jul. 19, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Oklahoma City. A person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press the Thunder are sending Anthony and a 2022 protected first-round pick to Atlanta in exchange for Hawks guard Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala. Anthony will be waived by the Hawks,...

LEADING OFF: Hader faces Brewers, Machado debuts for Dodgers

Jul. 19, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: HADER RETURNS Milwaukee reliever Josh Hader rejoins the team, three days after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game. The Brewers open the second half at Miller Park against the Dodgers. The 24-year-old Hader has...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing progression

Jul. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels say two-way star Shohei Ohtani's elbow ligament is continuing to heal and he has been medically cleared to begin a throwing progression. The team said Ohtani was given a six-week evaluation Thursday by Dr. Steve Yoon at the Kerlan Jobe Institute. The Angels...

APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Jul. 19, 2018 7:19 PM EDT

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The "Proper Anthem Conduct" section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy...