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Tiger Woods returns to Tour Championship with share of lead

Sep. 20, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd at East Lake was larger and louder than it has been in five years, which was the last time Tiger Woods was at the Tour Championship. It was no coincidence. Woods played one of his best rounds of the year in his return to the FedEx Cup finale and caused the biggest cheer of a...

As AB Turns; Brown says he's upset Steelers are losing

Sep. 20, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The chorus of "The Storm Is Over" by gospel singer Kirk Franklin played as Antonio Brown approached his locker on Thursday, an intentionally apt choice by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker/DJ Vince Williams to address the latest bit of drama surrounding his superstar teammate. Brown heard...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager

Sep. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016...

Mahomes already chasing Manning and Brady

Sep. 20, 2018 3:26 AM EDT

Patrick Mahomes is already chasing Peyton Manning and Tom Brady. Mahomes tossed six touchdown passes at Pittsburgh after throwing four in the opener at the Chargers. His 10 TDs are the most in NFL history by a quarterback in his team's first two games of a season. Manning has the most through three games with 12...

On Basketball: Butler made his move _ now it's Wolves' turn

Sep. 20, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler knows that NBA players can force their way into trades. Forcing their way into a trade that suits the player, that's an entirely different story. Butler has told the Minnesota Timberwolves that he has no intentions of re-signing with the club next summer, his way of saying "trade...

Incoming CEO, outgoing chair address USOC abuse head-on

Sep. 20, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — While the outgoing chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee expressed his "profound and deep regret" for not protecting the safety of American athletes, the new CEO called this a time to heed the lessons learned from sex-abuse survivors who want their Olympic leaders to pay...

Despite protests, Russia's anti-doping agency reinstated

Sep. 20, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

The World Anti-Doping Agency declared Russia's scandal-ridden drug-fighting operation back in business Thursday, a decision designed to bring a close to one of sports' most notorious doping scandals but one bitterly disputed by hundreds of athletes and described as "treachery" by the lawyer for the man who...

Big Ten title hopes take hit with out-of-conference losses

Sep. 20, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

Less than a month into the college football season, the results haven't been particularly good for the Big Ten. Traditional powers Wisconsin, Michigan and Michigan State have lost nonconference games. There are five unbeaten teams left in the league and No. 4 Ohio State plays at No. 10 Penn State on Sept. 29....

Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone

Sep. 20, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was decades ago, but Sara Schwendinger remembers perfectly the panic she felt when she realized a car was following her as she ran along a country road at dusk, just outside her small Wisconsin hometown. She desperately tore into a cornfield and listened as the vehicle stopped. "I...

No rest for WNBA champs Bird, Stewart and Loyd

Sep. 20, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — It's been a whirlwind week for Breanna Stewart, Sue Bird and Jewell Loyd. The trio won a WNBA championship with the Seattle Storm and then dashed off to play for USA Basketball in the FIBA Women's World Cup. "It's been busy, now we are turning the page," said Stewart, the WNBA MVP of...

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Seahawks' Wagner says he's learned from previous injuries

Sep. 20, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Stuck at home while out with a groin injury, Bobby Wagner met up with former Seattle teammates Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril to watch the Seahawks' game in Chicago. Sitting there as his team lost wasn't very enjoyable for Wagner. "I'm definitely a guy who yells at the TV. I'm calling...

Atlanta Hawks dig in for another long slog

Sep. 20, 2018 7:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — There is almost certainly pain coming for the Hawks, or at least their fans, yet first-time NBA head coach Lloyd Pierce and second-year general manager Travis Schlenk refuse to notarize that word while in charge of Atlanta's only woebegone pro team. Training camp begins Tuesday for the team...

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says that his airline would be acting just like many other...

Browns missing starting LB Kirksey for matchup with Jets

Sep. 20, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting linebacker Christian Kirksey will sit out Thursday night's game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury. One of Cleveland's captains, Kirksey also missed last week's game at New Orleans, the first time he sat out a game in his NFL career after playing in 65 straight....

Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers

Sep. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear. Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game. "We left some stuff out there," Dalton said. "We can definitely improve and get...

Broncos changed travel schedule after 1-7 road record

Sep. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have adjusted their travel itinerary in hopes of changing their fortunes on the road. They're no longer flying out on Friday for trips to the East like this weekend's game at Baltimore . "We're not going to worry about how far we're traveling, what time the game...

AT&T fires back in bid to preserve its deal with Time Warner

Sep. 20, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting to defend its $81 billion takeover of Time Warner from a government challenge, AT&T is arguing the Trump Justice Department has failed to show that the merger will raise prices for pay-TV programming and for the consumers who watch it. The AT&T-Time Warner marriage was...

Incoming CEO, outgoing chair address USOC abuse head-on

Sep. 20, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — While the outgoing chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee expressed his "profound and deep regret" for not protecting the safety of American athletes, the new CEO called this a time to heed the lessons learned from sex-abuse survivors who want their Olympic leaders to pay...

Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in '19 as Miami manager

Sep. 20, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition. Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016...

Billie Jean King joins LA Dodgers ownership group

Sep. 20, 2018 6:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss have joined the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. The Dodgers made the announcement Thursday. The tennis great says Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter and the organization have proven to be leaders in sports on and off the field. King says...