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AP sources: Tiger to meet with top players against LIV Golf

Aug. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The PGA Tour is in Delaware for the first time and the buzz still surrounded Tiger Woods, even if he didn’t have clubs and wasn’t even at the golf course. Woods flew to Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon for a private meeting of top players to discuss the...

Column: No PGA Tour for LIV golfers, maybe a long road back

Aug. 16, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Long before the PGA Tour's postseason opener ended with a winning bogey in a three-hole playoff, the biggest drama was in the clubhouse at the TPC Southwind. A dozen or so players gathered around a screen to watch the outcome in the first of what figures to...

NBA schedule won't have games on Election Day this year

Aug. 16, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

The NBA will be off on Election Day. The league’s schedule for the coming season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA is hoping teams use that night as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, plus amplify the need...

Padres switch Tatis bobblehead giveaway to Soto shirt night

Aug. 16, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night with a Juan Soto T-shirt giveaway after the superstar shortstop was banned 80 games Friday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing drug. Tatis, a 23-year-old sensation...

Pirates' Castro suspended 1 game for phone flap, he appeals

Aug. 16, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for having a cellphone in his back pocket during a game last week. The penalty, which included an undisclosed fine, had been set to take effect Tuesday night...

Utah boy injured in dorm fall at Little League World Series

Aug. 16, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old Little League World Series player from Utah was in critical condition Tuesday with what his family said was a head injury suffered when he fell off the top bunk of his bed at the dormitory complex. Easton Oliverson is a pitcher and outfielder...

Osaka loses to Zhang, Gauff quits with injury at Cincinnati

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was eliminated by Shuai Zhang, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The tournament outside Cincinnati lost another big name, Coco Gauff, when she retired from her match against...

Olympic champion Ellia Green finds liberation in transition

Aug. 16, 2022 07:09 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ellia Green realized as a young child -- long before becoming an Olympic champion -- that a person’s identity and a gender assigned at birth can be very different things. Now, about 20 years later, one of the stars of Australia’s gold medal-winning...

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

Aug. 16, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs. Yes, the...

AP source: Jets' Wilson has no additional damage to knee

Aug. 16, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Wilson and the New York Jets received some good news after a few days of worrying about the quarterback's right knee. Wilson had arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus and remains on track to return in a few weeks, a person with...

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Mets' Carrasco likely out up to a month with oblique strain

Aug. 16, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets pitcher Carlos Carrasco is expected to miss up to a month after straining his left oblique, the team announced Tuesday in another setback for its rotation. The 35-year-old Carrasco, 13-5 with a 3.92 ERA in a resurgent season for the NL East leaders, was...

Rodgers' reminder: Time to stop avoiding repeat mistakes

Aug. 16, 2022 18:35 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — As good as the Green Bay Packers defense looks thus far in training camp, the offense still has a way to go. If it wasn’t already apparent by the end of the Packers’ first joint practice with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, reigning MVP quarterback...

Georgia governor touts Bulldogs 4-peat for Atlanta in 2025

Aug. 16, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor has high hopes for his alma mater. With Atlanta set to become the first two-time host of college football's national championship game in 2025, Brian Kemp sees no reason the Georgia Bulldogs can't be going for their fourth straight title that year...

Palestinian President Abbas skirts apology for Munich attack

Aug. 16, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants on Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics a half century ago, countering that Israel had committed “50 Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years. ...

Osaka loses to Zhang, Gauff quits with injury at Cincinnati

Aug. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka was eliminated by Shuai Zhang, 6-4, 7-5, in the first round of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday. The tournament outside Cincinnati lost another big name, Coco Gauff, when she retired from her match against...

AP sources: Tiger to meet with top players against LIV Golf

Aug. 16, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The PGA Tour is in Delaware for the first time and the buzz still surrounded Tiger Woods, even if he didn’t have clubs and wasn’t even at the golf course. Woods flew to Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon for a private meeting of top players to discuss the...

NFL looks like old self entering 3rd season in COVID-19 era

Aug. 16, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derrick Henry has been seen jogging on the field with his daughter after practice. Green Bay Packers are once again borrowing kids' bicycles for rides to practice. Fans are rubbing elbows with their favorite players to get those coveted autographs. Yes, the...

Hernández back with Red Sox after long stint on injured list

Aug. 16, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Infielder/outfielder Kiké Hernández returned to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday after a more than a two-month absence as he was activated from the 15-day injured list. Hernández had been out with June 8 with a strained right hip flexor. He revealed before...

Utah boy injured in dorm fall at Little League World Series

Aug. 16, 2022 17:54 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A 12-year-old Little League World Series player from Utah was in critical condition Tuesday with what his family said was a head injury suffered when he fell off the top bunk of his bed at the dormitory complex. Easton Oliverson is a pitcher and outfielder...

BMW Championship last qualifying week for the Presidents Cup

Aug. 16, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Getting to the Tour Championship isn't all that's at stake this week in the second FedEx Cup playoff event. The BMW Championship also is the final event to earn one of six spots on the U.S. team and eight spots on the International team for the Presidents Cup next month. ...