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'Really cool feeling': Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

Aug. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60....

Olympic gymnasts Ross and Kocian: we were abused by Nassar

Aug. 16, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Madison Kocian and Kyla Ross watched the women they won Olympic gold with step forward one by one over the last 18 months to detail their abuse at the hands of disgraced former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. The more their Olympic teammates talked, the more Kocian and Ross...

Braves' Acuna day to day after being plunked with pitch

Aug. 16, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves rookie star Ronald Acuna Jr. is day to day after being plunked on the left arm by Miami's Jose Urena. The team announced Thursday that a CT scan on Acuna's elbow was normal. X-rays also were negative. Urena was ejected from Wednesday night's game after hitting Acuna on the first pitch...

Column: Suspend Urena for rest of season for plunking Acuna

Aug. 16, 2018 2:58 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. is good for baseball. Jose Urena and his defenders are not. Jose, take the rest of the season off. And while you're at it, take Keith Hernandez with you. In a nod to the bad ol' days when it was apparently acceptable to plunk a guy who was playing too well, Urena unleashed a...

Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

Aug. 16, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that...

Even with Meyer sidelined, expectations high for Ohio State

Aug. 16, 2018 10:55 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Coach Urban Meyer's future at Ohio State might be in doubt, but the talent level on the field for the Buckeyes certainly isn't a question. Meyer was put on paid leave Aug. 1 — two days before preseason practice opened — while the university investigates his handling of...

AP Interview: Wilder to announce next fight _ if Fury wins

Aug. 16, 2018 1:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is on a business trip this weekend in Belfast. He'll be ringside as a TV commentator for Saturday's fight between Tyson Fury and Francesco Pianeta. But even Wilder has something riding on the outcome of this matchup. If Fury wins, Wilder plans to...

Titans, Saints use new ways to keep NFL players cool in camp

Aug. 16, 2018 3:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans running back Dion Lewis has been so focused on football with his new team that he didn't realize until a few days into training camp just how special the benches on each sideline really are. Now he takes a couple of minutes whenever possible during practice to sit...

Stephen Curry supports women's game by hosting girls camps

Aug. 16, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Just like Steph, seventh-grader Amanda Kerner stood before a big crowd and knocked down shot after shot from five different spots on the court — 20 makes in 2 1/2 minutes, complete with a buzzer-beater. For one afternoon, Stephen Curry ensured that 200 girls in his camp...

Davis Cup overhauled for 2019 with season-ending team event

Aug. 16, 2018 12:59 PM EDT

The Davis Cup is getting a radical overhaul in hopes of reviving an event that has lost some luster. Beginning next year, the top team event in men's tennis will be decided with a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site, creating an event that the International Tennis Federation believes will be more...

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Coach charged with aggravated statutory rape resigns

Aug. 16, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

SCOTTS HILL, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a football coach charged with statutory rape by an authority figure has resigned. Henderson County Schools Superintendent Steve Wilkinson tells news outlets Daniel Duncan turned in his letter of resignation Tuesday. Wilkinson says Duncan taught history and was...

'Really cool feeling': Brandt Snedeker shoots 59 at Wyndham

Aug. 16, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Brandt Snedeker predicted low scores at the Wyndham Championship — but not this low. Snedeker shot an 11-under 59 on Thursday, falling one shot shy of matching the PGA Tour record. He made a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the 10th player in tour history to break 60....

Ash facing tough task at Rutgers heading into third season

Aug. 16, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Chris Ash heads into his third season as football coach trying to make Rutgers more than an also-ran in the Big Ten Conference while the shadow of a credit card scandal involving several of his players looms over the program. It's an annoyance for a team that has enough problems on...

Hoosiers hope to use disappointments as fuel for turnaround

Aug. 16, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Allen relied on a single word to motivate his team this offseason. Finish. He believes an inability to do so is why the Hoosiers blew fourth-quarter leads against Michigan State and Maryland last fall, why they failed to capture a milestone overtime win against...

Oklahoma coach Riley ready to build on success in 2nd year

Aug. 16, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, new Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was scrambling to find his way after Bob Stoops' abrupt retirement put him in command just two months before fall camp. The 34-year-old offensive mastermind now has a season under his belt and the kind of pay increase that often comes with a...

Storm-damaged historic Indiana fieldhouse set for repairs

Aug. 16, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana fieldhouse that's one of the nation's largest high school basketball venues is set for emergency repairs nine months after a severe thunderstorm ripped a hole in its roof and ruptured water lines that flooded its hardwood basketball court. The Muncie Community School...

Teacher who portrayed Nazi at pro wrestling events keeps job

Aug. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

ROYERSFORD, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania teacher who portrays a Nazi villain named Blitzkrieg at local professional wrestling events can keep his teaching job. The superintendent of the Spring-Ford Area School District says an investigation of sixth-grade teacher Kevin Bean found no evidence that he violated...

Elon Musk proposes Los Angeles tunnel to Dodger Stadium

Aug. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Traffic-weary baseball fans could someday travel to and from Dodger Stadium on a public transportation system underneath Los Angeles — if Elon Musk's latest bold plan comes to fruition. The billionaire's Boring Company tweeted Wednesday a proposal for autonomous, zero-emissions...

Oklahoma St seeks replacement for longtime QB Mason Rudolph

Aug. 16, 2018 1:46 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — It has been a long time since someone other than Mason Rudolph was the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State. It was late in the 2015 season when the Cowboys faced Oklahoma, and that was because Rudolph wasn't at full strength. He closed his career by starting the next 27 games...

Vanderbilt leans on Shurmur looking for 2nd bowl in 3 years

Aug. 16, 2018 1:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt's all-time leading rusher is gone, currently trying to earn a job in the NFL with the New England Patriots. With Ralph Webb out of the picture, luckily for the Commodores they have quarterback Kyle Shurmur back to follow up one of the best seasons in school history and...