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Troy Merritt wins rain-delayed Barbasol, gains spot in PGA

Jul. 23, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship by one stroke. This was his second career PGA Tour victory, and it earned him a spot in next month's PGA Championship. Merritt led or shared the lead after each round. He was one of four players...

Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

Jul. 23, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in...

Only thing flashy about Molinari is list of stars he beats

Jul. 23, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — There is nothing flashy about Francesco Molinari except for the players he keeps beating. He was a forgotten figure when he teed off in the final round of the British Open, mainly because he was playing with Tiger Woods, and because of the star power around him. Jordan Spieth...

Browns' Josh Gordon to miss start of camp to treat health

Jul. 23, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Troubled Browns receiver Josh Gordon will miss the start of training camp to focus on his recovery from addictions. There is no timetable for his return. Gordon has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations. The league says Gordon has not been suspended again. The...

World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

Jul. 23, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Ironman triathlete Tim Don carries a constant reminder of the accident with him — besides, of course, a neck that can only turn to the left and the fading marks from where screws painfully dug into his forehead. It's tucked away in his wallet: A driver's license that features a...

Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky

Jul. 23, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while Thomas has...

Formula One says no Miami race before 2020

Jul. 23, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Formula One says any plan for a new race in Miami won't happen until at least 2020. Formula One and Miami officials hoped to stage the race in 2019 but F1 officials announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get the race on next year's calendar. Sean Bratches, F1's managing...

Marlins' Brian Anderson emerges among MLB's top rookies

Jul. 23, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The rebuilding Miami Marlins may have found their third baseman of the future. Or their right fielder. It's the same player: Brian Anderson, who has blossomed into a contender for NL rookie of the year in his first full major league season. Anderson began the week batting .282 with eight home...

Harper, Nationals have hole to dig out of

Jul. 23, 2018 3:02 AM EDT

Bryce Harper had a chance to shine in front of his home fans during the All-Star break, and he took advantage by winning the Home Run Derby . Then it was back to reality for Harper and the Washington Nationals, who will need to turn things around soon if they want to avoid a disappointing season. After hosting...

LEADING OFF: Severino eyes No. 15, Utley back in Philly

Jul. 23, 2018 2:07 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: LOOKING FOR No. 15 Yankees ace Luis Severino (14-2, 2.31 ERA) tries goes for his major league-leading 15th win in the opener of a series at Tampa Bay. Severino is 6-0 with a 2.41 ERA over his last six starts, including three scoreless outings of at least 6 2/3...

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Ohio State, Wisconsin place 2 on Big Ten preseason list

Jul. 23, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State and Wisconsin each placed two players on the Big Ten preseason honors list. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa and running back J.K. Dobbins made the roster for the East Division, and Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and running back Jonathan Taylor were recognized on the West...

Swimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IV

Jul. 23, 2018 12:46 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Lochte posted a photo for the world to see, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency noticed. It got him suspended — again. The longtime U.S. swimming star has been banned from competition until July 2019, which means the 12-time Olympic medalist cannot compete as planned in...

Troy Merritt wins rain-delayed Barbasol, gains spot in PGA

Jul. 23, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a 5-under 67 on Monday to win the rain-delayed Barbasol Championship by one stroke. This was his second career PGA Tour victory, and it earned him a spot in next month's PGA Championship. Merritt led or shared the lead after each round. He was one of four players...

Rapids acquire Kellyn Acosta in deal with FC Dallas

Jul. 23, 2018 12:35 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Rapids have acquired midfielder Kellyn Acosta from FC Dallas in exchange for forward Dominique Badji and an international roster spot. In addition to the move announced Monday, the teams will swap first-round picks in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft. The Rapids also receive...

Long-time Giants beat writer Ernie Palladino dies at 63

Jul. 23, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ernie Palladino, a sports writer who covered the New York Giants for more than 20 years of a journalistic career that spanned almost four decades, has died. He was 63. Palladino, who wrote two books, including one that focused on Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry launching their coaching...

RB David Johnson among those showing up early for Cards camp

Jul. 23, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Running back David Johnson was among the players returning from injuries who showed up for the early portion of Arizona Cardinals training camp. Johnson, who figures to be the centerpiece of the Arizona offense under new coach Steve Wilks, did not take part in the team's mandatory...

Formula One says no Miami race before 2020

Jul. 23, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Formula One says any plan for a new race in Miami won't happen until at least 2020. Formula One and Miami officials hoped to stage the race in 2019 but F1 officials announced Monday that negotiations have taken too long to get the race on next year's calendar. Sean Bratches, F1's managing...

Brailsford blames French cycling culture for abuse of Sky

Jul. 23, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — Team Sky principal Dave Brailsford blames the French cycling culture for fans abusing his Tour de France leaders Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome. Spectators have been taunting four-time champion Froome since he was cleared of doping just before the race started, while Thomas has...

US Anti-Doping Agency suspends swimmer Ryan Lochte until July 2019 for rule violation

Jul. 23, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — US Anti-Doping Agency suspends swimmer Ryan Lochte until July 2019 for rule violation.

TASTE OF THE TOUR: Duck legs and red wine in Carcassonne

Jul. 23, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

CARCASSONNE, France (AP) — For the Tour de France riders having lost any hope of a good placing in Paris, or the legions of tourists not too obsessed with their diet following the peloton across France, the first stage entering the Pyrenees offers a vast array of culinary treats. The 218-kilometer...