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Another first for Clemson: No. 1 in AP preseason Top 25

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 PM EDT

Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 presented by Regions Bank . The Tigers won the program's second national title in three seasons behind freshman quarterback...

AP Source: Brown takes part in meetings with Raiders

Aug. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the...

Patriots place Gordon on non-football injury list

Aug. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed receiver Josh Gordon on the non-football injury list while he gets back into shape following his suspension. The move comes after the NFL conditionally lifted the suspension, saying Gordon could participate in team meetings, conditioning and...

Early end of season for Woods doesn't take away from Masters

Aug. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — For the fifth time in the last six years, August on the PGA Tour means no more Tiger Woods for the rest of the season. Only now he's healthy. He also is the Masters champion. And that makes it a season he wouldn't trade. "Very special to win my 15th major and get my fifth jacket,"...

Column: IndyCar and Pocono must make tough marriage decision

Aug. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

The same message is repeated at least once a year — after a frightening crash, an injury, the death of a driver — that racing at high speed anywhere is inherently dangerous. Scott Speed, a former NASCAR and Formula One driver, broke three vertebrae on a hard landing during qualifying last weekend...

No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

Aug. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between an NBA superstar Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that...

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

Wisconsin reinstates Cephus after sexual assault acquittal

Aug. 19, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus has been cleared to return to school after a jury acquitted him of sexual assault charges. The school announced Chancellor Rebecca Blank's decision in a statement Monday that said the university had obtained information that wasn't provided...

Harper's slam could be prelude to wild NL playoff race

Aug. 19, 2019 2:59 AM EDT

Bryce Harper's game-ending grand slam and sprint around the bases gave a jolt to the Philadelphia Phillies and could be the prelude to a fascinating National League playoff scramble. As thrilling as the win was for the Phillies , the 7-5 final Thursday night was a kick in the gut for the Chicago Cubs, since both...

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No surprise here: Fields named Ohio State's starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day on Monday made official what most people figured was a foregone conclusion: Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic. Day had lured the talented sophomore in...

Miami's Jarren Williams preps to open against No. 8 Florida

Aug. 19, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterback Jarren Williams got the word that he was going to be the starting quarterback for the Hurricanes, and his first thought wasn't about celebrating. Instead, he suddenly realized how big a job he's just inherited. Williams' first college start — his first...

Titans kicker Ryan Succop, TE Jonnu Smith off PUP list

Aug. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans are getting kicker Ryan Succop and tight end Jonnu Smith back on the field and off the physically unable to perform list after each passed physicals. The Titans announced the roster changes Monday. Succop had been recovering from an unspecified injury this...

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three stone pillars were placed Monday near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, marking the final step in a $2 million effort to memorialize the bombing that killed three people. The understated monument of granite and bronze, which took four years to plan and develop, was supposed to be...

No decision yet as close call looms on Dolphins starting QB

Aug. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Choosing the Miami Dolphins' quarterback has become a close call, mostly because both candidates have been only so-so, and coach Brian Flores isn't ready to announce his decision. He is not sure he'll be ready before the final exhibition game, either. Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to...

NFL's Trust gives players Plan B when careers end (suddenly)

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

Devin Fuller got his first taste of the NFL's business side during his rookie minicamp. One of the receiver's would-be teammates had a bad practice. Not much later, that player got pulled out of a meeting. Not much after that, the player was no longer Fuller's teammate. "I was like, 'Wow, so it's like that?'"...

NBA's Steph Curry helps Howard U. start Division I golf team

Aug. 19, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — What started as an innocuous conversation during a public event has evolved into a golf partnership between an NBA superstar Stephen Curry and Howard University. The two-time NBA MVP announced Monday that he is helping Howard re-establish a golf program. Curry is providing a donation that...

Column: IndyCar and Pocono must make tough marriage decision

Aug. 19, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

The same message is repeated at least once a year — after a frightening crash, an injury, the death of a driver — that racing at high speed anywhere is inherently dangerous. Scott Speed, a former NASCAR and Formula One driver, broke three vertebrae on a hard landing during qualifying last weekend...

Benson driving at 'high rate' of speed before fatal crash

Aug. 19, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police said Monday they are still investigating the weekend motorcycle crash that killed former Texas Longhorns running back and NFL player Cedric Benson and a woman passenger. According to police, witnesses said Benson was driving his BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed through a...

AP Source: Brown takes part in meetings with Raiders

Aug. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp, a person familiar with the...