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    John Daly withdraws from US Senior Open with injury

    PEABODY, Mass. (AP) — Two-time major champion John Daly has withdrawn from the U.S. Senior Open with a shoulder injury. Daly has not played since he tied for 17th in the Senior PGA Championship on May 28. He was replaced in the field of the senior major beginning Thursday at Salem Country Club by Ted […]
  • Atlanta Braves grounds crew member and former college track star Nigel Talton runs past Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) as he races a fan from the left field corner to the right field corner during Atlanta Braves "Beat The Freeze" promotion during a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Friday, June 16, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) AP

    Beat the Freeze: Braves’ promotional race off and running

    ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta Braves grounds crewmember Nigel Talton was asked during the offseason if he wanted to race fans as a part of an in-game promotion, he had no idea it was the start of something special. The Braves in-game promotion — “Beat The Freeze” — has made Talton somewhat of a national […]
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    Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is expected to appear in an Arizona court after being flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota. The Scottsdale City Court hearing Monday will give Floyd a chance to make his case regarding the failed breathalyzer tests […]
  • So Yeon Ryu, from South Korea, holds up her trophy for photographers after winning the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Sunday, June 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Woods) Golf

    So Yeon Ryu becomes No. 1 in women’s golf

    ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu has a new title — No. 1 in the world. Ryu became the third player this year to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking with her victory in the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. The 26-year-old from South Korea replaces Ariya […]
  • FILE - In this July 22, 2005, file photo, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs smiles during a news conference in Boston. Jacobs was selected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, Monday, June 26, 2017.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) AP

    Selanne, Kariya headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017

    Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya were a dynamic duo in Anaheim for several years, and now they are going into the Hockey Hall of Fame together. The longtime Ducks teammates are the headliners for the Hall of Fame’s class of 2017, which includes the long-overdue additions of Mark Recchi, Dave Andreychuk and longtime Canadian university […]
  • Charlotte Hornets' Dwight Howard poses for a photo holding his new jersey during an NBA basketball news conference in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, June 26, 2017 after being traded to the Hornets by the Atlanta Hawks last week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) NBA

    8-time All-Star Dwight Howard: I have a lot left in the tank

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — At 31 and entering his 14th NBA season, eight-time All-Star Dwight Howard says his best basketball is ahead of him. Wearing a teal suit with black trim, a smiling Howard insisted Monday he can return to being a dominant center with the Charlotte Hornets, where he will be reunited with coach […]
  • FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Baylor helmets on shown the field after an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) College

    Baylor says NCAA investigation is ‘ongoing, pending’

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The NCAA is conducting an “ongoing, pending investigation” into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school’s lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing. Baylor officials acknowledged the investigation while […]
  • This cover image released by Hachette shows "The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper and the Making of a Classic” by Richard Sandomir. (Hachette via AP) Other Sports

    Review: Fact outhits fiction in ‘Pride of the Yankees’ book

    “The Pride of the Yankees: Lou Gehrig, Gary Cooper, and the Making of a Classic” (Hachette), by Richard Sandomir The movie “The Pride of the Yankees” is the kind of Hollywood hokum that makes us feel good. And there’s nothing wrong with that — as long as we know life is usually more complicated than […]
  • Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman Peter Burling, left, and teammate Glenn Ashby wave as they stand next to the Americas Cup trophy after defeating Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup sailing competition Monday, June 26, 2017, in Hamilton, Bermuda. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Other Sports

    Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America’s Cup

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Redemption for a gutty crew of five New Zealanders and one Australian came on the turquoise waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound, four years and 3,000 miles removed from one of the most brutal collapses in sports. With a mixture of ingenuity and national pride, Emirates Team New Zealand got back up […]
  • Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova returns the ball to Britain's Heather Watson on day four of the Eastbourne International at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, England, Monday June 26, 2017. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP) Tennis

    Kvitova withdraws, Cibulkova ousted at Eastbourne

    EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — The Eastbourne International lost Petra Kvitova to injury and Dominika Cibulkova to a surprise defeat as the build-up to Wimbledon gathered pace on Monday. Kvitova pulled out of the grass-court event on England’s south coast because of an abdominal injury, a day after winning the Aegon Classic in Birmingham for her […]