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PGA Tour postseason begins in Memphis in chase for FedEx Cup

It's time for the postseason on the PGA Tour. The FedEx Cup playoffs get started with the FedEx St. Jude Championship in Memphis, Tennessee. The tournament used to be a regular PGA Tour event. Then it became one of the World Golf Championships. And now the TPC Southwind is site of the opening ...

Cam Rising evolving entering first full season as starter

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Unlike last season, Cam Rising isn't facing a battle to become Utah's starting quarterback heading into a new year. Rising cemented his spot atop the depth chart when he led the Utes to their first Pac-12 championship and first Rose Bowl berth a season ago. Now, he's ...

Georgia plans $68.5M overhaul of football stadium

ATLANTA (AP) — A year after the University of Georgia's football team won a national championship, UGA is starting a $68.5 million project to overhaul its football stadium, making it easier for Bulldogs fans to get around and building more suites for premium donors. University System of ...

AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on ...

Felix Rosenqvist clarifies contract situation with McLaren

The strange motorsports silly season has knocked IndyCar driver Felix Rosenqvist into limbo, with the Swede now desperately trying to hold onto his current seat and avoid being shipped to McLaren Racing's new Formula E team. McLaren and Rosenqvist said in June they'd agreed to a deal in which ...

Bears star LB Smith requests trade after breakdown in talks

Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Poles plans to continue to work for a contract extension with linebacker Roquan Smith instead of his request to be traded. Smith, who is under contract through the 2022 season, is staging a "hold-in" and attending practices without actually practicing until ...

Titans add pair of safeties in Adrian Colbert, Elijah Benton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans signed a pair of safeties Tuesday, adding Adrian Colbert and Elijah Benton. The Titans also waived cornerback Kenneth George and waived injured safety Michael Griffin II. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Colbert has started 22 of 39 games over five NFL ...

Highsmith seeks to make bigger impact on Steelers defense

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Alex Highsmith wants to make an even bigger impact on the defense this season. Highsmith starred on the right side during his first full season as a starter. This year, Highsmith wants to cause greater havoc opposite teammate T.J. ...

Cowboys give Turpin shot at NFL amid backdrop of TCU assault

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — KaVontae Turpin is getting his first chance in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys nearly four years after the receiver and kick returner was accused of assaulting his girlfriend, ending his career at TCU. Turpin was kicked off the team at TCU in part because the school was ...

Packers experimenting on O-line with Bakhtiari, Jenkins out

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The uncertain status of their top two blockers has caused the Green Bay Packers to experiment with different offensive line combinations in training camp. That shuffling could continue right up to the start of the season. David Bakhtiari still isn't practicing as he ...

Lauren Jackson officially back in international basketball

SYDNEY (AP) — As expected, Lauren Jackson has been named on her fifth FIBA World Cup roster for Australia in her comeback to international basketball. Not so expected were the tears that came when the 41-year-old Jackson was officially informed of her place in the 12-player team by head ...

Broncos sale to Walton group unanimously OKed by NFL owners

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The record $4.65 billion sale of the Denver Broncos to Walmart heir Rob Walton and his daughter and son-in-law was unanimously approved Tuesday by NFL owners, the expected final step in the transfer from the family of the late Pat Bowlen. The vote was taken at a ...

Saints’ Hill: Return to utility role ‘makes perfect sense’

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Taysom Hill is giving the New Orleans Saints' new coaching regime the benefit of the doubt. The former BYU quarterback doesn't deny his disappointment over no longer being on the QB track with his NFL club. But Hill says he sees the wisdom in the Saints' decision to ...

Chargers coach Staley misses practice to be with son

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley missed Tuesday's practice in order to be with his youngest son, who was having surgery to treat a fractured toe and possible infection. The two-hour practice session did not have any noticeable delays and proceeded as ...

Osaka exits opening match at Toronto with back injury

TORONTO (AP) — Naomi Osaka's recent struggles continued Tuesday with an early exit at the National Bank Open. The four-time Grand Slam champion retired from her first-round match with a back injury. She was trailing 7-6 (4), 3-0 against Estonia's Kaia Kanepi when she withdrew from the ...

Sean McVay reveals he has contract extension with LA Rams

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Coach Sean McVay says he has finalized his contract extension with the Los Angeles Rams. McVay and the Rams didn't reveal the terms of the long-expected deal, but the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl reaffirmed his long-term commitment to Los Angeles after practice ...

Chisox SS Anderson expected to miss 6 weeks with finger tear

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chicago White Sox All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson is expected to miss six weeks because of a tear in the middle of his left hand suffered in a game last weekend. The playoff-contending White Sox made the announcement Tuesday after losing to Kansas City 4-2 in the ...

Rickie Fowler decides to part ways with caddie Joe Skovron

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rickie Fowler narrowly avoided missing the FedEx Cup playoffs for the second straight year, and he will proceed with a new caddie. Fowler is parting ways with Joe Skovron, a childhood friend and the only fulltime caddie he has ever had. "It was a team decision," Fowler ...

Smith expected to start at QB when Seahawks open preseason

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Geno Smith is expected to get the start at quarterback when the Seattle Seahawks open the preseason this weekend against Pittsburgh, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. Smith has been the leader in the competition with Drew Lock to be Seattle's starting QB throughout the ...

Beaned Little League batter rises to console upset pitcher

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Little League batter rose from a beaning to console the upset pitcher in a dramatic scene at a Little League regional tournament game Tuesday in Waco, Texas. The incident happened during a Little League Southwest Regional Playoff final. Righthander Kaiden Shelton of ...