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This photo provided by Equi-Photo, shows American Pharoah #4 with Victor Espinoza riding, winning the $1,750,000 Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)

Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell

Sunday, August 2, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. — A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown. “This horse, he just keeps bringing it,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “He’s just a great horse.” With a record …

Merritt shoots 67 to win PGA Quicken Loans National by 3 shots

Sunday, August 2, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on. Not a bad turnaround …

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

Sunday, August 2, 2015

LONG POND, Pa. — Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap. One by …

Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans

Thursday, July 30, 2015

GAINESVILLE, Va. — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot …

Patriots open camp, try to ignore ‘Deflategate’ noise

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH — Fans drove to Gillette Stadium past a booth selling “Free Tom Brady” T-shirts. Then, when they arrived for the New England Patriots’ first training camp practice on Thursday, they let the star quarterback know how they …

Tom Brady lawsuit transferred from Minnesota to New York court

Thursday, July 30, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Brady’s lawsuit against the NFL in which he wants his four-game suspension overturned will be heard in New York instead of Minnesota. Brady and the players’ union filed their suit Wednesday in Minnesota. But …

Jets lineman Sheldon Richardson facing charges for resisting arrest

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sheldon Richardson has already been suspended four games by the NFL for drug use. The New York Jets defensive lineman is now facing trouble with the law. Richardson was charged Thursday in St. Charles …

Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

Thursday, July 30, 2015

BOSTON — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians. The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and …

Stephen Ross gives his Dolphins a simple start-of-camp message: Win

Thursday, July 30, 2015

DAVIE, Fla. — About a half-hour into the Miami Dolphins’ first practice of the season, owner Stephen Ross had his team, coaches and staff gather around him at midfield. He spoke for only a couple of minutes. Telling …

Redskins’ RG3 not looking back, his ‘focus on the future’

Thursday, July 30, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Robert Griffin III is not interested in dissecting whatever criticism — and there’s been plenty — that’s come his way. He has no desire to discuss how he can improve as an NFL quarterback or …

Early retirement: NFL players call it quits in prime of careers

Thursday, July 30, 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Patrick Willis walked away first with a nagging toe injury that kept him from being the dominant All-Pro linebacker of his prime. Then his heir apparent and San Francisco teammate Chris Borland followed with …

John Mara says Giants have not been allowed to examine Jason Pierre-Paul

Thursday, July 30, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have no firsthand knowledge about the extent of the hand injuries Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul sustained in a July 4 fireworks accident in Florida. A seemingly frustrated co-owner …

Donald Trump lands, Hyo-Joo Kim leads at Women’s British Open

Thursday, July 30, 2015

TURNBERRY, Scotland — Donald Trump’s show-stealing arrival at the Women’s British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim. Kim was midway through compiling a 7-under 65 in the first round …