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Brittany Lang leads LPGA Tour event in Alabama

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Brittany Lang birdied five of the first seven holes in windy conditions and shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Added to the U.S. Solheim Cup team Monday as one of Juli Inkster’s two captain’s picks, Lang had a two-stroke lead over Tiffany Joh, Sydnee Michaels and Ryann O’Toole. “It was just one of those days. …

Alex Morgan hopes last injury was the last

Thursday, August 27, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. — Alex Morgan hopes she’s emerging from her last injury layoff for a while. Morgan has returned from a minor procedure on her right knee and expects to play in what could be the Portland Thorns’ final home game of the season. The game Sunday at Providence Park against the Washington Spirit is already a sellout with more than 21,000 fans …

US OPEN 2015: Serena Williams eyes 1st Grand Slam since 1988

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ask Serena Williams what could prevent her from completing tennis’ first true Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century at the U.S. Open, and the response will not include the name of a single possible opponent. “Well,” she began when that question was posed, “I’m always one of my biggest competitors. I can …

Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start with Patriots

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots. “There were a lot of serious calls, from some good teams, but I …

Talks go on as lawyers try to win over ‘Deflategate’ judge

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Even as negotiations aimed at settling the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing one week ago, lawyers for the league, the players’ union and …

Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic are US Open top seeds

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic are seeded No. 1 for the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association announced the seedings Tuesday. The year’s last major tournament starts Monday, when Williams will seek to complete the first Grand Slam since Steffi Graf in 1988. …

Victor Cruz believes he will be ready for Giants opener

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Receiver Victor Cruz is hoping to be ready for the New York Giants’ regular-season opener against Dallas despite not playing in the first two games of the preseason. Cruz, who is coming back from …

IndyCar heads to finale reeling from loss of Justin Wilson

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When Tony Kanaan arrived home following the IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, his wife asked him why he continued to race in a series that has such high risk. Justin Wilson had been airlifted out of the track …

Rusney Castillo’s 5 RBIs lead Joe Kelly, Red Sox over White Sox

Monday, August 24, 2015

CHICAGO — Rusney Castillo homered and drove in a career-high five runs, Joe Kelly won his fifth straight outing and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Monday night. Kelly (7-6) allowed five hits …

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Monday, August 24, 2015

IndyCar driver Justin Wilson has died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement on Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a …

Preseason and training camp injuries mount up

Monday, August 24, 2015

The games don’t count. That makes the pain from major preseason injuries even more, well, painful. Yet NFL teams go through weeks of training camp in the intense heat of summer, then play four exhibition matches — five …

Patriots welcome veteran WR Reggie Wayne

Monday, August 24, 2015

FOXBOROUGH (AP) — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team. “He’s a good player. He’s played at a high level for a long time,” fellow …

Hall of Fame receiver, ESPN personality Cris Carter apologizes for advising NFL rookies to get a ‘fall guy’

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter …