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Bill Horschel poses with both trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEX Cup, Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ATLANTA — Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. He had missed the cut in the first FedEx Cup playoff event to fall to No. 82 in the standings. He only had two top 10s all year, scant evidence that he was on the verge of something special. He was weeks …

Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

Sunday, September 14, 2014

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran. Kim came from a shot back on the last hole to beat Australian great Karrie Webb by one shot on Sunday and win the Evian …

Sox beat Royals despite Ortiz leaving for family emergency

Sunday, September 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early Sunday due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. “He’s fine. He got called away from this game,” Farrell said. “There was a family emergency that he had to attend to and he jumped on a flight …

Former NBA player, Providence College star Marvin Barnes dies at 62

Monday, September 8, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Marvin Barnes, who led Providence College to the Final Four in 1973 and starred in the old American Basketball Association, has died, a newspaper reported Monday. He was 62. Kevin Stacom, a college teammate and one of Barnes’ closest friends, told the Providence Journal …

Orioles beat sloppy Red Sox 4-0

Monday, September 8, 2014

BOSTON — Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was a 21-year-old minor leaguer in the Yankees’ system in 1979, with a locker made of “two nails and a piece of tape.” None of the players in his current clubhouse was …

Patriots deal with 1st opening-day loss in 11 years

Monday, September 8, 2014

FOXBOROUGH — The offensive line couldn’t protect Tom Brady. The defensive line couldn’t stop Knowshon Moreno. The bottom line: The New England Patriots’ streak of winning season openers is over at 10 games. So it must have felt …

Marin Cilic tops Kei Nishikori at US Open for 1st Grand Slam title

Monday, September 8, 2014

NEW YORK — Unable to play in the U.S. Open a year ago because of a doping suspension, Marin Cilic is now the tournament’s champion. Croatia’s Cilic won his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan’s Kei Nishikori …

Aaron Hernandez seeks to suppress phone evidence

Monday, September 8, 2014

FALL RIVER (AP) — Lawyers for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez are asking a judge to suppress evidence from his cellphone, saying state police investigating a murder case didn’t have a proper warrant to take the phone from them at their office. The motion was …

Detroit safety James Ihedigbo inactive Monday night with knee, neck injuries

Monday, September 8, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — Lions safety James Ihedigbo is inactive for Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, leaving Detroit’s suspect secondary short-handed for the season opener. Ihedigbo has been dealing with knee and neck injuries. He was one of Detroit’s biggest offseason acquisitions, brought in to help …

Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video showing him striking then-fiancee

Monday, September 8, 2014

BALTIMORE — Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. The grainy video, released by …

US preparing for Slovenia, World Cup quarterfinal

Monday, September 8, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain — On a map, Slovenia is a mystery to the U.S. basketball team. “Do you know where Slovenia is?” center DeMarcus Cousins was asked by a European journalist Monday. “No,” Cousins responded. “Do you know where …

Hendrick, Penske and Harvick gearing up for Chase

Monday, September 8, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A win in the season-opening Daytona 500 guaranteed Dale Earnhardt Jr. a spot in NASCAR’s title race. It also allowed his Hendrick Motorsports team to live in the moment on the race track and not …

Civil rights leaders to meet with Atlanta Hawks officials

Monday, September 8, 2014

ATLANTA — Hawks officials agreed Monday to meet with civil rights leaders after a team owner disclosed that he wrote a racially charged email theorizing that black fans kept white fans away. The Rev. Markel Hutchins said he …