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AP Source: Chargers’ team doctor punctured Tyrod Taylor’s lung

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday’s game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case.

Vanessa Bryant sues LA sheriff over helicopter crash photos

  NFL fines coaches, teams for not covering faces

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

Hamlin, Michael Jordan partner on NASCAR team for Wallace

Bryson DeChambeau blasts way to U.S. Open title

Tadej Pogacar wins COVID-defying Tour de France

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Kevin Harvick nabs 9th win of season to roll into 2nd round

California cool, Matthew Wolff takes detour to US Open lead

Reed takes the lead as the real US Open gets started

Thomas takes US Open lead with 65 on soft, kind Winged Foot

Proposal would reduce FCS playoff field from 24 to 16 teams

Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free

  Big Ten changes course, will play fall football after all

Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday.

Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame candidates

Enshrinement at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will take place next August for those players selected.

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

The World Series will be played entirely at the Texas Rangers' new ballpark in Arlington, Texas, as part of a bubble agreement between Major League Baseball and the players' association, the first time the sport’s championship will be played entirely at one site since 1944.

Former Gamecock A’ja Wilson earns AP WNBA player of the year honors

Averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds

World Series at Arlington, first time at one site since 1944

  School leader: Big Ten football on hold until questions answered

Big Ten vote expected on restarting football

Dominic Thiem 1st since 1949 to win US Open after ceding 1st 2 sets

After presidents meet, Big Ten football still in limbo

Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

Kansas City Chiefs fans boo teams during display of unity against racism, social injustice

The Chiefs chose to stay on the field for the national anthem while the Texans decided to remain in the locker room.

  Return of football renews fears over more virus spread

The topic has led to passionate debates at the state and local level, including whether to allow high school seasons to proceed and how many fans to allow in professional and college stadiums.

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

Bubba Wallace is leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season.

  Chiefs nix headdresses, face paint to start NFL season

The move by the reigning Super Bowl champions has pleased Native Americans as a good first step, but frustrated some of the 17,000 fans who will be in the stands as the team becomes the first to take the field in front of a crowd during the coronavirus pandemic.

Colin Kaepernick added to Madden NFL 21 video game as ‘starting-caliber’ quarterback

EA Sports has announced quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be a free agent player in Madden NFL 21.

Gene Budig, academic who ran American League, dies at 81

Gene Budig, the self-effacing educator and baseball fan from small-town Nebraska who became the head of three major universities and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday.

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Several recent public opinion polls have shown skepticism from the Japanese public and the business community that the games can go on — or should go on.

Dustin Johnson cashes in and finally wins the FedEx Cup

Dustin Johnson finally has his name on the FedEx Cup trophy and a whopping $15 million that comes with it.

Hall of Fame outfielder, speedster Lou Brock dies at age 81

Hall of Famer Lou Brock, the dynamic leadoff hitter and base stealer who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died.

Djokovic out of US Open after hitting line judge with ball

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic has been defaulted from his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open after he accidentally hit a line judge with a tennis ball.

  Authentic bests favorite Tiz the Law to win Kentucky Derby

The Churchill Downs stands are empty and the wagering windows closed. Armored police vehicles in the parking lot have replaced throngs of Derby-goers in seersucker and showy hats.

  Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

None of the cheering — or cursing after losing wagers — from 150,000 fans will be heard this year at Churchill Downs, where America’s longest continuously held sports event will go on Saturday, four months later than usual. The track initially planned to allow 23,000 fans to attend until escalating

Tom Seaver, heart and mighty arm of Miracle Mets, dies at 75

Tom Seaver, the galvanizing leader of the Miracle Mets 1969 championship team and a pitcher who personified the rise of expansion teams during an era of radical change for baseball, has died. He was 75.

Memo: NCAA to furlough its entire staff for 3-8 weeks

Starting Sept. 21 through the end of January 2021, all national office staff will be subjected to a mandatory three-week furlough.

NFL reveals more in-game social and racial justice plans

Previously announced were decals on the back of helmets, or patches on team caps, displaying names or phrases to honor victims of racism and/or police brutality.

Coaching great John Thompson of Georgetown dead at 78

John Thompson Jr., who turned Georgetown men’s basketball into a powerhouse NCAA program, has died at the age of 78.

Byron wins at Daytona to reach Cup Series playoffs, knocks out Johnson

7-time champion Jimmie Johnson misses playoffs

Ex-UConn star, top NBA sixth man Cliff Robinson dies at 53

No cause of death was given, though former Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said Robinson had a stroke 2 1/2 years ago.

NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

The sides said they would immediately establish a social justice coalition, made up of players, coaches and owners, that would focus on issues such as voting access and advocating for meaningful police and criminal justice reform.

AP Source: Big Ten working on multiple options for football

The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the Big Ten was not making public its efforts to have a football season that starts in either late fall or winter.

Lute Olson, Hall of Fame coach, Arizona icon, dies at 85

Lute Olson, the Hall of Fame coach who turned Arizona into a college basketball powerhouse, has died.

A 2nd day of NBA playoff games halted over racial injustice

While players and teams from baseball, the WNBA, MLS and tennis sat out their competitions Wednesday night, NBA players and coaches met for nearly three hours in a Disney hotel to determine next steps, including whether the season should continue.

Boycott: NBA playoff games called off amid player protest

All three NBA playoff games scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed, with players around the league choosing to boycott in their strongest statement yet against racial injustice.

  3 MLB games postponed, players decide after Kenosha shooting

Games between the Cincinnati Reds and Brewers in Milwaukee, Seattle Mariners and Padres in San Diego and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Giants in San Francisco were called off hours before they were set to begin.

Lawyers: NFL concussion awards discriminate against Blacks

Dementia tests in the NFL concussion litigation allow doctors to use different baseline standards for Black and white retired players, making it more difficult for Blacks to show injury and qualify for awards, lawyers for two ex-players argued in court filings Tuesday.

Jamaican official says Usain Bolt tests positive for COVID

Jamaica’s Minister of Health says legendary sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

California ski resort, site of 1960 Winter Olympics, changing name because of offensive word

The decision was reached after consulting with local Native American groups and extensive research into the etymology and history of the term,considered a derogatory word for a Native American woman.

Street outside Staples Center to be renamed in honor of Kobe Bryant

The announcement was made on August 24 or "Kobe Bryant Day" in Los Angeles.

AP Top 25: Clemson No. 1, followed by Ohio State, Alabama

Ohio State (1,504 points) was a close No. 2 behind Trevor Lawrence and Clemson (1,520), which starts atop the rankings for the second straight season. The Tigers beat the Buckeyes in a thrilling College Football Playoff semifinal last season.

Goodell on players kneeling during national anthem: ‘I wish we would have listened earlier’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell weighed in over the weekend on the controversy surrounding players kneeling during the national anthem.

Dustin Johnson wins by 11 shots and is back to No. 1

SC native finishes at -30

Harvick dominates at Dover for 7th Cup victory of the season

All seven of Harvick’s wins have come in the 14 starts since NASCAR resumed on May 17.

  NFL has 77 apparently false positive COVID-19 tests from lab

The NFL revealed Sunday that several positive COVID-19 tests were found a day earlier by one of its testing partners.

Takuma Sato wins his second Indianapolis 500 at empty track

Takuma Sato snatched a second Indianapolis 500 victory at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where the Japanese racer held off Scott Dixon and ultimately won under caution.

Hamlin holds off JGR teammate Truex for 1st Dover victory

#11 wins 6th race of the year

Johnson’s big finish gives him 5-shot lead at TPC Boston

SC native shot 64 on Saturday

A 59 for Scheffler, a near-miss for Dustin Johnson in Boston

Johnson shoots 60, has 2 shot lead going into the weekend

Hornets get 3rd pick in NBA Draft

3rd time in franchise history they've had the 3rd pick

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman suspended for anti-gay slur

Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman has been suspended from working Cincinnati’s games after using an anti-gay slur on air.

LeBron James, other Lakers wear altered MAGA hats in honor of Breonna Taylor

Instead of reading “Make America Great Again,” the hats had “Great Again” crossed out and said, “Make America arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor.”

Braves OF Markakis goes on IL, possible COVID-19 exposure

Placed on 10-Day DL

Washington hires Wright as NFL’s 1st Black team president

The Washington Football Team on Monday hired Jason Wright as team president, making him the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history.

Road king: Elliott wins at Daytona for 3rd straight roadie

Denny Hamlin finishes 2nd

Dodger Stadium vote center planned for presidential election

Dodger Stadium will serve as a vote center for the presidential election in November, making the Dodgers the first Major League Baseball team to make their venue available for voting.

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

The NCAA will not conduct fall championship events — a move that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools are competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

The move came one day after the Big Ten and Pac-12 announced they would not be participating this fall.

No patrons at the Masters this year, Augusta National Golf Club says

Even as sporting events around the country continue to start back up, putting the health and safety of Masters patrons at risk was too big a hill to climb, according to Ridley.

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

The move comes six day after the conference that includes historic programs such as Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State had released a revised conference-only schedule that it hoped would help it navigate a fall season with potential COVID-19 disruptions.

James Harris, a wrestler known as Kamala, dies

Wearing face paint, James Harris thrilled fans as the ‘Ugandan Giant’ in the WWE, Mid-South Wrestling, WCW and World Class Championship Wrestling.

Sources: Big Ten votes to cancel football season; conference spokesman says otherwise

The Sunday vote by school presidents was 12-2 to call off fall sports because of the pandemic.

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

College football players from across the country united Sunday in an attempt to save their season and ensure they will no longer be left out of the sport's biggest decisions.

HHI teenager wins 89th South Carolina Amateur Championship

Jonathan Griz won the 89th South Carolina Amateur Championship Sunday at Columbia Country Club in Blythewood, becoming the youngest winner in the tournament’s history.

Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

Dustin Johnson finishes 2 shots back

Harvick holds off Hamlin for Michigan doubleheader sweep

Harvick wins 2nd race in 2 days

Morikawa delivers great shot in quiet moment to win PGA

Morikawa has three victories in 29 career starts on the PGA Tour. He is the first player to win the PGA in his debut since Keegan Bradley in 2011.

Harvick denies Keselowski in overtime at Michigan

Harvick gets 5th win of the season

DJ, big hitters atop tight leaderboard for 4th round of PGA

South Carolina native takes a 1 shot lead into the final round