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Hard travel for Norris and the temptation of Saudi league

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Shaun Norris, the last player to be paired with Tiger Woods in the PGA Championship, headed home to South Africa to see his young children, take a short break from traveling and figure out where his world travels should take him. One option is the Saudi-funded LIV Golf ...

For Panthers, regular season success didn’t lead to Cup run

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — There will be a Presidents' Trophy banner hanging over the Florida Panthers' home ice next season. The team's media relations department will spend its summer rewriting the record book because tons of pages need updating. And the earliest that the Panthers will again have ...

IndyCar star Newgarden chasing elusive Indianapolis 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden has been IndyCar's most consistent winner over the last eight seasons. His 22 trips to victory lane are a series high. He has won two or more races six straight years and is chasing his third league championship in six seasons. But when the 31-year-old ...

Álvarez, Golovkin set third rivalry bout for September

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin will complete their memorable fight trilogy in September. Álvarez and Golovkin will resume their rivalry Sept. 17 after a four-year break, promoters Matchroom Boxing announced Tuesday. Álvarez already said he intended to take the ...

Back home again: McLaughlin family reunites after 31 months

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The first thing Wayne McLaughlin noticed when he saw his son for the first time in 31 months was how much weight he had lost. Scott McLaughlin had moved to the United States in late 2020 to become an IndyCar driver, and pandemic restrictions in Australia and New Zealand ...

NFL revamps Rooney Rule to include quarterbacks coaches

The NFL has expanded the Rooney Rule again, this time to include quarterbacks coaches in a further effort to diversify the coaching ranks. The change was announced Tuesday at the owners meeting in Atlanta by Jonathan Beane, the NFL's senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion ...

Anderson: Donaldson tried to provoke with ‘Jackie’ comment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson said Tuesday that Josh Donaldson was clearly trying to rattle him when the New York Yankees third baseman referred to him as "Jackie," a remark that led to Donaldson being suspended one game by Major League Baseball. Anderson and White ...

Adieu, Jo: Fans hail injured, retiring Tsonga at French Open

PARIS (AP) — Much as he wanted to avoid tears, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga simply could not. And, he said later, he knew he would not. So they flowed freely during the final moments of his final match at the French Open, the final singles match of his professional tennis career, and he wiped them away ...

Watson accuser felt ‘scared’ and threatened by Browns QB

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the women accusing Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct while she gave him a massage said she felt threatened by a comment he made following a therapy session. Appearing on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," Ashley Solis, one of 22 ...

Doncic, Mavs avoid sweep with 119-109 win over Warriors

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic had 30 points and 14 rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Golden State Warriors 119-109 on Tuesday night to avoid being swept in the Western Conference finals. It was the 10th double-double in his 14 games this postseason for Doncic, who also had nine assists ...