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Big Ten’s Delany says old mistakes to blame for college woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany kicked off his final Big Ten football media days Thursday by saying he thinks some serious mistakes made in the 1970s created problems today in college athletics. Delany, who is in his 31st and final year as commissioner, said the loss of the four-year scholarship, the […]

Cain robs another and Arcia delivers late, as Brewers beat D-backs

PHOENIX (AP) — Orlando Arcia hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning to decide a duel between pitchers Zach Davies and Merrill Kelly, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 Thursday night. Arizona hitters only struck out once, when Matt Albers got Nick Ahmed looking for the game’s final out. It’s the […]

2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. The accident occurred Thursday morning when Charge A Bunch, trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley, who was trained by Bob Baffert. […]

Alabama QB says Tide learned ‘many lessons’ from title loss

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — It’s easier for Alabama to be humble now. The Crimson Tide can thank Clemson for that, at least. There’s nothing like a 44-16 drubbing in the national championship game to strip away any feelings of invincibility and self-satisfaction that come from scarcely getting challenged during the regular season on the way […]

Yelich back in tie for MLB HR lead, Brewers hold off Braves

MILWAUKEE (AP) — After Christian Yelich helped give the Milwaukee Brewers a big early lead, Josh Hader preserved the win that nearly got away. Hader struck out Ozzie Albies with two outs and the tying run on third in the ninth inning to save the 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. “They put […]

Yelich hits grand slam, Brewers power past Braves 13-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich hit his second career grand slam, Keston Hiura and Lorenzo Cain each had a solo home run, and the Milwaukee Brewers got a needed 13-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Brandon Woodruff (11-3) gave up one run and five hits in 6⅔ innings for the Brewers, who […]

Woods trying to get up to speed for final major of year

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Tiger Woods was on the practice range when the gates at the British Open opened Tuesday, and before long he was on the tee and ready to go. He just didn’t go for very long. Woods played a full round at Royal Portrush when he arrived Sunday morning, and then […]

Legal sports betting begins in upstate New York

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners. The state’s entry comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the […]

Freeman, Fried power scorching hot Braves past Brewers, 4-2

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One pitch was all Freddie Freeman needed to power the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight victory. The left-handed slugger sent an offering from Milwaukee Brewers starter Adrian Houser deep to center field to bring home three of the Braves’ four runs in a 4-2 win Monday night. “We’ve been clicking for […]

Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest

They’ll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA. Maybe. And probably not for long. It’s been a hectic month since Toronto won the NBA championship and the so-called […]

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