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Column: This version of Woods seems like a nostalgia act

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — All around him on a windy summer day on the links of Carnoustie, the leaders were imploding as Tiger Woods moved into the lead at the turn. It felt like old times at the British Open, as familiar as his Sunday red shirt and the swarm of fans that cheered his […]

Kemp goes deep twice, Dodgers blow out Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are a hit at the plate with new shortstop Manny Machado. Matt Kemp could be the biggest beneficiary in what was already a potent lineup. Kemp hit two solo homers and Machado drove in his first run since joining the Dodgers, who pounded out 15 hits in an […]

Yelich, Brewers get to Kershaw in 4-2 win over Dodgers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A three-run sixth inning for the struggling Milwaukee Brewers against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw set up reliever Josh Hader’s return to the mound following an emotional week. The embattled, contrite reliever received a warm ovation from the crowd. The Brewers finally ended up getting a win. Christian Yelich’s tying homer off Kershaw […]

Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

The controversy over NFL players protesting during the national anthem isn’t going away, despite — or perhaps because of — team owners’ efforts to stop players from using the forum to speak out on political causes. The league’s attempt to turn responsibility for disciplining protesters over to individual teams backfired on Thursday when the Miami […]

Brewers’ Hader apologizes to teammates for racist tweets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — One by one, the Milwaukee Brewers filed into an auditorium at Miller Park as reliever Josh Hader offered his latest apology for years-old tweets that surfaced during the All-Star Game. Those racist, homophobic social-media messages were thoughtless mistakes he made as a teenager, Hader said. He sought to reassure fellow Brewers that […]

Machado shines in Dodger debut as L.A. hands Brewers 7th consecutive loss

MILWAUKEE (AP) — With his easygoing demeanor and smooth swing, Manny Machado made quite a first impression on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Mannywood 2.0 is off to a successful start. Machado singled twice and walked twice in his debut with the Dodgers, who used a tiebreaking RBI single by Chris Taylor to beat the sliding […]

Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he hadn’t decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable. Ross said in a statement Friday that the one-sentence reference to “Proper Anthem Conduct” in the team’s official discipline policy was merely a […]

Hader challenged to ‘re-earn the trust’ of Brewers teammates

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to “re-earn the trust” of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday. Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader’s years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game. […]

Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem could be suspended for up to four games under a team policy issued this week. The “Proper Anthem Conduct” section is just one sentence in a nine-page discipline document provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the policy who insisted […]

Parker looks to get career back on track with hometown Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) — Jabari Parker recalled playing on the court with the Chicago Bulls’ logo as a young child. It was at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club where his dad was a supervisor and not the nearby United Center. But it sure felt big time to him. “It was like our United Center, […]

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