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  • SEC passes regulation to better identify concussions

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to better identify concussions. The league passed a regulation Tuesday that requires an independent medical observer for conference and non-conference games beginning next season. Each…

  • 911 tapes released about NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. A…

  • Quarterback competition, not controversy, at Florida State

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher sees competition, not a budding quarterback controversy, with the addition of Everett Golson. The former two-year starter for Notre Dame is transferring to the Seminoles for…

  • US Open the most democratic of majors

    The names of golf’s two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts. The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify. The difference between them, other than…

  • SEC wants ‘level playing field’ regarding camps, transfers

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive national championships, resides in some of the country’s most fertile recruiting grounds and has loads of…

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer

    PARIS (AP) — Here’s guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker — or anyone else, for that matter — to get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match Wednesday. Not after…

  • Maryland G Lexie Brown leaves school

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Lexie Brown has decided to leave the school after two seasons. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game last season and was selected to the All-Big Ten first team.…

  • Lexie Brown to transfer from Maryland

    WASHINGTON — One of the nice rewards of covering women’s college basketball is that, unlike the men’s game, the elite players remain for their full four years. No “one-and-dones”, “two-and-throughs”, or even “three and outs.” For…

  • Nadal asks that chair umpire Bernardes not work his matches

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in…

  • Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

    The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday…

  • American Sock ousts Dimitrov on ‘favorite surface’ in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Ah, the French Open, the time of year when a certain question is asked repeatedly by American tennis fans: Why can’t the country’s players, particularly the men, find success on red clay?…

  • New investigation launched into Illinois player allegations

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has hired a Chicago law firm to launch a second investigation into accusations of mistreatment made by the parents of some former women’s basketball players. University spokeswoman…

  • The Latest: 3 seeded players lose on Day 3 at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 8:48 p.m Three more seeded players failed to advance to the second round on Tuesday, including 10th-seeded Grigor Dimitrov who faltered at the first hurdle…

  • McDowell plans a quiet approach for the US Open

    Former U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell has heard some reports of Chambers Bay, everything from a massive drop in elevation on a par 3 to a fairway wider than a football field. Until his first…

  • World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the…