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  • Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carmen Sharpe doesn’t let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.” So her 9-year-old daughter Marisol Jimenez cherishes the periodic…

  • Eaton is back, and immediately he leads decathlon at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — After a two-year absence, Ashton Eaton needed only 10.23 seconds to establish himself again as the favorite to win the decathlon at the world championships. That’s how long it took the American…

  • The Latest: Eaton leads decathlon after 3 events at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 12:45 p.m. Defending champion Ashton Eaton leads the decathlon after three events with 2,830 points, including a world championship record in…

  • Programs run into pitfalls with fining college players

    Take away game tickets for missing class. Hold back a bowl gift for being late. Maybe even dock a player his $15 per diem for skipping study hall. For years, college football coaches have been…

  • Cal hires Andre Carter as student assistant coach

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former California and NFL star Andre Carter has returned to the Golden Bears’ football program as a student assistant coach. Head coach Sonny Dykes said Thursday that Carter will assist with…

  • Web.com-Portland Open Scores

    Thursday At Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, Witch Hollow North Plains, Ore. Purse: $800,000 Yardage: 7,041; Par: 71 (36-35) First Round Curtis Thompson 31-31—62 Adam Svensson 33-31—64 Ryan Blaum 32-33—65 Michael Kim 35-30—65 Dicky Pride 33-32—65…

  • NC State RB Shadrach Thornton suspended for 1st 2 games

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State suspended rushing leader Shadrach Thornton for two games Thursday for a violation of athletic department rules. Team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said the unspecified violation occurred during the spring…

  • Anderson advances to Winston-Salem Open semifinals

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa beat eighth-seeded Borna Coric of Croatia 6-2, 7-6 (1) on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals in the Winston-Salem Open. Anderson, ranked 15th, will…

  • Defending champion Kvitova advances in Connecticut Open

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic beat seventh-seeded Agnieska Radwanska of Poland 7-5, 6-4 on Thurday night to reach the Connecticut Open semifinals. “She’s a smart player,”…

  • Crean questions leadership after latest legal problem

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana coach Tom Crean questioned his team’s leadership and challenged his players to make better decisions on and off the court Thursday. Failing to meet those expectations could have more serious ramifications.…

  • Defense dominates in Missouri’s final scrimmage

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense dominated with three interceptions, seven sacks and 15 tackles for loss in No. 24 Missouri’s final scrimmage Thursday night. Anthony Sherils returned an interception for a touchdown and the Tigers…

  • A week before opener, Harbaugh still quiet on QB competition

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Don’t expect any announcement on Michigan’s starting quarterback before next week. Iowa transfer Jake Rudock and junior Shane Morris are the presumptive favorites, but coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t tipping his…

  • LPGA-Yokohama Tire Classic Par Scores

    Thursday At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator Prattville, Ala. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,607; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-amateur) First Round Brittany Lang 31-34—65 -7 Tiffany Joh 34-33—67 -5 Sydnee Michaels 35-32—67…

  • LPGA-Yokohama Tire Classic Scores

    Thursday At Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, Capitol Hill, The Senator Prattville, Ala. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,607; Par: 72 (36-36) (a-amateur) First Round Brittany Lang 31-34—65 Tiffany Joh 34-33—67 Sydnee Michaels 35-32—67 Ryann O’Toole…

  • Colorado State, Florida set game as part of coach’s buyout

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Colorado State and Florida will play in 2018 as part of coach Jim McElwain’s hefty buyout. The schools will play in Gainesville on Sept. 15, 2018, with the Rams getting $2…