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  • Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype — just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston…

  • A look at Serena Williams’ possible path to true Grand Slam

    Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams’ path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis. “It’s not anything simple or easy to go through,” Williams said. Actually,…

  • Spieth tries to make the cut and stay No. 1

    EDISON, N.J. (AP) — In his first tournament at No. 1 in the world, Jordan Spieth posted his worst score in three months with a 74. Bubba Watson saw the whole thing at The Barclays…

  • Oklahoma LB’s Evans, Shannon competing for starting spot

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Now that Oklahoma has chosen a starting quarterback, the inside linebacker battle between Jordan Evans and Frank Shannon is the most compelling decision left for the coaches. Last season, while Shannon…

  • Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. But don’t fret, blimp fans. That big, cigar-shaped thing you’ve seen floating over sports events all your life will still be there. It will also…

  • 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.…