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  • Trump lands, Kim leads at Women’s British Open

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Donald Trump’s show-stealing arrival at the Women’s British Open on Thursday upstaged another strong start to a major by South Korea’s Hyo-Joo Kim. Kim was midway through compiling a 7-under 65…

  • USC picked to win Pac-12, beating out Oregon in media poll

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Southern California was picked to win its first Pac-12 football title since 2008 in a preseason media poll Thursday. The Trojans received 21 of 45 votes for the title, edging defending…

  • All 8 seeds advance to Swiss Open quarterfinals

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) — All eight seeds have reached the Swiss Open quarterfinals, making the clay-court tournament the first on the ATP circuit to achieve that feat in six years. Sixth-seeded Joao Sousa of Portugal…

  • Hortal of Spain takes 1st-round lead in Madeira Islands Open

    SANTO DA SERRA, Madeira Islands (AP) — Antonio Hortal of Spain carded a 9-under 63 to take a one-shot lead in the first round of the Madeira Islands Open on Thursday. Hortal had a bogey…

  • Lawrie advances in own match play tournament

    ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie advanced to the last 32 of the European Tour match play event he is hosting in northern Scotland with a 5-and-4 victory over Romain Wattel…

  • Ohio State suspends Bosa, Marshall, 2 others for opener

    CHICAGO (AP) — Ohio State has suspended All-America defensive end Joey Bosa, receiver Corey Smith and H-backs Jalin Marshall and Dontre Wilson for its opening game at Virginia Tech. “Violation of team policies,” Buckeyes coach…

  • American Pharoah 1-5 favorite for Haskell in 8-horse field

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday’s $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. This will be American Pharoah’s first…

  • Nadal toils past Vesely to make Hamburg Open quarterfinals

    HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Rafael Nadal toiled to beat Jiri Vesely 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach the Hamburg Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Nadal’s quarterfinal opponent will be fifth-seeded Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay, who outlasted…

  • Russia beats US for synchro mixed duet gold at worlds

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Scissor-kicking to “Swan Lake” in front of a cheering home crowd, Russia’s synchronized swimmers rallied to overtake the United States for gold in mixed duet free at the world championships. Americans…

  • ATP World Tour bet-at-home Open Results

    Thursday At Rothenbaum Sport GmbH Hamburg, Germany Purse: $1.4 million (WT500) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Second Round Andreas Seppi (4), Italy, def. Florian Mayer, Germany, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Pablo Cuevas (5), Uruguay, def. Jerzy Janowicz, Poland,…

  • Great white shark thwarts marathon swim in San Francisco Bay

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A great white shark thwarted a Northern California man’s quest to become the first person to swim from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands. Corte Madera marathon swimmer Simon…

  • Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner buys share of Ganassi

    Michael Waltrip Racing co-owner Rob Kauffman has agreed to buy an interest in the race team owned by Chip Ganassi. Kauffman’s defection to Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates means he could bring driver Clint…

  • IndyCar president of competition Walker resigns

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar president of competition Derrick Walker has resigned, effective at the end of the season. Walker will stay on for the final three races, which ends Aug. 30 in Sonoma, California. Walker…

  • Amway Top 25 Poll

    The Amway Top 25 football coaches preseason poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2014 records, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and 2014 final ranking: Record Pts…

  • WTA Baku Cup Results

    Thursday At Baki Tennis Akademiyasi Baku, Azerbaijan Purse: $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Karin Knapp (2), Italy, def. Anett Kontaveit, Estonia, 6-1, 6-0. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, def. Vitalia Diatchenko (7), Russia, 6-4, 7-6…