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  • South Carolina newcomers look to boost defense

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New defensive tackle Ulric Jones can’t wait to make an impact at South Carolina. And he’s not the only one as the Gamecocks open practice Tuesday. Jones, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound lineman,…

  • Wake suspends 2 football players, adds Wisconsin transfer

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has suspended two football players from the team and added a graduate transfer. Coach Dave Clawson on Tuesday said defensive back Thomas Brown will be suspended for one game…

  • AAC striving to turn Power Five into Power Six

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The American Athletic Conference is not one of the nation’s power conferences. Its commissioner says it should be. Mike Aresco says his league will not accept the status quo in which…

  • Chiefs prove willingness to give players second chances

    ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have demonstrated a willingness under general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid to give players who have run into trouble a second chance. They’ve also…

  • The Grand Slam bid is done; Jordan Spieth is not

    Jordan Spieth was on the 14th green and battling in conditions so severe the wind approached 40 mph. “They pulled us off the course,” he said. Spieth wasn’t talking about St. Andrews. This was Sunday…

  • Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee allowed to add his surname to hers

    NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has approved a request by the fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to add his last name to hers. A probate judge in Rhode Island…

  • AP Exclusive: Deaths of Yosemite jumpers remain a mystery

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — World-famous wingsuit flier Dean Potter had strapped his iPhone to the back of his head and hit record before jumping from a cliff in Yosemite National Park in what was to…

  • American Katie Ledecky lowers own world mark in 1,500 free

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Katie Ledecky of the United States has lowered her own world record by 2.23 seconds in winning the 1,500 freestyle at the world swimming championships. The 18-year-old swimmer led all the…

  • Kohlschreiber, Melzer advance to 2nd round of Generali Open

    KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Philipp Kohlschreiber overcame 14 aces by Jan-Lennard Struff to beat his German compatriot 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-3 in the first round of the Generali Open on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Kohlschreiber, who…

  • Peaty takes world mark from Van der Burgh in 50 breast

    KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Adam Peaty of Britain has set a world record in the 50-meter breaststroke at the world swimming championships. He won the first semifinal heat in 26.42 seconds, bettering the mark of…

  • Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

    DETROIT (AP) — Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions’ running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman says Farr’s son confirmed his father died…

  • No. 6 seed Petkovic advances at Bank of the West

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sixth-seeded Andrea Petkovic got her body realigned and returned to form to beat fellow German Carina Witthoeft in a first-round match of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. “I…

  • Citi Open Results

    Monday At William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center Washington Purse: Men, $1.51 million (WT500); Women, $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men First Round Chung Hyeon, South Korea, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-2, 6-1. James Duckworth, Australia,…

  • Andy Murray returns to DC tournament for 1st time since 2006

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Murray is back on hard courts for the first time in four months — and back at the Citi Open for the first time in nine years. The two-time major champion…

  • Son, Barbaree lead Junior PGA Championship

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Yujeong Son matched the women’s course record with a 7-under 64 on Monday to take the first-round lead in the Junior PGA Championship, and U.S. Junior Amateur champion Philip Barbaree topped…