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  • Volvo Ocean Race arrives at North American stop

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first boats of the Volvo Ocean race have arrived at Rhode Island shores at Newport, their only North American stop of the round-the-world race. The six boats competing in the…

  • Walker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match. Smith and…

  • Oklahoma City chamber urging governor to veto gun bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A proposal that would prohibit private entities from banning firearms in parks, recreational areas or fairgrounds in Oklahoma could threaten dozens of events held in Oklahoma City, including horse shows, basketball…

  • Brooke Henderson receives spot in Kingsmill Championship

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Brooke Henderson received the final sponsor exemption Wednesday to the LPGA Tour’s Kingsmill Championship next week. The 17-year-old Canadian finished third two weeks ago in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in…

  • Kyrgios knocks Federer out of 2nd round at Madrid Open

    MADRID (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer made an early exit from the Madrid Open on Wednesday after a narrow, second-round loss to Nick Kyrgios. The 20-year-old Australian ended Federer’s hopes of a fourth title at…

  • U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Results

    Wednesday At Lake Course at The OlymicClub San Francisco Yardage: 6,981; Par 70 Semifinals Upper Bracket Sherrill Britt, West End, N.C. & Greg Earnhardt, Greensboro, N.C. def. Scott Harvey, Greensboro, N.C. & Todd Mitchell, Bloomington,…

  • Race organizers shake up May schedule in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves feels like the good old days are coming back to Indianapolis. The new IndyCar aero kits have distinctively different looks, fans are talking again about increased speeds and possible bumping…

  • Ohio State ex-band director says trustees decided on firing

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fired Ohio State marching band director Jonathan Waters alleged Wednesday that the university’s board was directly involved in his dismissal and asked a judge to let him use other employment actions…

  • Guard Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer to Gonzaga and be eligible for the 2016-17 season when the series between the Huskies and Bulldogs is scheduled to resume. Gonzaga…

  • Sandusky appeal seeks to have molestation case thrown out

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky argued in a new appeal Wednesday that pretrial publicity, leaks and unprepared defense lawyers are among the reasons a judge should throw out…

  • NASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The first thing Ned Yost asked Clint Bowyer when the Royals manager called the NASCAR driver into his office Wednesday night was for some much-needed help with his lineup. His…

  • NASCAR appeals officer upholds penalties against RCR

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s final appeals officer upheld penalties levied against Richard Childress Racing for intentionally manipulating Ryan Newman’s tires in March. The decision of Final Appeals Officer Bryan Moss is final. He ruled…

  • ATP World Tour/WTA, Mutua Madrid Open Results

    Wednesday At Caja Magica Madrid, Spain Purse: $4,185,405 Surface: Clay-outdoor Singles Men Second Round John Isner (16), United States, def. Thomaz Bellucci, Brazil, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (11), 6-1. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (12), France, def. Jack Sock,…

  • New Jersey prep guard Malik Ellison signs with St. John’s

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey high school guard Malik Ellison signed a national letter of intent with St. John’s on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 Ellison, the son of former Louisville and NBA player Pervis Ellison,…

  • Two German champions in field at Players

    PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Martin Kaymer was nervous the first time he met Bernhard Langer, the two-time Masters champion and Germany’s greatest golfer. That was natural. Kaymer was a teenager playing the BMW…