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Tiger in clinic to get treatment

Tiger Woods has checked into a clinic to get help dealing with prescription medication for pain and a sleep disorder, and his agent is not sure how long he will stay. Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Tuesday he could not disclose the location of the in-patient treatment. He said ...

Rookies forced to grow up quickly

BOSTON — Sixty NBA draft hopefuls will hear their names called Thursday night as members of the 2017 rookie class. For many of the top picks it will mark the start of the transition from college underclassman to instant millionaire. It is the ultimate finishing school. A journey that ...

Lakers set to trade Russell to Brooklyn

LOS ANGELES — Three people with knowledge of the deal say the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to trade point guard D’Angelo Russell and high-priced center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets for big man Brook Lopez and the 27th overall pick in the upcoming draft. The people spoke to The ...

NBC adds Olympic medalist sprinter to announce team

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ato Boldon likes speed. And cars. NASCAR? Well, the four-time Olympic medalist is about to find out. The former Olympic sprinter will join NBC Sports Group’s NASCAR broadcast team as a features contributor beginning next week. His NASCAR on NBC debut will be July 1 ...

TCU ousts Texas A&M

The Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — Roommates Brian Howard and Ryan Merrill are going to have plenty to talk about around their apartment whenever they and the rest of the TCU Horned Frogs return to Fort Worth. Howard matched his career high with 12 strikeouts in seven-plus innings. ...

Justices rule trademark law unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favor of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name. The justices were ...

FTC to block merger of FanDuel, DraftKings

BOSTON — Federal regulators are challenging the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, saying the combination of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites would create a company controlling more than 90 percent of the market. The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday it will file a ...

Koepka’s long trip leads to major title at home

ERIN, Wis. — Before their names shared space on the silver U.S. Open trophy, Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth were together in a less attractive location. Both failed by three shots to advance out of the second stage of qualifying school in Texas, leaving them with no status on any ...

Liberty National begins prep as countdown hits 100 days

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — The trucks loaded with materials started arriving at Liberty National Golf Club a couple of weeks ago. Preparations for the Presidents Cup in late September have started. The flooring is down, the media center is almost finished and the scaffolds for the stands around ...

Black bear kills teen during race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 16-year-old boy who was fatally mauled by a black bear during a weekend mountain race in Alaska reportedly called his brother while he was being chased by the animal in a rare predatory attack, officials said Monday. Patrick Cooper of Anchorage was attacked Sunday ...

Knights ready to pick roster

George McPhee is spending a fleeting moment as The Godfather of the NHL during the Vegas Golden Knights’ expansion window. He holds the cards for a significant chunk of the league’s talent, fielding calls from fellow general managers willing to trade something to keep McPhee from plucking ...

FSU, Beavers pick up wins

OMAHA, Neb. — Florida State’s dugout was a bit deflated after the Seminoles gave up three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to have a two-run lead against Cal State Fullerton turn into a one-run deficit. Things perked up when shortstop Timmy Richards couldn’t make a play on Taylor ...

Los Angeles, Ball seem to be match

LOS ANGELES — By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. The UCLA product with preternatural court vision is among the most intriguing prospects in the NBA draft this week. In perhaps the greatest testament to his abilities, his father ...

Koepka caps record week with title

ERIN, Wis. — Brooks Koepka received a short piece of advice from a valuable source on the eve of the final round at the U.S. Open. Defending champion Dustin Johnson was doing most of the talking. “It was a long phone call for us — it was like two minutes,” Koepka said. “But he ...

Larson prevails at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Three times, Kyle Larson needed to outrace the rest of the contenders on late restarts. That’s a task he’s proven he can handle at Michigan International Speedway. Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for his ...

Matsuyama’s strong finish not quite enough

ERIN, Wis. — On the last day of the U.S. Open, Hideki Matsuyama was better than everyone else. Better than Brian Harman, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas and the rest of the congested leaderboard. Just not good enough. Matsuyama shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to pull within one of the lead, but ...

Porsche wins Le Mans again

LE MANS, France — Veteran German driver Timo Bernhard led Porsche to a dramatic third straight win at the 24 Hours Le Mans race to prevent a huge upset win for the lesser category Oreca team on Sunday. After a series of mishaps to pre-race favorites Porsche and Toyota, the LMP2 category ...

Despite Thomas’ 63, Harman still sits on top

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press ERIN, Wis. — Justin Thomas landed a 3-wood on the 18th green where some players couldn’t land a wedge, leaving him an 8-foot eagle putt that he calmly made for a 9-under 63 that matched one U.S. Open record and broke another. It also put him ...

Cincy bestows honor on Rose

The Associated Press CINCINNATI — Pete Rose tugged on the edge of the tarp and slowly unveiled a bigger-than-life sculpture of one of his headfirst slides, revealing it from the airborne cleats to the ground-scraping elbows. The Reds’ banished hits king was finally in bronze. On a ...

Keselowski thrilled for fellow Ford racer Blaney

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Ryan Blaney’s victory meant a lot to Brad Keselowski. It was Keselowski who gave Blaney a big opportunity back in 2012, when Blaney had a chance to drive with Keselowski’s team in the Truck Series. Five years later, the 23-year-old Blaney won for the first time in ...