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Doc Redman in 3-way tie

DETROIT — Doc Redman is playing his best golf, priming him to perhaps earn his first PGA Tour victory. Redman shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner in the Rocket Mortgage Classic. Bryson DeChambeau, the only player with top-10 ...

Players mixed on return

The Associated Press Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote ...

Preseason No. 2 is underway

The Associated Press Yoan Moncada has spent the past couple of months working out in what he called a “controlled and limited environment” in Florida, where the White Sox slugger could continue to get at-bats while protecting himself from the coronavirus. That’s a good description of ...

Simpson returning to tour

The Associated Press DETROIT — Webb Simpson is competing on the PGA Tour again after his family had a coronavirus scare. One of Simpson’s daughters tested positive for COVID-19, leading to him withdrawing from last week’s tournament as a precaution. “The first test was positive, ...

Both Sixers stars healthy, set to go

The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star guard Ben Simmons is “good to go” for the NBA restart after sitting out the final games before the shutdown with a back injury. Brown, whose contract runs through 2021-22, also expected fellow ...

Sports at a glance

NFL cuts two preseason NEW YORK — The NFL will cut its preseason in half and push back the start of exhibition play so teams have more time to train following an all virtual offseason made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic, a person with knowledge of the decision told The ...

Former MVP says it’s time to pull Landis off award

By Ben Walker The Associated Press NEW YORK — Something still bothers Barry Larkin about his Most Valuable Player award. The other name engraved on the trophy: Kenesaw Mountain Landis. “Why is it on there?” said Larkin, the Black shortstop voted National League MVP in 1995 with ...

Johnson no longer having health issues

By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press It only looks as though Dustin Johnson barely has a pulse on the golf course. One moment made him a little nervous. It wasn’t the tee shot that rolled toward the railroad tracks and barely crossed the out-of-bounds line, right after he had taken a ...

Trouble still following Iowa football

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Former Iowa running back Akrum Wadley ripped the Hawkeyes on Monday, saying he was so mistreated by some coaches he now regrets playing there. Wadley’s statement, posted on Facebook, mentioned coach Kirk Ferentz, his son, offensive coordinator ...

Sports at a glance

Kraft arrest scrutinized FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others paying for massage parlor sex, pressing a prosecutor on his contention ...

New NFL helmet technology is OK’d

The Associated Press Four organizations have been awarded a total of $1.37 million by the NFL to support the creation of their helmet prototypes. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, a contest with an additional prize of $1 million, receiving grants will be Impressio Inc. and CU Denver; ...

NASCAR tries to stay in positive mode

By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The one thing NASCAR has always gotten right is its ability to keep the wheels turning. In crisis or coronavirus, the show finds its way to a race track and keeps plugging along. That has never been in doubt, at least not since 2001 ...

Sports at a glance

Golfer still in isolation Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and ...

Santana banned 80 games

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Edgar Santana will miss all of the abbreviated 2020 season after being suspended 80 games for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. MLB announced Sunday that Santana tested positive for Boldenone, a ...

10 things to know for season

The deals are done. The NBA is coming back. The season will resume on July 30 at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Florida. Here are 10 things to know about the restarted season: The race for 8 There are six teams in the race for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference — ...

Managers will have to learn with new shuffle

The Associated Press PHOENIX — The Minnesota Twins have shuffled their on-field staff to protect the health of some of their older coaches. A trio of players, including Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Leake and Nationals slugger Ryan Zimmerman, have announced they won’t be playing in the ...

Hamlin caps marathon day of racing at Pocono

LONG POND — Round 2 at Pocono went to Denny Hamlin. Hamlin seized the spotlight, specifically in victory lane when Pocono had to set up lights after the race ended in the dark. Hamlin topped Kevin Harvick on Sunday night to win the second Cup race of the weekend at Pocono Raceway and flip ...

Source: Pats sign Newton

BOSTON — The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth ...

Johnson extends season streak

CROMWELL, Conn. — Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship on Sunday to end a long drought and extend his career-long season victory streak to 13. Johnson closed with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kevin Streelman at fan-free TPC River Highlands. Johnson last won in Mexico ...

Pocono not the same without big crowd

By Dan Gelston The Associated Press LONG POND — The billboard at the entrance to Pocono Raceway has photos of Chase Elliott and Kyle Busch and “First-Ever NASCAR Doubleheader” in bold letters. The kicker comes at the bottom of the sign: “Kids Free.” A grand gesture — and a ...