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U.S. Open will go electric NEW YORK —Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for U.S. Open matches at all courts except the two largest arenas. There also will be three ball people instead of six at courts other than Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong ...

Three PSU stars up for Hall of Fame honor

From Mirror, wire reports Penn State football stars D.J. Dozier, Bobby Engram and Steve Wisniewski were selected on Tuesday as a part of the national ballot for the National Football Foundation’s College Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. A total of 78 players and seven coaches from FBS are ...

Pandemic leaves Ryder Cup date up in the air

The Associated Press HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The final weekend in September in Wisconsin was expected to be bustling with good times and gigantic crowds, upward of 45,000 people and some 1,300 vendors taking part in an event steeped in tradition. But with the unpredictable nature of ...

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NASCAR names class Dale Earnhardt Jr., the longtime fan favorite and two-time Daytona 500 winner, will join his famous, late father in NASCAR’s Hall of Fame after being selected as one of three members of the 2021 class on Tuesday. The other inductees are Red Farmer and the late Mike ...

Commissioner says baseball in trouble

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Commissioner Rob Manfred says there might be no major league season after a breakdown in talks between teams and the union on how to split up money in a season delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. The league also revealed several players on big league ...

Iowa fires assistant coach

The Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa athletic director Gary Barta gave a vote of confidence to longtime football coach Kirk Ferentz on Monday after deciding to cut ties with a strength coach accused of mistreating African American players. Ferentz has dealt seriously in addressing ...

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Dallas RB has coronavirus Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to his agent. Rocky Arceneaux told the NFL Network on Monday that Elliott was feeling OK and recovering. Arceneaux did not immediately return messages seeking comment, ...

Playing for free, salary drop, 2022 lockout possible

NEW YORK — Jeremy Jeffress, Jordan Montgomery, Kevin Plawecki could be playing for free this season, earning salaries lower than what they already received as advances. Mookie Betts, George Springer, J.T. Realmuto, James Paxton and Marcus Stroman are likely to find fewer bidders, dollars ...

A safe return for golf as Berger wins Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas — Daniel Berger dreamed of moments like this, a putt on the final hole with everything riding on it, and he pulled it off to perfection Sunday at Colonial. What he never imagined is how quiet it would be. No cheers when his 10-foot birdie on the final hole gave him a ...

Hamlin edges out Elliott on long day at Homestead

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Denny Hamlin found the magic at Homestead-Miami Speedway, once again. Hamlin went to the lead for the final time with 30 laps left and held off Chase Elliott for his record-tying third NASCAR Cup Series victory at Homestead. Former drivers Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle ...

Owners offer 80 percent, 72 games

By Ronald Blum The Associated Press NEW YORK — Major League Baseball and its players are moving closer — to a deal or to Commissioner Rob Manfred ordering a shortened season without an agreement. MLB offered players 80% of their prorated salaries and a 72-game schedule beginning July ...

More than 1,000 players wait for phones to ring

The Associated Press NEW YORK — They sat anxiously by their phones, computers and TVs, hoping to hear their names called by big league teams. Instead, the waiting continues for hundreds of young baseball players. Major League Baseball’s amateur draft wrapped up Thursday night, shaved ...

NHL players not rushing back to rinks for work

The Associated Press John Tavares took his sticks home from the rink in Toronto to tape them up so he wouldn’t waste his limited time there. Across the border, Andrew Copp is waiting things out in the U.S. before returning to Winnipeg for the start of mandatory training camps because of ...

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Bielema sues foundation FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Former Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema, now an assistant with the New York Giants, has filed a $7 million lawsuit against the Arkansas Razorback Foundation. The lawsuit, filed Friday, says the foundation that supports Arkansas athletics ...

NBA offering up detailed schedule

The Associated Press The NBA gave teams a more definitive timetable for the restart to the pandemic-interrupted season Friday, including required coronavirus testing that is set to begin this month and mandatory individual workouts in early July before training camps. The league is still ...

Plenty to see at Schwab event

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Harold Varner III took his place in history in the PGA Tour’s technology era, all because of a triple bogey. Jordan Spieth had his lowest 36-hole score in four years. Rory McIlroy shot 63 with a bogey on his last hole. The strongest field of the ...

NASCAR upended by pandemic

The Associated Press MIAMI — Dale Earnhardt Jr. had a plan for Saturday, one unlike any other he’s had in more than two decades of getting behind the wheel at NASCAR events. He was going to fly to Homestead-Miami Speedway and arrive in the early afternoon. He would go through a health ...

At least Hollywood is embracing NASCAR driver

The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Wallace can count Spike Lee and Demi Lovato in his corner since he became the leader of NASCAR’s push for change. Where he has failed to find support is from corporate America. Wallace is the only black full-time driver at NASCAR’s ...

Small town in Iowa counting on a new ‘Field of Dreams’

By Scott McFetridge The Associated Press DYERSVILLE, Iowa — Spurred by a voice telling him, “If you build it, he will come,” the Iowa farmer played by Kevin Costner dutifully carved a baseball field out of his cornfield and then watched as Shoeless Joe Jackson and his Chicago White ...

No fans noticeable at Schwab

The Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — Even without any fans to cheer, there was quite a reaction to a birdie during the PGA Tour’s return — a very audible “F-bomb” at the start of Golf Channel’s telecast Thursday. The network had been on the air for only a few minutes when ...