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NCAA college football head coach Derek Mason of Vanderbilt speaks during the Southeastern Conference Media Days at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/John Amis)
July 19, 2018 - 7:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It's the season of hope in college football. Then there's Vanderbilt. The Commodores are the St. Louis Browns of the gridiron, a team that looks hopelessly overmatched and out of place in the mighty Southeastern Conference, with its conglomerate of de facto pro franchises stretching...
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July 19, 2018 - 6:51 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA plans to study how the expansion of legalized betting could affect college athletics and member schools. The NCAA announced Thursday it will create a working group of "subject matter experts" to assess areas such as officiating, NCAA rules, federal and state laws, and...
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Kevin Kisner of the US putts on the 18th green during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 19, 2018 - 6:14 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The silver claret jug was on the first tee Thursday morning at Carnoustie, a trophy that Kevin Kisner knows all too well. Kisner flew home from the British Open last year with Jordan Spieth, a flight that was delayed while waiting on Spieth to finish up his duties as the...
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July 19, 2018 - 6:10 pm
HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — A 16-year-old Thai player made a hole-in-one and an albatross on consecutive holes Thursday in an American Junior Golf Association tournament. Conor Kelly aced the 198-yard, par-3 eighth, hitting a 5-iron for his first hole-in-one. Using the same ball on the 480-yard, par-5...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2015, file photo, Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, left, gets on a player during Clemson's NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C. Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much they want to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables. After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that make the package worth $11.6 million. (Mark Crammer/Anderson Independent-Mail via AP, File)
July 19, 2018 - 6:03 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has made a second major statement this year about how much it wants to hold onto defensive coordinator Brent Venables. After upping his salary to $2 million a year in February, the school extended the deal to five seasons through 2022 and added retention bonuses that...
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FILE- In this file photo dated Friday, July 6, 2018, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson reacts after Brazil's Fernandinho scored an own goal, during the quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia. Liverpool announced Thursday July 19, 2018, the signing of Brazil goalkeeper Alisson from Roma, in the latest big-money purchase by the English club.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
July 19, 2018 - 5:48 pm
Brazil goalkeeper Alisson became the world's most expensive goalkeeper on Thursday when he joined Liverpool from Roma. Roma said the deal for Brazil's starting goalkeeper at the World Cup in Russia "could be worth up to 72.5 million euros" ($84.5 million). "In terms of my life and my career, it's a...
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FILE - This May 23, 1941, file photo shows Ted Williams, outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, at Yankee Stadium in New York City. A new film explores the life of baseball legend Williams who struggled with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationship with his family and the press. The upcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the former Boston Red Sox slugger uses rare footage and family interviews to paint a picture of a complicated figure that hid his past but later spoke out and defended black players. (AP Photo/File)
July 19, 2018 - 5:43 pm
ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. But beneath the smiles...
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Sung Kang of Korea plays off the 2nd tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
July 19, 2018 - 5:29 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — Sung Kang doesn't plan to handle rulings any differently because he doesn't think he did anything wrong when fellow PGA Tour player Joel Dahmen accused him of taking a bad drop three weeks ago. Kang and Dahmen were playing in the final round at the Quicken Loans National...
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Colombia's Egan Arley Bernal Gomez, Britain's Geraint Thomas, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, and Britain's Chris Froome climb alpe d'huez during the twelfth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 175.5 kilometers (109 miles) with start in Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs and Alpe d'Huez, France, Thursday, July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 19, 2018 - 5:09 pm
ALPE D'HUEZ, France (AP) — One of cycling's big attractions is that fans don't have to pay to watch — and they can get as close as they want to the riders. The sport paid for that unlimited access Thursday when unruly spectators interrupted the most iconic climb of the Tour de France. With fans...
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Tiger Woods of the US walks from the 4th tee during the first round of the British Open Golf Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland, Thursday July 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
July 19, 2018 - 3:43 pm
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the British Open (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Tiger Woods steadied his creaking back nine with three straight pars in the final holes to shoot an even-par 71 in his opening round at Carnoustie. Playing his first British Open since 2015, Woods birdied two of...
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