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LEADING OFF: Yanks try to clinch AL East, Cards-Cubs rivalry

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: SO CLOSE The Yankees can clinch their first AL East title since 2012 with a win over the Angels in the Bronx. New York pushed back J.A. Happ's scheduled start by a day and will throw Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, ...

No. 11 Michigan’s offense faces tough task vs No. 13 Badgers

By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 11 Michigan at No. 13 Wisconsin Both teams are coming off open dates heading into a matchup that should provide some clarity about how good each is. Michigan's new spread offense has ...

Plans call for Amazon operations at Pontiac Silverdome site

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Online retail giant Amazon has proposed using the site of the former home of the Detroit Lions as a distribution center in a $250 million project that could bring 1,500 jobs. Details of plans for the Pontiac Silverdome site in suburban Detroit were made public Wednesday ...

McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off the first-round lead held by Matt Wallace on Thursday. McIlroy's round fell apart after an eagle ...

Atlético, Real Madrid and Barcelona struggle early on

By TALES AZZONI AP Sports Writer MADRID (AP) — There's work to do for top Spanish clubs after their Champions League group openers. Atlético Madrid needs to fix its defense, Barcelona its attack, and Real Madrid has to improve both its defense and attack. Valencia was the only Spanish ...

AP sources: 1 of Brown’s accusers has met with NFL

By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe. One of the people, ...

Payton: Drew Brees to have surgery on right hand

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says quarterback Drew Brees will undergo surgery on his injured right thumb Wednesday afternoon. Payton said he has no timetable for Brees' return, but said he has no immediate plans to put Brees on ...

Who has the worst team in Miami? It’s a close call

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — The Dolphins look like the worst team in the NFL, and might even be the worst team in Miami. On the other hand, a comparison with the Marlins is one matchup the Dolphins could win. Let's kick it off: AT THE TOP The Marlins are run by a ...

Fresh faces help West Virginia, Kansas start strong

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Something wasn't right when redshirt freshman Briason Mays was going through pregame warmups as the third center used by West Virginia this season. Mays was nervous and his snaps were off target Saturday. That made offensive line coach ...

QB Sam Ehlinger spreading the TDs around in Texas offense

By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the ...