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Ironman World Championship leaves Hawaii for 1st time

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Ironman World Championship will be held outside Hawaii for the first time in four decades because of uncertainty over whether the Big Island will be able to host the triathlon as scheduled in February during the coronavirus pandemic. Competitors will head to ...

Tiger Woods’ text helps inspire U.S. team in Ryder Cup

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Tiger Woods isn't at Whistling Straits, but several U.S. players say he helped inspire them to a big lead in the first day of the Ryder Cup. Woods sent a group text through captain Steve Stricker to American players, saying he was behind them in their battle to regain ...

Former UFC champ Jon Jones jailed in Vegas battery incident

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former UFC champion Jon Jones was jailed in Las Vegas early Friday after an incident at Caesars Palace that police said led to his arrest on charges of domestic battery and damaging a vehicle. Details of the incident that led to Jones' 5:45 a.m. arrest at the Las Vegas Strip ...

Haener rallies No. 22 Fresno State to 38-30 win over UNLV

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Fresno State kept going to a familiar formula. Jake Haener threw four TD passes in the second half to Jalen Cropper and No. 22 Fresno State rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat winless UNLV 38-30 on Friday night. The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-0 ...

Yanks’ opening 6-2 lead at Ryder Cup could’ve been bigger

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Americans hit three unforgettable shots on the opening day of the Ryder Cup and two went for naught. Turns out they didn't need them. Captain Steve Stricker's young squad patiently built the biggest U.S. opening-day lead since 1975, pummeling defending champion Europe ...

LEADING OFF: Cardinals seek franchise-best 15th straight win

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ RED-HOT REDBIRDS The soaring Cardinals will try for a franchise-record 15th consecutive victory when they play the Cubs at Wrigley Field. St. Louis swept a doubleheader from Chicago on Friday, equaling a 14-game run by the team in July ...

LEADING OFF: Angels’ Ohtani might not pitch again this year

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ ONE WAY TO GO? Two-way star Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start for the Angels against Oakland because of a sore right arm that could sideline him as a pitcher for the rest of the ...

RYDER CUP ’21: A capsule look at the American team

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer A capsule look at the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 24-26 at Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Listed in order of how they qualified for the team: COLLIN MORIKAWA Age: 24. World ranking: 3. Ryder Cup record: Rookie. Career victories: ...

Hendrick stars dodging playoff elimination at Bristol

By JENNA FRYER AP Auto Racing Writer A surprisingly strong start to the playoffs for Joe Gibbs Racing — two races, two wins and two drivers locked into the second round — has put Hendrick Motorsports in a precarious position headed into the first elimination race. Alex Bowman and William ...

The disrupter: DeChambeau brings game, baggage to Ryder Cup

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's one thing for Bryson DeChambeau to try to change golf when he's doing it only for himself. Now comes the Ryder Cup, where the world will get to see how his single-minded pursuit of non-conformity and power fits in the realm of a team competition. When ...