Triple Crown winner American Pharoah wins Haskell in return

OCEANPORT, N.J. - American Pharoah turned on the speed in the stretch and easily won the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday in his first race since sweeping the Triple Crown.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Former champ visits Greenbrier

Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion "Wildfire" Tommy Rich visited Greenbrier High School Monday morning.
By Scott Rouch

SEC teams spare no expense in hiring 14 new coordinators

Head coaches aren't the only ones making huge bucks in the Southeastern Conference, considering the seven-figure salaries of new defensive coordinators Will Muschamp (Auburn) and John Chavis (Texas A&M).
By John Zenor

Falcons' Jones hoping for contract extension

ATLANTA - After losing a few pounds in the off-season, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones believes he is stronger and more explosive.
By Charles Odum

Use of batboys, batgirls suspended after 9-year-old's death

WICHITA, Kan. - The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.

Track body head disputes doping allegations

PARIS - With his federation embattled by widespread doping allegations, IAAF president Lamine Diack dismissed the accusations as a "joke" on Monday.
By Samuel Petrequin

Women set three more records

KAZAN, Russia - The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships.
By Beth Harris

Peterson, Teheran lead Braves past Phillies

PHILADELPHIA - Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead the Atlanta Braves to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
By Aaron Bracy

Merritt earns first PGA Tour win

GAINESVILLE, Va. - Troy Merritt won the Quicken Loans National on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Rickie Fowler.
By HANK KURZ Jr.

Healthy Mathieu says 'journey' from 'dark times' goes on

TEMPE, Ariz. - It's easy to forget how many teams considered Tyrann Mathieu too high a risk to draft until the Arizona Cardinals selected him in the third round in 2013.

Jaguars counting on better mix of youth, veteran experience

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars' youth and inexperience surely will be a story line this season. But don't expect players and coaches to engage in the conversation.
By Mark Long

Bills offensive line coach grateful to rejoin team

PITTSFORD, N.Y. - Buffalo offensive line coach Aaron Kromer was excited to finally join the team at training camp, and grateful to the organization for allowing him to keep his job.

Travers showdown could be next for American Pharoah

After an easy win in the Haskell Invitational, the biggest question is which race will American Pharoah run in next?
By Richard Rosenblatt

Hammon, other females blaze trail

NEW YORK - Becky Hammon believes the possibilities are limitless for women coaching in pro sports.
By Doug Feinberg
Scott Michaux

SEC schedule has wrong mix again

With unquestionably the lamest non-conference football schedule of any major league, the SEC will rely on its reputation to impress the playoff selection committee.
Outdoors

Lion's death puts hunters in crosshairs

The malice and hatred toward hunters – and all things hunting – has spread into late-night comedy monologues, CNN and National Public Radio. It has “trended” across Twitter and Facebook, becoming one of the biggest news stories in the world.

Isner wins third Atlanta Open in a row

ATLANTA - John Isner won the Atlanta Open for the third consecutive year, beating Marcos Baghdatis 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday at Atlantic Station.

Katie Ledecky kicks off run at worlds with a win

KAZAN, Russia - Katie Ledecky stood on the podium, a gold medal slung around her neck. After leaving rivals in her wake in the pool, she was alone smiling on the top spot while the other medalists departed.
By Beth Harris

Overtime

In Lexington, Ky., Dylan Davis hit two of Augusta’s five home runs and drove in five runs and the GreenJackets pounded out 23 hits in a wild 16-14 victory.

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