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

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.

Quackenbush, Blackburn win at Midland Valley

GRANITEVILLE - Aiken's Brian Quackenbush and Harlem's Jay Blackburn maintained their perfect records in Peak Amateur Series tournaments this season with victories in the Orville White Cup on Sunday.
By David Westin

Matt Kenseth stretches his fuel and steals a win at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. - Matt Kenseth stretched his fuel and zipped past the fading leaders in the final thrilling laps Sunday to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Pocono Raceway.
By Dan Gelston

Clemson pitcher eager to bounce back from lymphoma

COLUMBIA - Clate Schmidt felt tired last winter, more tired than a 21-year-old college athlete should be.
By Pete Iacobelli

Rousey crushes Correia to defend her title

RIO DE JANEIRO - Ronda Rousey defended her bantamweight title by knocking out Bethe Correia only 34 seconds into the first round at UFC 190 on Saturday night.

Matt Ryan feeling as young as ever in new scheme

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Now in his eighth training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan says he has never felt better physically before the start of the season.
By George Henry
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

IOC alters its bidding process for 2024 Summer Games

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The International Olympic Committee shook up the bidding process for the 2024 Olympics on Sunday, eliminating the cut-down phase and clearing the way for all the candidates to make it to the final vote.
By Stephen Wilson

WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Three weeks before the world championships, athletics was thrown into turmoil by new accusations of widespread doping and experts denouncing an anti-doping system compromised by leniency.
By Stephen Wilson

Steelers acquire ex-Dog Boykin

LATROBE, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Steelers have acquired cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2016 draft. The team announced the trade Saturday night.

Inbee Park rallies to win Women's British Open

TURNBERRY, Scotland - As Inbee Park hunted down Jin-Young Ko in the final stretch of the Women's British Open, it quickly became clear which South Korean was the rookie and which was the player about to add another chapter in golf's record book.

Rahal closes points gap with victory in Ohio

LEXINGTON, Ohio - Graham Rahal won the IndyCar race Sunday in his home state, and in the process made up considerable ground on series leader Juan Pablo Montoya with two events remaining in the season.

Overtime

In Rome, Ga., Sean Furney scattered six hits over eight shutout innings and Tanner Murphy homered to lift the Rome Braves past the Augusta GreenJackets 2-0 on Sunday.

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Commercial rezoning could bring German grocer to Augusta

A commercial rezoning that could bring German discount grocer Lidl to west Augusta crossed the first hurdle Monday after Augusta planning commissioners unamiously approved the request.
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