Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

AKRON, Ohio - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for "personal challenges," a swift end to his season that will keep him from playing the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup.
By Doug Ferguson

Woods bounces back at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.
By Doug Ferguson

A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox.
By Janie McCauley

Paine golf coach resigns

Herman Belton has resigned as Paine College golf coach, the school announced Thursday night.
By David Westin

Watney leads in Reno

RENO, Nev. - Nick Watney made nine birdies Thursday in a bogey-free round in the Barracuda Championship to take a two-point lead in the modified Stableford event.

Rich get richer: Price traded to Tigers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have added another Cy Young Award winner to their star-studded rotation, acquiring Tampa Bay's David Price in a blockbuster deal.

Bucks sign Bayless

MILWAUKEE - Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of coach Jason Kidd.

Lynch ends his holdout

Marshawn Lynch's holdout is over, ending one distraction so far for the Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks.

Panthers striving to be NFL's No. 1 defense

The Carolina Panthers feel like they can unseat the Seattle Seahawks as the league's elite defensive team.
By Steve Reed

Ravens' Rice calls his actions 'totally inexcusable'

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Ray Rice spoke for 17 minutes about his arrest for domestic violence against his then-fiancee.
By David Ginsburg

Spurrier: Clowney hype was no problem

There won't be same frenzy swirling around South Carolina when the Game­cocks open fall camp Friday night with the departure of Jadeveon Clowney.
By Pete Iacobelli


In Kannapolis, N.C., Ryan Leonards' two-run single in the eighth inning lifted the Kannapolis Intimidators to a 4-3 victory over the Augusta GreenJackets.

Julio Jones says right foot completely healed

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Julio Jones describes his second return from right foot surgery as "a work in progress."
By George Henry

Texas safety is back on the team

Texas senior safety Josh Turner has been reinstated to the program after meeting with coach Charlie Strong, according to ESPN.com.

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Wozniacki to run New York City Marathon

NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki plans to play a full tournament schedule this fall while fitting in time to train for the New York City Marathon.
By Rachel Cohen

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