• PGA cancels Grand Slam of Golf at Trump National in LA

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The PGA of America will not hold its Grand Slam of Golf for the major champions this year. The 36-hole exhibition was supposed to be played in October at Trump National in Los Angeles. The PGA and Donald Trump agreed that it would move away from Trump's course after he received criticism for his remarks about Mexican immigrants while launching his candidacy for U.S. president. The PGA had been looking for a replacement golf course with suitable dates. But on Thursday the PGA announced it would cancel the event because of the timing and logistics required to stage the exhibition at the "highest standards." The major champions this year are Jordan Spieth (Masters and U.S.

  • Judge lets Tom Brady play, ruling against NFL in 'Deflategate'

    By LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS Associated Press | Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played no role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs below the allowable limit at last season's AFC championship game. The suspension was "premised upon several significant legal deficiencies," Berman wrote in his opinion, noting that an arbitrator's factual findings are generally not open to judicial challenge. Berman's ruling does not

  • FIFA reforms panel makes little progress at 1st meeting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — A FIFA-appointed panel driving reforms of the crisis-hit governing body appeared to stall Thursday after its first outing. A two-day, closed-door session was intended to set FIFA's clear path toward more transparency and integrity amid American and Swiss criminal investigations of corruption implicating senior football officials. Francois Carrard, who FIFA picked last month to lead the process, said then he wanted to present "tangible" details to the President Sepp Blatter-chaired executive committee meeting on Sept. 24-25. "We are not yet at the stage of the proposals," Carrard, who was the IOC's director general during reforms after the Salt Lake City bribery scandal, said Thursday.

  • Owner: American Pharoah will race again

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    NEW YORK (AP) — The owner of American Pharoah says the Triple Crown winner will run again before he is retired at the end of the year. Ahmed Zayat tweeted Thursday he has "decided to continue to race American Pharoah! The champ deserves another chance!" After American Pharoah finished second in the Traver Stakes on Saturday, Zayat said his "gut feeling" was retirement. But after a four-hour meeting with trainer Bob Baffert and others, Zayat decided to keep going. The horse is being pointed to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland. American Pharoah's breeding rights were sold to Coolmore's Ashford Stud for an unknown fee, likely in the tens of millions of dollars. Since the horse was still racing

  • Report: Dodgers to promote top prospect Corey Seager

    Jacob Unruh | Updated: 3 hr ago

    According to multiple reports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are promoting top prospect Corey Seager. Seager has been with Triple-A Oklahoma City since early May where he has played primarily shortstop. He has spent at least one game per week at third base, which is likely where he'll play in Los Angeles with an injury to Justin Turner.  Seager, 21, was a first-round draft pick in 2012 and is the younger brother of Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager. Corey Seager is regarded by many as baseball's top prospect in the minor leagues. With OKC, Seager hit .278 with 13 home runs and 61 RBIs in 105 games. In Wednesday's 11-3 win over Iowa to clinch a division title, Seager went 2 for 5 with a double

  • Chicago travelblog: Wearing the Clemente shirt to Wrigley Field

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 3 hr ago

    The Dish told me not to wear the Roberto Clemente shirt. She said the Reds were playing the Cubs, so why would I invoke the Pirates into the mix? I usually do what the Dish says, but alas, I was otherwise out of short-sleeved shirts. Temperatures were forecast for the high 80s Wednesday. The Clemente shirt it was. So off to Wrigley Field we went Wednesday, me wearing the inspiration from our last trip to a ballgame. Last September, we went to a Pirate game at PNC Park, some dude was wearing a vintage Clemente shirt that I saw and said looked really cool, the Dish made a mental note, found it on-line and got it for me for Christmas. Besides, I told her, this was Wrigley Field. Not Soldier Field.

  • Labor Day events across Oklahoma offer ample opportunities for end-of-summer fun

    Brandy McDonnell | Updated: 5 hr ago

    A version of this story appears in Thursday's The Oklahoman. Labor Day weekend offers plenty of opportunities for fun From fairs and festivals to rodeos and ballgames, Labor Day weekend offers one last chance to celebrate summer before autumn takes hold. Although the Oklahoma State Cowboy football team is heading Thursday to Mount Pleasant, Mich., to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas, the University of Oklahoma Sooners are playing their season opener on the home gridiron Saturday night versus Akron.  But there are three days in the holiday weekend, and Oklahoma communities, venues and Indian tribes are planning many events to fill those days.

  • Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

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    LONDON (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time "to bring the Olympics back home" to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. Garcetti and U.S. Olympic leaders met with IOC President Thomas Bach in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss their proposals for hosting the first Summer Games in the U.S. since Atlanta held the 1996 Olympics. The meeting came just two days after the U.S. Olympic Committee named Los Angeles as its candidate city as a replacement for Boston, whose troubled bid was dropped in late July amid financial concerns and a lack of public and political support.

  • Former ACU golfer Carpenter four shots off lead at Abilene tournament

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    ABILENE, Texas - Former Abilene Christian University golfer Alex Carpenter will go into the final round of the Young Life Abilene Open at Diamondback Golf Club four shots off the lead. Carpenter, who lives in Dallas, shot 2-under-par 69 on Wednesday to finish the second round tied with Trophy Club's Christopher E. Brown and Dallas' Paul Haley for seventh with a 136 total. Oklahoma City's Hunter Sparks and Dallas' Chris Ward share the tournament lead at 131. Sparks shot 64 on Wednesday after shooting a 67 on the first day. Ward, who shot a 66 on Tuesday, shot 65 on Wednesday. Sparks and Ward have a one-shot lead over B.J. Staten and Austin's Scott Kelly.

  • Izzo, with new practice gym, feels good about Michigan State hoops

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    EAST LANSING, Mich. — All remnants of construction will be gone from the Berkowitz Basketball Complex at MSU’s Breslin Center by next weekend, when both Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio will have several crucial recruits on campus for Oregon’s Sept. 12 football visit. The project, a $3 million sprucing up of MSU’s practice facility and basketball offices, isn’t just about impressing potential newcomers, though. Izzo stood in the practice gym, a day after returning from a trip to Italy, and looked around at giant homages on the wall to Final Fours, national titles and great players past. Video footage of important moments from various eras on large screens is coming soon. “We’re going to make sure we don’t forg

  • Massa and Bottas to pair for 3rd straight year at Williams

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as Williams' Formula One drivers, the team announced Thursday. Massa and Bottas currently sit fifth and sixth, respectively, in the drivers' standings. There had been speculation that Ferrari was interested in Bottas but that ended when Kimi Raikkonen renewed his contract with the Italian team two weeks ago. "Stability is key for any team to thrive in Formula One, so to be able to enter a third season with one of the strongest driver lineups on the grid puts Williams in a fantastic position to continue its momentum towards the front of the grid in 2016," team principal Frank Williams said.

  • It's Happening 9/3

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    SATURDAY Sept. 5 Claremore Farmers Market open each Saturday, 7 a.m. to sell out, in the Rogers County Courthouse parking lot. The Claremore Museum of History is open to the public every Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 121 N. Weenonah. Special screening of “The Great American Foot Race” documentary about Andy Payne winning the 1928 Bunion Derby across Route 66 at 1 p.m. Information: (918) 341-5630 or (918) 857-5630. J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum High Noon Shoot Out, 12 noon. Guest Marshal will be Justin Barkley, head basketball coach at Rogers State University. Old West cowboys in authentic dress with replica arms from the 1880’s hold a street shoot out and Wells Fargo robbery. Free to the public. SUNDAY S

  • Itawamba Community College names Bozeman as assistant coach

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    FULTON, Miss. (AP) — Itawamba Community College has named Eric Bozeman as the Indians' new assistant basketball coach. Coach Grant Pete tells WTVA-TV (http://bit.ly/1KJmm1o ) that Bozeman comes to Fulton from Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he was the women's head basketball coach after seven seasons as the head men's basketball coach at Southern Arkansas University. While at Southern Arkansas, he compiled a 73-116 record and led the Muleriders to the Great American Conference Tournament in his final season. It was the program's first postseason tournament berth in 10 years.

  • LEADING OFF: Latos tries again for Dodgers, Braves skidding

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: ___ TRY AGAIN Mat Latos makes his fifth start for the Dodgers, still aiming for his first win with the NL West leaders. He is 0-2 with a 6.05 ERA in those four outings since being traded from Miami to LA. He starts on the road against San Diego. SKIDDING The Braves will try to end their eight-game losing streak when they visit Washington. Rookie Matt Wisler starts against Nationals righty Jordan Zimmermann. Atlanta has dropped 19 of 22 overall and is 25 games under .500 for first time in 25 years. PACKING UP Kyle Gibson and the Twins host the White Sox in their finale at Target Field before a nine-game road trip.

  • SD bullpen can't hold lead for Kennedy in loss to Rangers

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — After a miserable first two months, Ian Kennedy has been a different pitcher. Kennedy turned in another outstanding performance, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead and Mitch Moreland's RBI double in the 10th inning lifted the surging Texas Rangers to a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. After Kennedy saw Joaquin Benoit squander a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning, Moreland hit a line drive down the right-field line off Bud Norris (1-1) in the 10th to score Elvis Andrus, who had reached on a one-out single. Almost lost in the bullpen's failures was another brilliant outing by Kennedy. "It goes unnoticed how great he was," Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. "Great performance

  • Moreland leads Rangers to 4-3 win over Padres in 10 innings

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — After being held out of the starting lineup for the entire series to rest, it was time for Mitch Moreland to step up. Moreland, who struck out as a pinch hitter earlier in the game, delivered when he doubled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to help the surging Texas Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Moreland's line drive down the right-field line off Bud Norris (1-1) scored Elvis Andrus, who had reached on a one-out single. "I was happy to go up there my last at-bat," Moreland said. "I feel like I slowed it down a little bit and I got a good pitch." The Rangers cut first-place Houston's lead in the AL West to two games. The Astros lost 8-3 to Seattle.

  • Giants swept out of LA in 2-1 loss to 1st-place Dodgers

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After staggering through 26 games against playoff-contending teams with a 10-16 record, the San Francisco Giants face a slew of lesser competition. That might just be what they need if they hope to catch the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers in the standings. The second-place Giants lost 2-1 Wednesday night, when Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251 and the Dodgers completed a sweep that boosted their division lead to 6 1/2 games. San Francisco has a chance to gain ground playing also-rans Colorado, Arizona, San Diego, Cincinnati and Oakland before the Dodgers visit them Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

  • Kershaw's 15 Ks lead Dodgers over Giants 2-1

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Once Dodgers manager Don Mattingly crossed the foul line without signaling the bullpen in the ninth inning, Clayton Kershaw knew he was safe to finish off the San Francisco Giants. Mattingly wanted to check on his ace, who after rolling through the first five innings, gave up two two-out hits. Kershaw assured Mattingly he was just fine and he proved it, striking out Marlon Byrd to close out a 2-1 victory Wednesday night that increased the Dodgers' NL West lead to 6 ½ games. "These guys are great hitters," Kershaw said. "They made me work the last inning. It's definitely different than a normal game because you're playing the team behind you.

  • Baseball Capsules

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251, Chase Utley hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night for a series sweep that increased their NL West lead to 6 1/2 games. The second-place Giants' fifth straight loss left them facing their largest division deficit of the season. All three defeats to the Dodgers were by a run and they have just 11 runs during their skid. Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected for the second straight game. Kershaw (12-6) beat the Giants for the first time in four starts this season. He allowed one run and six hits and walked one on a career high-tying 132 pitches for his

  • D-backs fail to contain Gonzalez om 9-4 loss to Rockies

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Chip Hale's high-percentage move was spoiled by Carlos Gonzalez. Gonzalez homered twice, including a grand slam, and had a career-high seven RBIs to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. Gonzalez's big night prevented the Diamondbacks from winning the four-game series. "So we came out of it with two wins," Hale said. "A split on the road is not bad." The Arizona manager was hoping for a third win Wednesday when his bullpen ran into trouble in the seventh inning. The Rockies trailed 4-3 before they loaded the bases with two hits and a walk against Randall Delgado (5-4).