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August 30, 2015 - 12:43pm
5 min 41 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Jets rookie defensive lineman Leonard Williams has a muscle strain behind one of his knees, but the team avoided a potentially devastating injury to its first-round draft pick.

Williams was injured in the first half of the Jets' 28-18 preseason victory over the Giants on Saturday night. An MRI on Sunday revealed the nature of Williams' injury, which isn't expected to be a long-term situation.

There was no immediate timetable...

August 30, 2015 - 12:36pm
5 min 41 sec ago

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — John Daly is out of the hospital and recovering from what his agent describes as a collapsed lung.

The two-time major champion was taken to Baptist Medical Center on Saturday after he collapsed on the 18th tee during an outing at Deerfield Country Club. A friend at the hospital with Daly says doctors were checking his ribs and some fingers but his vital signs were good.

Daly's agent, Bud Martin, said in an email Saturday that...

August 30, 2015 - 12:28pm
5 min 41 sec ago

EL POBLE NOU DE BENITATXELL, Spain (AP) — Tom Dumoulin passed Tour de France winner Chris Froome with about 50 meters left in a steep climb to win the ninth stage and take the overall lead of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday.

Froome jumped ahead with less than 200 meters left but couldn't hold off the Dutchman's late charge for his first stage victory in this year's Vuelta.

Former overall leader Esteban Chaves of Colombia struggled at the end of the...

August 30, 2015 - 12:17pm
5 min 41 sec ago

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released 12 players, including five wide receivers, reducing their roster to 78 a day after defeating the Giants 28-18.

The Jets must cut three more players by 4 p.m. Tuesday to get down to the mandatory 75-player limit. All teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players by Saturday.

Wide receivers DeVier Posey, T.J. Graham, Saalim Hakim, Austin Hill and Jonathon Rumph were among the Jets' cuts Sunday....

August 30, 2015 - 12:14pm
5 min 40 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — The situation wasn't ideal. The gold medal is.

With the world high jump title hinging on a jump-off in front of a raucous crowd at the Bird's Nest chanting for his Chinese rival, Derek Drouin needed to dig deep to find an advantage somewhere.

In the deep recesses of his memory, he said he recalled a jump-off against a teammate at the very beginning of his high jump career. And when it came down to breaking a three-way tie for first on...

August 30, 2015 - 12:01pm
5 min 40 sec ago

MURCIA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Vuelta organizers say Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans is in stable condition after undergoing surgery to treat injuries sustained in a serious crash on Saturday.

Organizers said Sunday that doctors will consider waking Boeckmans from an induced coma on Monday.

The 28-year-old rider needed surgery overnight after sustaining a concussion, facial trauma, three broken ribs and an injured lung.

The unexpected...

August 30, 2015 - 11:54am
5 min 40 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — It was a fitting end for the hometown fans at the Bird's Nest.

China captured two more medals on the final day of the world championships to cap an unexpectedly successful week with a record nine medals — more than double its total from Moscow two years ago.

"We won medals across the disciplines," said Du Zhaocai, director of the Chinese athletics association. "It's a first for us in a world-class event."

On Sunday...

August 30, 2015 - 11:32am
5 min 40 sec ago

BEIJING (AP) — If Allyson Felix feels tired now, just wait until next year.

The American sprinter would like to have the opportunity to run the 200 and 400 meters at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Trouble is, the schedule right now really doesn't allow for it. Not enough recovery time.

Given that she's one of track's biggest names, the International Olympic Committee said it will at least consider revising the program. Felix finished with gold in...

August 30, 2015 - 11:28am
15 min 34 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs have selected James Winchester to serve as their long snapper, waiving Andrew East and 10 others Sunday as they pare down to the 75-man roster limit by Tuesday afternoon.

The Chiefs still need to cut four more players.

Winchester and East, who recently became engaged to Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, made up one of the few position battles in training camp this year. East played his college ball at Vanderbilt....

August 30, 2015 - 11:27am
15 min 34 sec ago

VYSOKY UJEZD, Czech Republic (AP) — Thomas Pieters shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Czech Masters by three strokes for his first European Tour victory.

Pieters overcame a bad start with a double bogey on the third hole by making four birdies the rest of the way to hold off Pelle Edberg of Sweden. The 23-year-old Belgian finished with a 20-under 268 at the Albatross Golf course near Prague.

Edberg shot a 71 after mixing three birdies with two...

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