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May 27, 2015 - 5:05pm
5 min 27 sec ago

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Before he was the Masters champion, Jordan Spieth had already made the cut twice as a teenage amateur at the Byron Nelson.

Spieth even missed his high school graduation ceremony while playing at TPC Four Seasons.

This week, Spieth plays his "home" PGA Tour event for the first time since winning the green jacket. He's the favorite when the Nelson tees off Thursday as the rain-saturated course.

Spieth finished...

May 27, 2015 - 4:59pm
5 min 27 sec ago

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jana Dogget has been appointed Utah State's interim athletic director.

University President Stan L. Albrecht announced the move Wednesday.

Dogget is the school's executive associate athletic director for external operations and senior woman's administrator. Scott Barnes left as athletic director to take the same position at Pittsburgh.

May 27, 2015 - 4:59pm
5 min 27 sec ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres are interviewing former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma for their head-coaching vacancy.

The meeting was taking place in Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula, and general manager Tim Murray, the person said. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Sabres have declined to discuss their search to...

May 27, 2015 - 4:56pm
5 min 27 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers dealt third baseman Juan Uribe to the Atlanta Braves in a six-player trade Wednesday.

The Dodgers also sent right-handed pitcher Chris Withrow to the Braves for infielder Alberto Callaspo, left-handers Eric Stults and Ian Thomas, and minor league right-hander Juan Jaime.

The 36-year-old Uribe was batting .247 with one home run and six RBI in 29 games. He posted a career-best .311 average last season, along...

May 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
5 min 27 sec ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong allowed one run in six innings to win his third straight start, Joe Panik hit a two-run homer and the San Francisco Giants completed a three-game sweep in Milwaukee with a 3-1 victory Wednesday over the Brewers.

The Giants bullpen finished off the last-place Brewers with three hitless innings, capped by Santiago Casilla's 1-2-3 ninth for his 14th save.

Both teams squandered numerous early scoring chances. The Giants...

May 27, 2015 - 4:46pm
5 min 27 sec ago

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Ex-FIFA vice president Warner turns self in; Trinidad sets $2.5M bail in US corruption case .

May 27, 2015 - 4:39pm
15 min 32 sec ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk player Matheus has collapsed during the Europa League final against Sevilla.

The Brazilian forward fell to the ground suddenly during a break in play and was stretchered off the field after receiving emergency medical treatment. His condition was not immediately clear. Dnipro was losing 3-2.

May 27, 2015 - 4:37pm
25 min 26 sec ago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte says he will not hold out for a contract extension.

A two-time Pro Bowl pick, he says he will report to training camp on time despite the team's refusal to extend his deal. Forte is entering the final season of a four-year contract he signed in 2012.

He says the Bears told him they are "not talking about that type of stuff right now." He does not expect to revisit contract talks with...

May 27, 2015 - 4:28pm
25 min 26 sec ago

TORONTO (AP) — Adam LaRoche singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Chicago White Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Jose Abreu had three hits with two RBIs and scored the winning run as Chicago won for the second time in nine games. The White Sox avoided what would have been their first sweep in Toronto since 2009.

David Robertson, who blew the save in Tuesday's 10-9 loss when Blue Jays...

May 27, 2015 - 4:24pm
25 min 26 sec ago

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has been fining its schools for rushing fields and storming courts since 2004.

Now, a decade later, those penalties are going up. Way up.

The league plans to "substantially" increase fines for teams that violate its on-field policy.

The previous penalties started at $5,000 for first-time offenders and increased to $25,000 for second violations and up to $50,000 fines for third and...

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