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August 2, 2015 - 7:23pm
6 min 53 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart.

Doctors initially thought the injury wasn't serious. He was sent for tests. The injury happened during the team's second practice of training camp.

"From everything right now, it seems like everything should be OK," coach Marvin Lewis said.

Johnson returned to the Bengals after spending one...

August 2, 2015 - 7:18pm
6 min 53 sec ago

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck enters his fourth NFL season looking to improve.

While some rave about his early success — 33 wins, two division titles and an AFC championship game appearance — the Colts' quarterback knows he's been far from perfect.

He needs to cut back on the 56 turnovers he's had over his first three seasons. He would like to score more touchdowns and fewer field goals. And he needs to come up with more third-down conversions....

August 2, 2015 - 7:03pm
6 min 53 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1275413326
New York965323224...
August 2, 2015 - 7:03pm
6 min 53 sec ago
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United1275413326
New York965323224
Columbus887313638
New England89731...
August 2, 2015 - 6:58pm
6 min 53 sec ago

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday.

The Sparks overcame a 13-point deficit. Ana Dabovic scored five points and Lavender added four during a 9-0 run that gave Los Angeles (5-14) a 78-71 lead with 3:02 left.

Jayne Appel's driving layup with 40 seconds remaining pulled San Antonio (6-14) to 80...

August 2, 2015 - 6:50pm
6 min 53 sec ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Stopchargingmaria edged champion filly Untapable by a length Sunday in the Grade 3 $200,000 Shuvee at Saratoga Race Course.

Stopchargingmaria, the Town and Country Farms-owned 4-year-old filly ridden by Javier Castellano and trained by Todd Pletcher, has four victories in five starts at Saratoga, including last year's Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama.

Stopchargingmaria ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.37 on the...

August 2, 2015 - 6:47pm
6 min 53 sec ago

GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — 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.

The victory came a day after Merritt soared to the lead with a tournament-record 61 at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. He won in his 96th career start on the tour, finishing at 18-under 266.

Rickie Fowler, who started the day a shot off the lead, made a birdie on the final...

August 2, 2015 - 6:43pm
6 min 53 sec ago
All Times EDT
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
West Division
WLTPctPFPA
y-Arizona1340.765936787
Las Vegas5111.324708859
Los Angeles4130.235686855
Pacific...
August 2, 2015 - 6:32pm
6 min 53 sec ago

BLAINE, Minn. (AP) — Kenny Perry breezed to his second straight victory in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer, Scott Dunlap and Kevin Sutherland.

After shooting a 61 on Saturday to take a four-stroke lead, Perry had six birdies and two bogeys in the final round to finish at 18-under 198. He became the first player to successfully defend a title in the tournament's 23-year history, winning...

August 2, 2015 - 6:16pm
6 min 53 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Former St. John's player D.J. Kennedy scored 24 points and Overseas Elite won The Basketball Tournament and its $1 million prize by beating Team 23, 67-65 on Sunday.

Kennedy made three free throws in the final 20 seconds for the team made up of Americans playing in Europe. Overseas Elite will split the $1 million among its eight players, coach and general manager.

Errick McCollum added 15 points and Paris Horne, another St. John's...

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