Steve Stricker, Sean O’Hair take QBE Shootout lead

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Steve Stricker and Sean O'Hair shot a 15-under 57 in scramble play Friday to take the first-round lead in the...

Finland’s Tapio Pulkkanen leads Joburg Open

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen shot an 8-under 64 on Friday on the Firethorn Course to take a one-stroke lead in the European...

Nadal and Muguruza win ITF player of the year awards

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza have won the International Tennis Federation's player of the year awards. At 31, Nadal becomes the oldest...

Jones makes game-saving INT, Falcons beats Saints 20-17

ATLANTA (AP) — Deion Jones made a leaping interception in the end zone with 1:25 remaining and the Atlanta Falcons held on for a...

Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield named the AP Player of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Baker Mayfield is The Associated Press college football Player of the Year, becoming the fourth Oklahoma quarterback to win the...

76ers agree trade Jahil Okafor, 2nd-round pick to Brooklyn

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Buried on the bench in Philly, Jahlil Okafor has a chance to prove in Brooklyn he's not a bust. Okafor got his...

No. 21 Purdue dominates Valparaiso 80-50

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Vincent Edwards scored 15 points, Carson Edwards finished with 10 points, and No. 21 Purdue dominated Valparaiso 80-50 on...

Trade for Dee Gordon may help Mariners land Shohei Ohtani

SEATTLE (AP) — Landing Dee Gordon via trade is an immediate upgrade for the Seattle Mariners. Getting Gordon may ultimately help the Mariners land the...

Cubs agree to $38 million, 3-year deal with righty Chatwood

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs added to their rotation on Thursday, agreeing to a $38 million, three-year contract with right-hander Tyler Chatwood. "We're certainly...

Ronaldo moves level with archrival Messi with 5 Ballon d’Ors

PARIS (AP) — A decade of dominance as the world's two best soccer players has left Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi level with five...

Marseille, Bilbao, Copenhagen advance in Europa League

Former champions League winner Marseille, Copenhagen, Athletic Bilbao and AEK Athens were among the eight teams to qualify for the knockout stage of Europa...

Garcia voted as European Tour’s golfer of the year

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Sergio Garcia has been voted as the European Tour's golfer of the year after claiming his first major title...

PGA Tour signs deal to partner Chinese firm Shankai

BEIJING (AP) — The PGA Tour has signed a deal to partner with Chinese firm Shankai Sports to manage the operations of its China...

Kuznetsova out of Australian Open after left wrist surgery

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova has withdrawn from next month's Australian Open after having surgery on her left wrist. Tennis Australia...

NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL's...

Arkansas hires SMU’s Chad Morris as new football coach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas had its best back-to-back seasons in the Southeastern Conference when Bobby Petrino was leading a high-powered offensive attack during...

Durant’s triple-double lifts Warriors over Hornets 101-87

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kevin Durant had 35 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Charlotte Hornets 101-87...

No. 5 Florida upset again, this time by Loyola-Chicago 65-59

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Aundre Jackson scored 23 points, Cameron Krutwig added 14 and Loyola-Chicago stunned No. 5 Florida 63-59 on Wednesday night, handing...