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AP Top Sports News at 10:39 p.m. EDT

Freeze resigns as Ole Miss football coach after 5 seasons
Mississippi football coach Hugh Freeze resigned Thursday after university officials found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the school's investigation into a call to an escort service....

An All-American start to the British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The wind off the Irish Sea pushed away the rain clouds and bathed Royal Birkdale in sunshine, Stars and Stripes....

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star....

Biting criticism for El Salvador players for gnawing on US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pushing and shoving? Of course. Pinching? Borderline. But biting? Retired stars Landon Donovan, Alexi Lalas and Steve McManaman said lengthy suspensions are needed to stop players from sinking their teeth into opponents, as El Salvadorans did against Americans Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez in the CONCACAF Gold Cup....

Alex Bowman to replace Earnhardt Jr. in No. 88 car in 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job....

Polanco homers, Pirates beat Brewers 4-2 for 4-game sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates spent a good portion of the first half of the season trying - and failing - to find any sort of traction....

AP source: Cavaliers talking contract with Derrick Rose
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cavaliers could be adding another former MVP to their roster....

Koepka rested, but far from rusty at British Open
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- Brooks Koepka isn't willing to share details of his trip to Las Vegas right after he won the U.S. Open, which is probably just as well....

Kuchar has it all _ except for the wins that really matter
SOUTHPORT, England (AP) -- The smile is still there, and so is the week-in, week-out consistency that has made Matt Kuchar a very rich man....

AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with Giants
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more....

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