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Jimmy Walker opens with 65 at stifling PGA; Johnson stumbles
SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) -- A drab year for Jimmy Walker took a turn for the worse two weeks ago at the British Open, when he stayed in what was dubbed the "frat house" at Royal Troon with Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson....

Sale loses in White Sox return, Chapman saves Cubs' 3-1 win.
CHICAGO (AP) -- John Lackey and Aroldis Chapman outperformed Chris Sale in his return from a jersey-trashing suspension....

Angels walk off with 2 runs on Ramirez's error, beat Sox 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hanley Ramirez's throwing error to the plate on Daniel Nava's bases-loaded grounder allowed two runs to score, and the Los Angeles Angels walked off with a stunning 2-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night....

Humbled Gordon grateful for another chance with Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Humbled, grateful and determined to make up for lost time and to those who stood by him, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stood on an NFL practice field and finally felt peace....

Brees downplays contract uncertainty, touts his longevity
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) -- Drew Brees was patient and non-confrontational while fielding repeated questions about why he and the New Orleans Saints weren't able to negotiate a contract extension before Thursday's opening training camp practice....

US hoops golden partnership forged by 'lunch-bucket' guys
CHICAGO (AP) -- Nearly every time coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball boss Jerry Colangelo stage a reunion in their hometown, there's plenty of backslapping, a trophy gleaming in the background and the only thing they have to protect is their cocktails. This time around, it's about safeguarding the Olympic legacy the two built over more than a decade....

Cubs considering new translator for star closer Chapman
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs are considering bringing in a new Spanish translator for Aroldis Chapman after the star closer from Cuba struggled to answer questions about a past domestic violence case in his introductory news conference....

Mirim Lee shoots 10-under 62 to tie Women's British Open
WOBURN, England (AP) -- Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women's British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn Golf Club....

Stephan Jaeger shoots record 12-under 58 on Web.com Tour
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) -- Stephan Jaeger shot a 12-under 58 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic for the lowest score in major tour play....

CFP abandons plan to play most of its semifinals on Dec. 31
The College Football Playoff has abandoned a plan to play most of its semifinals on New Year's Eves after television ratings tumbled last year, moving the dates of future games to ensure they will be played either on a weekend or a holiday....

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