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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries....

Al Arbour, who coached Isles to 4 Cup titles, dies at 82
Al Arbour, the bespectacled gentleman of a coach who molded a young and talented New York Islanders franchise into an NHL dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, has died. He was 82....

Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday....

Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays as Spieth misses cut
EDISON, N.J. (AP) -- Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays....

Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play....

Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod
Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season....

A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam
Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis....

The Latest: 50K walk gets under way without Yargunkin
BEIJING (AP) -- The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local):...

American Pharoah still front and center on racing's stage
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- Horse racing hasn't had it this good in years....

IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- It was back to work for IndyCar on Friday as its drivers were able to climb back into their cars as a distraction - albeit a temporary one - from their grief over the death of Justin Wilson....

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