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Gooch handles the wind at Sea Island and takes 1-shot lead

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A strong wind off the Atlantic Ocean swept over Sea Island on Friday, and it was no problem for Talor Gooch of Oklahoma as he handled the exposed Seaside course for a 5-under 65 to take a one-shot lead in the RSM Classic. As expected, the balmy conditions of the ...

Warriors’ Curry sits out against Pistons with bruised hip

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry was out of the lineup against the Detroit Pistons due to a bruised hip, a night after scoring 20 of his 40 points in a fourth-quarter comeback victory at Cleveland. The NBA-leading Warriors also were without Draymond Green on Friday night because of a ...

Former NFL player Zac Stacy charged with attacking ex

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL running back Zac Stacy has been arrested after the mother of his child showed detectives video of him attacking her at her central Florida home, authorities said. Stacy was arrested Thursday evening at the Orlando International Airport after arriving on a ...

NFL Coaching Pipeline: Hiring process broken for diversity

While recent hiring numbers for NFL coordinators are encouraging, the overall journey to diversity and inclusion for head coaches remains a struggle. Who says? Two of the most prominent proponents of the Rooney Rule: Troy Vincent and Rod Graves. Vincent is a former star defensive back and ...

AP source: Broncos WR Tim Patrick agrees to $30M extension

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that wide receiver Tim Patrick and the Denver Broncos have agreed to a three-year extension worth $30 million with $18.5 million in guarantees. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because ...

Manfred: Lockout preferred to in-season strike if no deal

CHICAGO (AP) — While insisting Major League Baseball is focused on reaching a labor deal, Commissioner Rob Manfred signaled Thursday that owners likely will lock out players if the current contract expires Dec. 1 without a new agreement. Baseball had eight work stoppages from 1972-95, but ...

Titans receiver A.J. Brown shares battle with depression

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown seemed to have everything going his way in 2020, having his best season yet in the NFL on the way to earning his first Pro Bowl honor. Behind his big smile, Brown said Thursday he was battling so hard with depression back then ...

Most baseball minor leaguers to be provided their own beds

CHICAGO (AP) — Most minor league players will get their own beds provided in team housing under a new Major League Baseball policy. Stepping up improvements for minor leaguers after widespread criticism, MLB's housing policy will require teams to provide furnished accommodations, with a ...

Eppler gets 4-year deal to become Mets general manager

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets finally found a general manager, hiring Billy Eppler in a move announced Thursday night following their long and ridiculed search. Eppler was fired as GM of the Los Angeles Angels a little more than a year ago after five unsuccessful seasons. But he landed ...

Curry scores 20 of 40 points in 4th, Warriors beat Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three straight 3-pointers, and the NBA-leading Golden State Warriors overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-89 on Thursday night. Curry made 8 of 12 shots, including 4 of 7 ...