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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. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. On the...

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. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield...

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. Wilson died Monday of a head injury suffered a...

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

SEATTLE (AP) — A year to the day after praising Jack Zduriencik as he was rewarded with a contract extension, Seattle Mariners President Kevin Mather found himself speaking with ownership this week on all the areas he believed the club was lacking. It was clear to Mather...

Bolt back in relay, chases 3rd gold at worlds in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them. Not so fast. He still needs those bright yellow and blue spikes. There’s one race left for the Jamaican — the 400 relay. A win there Saturday and...

Zach Johnson lands in early 3-way tie at Barclays

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — British Open champion Zach Johnson got his putter going Friday and landed in a three-way tie for the lead among early starters at The Barclays. Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel never got anything going and might be done for the PGA Tour season. Johnson...

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. The Islanders confirmed Arbour’s death in a release issued Friday...

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois abruptly fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday after an investigation of player mistreatment allegations revealed he had meddled in medical issues and inappropriately treated athletes who remained on...

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Athletic director Mike Thomas said the...

Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners fired general manager Jack Zduriencik on Friday after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik, with assistant general...