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Dustin Johnson looking to get back on track at PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are examples of how quickly the landscape can change. Look back one year, and Johnson was the No. 1 player in the world who had been runner-up in the previous two PGA Championships and among the favorites every time he played. Going into ...

Tkachuk scores 3, Flames beat Oilers 9-6 in Game 1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — The first Battle of Alberta in the playoffs in 31 years didn't disappoint. The Calgary Flames got a hat trick from Matthew Tkachuk to outlast the Edmonton Oilers 9-6 and grab Game 1 of the second round series Wednesday night after a blistering game that saw the most ...

Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby at 80-1 may not be the only big upset this Triple Crown season. Not if Fenwick has anything to do about it. Two weeks after Rich Strike became the second-biggest long shot to win the Derby, Fenwick could join him in the record books at ...

Southern Hills: All-time best often crowned in dull fashion

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — About a month before Dave Stockton won the PGA Championship at Southern Hills, his father gave him the self-help classic "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz, and he went through page by page highlighting various passages. "It was not a fun read," Stockton said. "It was ...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP ’22: Key anniversaries for this year’s PGA

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A look at some of the anniversaries this year at the PGA Championship: 100 years ago (1922) Oakmont hosted the first of its 12 professional men's majors, and Gene Sarazen made history of his own as the first man to win two majors in the same year. Sarazen had won the ...

Saban calls out Texas A&M for using NIL deals to buy players

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban called out Texas A&M on Wednesday night for "buying" players in its top-ranked recruiting class with name, image and likeness deals, saying Crimson Tide football players earned more than $3 million last year "the right way." "I know the ...

Black club pro hopes to thrive, inspire at PGA Championship

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The numbers are not in his favor at Southern Hills, which is nothing Wyatt Worthington II hasn't faced before. Worthington, who spends his working hours giving lessons at The Golf Depot in central Ohio, is among the 20 club professionals who qualified for the PGA ...

Raise makes Ohio State’s Day one of highest-paid coaches

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches. Day's raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid coaches ...

Central Michigan’s top scorer Molly Davis transfers to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — All-Mid-American Conference first-team pick Molly Davis of Central Michigan is transferring to Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder announced Wednesday. The 5-foot-7 guard from Midland, Michigan, was a three-year starter for the Chippewas and led the team last season with ...

Jets sign Garrett Wilson; all 3 1st-rounders under contract

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets signed wide receiver Garrett Wilson to a four-year, $20.55 million deal Wednesday, the last of the team's three first-round draft picks to get under contract. Wilson was the No. 10 overall pick last month out of Ohio State. He's expected to be an immediate ...