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U.S. Ryder Cup team player Rickie Fowler points at his new USA haircut as he practices on the driving range ahead of the start of the golf tournament in Gleneagles, Scotland, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.  The U.S. team arrived for the Ryder Cup Monday, with the tournament  starting on Friday.  (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

Euro Chemistry Stuck in a Suit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gleneagles, Scotland — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup. Attribute that to an ordinary record, not an acrimonious lawsuit. The Northern Irish duo has made it clear in recent weeks that McIlroy’s lawsuit against Dublin-based Horizon Sports Management — which involves allegations against McDowell — has not affected …

Patriots’ Offense Remains Work in Need of Progress

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — The New England Patriots have plenty of time to get their offense rolling. The question is: Do they have the players? The offensive line is struggling to protect quarterback Tom Brady and open holes for running backs. The wide receivers, other than Julian Edelman, have contributed little. The tight end …

Penske Duo in Command of the Chase

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Charlotte, n.c. — As Brad Keselowski flaunted his fast car by leading session after session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joey Logano took a good-natured swipe at his teammate by asking him via Twitter to slow down. The first message apparently fell on deaf ears, so Logano tried again the next day, tweeting …

Famed ‘Home of Golf’ Votes to Admit Women Members

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The spiritual “Home of Golf” became the latest club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday, when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women to join. The vote was effective …

What’s Next for Players on the NFL’s Domestic Violence Scene

Friday, September 19, 2014

The legal system doesn’t work on the NFL’s schedule. The players facing child abuse or domestic violence allegations might wait a long time for their cases to play out in the courtroom. A look at what’s next in each case: Ray Rice Ray Rice is appealing his indefinite …

Pro Bowler Shines With Patriots

Friday, September 19, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Darrelle Revis didn’t divulge much when asked about his preference for facing a rookie quarterback. New England’s shutdown cornerback officially is a Patriot. “I can’t give you all of that,” the five-time Pro Bowler said …

Pirates Sweep Red Sox

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pittsburgh — The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL …

Falcons Romp Past Sorry Bucs

Friday, September 19, 2014

Atlanta — Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and high-stepping Devin Hester led the Atlanta Falcons to one of the biggest wins in franchise history. Ryan threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, Jones hauled in nine passes for 161 …

Commentary: Vikings Deserve Scorn Despite Peterson Reversal

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Vikings don’t deserve blind praise for correcting a wrong. Ultimately, they got it right, but the course they took to reach this point never made sense. Let’s not forget their initial intentions amid news that the Vikings …

NFL Roundup: Another Player Arrested, Charged

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Phoenix — Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested Wednesday on aggravated assault charges in connection with two altercations at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child, the latest in a string of such cases involving NFL players. The Cardinals said they became …

Pats’ Brady Sticks To Tried-and-True

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady is very comfortable throwing to Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. The other Patriots he sends out on pass patterns? Not so much. Of Brady’s 44 completions this season, 20 have gone to Edelman and Gronkowski. Of his 78 passes, 32 were aimed at …

Orioles Thump Jays

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Baltimore — Steve Pearce homered twice and drove in four runs as the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep. Pearce, one of the key components of Baltimore’s …

Cuban Prospect Debuts, but Red Sox Lose

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pittsburgh — Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot. Polanco and …