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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 immediately. “I can confirm that The Royal & Ancient Golf of St. Andrews is now a mixed membership club,” R&A secretary Peter …

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 suspension from the NFL on the basis that he shouldn’t be punished twice for the …

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 with a laugh when questioned about potentially baiting Oakland rookie Derek Carr into a mistake …

NFL’s Week Goes From Bad to Worse

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This has been the NFL’s worst week. In the span of five days, America’s favorite sport bombarded fans with a video of one player punching his wife, details about a former MVP hitting his son with a tree …

Hawks Apologize For Racial Remarks

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Atlanta — The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization “did not do the right thing” to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos “over a period of years.” The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was …

Dodgers Pitcher to Get MRI

Sunday, September 14, 2014

San Francisco — Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu will leave the team and fly to Los Angeles on Monday to have an MRI on his left shoulder. The timing makes it almost certain that the 14-game winner will skip his next scheduled start. Manager Don Mattingly said it was …

Yanks Steal a Victory

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baltimore — Chris Young stole home in his latest surprising September performance, and the New York Yankees beat AL East-leading Baltimore 3-2 Saturday, ending the Orioles’ longest winning streak of the season at six. The Yankees bounced back …

Royals Revamp Lineup, Shut Down Sox

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 17 batters he faced, Omar Infante had three hits and drove in two runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Saturday night. Manager …

Sox Soar Past Royals

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kansas City, Mo. — Allen Webster pitched six solid innings and Jemile Weeks stroked a pair of doubles and scored two runs as the Boston Red Sox defeated the sputtering Kansas City Royals 4-2 on Friday night. Kansas …

NFL Says 3 in 10 Face Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Friday, September 12, 2014

Philadelphia — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. The disclosure Friday comes in separate actuarial data the league and players’ lawyers released …

O’s Star Banned 25 Games

Friday, September 12, 2014

Baltimore — Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. Baltimore started Friday leading the AL …

Kyle Busch Earns Rain-Aided Chicago Pole

Friday, September 12, 2014

Joliet, Ill. — As the 2014 Chase for the Sprint Cup is set to kick off this weekend, Kyle Busch said he was anxious for circumstances to begin to “go the right way” for he and his No. …