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For all his talent, McIlroy wins a major with grit

Anyone could see Rory McIlroy had the gifts to be the next big thing in golf. His victory in the PGA Championship was more about grit.

Allmendinger wins at Watkins Glen

A J Allmendinger became a winner in Sprint Cup for the first time on a somber Sunday, outdueling Marcos Ambrose in the final two laps at Watkins Glen International.

Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup

U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.

Columbia College men's basketball players garner academic honors

Cougars basketball players Gerardo Isla, Zach Rockers and Tanner Sutton have been named to the 2013-14 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). 

Columbia College women's volleyball named all-academic team

The Cougars finished 2013-14 with a GPA of 3.35 to become one of 33 NAIA teams honored with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.

Things to know about the NCAA antitrust ruling

A federal judge ruled that some college athletes can receive payments when they leave school for the rights to their names, images and likenesses, opening the door for them to get a fraction of the billions of dollars generated by collegiate athletics.

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

The biggest schools in college sports are about to get a chance to make their own rules.

Chiefs beat Bengals 41-39 in preseason opener

Sean Smith and Malcolm Bronson returned interceptions for scores, De'Anthony Thomas brought back a punt 80 yards for another touchdown and Kansas City held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-39 in their preseason opener Thursday night.

Cardinals use Wong, Wainwright to beat Red Sox 5-2

Adam Wainwright earned his 14th win and rookie Kolten Wong homered twice to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to victory Thursday.

Landon Donovan says he'll retire after season

Landon Donovan announced Thursday he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the Major League Soccer season, wrapping up the most prolific career in the league's history with one last run at a championship with the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Guthrie pitches Kansas City past Arizona

Jeremy Guthrie retired the final 19 batters in Kansas City's first complete game this season, and the Royals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night

Ledecky beats Franklin in 200 free at U.S. Nationals

Olympic champion Tyler Clary came from behind to win the 200 backstroke in 1:54.73 — third-fastest in the world.

Westwood, McIlroy ride momentum at PGA

Momentum was a big theme Thursday in the opening round of the PGA Championship, and it even applied to Tiger Woods.

Durant withdraws from U.S. national team

Kevin Durant withdrew Thursday from the U.S. national team, the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.

Prosecutor: Lying Pistorius has lost this race

In closing arguments in a murder trial that has riveted South Africa and many around the world, the chief prosecutor said Thursday that Olympian Oscar Pistorius dropped "the baton of truth" and produced a succession of lies to save himself from a conviction for shooting to death his girlfriend.

Rams coordinator Gregg Williams faces old team

Everybody on the St. Louis Rams' defense is getting pushed and prodded to do more by new coordinator Gregg Williams. No doubt, many of them are hearing that distinctive barking from the sideline in their sleep.

State, NCAA get delay for talks in Penn State suit

A federal judge on Thursday gave the NCAA and Pennsylvania officials a month to try to work out a possible settlement of a lawsuit over the penalties Penn State is paying for mishandling the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

AP sources: Cavs, Wolves set for Love-Wiggins deal

LeBron James and Kevin Love won Olympic gold medals together. They're about to team up again, this time to try and end Cleveland's 50-year championship drought.

Adrian wins 100 free at U.S. Nationals; Phelps 7th

Michael Phelps was last at the turn and straggled home in 49.17, beating only Seth Stubblefield in the 100-meter freestyle final. It was Phelps' worst showing — albeit against the strongest competition yet — since launching a comeback in April.

Column: Woods should 'Wait 'til next year.'

For those who questioned the wisdom of Tiger Woods returning to practice Wednesday, just three days after a bad back forced him to quit his last tournament mid-round, it seemed like an omen — and not a particularly good one.

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