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US Opens to allow fans with proof

A limited number of spectators will be allowed at the U.S. Women’s Open in San Francisco and the U.S. Open in San Diego in June provided they are vaccinated or can show proof of a negative test for the coronavirus. The USGA announced the policy Monday after consulting with California ...

Red Sox win 7th straight on snowy day

MINNEAPOLIS — Rafael Devers homered for the fourth straight game and the streaking Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on a snowy Tuesday afternoon in a series opener moved back following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in a nearby suburb. Hunter Renfroe hit a solo ...

Moving day at NHL deadline

Flat cap or not, the Washington Capitals refused to stand by and watch their division foes improve their rosters without making a move at the NHL trade deadline Monday. Not long after the Boston Bruins acquired 2018 NHL MVP Taylor Hall from Buffalo, the Capitals responded by mortgaging a ...

Games postponed after shooting

MINNEAPOLIS — In the raw aftermath of another killing of a Black man by police in Minnesota, there was no place for pro sports in the Twin Cities on Monday. The Minnesota Twins, Wild and Timberwolves all postponed their games a day after the shooting of 20-year-old Daunte Wright ...

Patriots terminate Edelman contract

BOSTON — The Patriots have terminated the contract of Super Bowl 53 MVP Julian Edelman after the receiver failed a physical. The news was listed on the NFL’s transactions wire on Monday. It brings an abrupt end to the 11-year New England tenure of the 34-year-old, who was a ...

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with DWI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with driving while intoxicated resulting in serious physical injury after a crash that left a young girl critically injured. The Jackson County prosecutor’s office said Reid’s blood alcohol ...

Defending champ misses Masters cut

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson is scheduled to be in Butler Cabin on Sunday evening, draping the green jacket over the shoulders of the Masters champion. That’ll be his only official appearance at Augusta National this weekend. Johnson — the world No. 1 player and reigning ...

Justin Rose shoots even par, leads by 1

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Englishman Justin Rose is clinging to the lead at 7-under 137 heading into the final two rounds at the Masters — but just barely. What had been a four-shot lead after the opening round was shaved to just one at the midway point of the tournament, after Rose shot ...

Braves sweep Nationals in twin bill

WASHINGTON — Atlanta pinch-hitter Pablo Sandoval drove a two-run homer to the deepest part of the ballpark off a Washington reliever who took over after Stephen Strasburg’s six scoreless innings Wednesday, lifting the Braves to a 2-0 victory over the Nationals and a doubleheader ...

Arizona parts ways with Miller

Arizona had stuck by men’s basketball coach Sean Miller through an NCAA infractions investigation that stretched nearly four years. When the school didn’t extend his contract beyond next season, it became clear a decision would need to be made. The wait came to an end Wednesday ...

All-Star Game going to Coors Field

DENVER — Atlanta, you’re out. Denver, you’re up. Major League Baseball swiftly moved the All-Star Game to hitter-friendly Coors Field on Tuesday after pulling the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to extensive changes to Georgia’s voting laws. Coors Field last ...

NCAA may consider single site for future tourneys

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA used the single-site concept for its marquee championship out of necessity. Now it could become part of the tournament’s future. A day after crowning a national champion for the first time since 2019, NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told ...

Jets focused on finding next franchise QB

NEW YORK — Joe Douglas and the New York Jets discussed, debated and contemplated every scenario surrounding Sam Darnold. After all the agonizing over the “rabbit holes,” as the general manger called them, the choice to ultimately trade the promising but inconsistent quarterback was ...

Bowden receives Florida Medal of Freedom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State football coach who led the Seminoles to two national titles, received the inaugural Florida Medal of Freedom at a ceremony Wednesday hosted by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Bowden, 91, is one of college football’s winningest coach. He ...

Arkansas governor vetoes transgender youth treatment ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth, though lawmakers could enact the restriction over his objections. The Republican governor rejected ...

UAlbany football season ends early

ALBANY (AP) — The University at Albany has decided not to play the two remaining games on its abbreviated spring football season. Director of athletics Mark Benson said Wednesday the decision was not directly related to COVID-19 but “based on the extraordinary amount of injuries that ...

From Fox to Bally Sports as new era begins

Goodbye, Fox. Hello, Bally. Most of the regional sports networks began a new chapter Wednesday as they switched over from Fox Sports to Bally Sports. The rebranding of 19 regional networks has been nearly a two-year process after they were purchased by the Sinclair Broadcast Group from ...

Detectives find, won’t reveal cause of Woods’ SUV crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County sheriff says detectives have determined what caused Tiger Woods to crash his SUV last month in Southern California but would not release details Wednesday, citing unspecified privacy concerns for the golf star. Woods suffered serious injuries in ...

No fans for the top dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — America’s top dogs won’t have their pack of fans on hand at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show. The club announced Monday that spectators and vendors won’t be allowed this year because of coronavirus limitations. No tickets will be sold. It’s the ...

Pair share trophy as top college wrestlers

Iowa’s Spencer Lee and Minnesota’s Gable Steveson have been named winners of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestlers in 2020-21. The announcement Monday marked the first time in the award’s 20-year history that two wrestlers shared the honor. Lee won the ...