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The Latest: Fowler hopes some Brady magic rubs off

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open, golf's second major championship of the year (all times local): 1 p.m. Rickie Fowler couldn't have found a better athlete than Tom Brady to play a round of golf with two days before the U.S. Open. After all, Brady owns five Super Bowl ...

Tiger’s last major win 10 years ago a testament to willpower

By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer Hank Haney first noticed something wrong when Tiger Woods got up from the dinner table to get something to drink and stopped suddenly, bent over with his eyes closed and then held the position until he could keep walking. "I remember thinking, 'That's not a ...

Incognito tells AP he’s training 2 weeks after gym outburst

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito tells The Associated Press he's back home training in Arizona and feeling great, two weeks after the former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman spent three days in a mental hospital following an alleged outburst at a south ...

Bills center Eric Wood still adjusting to retirement

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Though Eric Wood can finally say he's retired, the now-former Buffalo Bills center is unaccustomed to discussing his career in the past tense. On Monday, for example, Wood was still referring to this spring as "the offseason," while ...

Jets’ birthday boy Darnold turns 21, making ‘ton of strides’

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The big day finally arrived, and Sam Darnold had the perfect plan for celebrating his 21st birthday. "Playing football," the New York Jets rookie quarterback said with a huge grin. The birthday boy is now officially of the ...

Islanders fire GM Snow, coach Weight, Lamoriello is new GM

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer Lou Lamoriello moved quickly to shake up the New York Islanders by firing coach Doug Weight and general manager Garth Snow and naming himself the team's new GM just two weeks after taking over as president of hockey operations. Lamoriello made the moves ...

Baffert savors journey with another Triple Crown in reach

By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The only thing Bob Baffert wanted to do in horse racing was win the Triple Crown. Been there, done that in 2015 with American Pharoah. Now, the white-haired trainer is back with another chance to saddle a colt to a sweep of the Kentucky ...

Police: Incognito threw weights before hospitalization

By TERRY SPENCER and JOHN WAWROW, Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police took veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito to a mental hospital after he allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at gym employees and another patron and told officers the government is spying on him, ...

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Hockey Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs. Friends come to accept the glow of the TV screen set up so Bettman can keep an eye on games, ...

Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has knee surgery

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills receiver Zay Jones has had knee surgery that will prevent him from participating in the team's series of spring practices. Coach Sean McDermott wouldn't discuss the nature of the injury or which knee was operated on in providing the update Thursday, ...

Incognito becomes a free agent after being cut by Bills

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Richie Incognito's playing days might not be over after all. The veteran guard is free to resume his career after the Buffalo Bills released him from their reserve/retired list on Monday. The move represents the latest twist in ...

Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on ...

Sabres sign 2016 2nd-round pick Asplund to 3-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have signed prospect forward Rasmus Asplund to a three-year entry level contract. Asplund is from Sweden and was selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft. The 20-year-old had a career-best eight goals and 28 points in 50 games in ...

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Richie Incognito, the NFL offensive lineman who was once suspended for bullying a teammate, was taken into custody Wednesday for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. Boca Raton police spokeswoman Jessica Desir said officers received a call ...

Bills will retire Thurman Thomas’ No. 34 on Oct. 29

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills plan to retire Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas' No. 34 jersey Oct. 29 when they host the New England Patriots. Thomas will become the third player to have his number retired. The Bills retired quarterback Jim Kelly's No. 12 in 2001 and ...

NFL: Bills acted properly in team president’s resignation

By JOHN WAWROW, AP Sports Writer ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL has determined the Buffalo Bills acted properly in the aftermath of team president Russ Brandon's resignation amid allegations he had an inappropriate relationship with a female employee. The league released a statement ...

The Latest: Settlement reached in Giants, Manning fraud case

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus memorabilia (all times local): 11 p.m. Three memorabilia collectors have settled a lawsuit that claimed New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning provided bogus ...

Tim Tebow holding his own in NY Mets farm system

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Tebow is holding his own as he tries to make his way up the minor league ladder in the New York Mets farm system. He went 2 for 15 to start the season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies of the Double-A Eastern League. But Tebow has raised his batting average to ...

Bills sign 4 of 8 draft picks before start of rookie camp

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed four of eight draft picks in preparing to open their annual rookie minicamp. The Bills on Thursday signed both fifth-round selections, Jacksonville State safety Siran Neal and Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Teller. The Bills also signed ...

Buffalo Bills keeping training camp in Rochester

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are keeping their training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Friday he's been assured by the NFL team there are no plans to make a change. The Bills have four years left on the current ...