Koepka at British Open with a local lad as his caddie
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Brooks Koepka's biggest asset during this year's British Open won't be in his bag, it'll be on his bag.
LEADING OFF: Cashner makes Boston debut, Bellinger's bash
A look at what's happening around the majors today: NEW SOX Andrew Cashner makes his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
KU's Miles figures he's back where he belongs: On sideline
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive questions as he closes in on his return to coaching — and the Big 12 — with the long-suffering Jayhawks.
Oklahoma City Thunder's rebuild will take some time
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Yosef Maaroof wanted one more Russell Westbrook memory in Oklahoma City. When he learned Thursday night the Thunder were planning to send Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul and draft picks, the 20-year-old Tulsa resident planned to make the two-hour drive to Oklahoma City with friends.
Pujols' 3 hits, 3 RBIs power streaking Halos past Astros 9-6
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Angels all acknowledge they're still mourning Tyler Skaggs' death, even if the relentless grind of the baseball schedule doesn't give them much time to do it.
Crawford has 2 HRs, 8 RBIs as Giants overwhelm Rockies 19-2
DENVER (AP) — Brandon Crawford capped a big day at the plate with a defensive gem. Crawford homered three times and drove in nine runs over the course of two games Monday, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 in the nightcap to complete a sweep of a split doubleheader.
D'Arnaud 3 HRs, 3-run drive in 9th lifts Rays over Yanks 5-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d'Arnaud was down to his last strike. And so were the Tampa Bay Rays, trailing by two runs with two on and two outs in the ninth inning against All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman.
Cody Bellinger hits 2 homers, Dodgers rout Phillies 16-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cody Bellinger saw a sea of blue behind him in right field and heard "M-V-P" chants throughout the night — in Philly.
MVP Antetokounmpo gives baseball a shot at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) — In hoops, Giannis Antetokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie. In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at Yankee Stadium.
Warriors GM Bob Myers moves on from Durant with appreciation
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers has accepted Kevin Durant's departure for the Brooklyn Nets with an appreciation for all the superstar forward accomplished with the franchise, even if the Golden State general manager would have loved to keep KD around a little longer.
Column: Kurt Busch still wheelman 20 years into rocky career
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch has been called many things during his tumultuous 20 seasons at NASCAR's top level. He is ornery, easily unhinged and has lost control of his temper enough times that it nearly derailed his career.
Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia
Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia.
Redskins QB Alex Smith sheds leg brace 8 months after injury
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has finally shed the massive brace on his right leg eight months after breaking his tibia and fibula in gruesome fashion.
Analysis: Djokovic looks like he could catch Federer, Nadal
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic never has been this close to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam trophy count.
AP source: Simmons, 76ers agree to $170 million, 5-year deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and star guard Ben Simmons have agreed to a $170 million, five-year contract extension, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Molinari returns claret jug, faces long odds getting it back
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Golf's oldest championship is all about tradition, and this is one Francesco Molinari could have done without.
Wimbledon champ Halep up to No. 4, Serena No. 9; Gauff 141st
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Simona Halep's Wimbledon championship lifted her from No. 7 to No. 4 in the WTA rankings on Monday, while runner-up Serena Williams moved up one spot to No.
Old Nets think Durant, Irving can succeed where they didn't
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving gave the Brooklyn Nets two big victories in one night. "They hit the Mega Millions and the Powerball," former NBA star Charles Oakley said.
Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey
After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said.
Talented group of QBs hope to give SEC hierarchy a jolt
Alabama's dominance ranks among the most impressive dynasties in college football history. It has also made the Southeastern Conference a bit stale recently as the league's 14 teams gather for their annual media days this week in Hoover, Alabama.
Summer League winds down, and now, maybe, some NBA rest
They'll hand out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA.
Dodgers beat Red Sox in 12 innings on Muncy's RBI walk
BOSTON (AP) — The World Series weekend rematch added a flashback to last fall's epic Game 3. Max Muncy drew a bases-loaded walk and Alex Verdugo had an RBI single during a three-run 12th inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 early Monday morning in another late-night showdown of last year's pennant winners.
Frittelli wins John Deere Classic for 1st PGA Tour victory
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — While the rest of the leaders faltered, Dylan Frittelli surged to his first PGA Tour title. Frittelli won the John Deere Classic on Sunday, closing with a 7-under 64 for a two-stroke victory over Russell Henley.
Howard plays amid abuse allegation, Storm beat Liberty
SEATTLE (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 14 points a day after abuse allegations were raised against her to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-69 on Sunday.
Pagenaud wins for 3rd time and Rossi tightens title race
TORONTO (AP) — Simon Pagenaud won his third race of the season and Alexander Rossi tightened the championship race with Josef Newgarden in IndyCar's Sunday race through the streets of Toronto.