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United States' Ashton Eaton clears a hurdle as he leads a men's 110m hurdles decathlon heat at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: For Richards-Ross, 'bitter, bittersweet' return

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 11:50 a.m. Sanya Richards-Ross finally got her turn on the track at world championships. "Bitter, bittersweet," the American called it. The 2012 Olympic champion at 400 meters failed to qualify for her signature event and came to China this ...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) runs from Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn around the fortunes of Tennessee. He was in a similar position in San Francisco a decade ago. "For me, it was battling the anxiety of being the top pick ...

United States' Ashton Eaton competes in the men's discus throw decathlon at the World Athletic Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Eaton closes in on decathlon gold at worlds; Toth wins walk

Ashton Eaton is closing in on another decathlon world title, and keeping the world record in sight, too. The American finished just behind his closest rival, Damian Warner of Canada, on Saturday in the 110-meter hurdles before a sizable discus throw brought him within 13 points of his world-record pace. ...

Los Angeles Dodgers Hall of Fame announcer Vin Scully sits in his booth during the third inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news Friday night in the second inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs. Magic Johnson, a co-owner ...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16

At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England's first six possessions included four ...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) runs before being brought down by Detroit Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's ...

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Illinois  head coach Tim Beckman talks to defensive back Taylor Barton (3) during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, Aug. 29, 2015, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. (AP Photo/Bradley Leeb, File)

Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries. Beckman's firing follows the unexpected resignations this month ...

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson celebrates a solo home run during third-inning baseball game action against the Detroit Tigers in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Blue Jays hit 3 HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

A full house welcomed the surging Blue Jays home from an eight-game road trip, roaring with approval at another big win for the AL East leaders. Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and Toronto won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the ...

Men's 200m gold medalist Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates on the podium at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Bolt back in relay, chases 3rd gold at worlds in Beijing

Usain Bolt handed his shoes to a volunteer after the 200 meters and the person took off with them. Not so fast. He still needs those bright yellow and blue spikes. There's one race left for the Jamaican — the 4x100 relay. A win there Saturday and he'll walk out ...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams heads to the locker room after a closed NCAA college football practice in Eugene, Ore. Transfer Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod

Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. On the depth chart released ...

LSU's Cameron treated for cancer, continuing job

LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Friday that has been treated successfully for prostate cancer and plans to maintain his regular coaching duties this season. "I'm fine. My health is good," the 54-year-old Camron said after practice Friday. "I've been given a clean bill of health. I've been involved throughout ...

Rita Panike, of Redding, Calif., looks over t-shirts paying tribute to Justin Wilson before practice for the IndyCar auto race Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Sonoma, Calif. IndyCar is headed into a somber championship weekend as the paddock mourns the death of popular driver Justin Wilson instead of celebrating its season finale. Wilson, of Great Britain, died Aug. 24 from injuries sustained at Pocono Raceway. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

IndyCar drivers find comfort in getting back to work

IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction — albeit a temporary one — from their grief over Justin Wilson's death. Wilson died Monday of a head injury suffered a day earlier when he was stuck by debris from another car at Pocono Raceway. ...

The Latest: Toth leads 50K walk after 15K at worlds

The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 8:45 a.m. Matej Toth was leading the 50-kilometer walk after 15K in the world championships. Toth, who has the third-fastest time in history, passed the mark in 1 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds and was 39 seconds clear of ...

Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday's exhibition game at Baltimore because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. In a statement released Friday by the Redskins, NFL independent neurologist Robert Kurtzke is quoted that Griffin "should be held from game play this weekend ...

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Stewart says in court papers filed Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, that he didn’t see fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. walking along the track before striking and killing him during a dirt track race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter, File)

Stewart claims he didn't see man on track before fatal crash

NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn't see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana and shouldn't have been outside his car, according to court papers filed Friday. Kevin Ward ...

Zach Johnson walks along the fairway on the 18th hole during the second round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Watson takes 1-shot lead at Barclays as Spieth misses cut

Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play a shot, recovered with a birdie on the 18th hole at Plainfield Country Club for ...

Sage Karam (8) pits during the Pocono IndyCar 500 auto race Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Long Pond, Pa. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Karam working with psychologist following Wilson's death

The hardest part of the week for Sage Karam is at night, when he's alone with his thoughts and tries to process Justin Wilson's death. The 20-year-old IndyCar driver said Friday he has received counseling this week from a psychologist to deal with the emotions he's felt since his single-car ...

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left, walks center fielder Adam Jones (10) to his position after Jones was injured in the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Orioles CF Jones in lineup a day after running into wall

Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones was in the starting lineup Friday night, a day after he ran into a wall and exited early. Jones was examined before the game at Texas by Rangers team doctor Keith Meister. Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Jones passed all of the exams, including a ...

FILE - In this July 26, 2008, file photo, England's Justin Wilson, right, leads compatriot Dan Wheldon through a turn during the IndyCar Series' Rexall Edmonton Indy auto race, in Edmonton, Alberta. The IndyCar Series has bounced from one problem to another all season as it scrambles for viewers and new fans. It heads into the season finale this weekend after suffering the worst possible blow: The death of a driver, with Justin Wilson dead at 37 from injuries suffered in a crash. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Column: IndyCar is clearly too risky; time to shut it down

Justin Wilson. Dan Wheldon. Paul Dana. Dead. Tony Renna. Greg Moore. Scott Brayton. Dead. Alex Zanardi. Sam Schmidt. Davey Hamilton. Maimed for life. Dario Franchitti. Cristiano da Matta. Kenny Brack. Careers cut short. James Hinchcliffe. Mikhail Aleshin. Mike Conway. Lucky to be alive. Enough already. After the latest tragedy in ...

An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024

The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns. But with a deadline to submit a U.S. candidate for the 2024 Games just 18 days away, the ...

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