AKRON, Ohio (AP) â Tiger Woods made six birdies to account for his mistakes and opened with a 2-under 68 at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday, still four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, who shot 64 on a perfect day for scoring at Firestone.
Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.
A report on the NCAA and its member institutions shows fewer women holding jobs in college sports and only a small improvement in racial diversity.
A massive water main break that flooded parts of UCLA's campus, including Pauley Pavilion, threatened to ruin the Bruins' home floor and do similar damage to other buildings Tuesday.
Former Duke star Grant Hill expressed his loyalty and devotion to his alma mater with a seven-figure donation that will help the university improve its athletic facilities and arts and sciences programs, the school announced Wednesday.
Andy Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno, hits a pinch-hit home run in his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Fredi Gonzalez on the Braves' loss to the Dodgers.
Arizona starter Josh Collmenter kept the D-backs in it, but he didn't get the win vs. Pittsburgh, leaving after 5 1/3 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed hits the first home run of his major league career in a win over Pittsburgh.
Arizona beats Pittsburgh 7-4, giving manager Kirk Gibson his franchise-record 338th win with the Diamondbacks.
Clayton Kershaw scattered nine hits and struck out nine while tying his career-best winning streak of 10 games, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday night to complete the three-game sweep.
The Detroit Tigers have acquired All-Star left-hander David Price in a blockbuster trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, a source has confirmed to ESPN's Jayson Stark.
The Boston Red Sox traded ace pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics not with an eye to the distant future, but to next season, acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes.
Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were "personal challenges."
Tiger Woods, in his seventh official round since returning a month ago at the Quicken Loans National, put up his best score since his break, surpassing by one stroke his 69 in the opening round of the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool two weeks ago.
Just when you thought the NBA draft pecking order was starting to get predictable, Joel Embiid shakes it up.
Get ready for the Decision, Part II. LeBron James is opting out of his contract with the Heat, and will become a free agent.
Uruguay is moving on. Italy is out of the World Cup after a 1-0 loss. Meanwhile, Luis Suarez apparently bit an opponent again.
Chris Davis had been scuffling, and with lefty Chris Sale on the mound, it was a perfect night for the Orioles first baseman to ride the pine. He didn’t get the entire night off, however. Manager Buck Showalter called his number in the bottom of the ninth, and Davis delivered a walk-off three-run homer.
The former Oregon ace just completed a road trip that took him through Eugene and Hillsboro.
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A group of Ducks and Beavers took part in a relaxing day of fishing with children impacted by cancer.
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