Defending champ Steele, Duncan, Hoge share Safeway Open lead

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Brendan Steele opened his Safeway Open title defense Thursday with a 7-under 65 for a share of the lead with Tyler Duncan and Tom Hoge in the PGA Tour's season opener.

  • Written by By JAMES RAIA , Associated Press

Panarin, Dubois among newcomers for ambitious Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets will open the new season on Friday night with a new superstar, some impressive rookies and a familiar player — captain Nick Foligno — in a new position.



Dannon cuts ties with Cam Newton following 'sexist' comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is cutting ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as "sexist" comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter.

  • Written by By STEVE REED , AP Sports Writer

Lynx earn 4th WNBA title in 7 seasons with win vs Sparks


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx are no strangers to celebration. Maya Moore, Lindsay Whalen and a proud core have danced in the confetti and bathed in bubbly four times now.


  • Written by By JON KRAWCZYNSKI , AP Basketball Writer