J.T. Barrett takes control at QB for Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — J.T. Barrett was beaten out by Cardale Jones last year in one of the most intriguing training-camp quarterback races in the nation. Now, he is Ohio State's undisputed starter and leader of a team that's reloading after the departure of 16 starters.

  • Written by MITCH STACY, AP Sports Writer

Special summer: USA's Irving could win NBA title, Rio gold

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When he wakes up in the morning, Kyrie Irving first looks at the scar stretching across his left knee, an enduring symbol of his journey over the past year.

It's been quite a climb.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer