Mickelson doesn't need win to validate a good year

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Phil Mickelson is running out of time to validate what quietly has been a good year, minus only a victory.

He is not running out of patience.

  • Written by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

IOC members reject 'nuclear option', bash anti-doping agency

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach lashed out Tuesday against those calling for the "nuclear option'" — a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Rio de Janeiro Games — as he and other members blamed global anti-doping officials for a scandal that has rattled the Olympic movement.

  • Written by STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writer