JOHNS CREEK, Ga. (AP) - Brendan Steele is playing in his first major championship. Jason Dufner has never won a tour event.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Rex Grossman completed 19 of 26 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown to help the Washington Redskins beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-7 on Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas A&M System board of regents has called a special meeting Monday that includes an agenda item about conference alignment. The session comes amid speculation that Texas A&M is leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Kevin Kolb found new favorite target Larry Fitzgerald twice in his Arizona debut but was unable to get his offense on the scoreboard in two drives before the Cardinals rallied to beat the Oakland Raiders 24-18 in their exhibition opener Thursday night.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Blaine Gabbert had an inconsistent NFL debut and his Jacksonville Jaguars teammates didn't do any better in a 47-12 loss to the New England Patriots in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks can only hope Tarvaris Jackson someday runs their offense as smoothly as Philip Rivers controls the San Diego Chargers.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tim Tebow showed off his fancy moves on a wild play that didn't even count.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Just one meaningless game in, Michael Vick already senses something special building in Philadelphia.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have barely worked out in pads. They haven't scrimmaged at all during training camp. Their full-speed, 11-on-11 contact portion of practice Wednesday night lasted all of six plays, and the starters took off their shoulder pads before it even began.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Rays have momentum heading into a week of important division games.
HOUSTON (AP) - Houston will host the NBA's All-Star weekend in 2013.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - University of Michigan "Fab Five" member and ex-Toronto Raptors player Jimmy King was arrested on accusations he failed to pay $17,000 in child support and ignored repeated warnings to get back on schedule, Attorney General Bill Schuette's office said Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade has decided he cannot take a year away from basketball.
The outrageous outfits and tabloid tales guaranteed Dennis Rodman fame long after he finished running with the Bulls.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ryan Mueller still finds it hard to talk about one year later.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
NEW YORK - Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles has confidence that the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be in synch when the regular season rolls around a week from Sunday.
LAWRENCE - John Reagan has what could be the most uncomfortable job in major college football: He's the offensive coordinator at Kansas, hired by coach Charlie Weis to replace - Charlie Weis.