• October 20, 2016


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Even with healthy Embiid, 76ers face another lousy season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown sticks a depth chart on a sizable TV before every game that's patterned more like a traffic light than a simple in/out list scrawled on most NBA team chalkboards.

PGA Tour rookie started late and taught himself to play

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didn't have an equipment deal. He didn't have an agent.

A 'vulnerable' Steele wins PGA Tour season opener

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — By the end of the opening week of a new PGA Tour season, no one felt more vulnerable than Brendan Steele.

Steele rallies to win PGA Tour season opener at Safeway Open

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Right when Brendan Steele thought he might have a chance to win at Silverado, all he could think about was how he lost.

Thailand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert wins Macau Open in playoff

MACAU (AP) — Thialand's Pavit Tangkamolprasert won the Macau Open in a playoff Sunday after India's Anirban Lahiri birdied the final seven holes to force extra holes.

Ciganda beats Lee in LPGA Tour playoff in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Carlota Ciganda beat Alison Lee with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the rainy LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship after each player lost big leads.

Johnson Wagner leads by 1 until rain gets in the way

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Johnson Wagner chipped in for birdie, and wound up taking a one-shot lead in the Safeway Open by keeping bogeys off his card as the rain began to pound Silverado on Saturday.

UCLA student Alison Lee takes LPGA Tour lead in South Korea

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Alison Lee took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship, putting the 21-year-old UCLA student in position for her first victory.

Piercy keeps a 2-shot lead until darkness at Safeway

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Piercy pitched in for eagle, added a pair of birdies and kept a two-shot lead Friday in the rain-delayed Safeway Open until it was too dark to continue.

Brittany Lang leads LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Brittany Lang hit driver for a tap-in eagle on the par-4 15th and birdied the last for a 7-under 65 and the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

A full day of entertainment at Silverado without Woods

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Piercy broke the course record at Silverado first set by Johnny Miller in 1976. Jon Rahm of Spain made a hole-in-one on his fifth shot as a PGA Tour member. Morgan Hoffmann made an albatross.

Piercy sets course record at Silverado and takes lead

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Scott Piercy began the new PGA Tour season by pouring in putts and setting the course record at Silverado, a 10-under 62 for a two-shot lead Thursday in the Safeway Open.

Se Ri Pak ends Hall of Fame career in front of home fans

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — Se Ri Pak ended her Hall of Fame career in tears Thursday in front of her adoring home fans in the LPGA KEB HanaBank Championship.

Mickelson heads to Safeway, still riding high from Ryder Cup

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Phil Mickelson rarely has sounded so excited to start a new PGA Tour season, even with the old season ending just three weeks ago.

Dustin Johnson wins PGA Tour player of the year

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Dustin Johnson's first major was only part of a dream season that culminated with the PGA Tour player of the year award on Tuesday.

Woods to withdraw from Safeway Open in California

The comeback of Tiger Woods is going to have to wait at least two more months.

Woods set to return next week at Safeway Open in California

Two weeks after the PGA Tour season ended, the next one starts Thursday and for some fans it can't get here soon enough: Tiger Woods is returning to golf.

NCAA relocates 7 events pulled from NC due to LGBT law

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA relocated its men's basketball regional tournament to Greenville, South Carolina, on Friday after withdrawing the event from Greensboro, North Carolina, because of that state's law restricting the rights of LGBT people.

Projecting success at QB tougher than other positions

Recruiting analysts say it's tougher to project which top prospects will succeed in college at quarterback than at any other position.

Uncertainty over Hurricane Matthew still affecting sports

MIAMI (AP) — Fear of the damage that powerful Hurricane Matthew may cause prompted two college football postponements Thursday, and had the NFL plotting just-in-case scenarios for games scheduled in Tampa and Miami this weekend.

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with schools still waiting to determine if moving or rescheduling games will be necessary because of the massive storm.

Jack Nicklaus, other players say farewell to Arnold Palmer

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — A farewell to the King turned somber when Jack Nicklaus, his voice cracking as a large tear formed in his left eye, urged the elite and the everyman to remember how Arnold Palmer touched their lives and "please don't forget why."

ACC picks new sites for 8 championships pulled from NC

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference has picked new sites for eight of the championships it is moving from North Carolina because of a law that restricts the rights of LGBT people.

Mickelson closing in on some Ryder Cup records

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson was such a strong figure in the Ryder Cup with his voice that it can be easy to overlook his contributions on the course.