Johnson drugs ban denied by PGA
- Reports that American golfer Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drugs test are denied by the PGA Tour.
Peralta wins 13th, Brewers beat Cardinals 7-4 (Yahoo Sports)
- Aramis Ramirez knows he's not supposed to have success like this against Adam Wainwright. ''I don't have an explanation for it,'' the Milwaukee Brewers cleanup man said after setting the tone with a home run and RBI double off the St. Louis Cardinals' ace in a 7-4 victory Friday night. ''I don't know, for some reason I get good swings and good pitches to hit.'' Ramirez has three homers, eight doubles and eight RBIs to go with a .415 average against Wainwright, the best in the majors against the right-hander. The homer was the first Wainwright has ever allowed on a 3-0 count.
George suffers serious leg injury in US exhibition (Yahoo Sports)
- Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. George leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion. Trainers immediately ran onto the floor and after roughly 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. With players looking visibly upset, coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished.
Vogelsong stifles Mets in Giants' 5-1 win (Yahoo Sports)
- Ryan Vogelsong's strategy in the dugout before the ninth inning was simple: keep quiet. Tired but eager for a shot at his first nine-inning complete game, the right-hander chose not to answer his coaches when asked how he was feeling. He was just fine, finishing off his second career complete game with a perfect ninth to lead the San Francisco Giants to a swift 5-1 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid. ''I just kind of didn't answer them because I didn't want to come out,'' said Vogelsong, who had a six-inning complete game against the Cubs in 2011.
Gordon meets with NFL, hearing to continue (Yahoo Sports)
- BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- A person familiar with the meeting says Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's appeal hearing with the NFL lasted nearly 10 hours and will resume Monday.
Vogelsong stifles Mets in Gaints' 5-1 win (Yahoo Sports)
- Ryan Vogelsong pitched a two-hitter for his second career complete game, Hunter Pence emerged from a deep funk with a triple and three RBIs and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 5-1 on Friday night for their second straight win after a six-game skid. Vogelsong (6-8) faced 28 batters, one over the limit, allowing Juan Lagares' soft single leading off the sixth and Lucas' Duda's 20th homer to start the eighth. Vogelsong threw 102 pitches in the game that took 2 hours, 6 minutes. Brandon Crawford had a run-scoring single, Matt Duffy an RBI single for his first big league hit and Pence added a two-run triple and RBI groundout off Jonathon Niese (5-7) for San Francisco.
Tour rebuts report Johnson suspended (Yahoo Sports)
- The PGA Tour rebutted a published report Friday that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for failing a drug test. Johnson said in a vague statement issued by his management company that he would take a leave of absence effective immediately to seek professional help for ''personal challenges.'' The announcement Thursday brought an abrupt end to his PGA Tour season, knocking him out of the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup. ''With regards to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour,'' the tour's statement said. On Thursday, after Johnson announced his leave of absence, the only statement from the tour was that it had ''nothing to add'' and that it wished him well and looked forward to his return.
Malzahn: Marshall, Mincy won't start vs. Arkansas (Yahoo Sports)
- Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall and cornerback Jonathon Mincy won't start in the Tigers' opener against Arkansas, while starting guard Alex Kozan is out for the season. Coach Gus Malzahn made those announcements Friday after the defending Southeastern Conference champions finished their first practice of preseason camp. He didn't say how long Marshall or Mincy will remain on the bench against the Razorbacks on Aug. 30. ''I've decided that they will not start Game 1 as part of their punishment,'' Malzahn said.
The 16-year-old 'Pocket Rocket' who dazzled Glasgow
- How 4ft 5in gymnast Claudia Fragapane won four Commonwealth golds with dynamic, bubbly, street-dance inspired routines.
Hamilton accepts 'difficult weekends'
- Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton says he wouldn't change his "difficult" season despite problems in qualifying in the last two races.
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