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Tiger Woods has second microdiscectomy surgery on back

Winless this season, Woods failed to qualify for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoffs.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

Tests on brains of former NFL players continue CTE trend

Researchers studying a degenerative disease in former athletes say 11 of 12 brains of deceased former NFL players tested over the past year showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 warms up before an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Brad Penner)

Johnny Manziel to start Sunday for Browns

Manziel replaces Josh McCown, who sustained a concussion last week against the New York Jets and has been following the NFL's protocol on head injuries.


This week’s top sports shots

A look at some of the biggest moments and best plays in sports this week.

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Texas football players say coach told them to strike referee

During an appearance Friday on ABC's "Good Morning, America," the players for Jay High School in San Antonio also repeated earlier claims that the ref had used racial slurs.


This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.


Manning crosses 70,000 career passing yards

Peyton Manning became the second NFL quarterback to surpass 70,000 career passing yards.


WATCH: PGA player of the year debate

With the 2014-15 season coming to a close, the question on everyone’s mind is who will be named the player of the year?

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

Broncos complete stunning comeback, beat Chiefs 31-24

Peyton Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns, the last to Emmanuel Sanders with 36 seconds left as the Broncos (2-0) appeared headed for overtime. But on the next play by the Chiefs (1-1), Charles was stripped by Brandon Marshall and the ball bounced right into Roby's hands.

Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner during a WNBA basketball game against the Connecticut Sun, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Phoenix’s Brittney Griner WNBA defensive player of year

The 6-foot-8 star became the first player in league history to average at least four blocks a game with 105 in just 26 contests. Griner was suspended for the first seven games of the season following a domestic violence arrest.

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 file photo FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke listen to questions during a news conference to present the new world cup song at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FIFA says it suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke with immediate effect, Thursday Sept. 17, 2015 hours after he was the subject of allegations over a deal for 2014 World Cup ticket sales. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

FIFA suspends secretary general Jerome Valcke from duty

FIFA says it has requested "a formal investigation by the FIFA Ethics Committee" following a "series of allegations." It did not specify details.

Retired Houston Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton speaks at a baseball news conference before a gala honoring his 59-year career, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Longtime Astros radio announcer Milo Hamilton dies at 88

The Houston Astros announced the death of their longtime play-by-play man on Thursday. He was 88. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane listens during a media availability on the first day of NHL hockey training camp at the Compton Family Ice Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Thursday Sept. 17, 2015 (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane says he has ‘done nothing wrong’

Kane is accused of assaulting a woman last month at his home near his hometown of Buffalo, New York. He has not been charged.

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Photograph shows severity of Pierre-Paul’s hand injury

The two-time Pro Bowler missed all of training camp after the Fourth of July fireworks accident.


NFL reinstates Patriots employees implicated in ‘Deflategate’

The two suspended New England Patriots employees who were implicated in the "Deflategate" saga surrounding footballs used by quarterback Tom Brady were given permission to return to the team.


Oscar Pistorius too broke for new trial

The former athlete is serving five years in prison for shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead at his home in South Africa in 2013, but prosecutors in the country are pushing for a retrial on a charge of murder.


PREVIEW: The BMW Championship

Fresh off a bye week, Jordan Spieth looks to get back on track at Conway Farms teeing it up with the other 69 top ranked players in the FedExCup standings.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's sports headlines, Thursday, Sept. 17.


Giants running back Rashad Jennings apologizes for saying he was told not to score by Eli Manning

Jennings said he also apologized to Giants coach Tom Coughlin.


A’s call up Barry Zito from minors

The A's announced Wednesday that they will purchase Zito's contract from Triple-A Nashville.

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Kershaw gets 300 strikeouts on the season

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the National League baseball championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, in St. Louis.

Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his 300th strikeout of the season, becoming the first major league pitcher in 13 years to do so.

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No. 25 Florida routs No. 3 Ole Miss & AP Top 25 scoreboard


All the scores from across the AP Top 25.

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Max Scherzer K’s 17 in second no-hitter this season

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Only one batter reached base against Scherzer, and that came when third baseman Yunel Escobar bounced a throw for an error on Kevin Plawecki's leadoff grounder in the sixth inning.

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Early wake-up call Sunday for Dolphins, Jets in London

Miami Dolphins players and cheerleaders pose for a group picture with London schoolchildren during a training session Allianz Park in London, Friday Oct. 2, 2015. The Dolphins are preparing for an NFL football game against the New York Jets at London's Wembley stadium on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

The alarm will sound early Sunday for the Dolphins, and not just because they kick off against the New York Jets in London at 2:30 p.m. local time, which is 9:30 a.m. in Miami and New York.

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Louisville hoops program in scandal surrounding escort service for recruits

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino gestrues to his team during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against UC Irvine in the Round of 64 in Seattle, Friday, March 20, 2015. Louisville beat UC Irvine 57-55.

"To say I'm disheartened, disappointed would be the biggest understatement I've made as a coach," Louisville coach Rick Pitino said of the allegations during a Friday news conference.

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