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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even though his father played at Miami and his older brother at Florida, Marco Wilson has little knowledge of the once-heated rivalry involving the two Sunshine State teams.

Tiger Woods wants the eight players who made his Presidents Cup team and four more under consideration as captain's picks to play tournaments and stay sharp over the next three months leading to the December matches Down Under.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence headlines The Associated Press preseason All-America team, and he has two teammates from the top-ranked Tigers with him on the first team.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day says Georgia transfer Justin Fields will be the starting quarterback when the No. 5 Buckeyes open the season Aug. 31 against Florida Atlantic.

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) — The mild oblique strain that Tiger Woods cited when he withdrew after one round of FedEx Cup playoffs was feeling good enough that he flew to the Chicago area Tuesday to give it a try in the BMW Championship.

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson's national championship football program was flagged for eight secondary NCAA violations during a yearlong period from July 2018 through this past June.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jordan Spieth made such an impressive run through the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2013 that he was selected as a captain's pick for the Presidents Cup at age 20, the youngest American to ever compete in the matches.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Minnesota Vikings running back Roc Thomas, who is suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy

NEW YORK (AP) — If Madison Bumgarner, Noah Syndergaard, Trevor Bauer, Mike Minor or Robbie Ray is going to get dealt to contenders desperate for arms, it will happen this week or not at all.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even though Dan Mullen has enjoyed plenty of success as a head coach at Mississippi State and Florida, he's never won more than 10 games in a season.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Marcus Lattimore looks like he could still take the football 10 yards from the goal line, break three tackles and finish in the end zone as he often did in his record-setting career at South Carolina. Instead, Lattimore's task these days comes away from the field in hel…

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots struck gold in 2009 when they drafted Kent State quarterback Julian Edelman in the seventh round and converted him to wide receiver. He has had two seasons with more than 1,000 receiving yards and was the MVP in February's Super Bowl.

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Everyone in the massive grandstand rose to cheer and celebrate a bold performance by Rory McIlroy, who longed for such support and affection on his walk toward his final hole at Royal Portrush in the British Open.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has landed a third transfer in the last three months by signing former Cleveland State point guard Tyree Appleby.

They handed out T-shirts to the Summer League winners following the championship game between Memphis and Minnesota in Las Vegas on Monday night, and then things will finally slow down a bit in the NBA.

Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score was a source of hope.

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer waited 11 years to get another shot at Rafael Nadal on Centre Court. This one was a semifinal, not a final. It was settled in four sets, not five.

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Services for William (Bill) J. Becknell will be held 3PM Saturday August 24, 2019 at Thomasville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Burns Willis officiating. Mr. Becknell passed away at his home on Thursday, August 22, 2019. William was born in Plymouth, Indiana on December 3, 1929 to t…

Michael Tyrone Trent 62 of Thomasville, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 peacefully at home. He was born to the late Francis Donald Trent and surviving Barbara Jean Trent in Philadelphia, Pa. He is survived by his wife Bonita Trent, 4 children, 3 stepchildren, several grandchildren and 3 …

Benny Lee Green, age 65, died August 15, 2019. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Pilgrim M.B. Church with Rev. Garrick Murray officiating. Interment will be in Crestview Cemetery. [mdash] Weston Funeral Home

For 94 full Years, Paw Paw has filled our world with goodness. Born August 17, 1925 A. Heywood Mason (affectionately known as Paw Paw) has departed this life...for a better one... on August 18, 2019, the day after his 94th birthday. A modest brief recount of his life is all he would allow he…