BC-AP Sports Digest

BC-AP Sports Digest,1184

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HOUSTON — The New York Knicks decided that Linsanity would only have a one-season run on Broadway. Lin is headed back to Houston after the Knicks decided on Tuesday that they would not match the Rockets three-year, $25 million offer for the restricted free agent. By Chris Duncan.

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— Jeremy Lin is leaving New York and taking Linsanity to Houston. The New York Knicks confirmed Tuesday night that they will not match the Houston Rocket's three-year, $25 million offer for Lin, a restricted free-agent.

— Penn State said it will respond within days to the NCAA's demand for information as the governing body decides whether the university should face penalties in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

— On Tuesday, a plane pulled a banner over Penn State's campus reading, "Take the statue down or we will," a reference to a statue of Joe Paterno. Penn State President Rodney Erickson said that no decision has been made on whether to do so.



LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Padraig Harrington. Angel Cabrera. Lucas Glover. Golf's major championships used to be so easy to predict. Stewart Cink. Y.E. Yang. Phil Mickelson. Tiger Woods could be counted on to win most of them. Mickelson would grab one every now and then. Over the past 15 majors, there have been 15 different winners. Amazingly, the last nine are all first-time champions. Come Sunday, who'll be holding the claret jug, symbol of the British Open champion? Who knows? By National Writer Paul Newberry.

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— GLF--British Open Five: Best To Never Win. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson.

— GLF--British Open-Harrington. By Steve Douglas.

— GLF--British Open-Furyk. By Steve Douglas. AP Photos.


LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Phil Mickelson crested a hill in the 17th fairway to find his tee shot wasn't nearly as wild as he imagined. Sure, it was only a practice round, but considering how much money he and his playing partners were wagering, a break like this was nothing to sneeze at. By Sports Columnist Jim Litke. Sent.

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LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — This is not Lee Westwood's last chance to win a major. It might not even be his best chance. History won't be on his side much longer, however. Only six players over 160 years of championship golf have won their first major in their 40s. Westwood, the best player without one, is 39. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. Sent.

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WASHINGTON — Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong's legal problems seemed to be over when the Justice Department decided not to prosecute him for taking performance-enhancing drugs. Now the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has weighed in with its own investigation of the seven-time Tour de France cycling champion and Armstrong's supporters are turning to Capitol Hill for help. By Pete Yost.


PAU, France — Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins has dismissed the two upcoming Pyrenees mountain stages as nothing special. But the "Circle of Death," as Wednesday's linkage of four brutal climbs is known, plus the race's last summit finish atop the 5,300-foot Peyraguedes on Thursday will test the nonchalance Wiggins showed when asked if he fears riding up such famed mountains as the nearly 7,000-foot Tourmalet in the next two days. By Greg Keller.


— PAU, France — CYC--Tour de France-Doping. By Samuel Petrequin. Sent.



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tyler Wilson always believed in his ability, even before he started a game at Arkansas. A year ago, others may have doubted the fourth-year junior who primarily sat on the bench for three seasons for the Razorbacks. Not Wilson, the kid from Greenwood, Ark., who grew up cheering for his home-state school and wanted nothing more than to seize his opportunity. Watch out, Southeastern Conference. The first-team All-SEC quarterback is back, armed with newfound confidence heading into his second season as Arkansas' starter. By Kurt Voigt.


Olympic Spotlight:


LONDON — Apart from a wrong turn by a bus driver, a snarky tweet by a U.S. athlete, a few waterlogged venues and a lack of security guards, organizers are insisting everything is fine at the London Olympics less than two weeks before its opening ceremony. By Danica Kirak and Stephen Wilson. Sent.

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— OLY--London2012-Transport. Bus trouble exposes transportation challenges for organizers. Sent.


LONDON — The chief executive of the G4S security group acknowledges his company brought nationwide humiliation by not meeting its Olympic obligations. Nick Buckles is hard-pressed to explain to angry British lawmakers why his company's recruitment failed, forcing the government to call in 3,500 extra soldiers and police. Sent.

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — As the NCAA considers whether Penn State should face penalties following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal — including a possible shutdown of its celebrated football program — the university says it will respond within days to the governing body's demand for information. The head of the NCAA has declared that the so-called death penalty has not been ruled out for Penn State, but university president Rodney Erickson said Tuesday he doesn't want to "jump to conclusions" about possible sanctions. By Michael Rubinkam and Randy Pennell. Sent.

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— NEW YORK — Penn State Abuse-Emmert. Sent.


— CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CAR--NASCAR-Edwards-Osborne Out. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. Sent.

— HKN--NHL Labor. By Dan Gelston. Sent.

— DALLAS — FBN--Cowboys-Bryant Arrested. Sent.

— PRAGUE — HKN--Pavelec-Drunk Driving. Sent.

— NEW YORK — BBA--Blue Jays-Bautista. By Mike Fitzpatrick. Sent.

— HOOVER, Ala. — FBC--SEC-Slive. By John Zenor. Sent.

— CAR--NASCAR-Allmendinger Suspended. Sent.

— ATLANTA — TEN--Atlanta. Sent.

— CARLSBAD, Calif. — TEN--Carlsbad. Sent.

— ZURICH — SOC--FIFA-Corruption. Sent.

Wednesday's Time Schedule (EDT)


American League

Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Texas at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.

Chicago White Sox at Boston, 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.

Seattle at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m.

National League

St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 3:10 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Colorado, 3:10 p.m.

Houston at San Diego, 3:35 p.m.

N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

Arizona at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.

San Francisco at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.

Miami at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 p.m.


Chicago at New York, 1 p.m.

Portland at Chivas USA, 4 p.m.

Colorado at Toronto FC, 7 p.m.

New England at Montreal, 8 p.m.

Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m.

FC Dallas at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.