DeChambeau defends social media criticism of slow play

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Bryson DeChambeau wasted no time defending himself against accusations of slow play Saturday after harsh criticism on social media stemming from a video showing him taking more than two minutes to hit an 8-foot putt.

Patriots rout Lions 31-3 thanks to backups

DETROIT (AP) — Jakobi Meyers caught two touchdown passes in an impressive preseason debut, and the New England Patriots drubbed the Detroit Lions 31-3 on Thursday night.

Spieth needs late push to play on another US team

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — 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.

For Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games before he picks a San Antonio team, and then gets a few more months of the regular-season grind to mold those Spurs into playoff shape.