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PGA Championship to get earlier start...Wilfork retires...Falcons frustrated with Collins

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 7, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.



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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The PGA of America is moving its major championship to May, beginning with the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Long Island. Two officials involved in the discussions say the PGA of America and PGA Tour will discuss details of the move as early as Tuesday at Quail Hollow Club, site of this year's PGA Championship. The PGA Championship has been in August since 1969 with two exceptions.

UNDATED (AP) — Former New England and Houston defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has announced his retirement from the NFL in a barbecue commercial. He tweeted the commercial showing him un-taping his ankles, hanging up his cleats and grabbing grilling tongs before dancing, cooking ribs and smoking a cigar while wearing his trademark overalls. Wilfork played 13 NFL seasons, including the last two with the Texans.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Jalen Collins' future with the Atlanta Falcons is very much up in the air following his second suspension for a violation of the NFL policy on performance enhancers. Falcons coach Dan Quinn says Collins has caused a broken trust that could cost the cornerback his roster spot. Collins participated in Monday's practice after his 10-game suspension to open the season was announced on Sunday.

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says he wants to have a face-to-face meeting with Andrew Wiggins before offering him nearly $150 million with a max-level extension of his rookie contract. Wiggins' scoring numbers have improved in each of his first three NBA seasons, including 23.6 points and 35.6 percent shooting from 3-point range last season. Taylor says he wants to hear a commitment from Wiggins to work out often in the Twin Cities in the summer and improve all areas of his game to fulfill the obligations that come with a max deal.

UNDATED (AP) — All hockey players under NHL contracts this season will be prohibited from participating in the Winter Olympics at Korea next February. League deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that situation to The Associated Press today, which means players who signed two-way NHL contracts or who are loaned to minor league affiliates won't be available to the United States, Canada or other national teams. The league announced in April it was skipping the Olympics for the first time since 1994, but questions had remained about players in the American Hockey League and ECHL.

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