Spieth struggles in Australian Open’s first round

Jordan Spieth of the U.S. watches his tee shot on the 6th during the opening round of the Australian Open Golf tournament in Sydney, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

SYDNEY (AP) — Defending champion Jordan Spieth struggled in gusty afternoon winds Thursday at the Australian Open, while Jason Day took advantage of more calm morning conditions.

Broncos turning to Paxton Lynch at quarterback

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch (12) throws during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif. Unless the Broncos can steer their way out of a season that is skidding out of control, Lynch looks like he will get the starting quarterback gig he has never been able to earn on his own. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

Vance Joseph handed Denver’s starting quarterback job to Paxton Lynch on Wednesday, elevating the former first-round pick who failed to win the job outright under two different coaching staffs but gets another chance because of Denver’s tailspin .

Study to look at long-term health risks of playing soccer

Basel's Eder Balanta up, fights for the ball against Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Switzerland's FC Basel 1893 and England's Manchester United at the St. Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

LONDON (AP) — A major study into whether soccer players are at risk of degenerative brain disease was commissioned on Thursday amid concerns that the sport’s authorities in England haven’t done enough to tackle the issue.

Redskins, Giants in Thanksgiving game between 2 losing teams

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden watches before an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans. With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night. (AP Photo/Rusty Costanza, File)

LANDOVER, Md. — With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.

Lions will try to close gap against surging Vikings

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) throws a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Minneapolis. Keenum will make his ninth start on Thursday, having taken over after Sam Bradford’s knee trouble. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

DETROIT — In many ways, the Thanksgiving games mark the beginning of the NFL’s stretch drive.

Lakers rally to beat Bulls 103-94

Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen, right, shoots under pressure as Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez defends him during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers’ first half resembled many miserable stretches of the past four seasons. Although the Chicago Bulls have plenty of their own problems, they outworked, outshot and outsmarted the Lakers while taking a 14-point lead.

Tarasenko nets 2, gets in rare fight as Blues top Oilers 8-3

Edmonton Oilers' Matt Benning, left, and St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, fight during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko had two goals and two assists and got in a rare fight Tuesday night, helping the St. Louis Blues to an 8-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

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