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.

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