Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Blake blasts back with 100m Diamond League win, eyes world champs
Former world champion Yohan Blake of Jamaica edged Britain's Adam Gemili in a photo-finish to win the 100 meters at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting on Sunday. Both sprinters were given the same time of 10.07 seconds, with Blake declared the winner.
Raiders GM Mayock sounds off on absent AB
The Oakland Raiders' Antonio Brown was absent from practice Sunday, and general manager Mike Mayock sounded fed up with the star wideout. "Y'all know that AB is not here today, right?" Mayock said, addressing reporters in a video that was distributed on the Oakland Raiders' Twitter page.
Ex-NFL, Texas RB Benson dies at 36 in motorcycle crash
Former NFL and Texas running back Cedric Benson was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas. He was 36. His attorney, Sam Bassett, confirmed his death.
Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown
Russian Daniil Medvedev survived cramps and tantrum where he cracked a racquet to clinch his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev saved two breaks points while serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set before winning the next four, three of them with aces to close out his dogged Belgian opponent.
Sporting expression 'caught fire' takes on literal meaning
The sporting expression "caught fire" took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel. A lightning strike caused a blaze on the top floor of the Eaglewood Resort, which is adjacent to Medinah Country Club, within walking distance in a pinch.
Keys claims Cincinnati title over Kuznetsova
American Madison Keys overcame late leads by Svetlana Kuznetsova in both sets to defeat the Russian for the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday. The confidence-boosting 7-5 7-6(5) victory sent Keys into the U.S. Open later this month as the world's number 10 ranked player.
Bears waive K Fry, will get better look at Pineiro
The Chicago Bears, still in the hunt for a kicker, waived Elliott Fry on Sunday. Still, no one should assume that Eddy Pineiro, the remaining kicker in camp, has won the job.
Woods misses chance to defend Tour Championship title
There will be no defending champion at next week's Tour Championship after Tiger Woods failed to qualify for the season-ending event. Only the top 30 players on the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup points list are eligible to play at East Lake in Atlanta, where a staggering $15 million will be up for grabs for the winner.
Lakers, Howard interested in reunion
The Los Angeles Lakers might turn to one of their former players to fill the hole left by the potentially season-ending injury to center DeMarcus Cousins. Center Dwight Howard, who spent one season with the Lakers in 2012-13, is expected to have his contract bought out by the Memphis Grizzlies and has a mutual interest in returning to L.A., according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Relieved Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay
Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago. He carded a closing 68 to finish on a 25-under-par total of 263, while fellow American Patrick Cantlay shot 65 for second place on 22-under.