"Honey Badger" reportedly in rehab...Sweet 16 for Rays ace...Williams sisters advance

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Associated Press

Posted on August 17, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 17 at 9:02 AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A week after Tyrann Mathieu's (TY'-ran MATH'-yooz) dismissal from the LSU football program, a New Orleans TV station is reporting that the former Tigers cornerback is in a drug rehabilitation program in Houston and being counseled by former NBA player John Lucas. Fox 8 cites Mathieu's adoptive father as the source for the information.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — David Price is the first 16-game winner in the major leagues. Tampa Bay's ace lefty allowed three hits over seven innings of the Rays' 7-0 shutout of the L.A. Angels, improving to 16-4 and lowering his ERA to 2.39.

DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball owners have approved the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes pro golfer Phil Mickelson. The group will pay around $800 million for the NL franchise, with the final closing expected before the end of this month.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Carl Pettersson was the leader by one stroke over Tim Clark and David Mathis when round two of the Wyndham Championship got under way this morning in Greensboro. Pettersson's 8-under-par 62 yesterday is the best opening round of his career.

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Serena and Venus Williams moved into the quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open with victories on Thursday. Andy Murray was the big upset victim, leaving the Olympic gold medalist with hardly any hard-court time heading into the U.S. Open.

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