COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Sixth-ranked South Carolina gave up fewer than 300 yards and only one touchdown in a 27-10 win over the Tar Heels. The Gamecocks built a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and iced the victory on Mike Davis’ 75-yard touchdown run midway through the third period. Davis finished with 115 yards on 12 carries, while Connor Shaw was 11-of-19 for 149 yards and one TD.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. Among the plaintiffs are at least 10 members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the family of Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau (SAY’-ow), who committed suicide last year.
NEW YORK (AP) – Top seeds Novak Djokovic (JOH’-koh-vihch) and Serena Williams are in action as part of today’s U.S. Open schedule. Third seeds Agnieszka Radwanska (ag-NAYS’-kah rad-WAHN’-skah) and Andy Murray also have scheduled matches, as do fifth seeds Tomas Berdych and Li Na (lee nah). Yesterday’s winners include Williams, Victoria Azarenka (az-ah-REHN’-kah), Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
TRINITY, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR driver Bobby Labonte has been released from the hospital a day after he broke three ribs in a bike riding accident near his North Carolina home. The 49-year old will miss this weekend’s Sprint Cup race in Atlanta. He’ll be replaced in the car by Mike Bliss.
PHOENIX (AP) – Caron (kuh-RAHN’) Butler has been traded by the Phoenix Suns without playing a game for the team. The Suns acquired point guard Ish Smith and center Viachesslav Kravstov from the Milwaukee Bucks for Butler, who was traded to Phoenix by the Los Angeles Clippers on July 10. Butler has averaged 15.5 points in stops that included Miami, the Los Angeles Lakers, Washington, Dallas and the Clippers.