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DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hideki Matsuyama earned his first victory in America and validation as one of golf’s young stars Sunday with birdie on the 18th hole to force a playoff against Kevin Na and a 10-foot par putt on the first extra hole to win the Memorial.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirmed that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him this week at the Memorial Tournament. The five-time major champion said Saturday he has done “absolutely nothing wrong.”

A federal official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press the FBI and Securities and Exchange Commission are analyzing trades Mickelson and Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters made involving Clorox at the same time activist investor Carl Icahn was attempting to take over the company. When Icahn’s intent became public, the stock price jumped.

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Stacy Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic to take the top spot in the world ranking from Inbee Park, finishing with a 4-under 67 for a six-stroke victory.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the second hole of a playoff with Doug Garwood to win the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic.

Pernice won for the third time on the 50-and-over tour, closing with a 3-under 69 to match Garwood at 12-under 204 at Wakonda Club.

MALMO, Sweden (AP) - Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee won the Nordea Masters, beating Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher and France’s Victor Dubuisson with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff,

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NCAA

A $40 million settlement was completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

The payouts could go to more than 100,000 athletes, including some current players, who were either on college rosters or had their images used in videogames made by Electronic Arts featuring college teams. Lawyers for the plaintiffs say it would be the first time college athletes will be paid for the commercial use of their images.

Depending on how many athletes apply for the settlement, the payments could range from as little as $48 for each year an athlete was on a roster to $951 for each year the image of an athlete was used in a videogame.

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PRO FOOTBALL

DENVER (AP) - Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos executive John Elway, was arrested on charges of assault and disturbing the peace.

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