• Troy Merritt watches his tee shot on the third hole during the final round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Merritt shoots 67 to win Quicken Loans National by 3 shots

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

  • Troy Merritt watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the third round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Merritt, Chappell share lead at Quicken Loans National

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Troy Merritt shot a tournament-record 10-under 61 on Saturday for a share of the lead with Kevin Chappell after three rounds in the Quicken Loans National.

  • Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, right, and Washington Redskins defensive back Akeem Davis go through offensive drills during the teams NFL football training camp in Richmond, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015.   (AP Photo/Jason Hirschfeld)

    Skins CB Breeland suspended by NFL, then injured at practice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On a tumultuous day for Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland, the second-year player was suspended by the NFL on Friday, nearly a year after being cited for marijuana possession, then was carted off the field because he got injured in practice.

  • Marcus Johansson, Capitals agree to $3.75M, 1-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Marcus Johansson has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $3.75 million, one-year contract based on an arbitrator’s decision Friday.

  • Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 13th hole during the second round of the Quicken Loans National golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Friday, July 31, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Woods in contention at Quicken Loans after a 5-under 66

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods showed a rare flash of anger on a mostly stress-free day when his second shot on the eighth hole failed to clear a massive fairway bunker. The best he could do was to squeeze it onto the front of the green.

  • Tiger Woods hits out of the sand on the first hole during the first round of the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Thursday, July 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Woods gets hot after bad start, shoots 68 at Quicken Loans

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Tiger Woods took a conservative 3-wood off the first hole at the Quicken Loans National when many players were hitting driver. No matter — he still pull-hooked it into the gallery, hit his second shot into a greenside bunker and lipped out a 5-footer for par before slamming his putter against his bag.

  • Va. Tech to sell beer, wine in club seats at football games

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — For the first time, a subset of Virginia Tech fans will be able to buy a beer while watching a football game at Lane Stadium.

  • Correction: Earns-TowneBank story

    PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (AP) — In a story July 24 about TowneBank earnings — generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research — The Associated Press reported erroneously the company’s headquarters location. It is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.

  • Justin Rose, of England, speaks to the media prior to his play during the pro-am for the Quicken Loans National Golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va., Wednesday, July 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

    Past success lures Rose back to Quicken Loans National

    GAINESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.