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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

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College Football: South Carolina’s Spurrier holds court at SEC Media Days

HOOVER, Ala. — Steve Spurrier recently made news for insinuating that Alabama has underachieved under Nick Saban because they’ve sign the No. 1 recruiting class almost every year. He didn’t necessarily back off that stance at SEC Football Media Days when asked to clarify on Tuesday, though he was more complimentary of Saban’s ability to recruit than inability to win every game the Crimson Tide plays.

Golf: McIlroy hopes to end British Open struggles

HOYLAKE, England — Pay no attention to what Rory McIlroy shoots in the first round of the British Open on Thursday, because it hardly matters. McIlroy has opened so many tournaments in spectacular fashion this year — a 63 at the Memorial, a 63 in Dubai, a 64 last week at the Scottish Open — that it is almost expected.