PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rory McIlroy posted two videos on Instagram that suggest he might be able to return for the PGA Championship.

The world’s No. 1 player is in the field for the year’s final major next week at Whistling Straits, and he will be listed in the tee times released Friday. McIlroy does not have to decide whether he plays until his first-round tee time.

McIlroy has not played since he finished fourth in the U.S. Open. He ruptured ligaments in his left ankle playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland the first weekend in July.

PGA: Zack Sucher took the first-round lead in the Barracuda Championship, scoring 18 points in the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford event.

Sucher had nine birdies in his bogey-free round at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada, for a three-point lead over Patrick Rodgers.

WORLD GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS: Danny Lee made seven birdies for a 5-under 65 and a one-shot lead in his first time at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, in six years.

Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk were in second. The major championship pairing of Jordan Spieth (Masters and U.S. Open) and Zach Johnson (British Open) produced two rounds of even-par 70.


NBA: The Mavericks signed free-agent center Samuel Dalembert for a second stint in Dallas, and re-signed forward Charlie Villanueva.

Dalembert averaged 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds while playing 20 minutes per game for Dallas during the 2013-14 season.

 The Jazz said point guard Dante Exum suffered a torn ACL this week while with the Australian national team, confirming what was feared when the 2014 fifth overall draft pick went down Tuesday. It’s unknown when Exum will return.


WRESTLING: The Iowa wrestling team will host Oklahoma State on Nov. 14 in the first NCAA match to be held in a Division I football stadium, an effort to break the record for the largest crowd for a single match. It’s currently held by Penn State at nearly 16,000.


MLS: The New England Revolution have brought in Goldman Sachs to help put together the financing for a soccer-only stadium in Boston, according to a report. reported that the team has been working with the New York investment firm since at least December. The website said it obtained documents obtained through a public records request that noted Goldman Sachs’ intentions of serving as an “underwriter on a future transaction.”

FIFA RANKINGS: World Cup winner Germany dropped to No. 3 in the latest FIFA rankings, with beaten finalist Argentina still at No. 1.

Germany traded places with new No. 2 Belgium as its World Cup results drop in value.

The United States, beaten by Jamaica in the Gold Cup semifinals, improved five places to No. 29.


CITI OPEN: U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic played two terrific tiebreakers to edge 13th-seeded Sam Querrey of the United States 7-6 (2), 7-6 (3) and reach the quarterfinals at Washington.

How close was it? Take away the tiebreakers and Querrey won more total points, 74-67.

Kei Nishikori moved into his 11th quarterfinal of the season by beating Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, 6-4, 6-4.

BANK OF THE WEST CLASSIC: Agnieszka Radwanska started slow and finished fast, beating qualifier Misaki Doi 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 to set up a meeting with Angelique Kerber in the quarterfinals at Stanford, California.

Kerber, a finalist last year, beat Ana Konjuh, 6-3, 6-4.

– From staff and news services