Luck finds cost of football too pricey to continue career

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, 29, breaks down while announcing his retirement on Saturday in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Andrew Luck finds cost of football too pricey to continue playing career

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retires from NFL at 29

The Colts' Andrew Luck speaks during an impromptu press conference following the team's preseason game against Chicago on Saturday in Indianapolis. The oft-injured star announced his surprise retirement at age 29. (Michael Conroy/AP Photo)

Andrew Luck watched one last game from the sideline Saturday. Then he said goodbye to the NFL.

Brees breezes for TD in only series, Saints top Jets 28-13

New Orleans' Michael Thomas catches a pass for a 19-yard touchdown in front of the Jets' Tevaughn Campbell during the first half of Saturday's preseason game in East Rutherford, N.J. New Orleans won, 28-13. (Adam Hunger/AP Photo)

Drew Brees breezes down field for touchdown in only series of preseason debut as Saints top Jets 28-13

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Houston's Lamar Miller is assisted by team staff after suffering a knee injury during Saturday's preseason game against Dallas in Arlington, Texas. Dallas won, 34-0. (Ron Jenkins/AP Photo)

Deshaun Watson out early after Lamar Miller sustains knee injury as Texans get blown out by Cowboys 34-0 in preseason

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Buffalo's Frank Gore runs during the first half of Friday's preseason game against the Lions in Detroit. Buffalo won, 24-20. (Rick Osentoski/AP Photo)

Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game of the year and the Buffalo Bills came back to beat the Detroit Lions 24-20 in a preseason game that became significant because key players on both teams were hurt

Giants' Shurmur has tough choices to make with cuts next week

Giants coach Pat Shurmur, center left, and Bengals coach Zac Taylor, center right, meet following the Giants' 25-23 NFL preseason victory on Thursday night in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Pat Shurmur had a relatively easy time making the final cuts in his first season as coach of the New York Giants

Panthers optimistic Cam Newton will be ready for opener

Carolina's Cam Newton grimaces as he receives attention on the sideline after an injury in the first half of Thursday's preseason game against New England in Foxborough, Mass. (Charles Krupa/AP Photo)

Panthers general manager Marty Hurney cautiously optimistic Cam Newton overcomes sprained left foot for Sept. 8 regular season opener vs Rams

Jones leads TD drive in Giants' 25-23 win over Bengals

Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) looks for a receiver during the first half of Thursday night's 25-23 win over the Bengals in an NFL preseason game in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Daniel Jones completed a difficult week with an encouraging performance, leading the New York Giants to a touchdown during a 25-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Zac Taylor's first home game as head coach

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Edsall's message to his UConn football team: Be ready

Head coach Randy Edsall said Sunday he envisions playing an expansive list of players when UConn opens its 2019 season on Thursday night against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Harford. (AP File Photo)

Randy Edsall, who's in year three of his second stint as head coach, plans to go deep into his roster, starting with Thursday's regular-season opener against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Hartford (7 p.m.).

Attack mode: UConn's Giufre adjusts to role as offensive coordinator

UConn offensive coordinator Frank Giufre is still adjusting to his new coaching position. His previous experience — 11 seasons in college, six in the professional ranks — is primarily working with the offensive line.

COLLEGES

Inconsistent Franks, No. 8 Florida rally to beat Miami 24-20

Florida's Lamical Perine gets past the Miami defense and scores on an 8-yard reception during the second half of Saturday's game in Orlando, Fla. Eighth-ranked Florida won, 24-20. (John Raoux/AP Photo)

Feleipe Franks rallies No. 8 Florida past Miami 24-20 in college football opener

Byrd's four TD night leads Hawaii past Arizona 45-38

Hawaii's Cedric Byrd II pulls in a pass next to Arizona's Christian Young during the first quarter of Saturday's game in Honolulu. Byrd had 14 receptions for 224 yards and four touchdowns in Hawaii's 45-38 win. (Marco Garcia/AP Photo)

Cedric Byrd hauled in four touchdown passes to help Hawaii escape with a 45-38 win over Arizona

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Yankees hit three homers off Kershaw in 5-1 win over Dodgers

Aaron Judge hits a solo home run off Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of the Yankees' 5-1 win on Sunday night in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win, and the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1

McIlroy ends season with a $15 million bang at East Lake

Rory McIlroy hugs his caddy after winning the Tour Championship and the $15 million FedEx Cup Sundayon Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Rory McIlroy gets his own big moment at East Lake and wins FedEx Cup for $15 million prize

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5:30 a.m., NBA TV — Men's exhibition: United States va. Canada from Sydney, Australia.

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Noon, ESPN — U.S. Open from New York.

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Sparks use big third quarter to down Sun 84-72

Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Los Angeles Sparks used a late third-quarter run to beat the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, 84-72, to clinch the regular-season series before 17,076 at Staples Center.

Sun have a quick turnaround with road game at Los Angeles

Sun center Jonquel Jones blocks a shot attempt by Las Vegas guard Jackie Young during Connecticut's 89-85 win over Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The Sun visit the Sparks in Los Angeles on Sunday at 5 p.m. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The Connecticut Sun had little time to celebrate their most important win of the season.