Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Wednesday. A full Sports Digest will be sent at about 3 p.m. EDT:
– EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – After a middle-of-the-night reversal of their initial decision to bring Adrian Peterson back to the team, the Minnesota Vikings try to move forward without their star running back, with the possibility that he won’t play anymore this season, or perhaps ever again in purple.
– NEW YORK – The NFL said Wednesday that its new performance-enhancing drug policy will allow the Broncos’ Wes Welker and two other suspended players to return to the field this week. The deal with the players association also adds human growth hormone testing, ending several years of wrangling between the league and the union.
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– The Royal & Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, an all-male bastion since its founding 260 years ago, votes Thursday whether to admit women members. For the first time, the R&A is allowing its 2,500 worldwide members to vote by proxy.
– TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jameis Winston has made lewd comments about women and Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says he is deciding whether to bench the Seminoles’ quarterback for his ”derogatory” remarks.
– MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense during the 1990s. Gus Malzahn was watching it all transpire while coaching high schools in Arkansas. On Thursday night, the two will match wits when the No. 20 Wildcats play host to Malzahn and fifth-ranked Auburn.
– PRATTVILLE, Ala. – No. 1 ranked Stacy Lewis leads the field at the Yokohama Tire LPGA CLassic on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, where she won in 2012. The event was dropped from the schedule last year.