The best golfers and stock-car racers in the land were given Sunday off, but they are now scheduled to work Monday.

The PGA Tour and NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup series were rained out Sunday and rescheduled for Monday.

Playoffs are in play for both.

NASCAR's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will set the field for the 16-driver playoffs that begin next weekend in Las Vegas.

The PGA Tour's BMW Championship in Newtown Square, Pa., has even wider implications. It will determine which 30 players will compete in next weekend's Tour Championship in East Lake in Georgia as the FedEx playoffs play down. It also will help captain Jim Furyk choose his final Ryder Cup player, an announcement scheduled for Monday.

Tony Finau had been considered the favorite for that spot, but Xander Schauffele moved into contention with his play in the BMW Championship. He trails leader Justin Rose by a stroke. If the forecast makes it unlikely the tournament will finish Monday, the event will be cut to 54 holes, PGA Tour officials indicated.

NASCAR's Xfinity series race at Indy, postponed Saturday, also will be run Monday.

Mixed Martial Arts

Title defense goes better this time

Tyron Woodley had the crowd buzzing instead of booing in his latest UFC welterweight title defense.

Woodley, criticized even by UFC President Dana White for his plodding style in his previous defense, beat Darren Till by submission at UFC 228 late Saturday night in Dallas.

It was the fourth title defense for Woodley (19-3-1) and the first in more than a year.

"Winning conquers everything if you really think about it," Woodley said. "As long as you keep winning, you keep building up your stats and people go back and look at your record, at the end of the day, they're going to recognize you as the greatest of all time.

"That's why I've been so quiet. I didn't overly celebrate after the fight. I just went out there and got the job done."

Till (17-1-1), a 25-year-old from England, lost for the first time in his first title fight.

Around the horn

Running: Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile in New York for a sixth consecutive year and the seventh time overall, finishing in 4 minutes, 18.8 seconds. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men's race in 3:53.3, keeping New Zealand's Nick Willis from winning his record-breaking fifth title.

Cycling: Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year contract with Team Sky. The 32-year-old British cyclist's previous contract was about to expire.

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