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Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops

Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a true Grand Slam became a lot easier thanks to losses by other top women. Read more »

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Fan's death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the planned height of guard rails at their new stadium scheduled to open in 2017. Read more »

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Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. Read more »

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How do schools calculate new stipends for college athletes?

For the first time, the NCAA is allowing college athletes to receive money in their scholarships to cover the so-called cost of attendance, those expenses beyond tuition, room and board, books and... Read more »

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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Read more »

Published Aug. 30, 2015

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Rowing alone: Author channels life on water with kids' book

An Eastern Shore of Virginia native who grew up fishing and crabbing on Onancock Creek has authored a children's book celebrating life on the water and the creatures that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Read more »

Published Aug. 29, 2015

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Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return next year. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2015

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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

Illinois fired coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season Friday, saying preliminary results of an investigation found some truth to allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2015

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'North Dakota' not among potential new nicknames for UND

"North Dakota" will not be an option when people affiliated with the University of North Dakota vote on a new nickname, the school's president said Friday. Read more »

Published Aug. 28, 2015

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Ex-NBA star Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder' dies at age 58

Dawkins, whose backboard-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. He was 58. Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2015

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USC's Steve Sarkisian apologizes for drunken speech at team rally

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian publicly apologized Tuesday for his drunken appearance at a team rally last weekend, attributing his slurred, profane speech to a combination of alcohol... Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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Americans struggle through opening 4 days of worlds

Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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IndyCar driver Justin Wilson dies of head injury

Justin Wilson died Monday night from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read more »

Published Aug. 25, 2015

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AP preseason top 25 poll: Utah, BYU receive votes while Ohio State is No. 1

The defending national champion Buckeyes received all 61 first-place votes from the media panel in the rankings released Sunday. Read more »

Published Aug. 23, 2015

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Sailing chief: Rio events could be moved from polluted bay

The head of sailing's governing body threatened Saturday to move all Olympic sailing events out of polluted Guanabara Bay unless the water is cleaner and floating rubbish is removed for next year's... Read more »

Published Aug. 22, 2015

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Jury awards Michael Jordan big win, $8.9M for name's use

Jurors at a civil trial focused on the market value of Michael Jordan's identity handed him a major win Friday, ordering a grocery-store chain to pay him $8.9 million for invoking his name in a... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2015

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Diack says track's credibility not undermined by doping

His sport under siege, the president of the IAAF dismissed the notion that track and field's credibility has been compromised by a storm of doping allegations. He called it "ridiculous" to suggest... Read more »

Published Aug. 21, 2015

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'Deflategate' judge says Brady suspension in jeopardy

Tom Brady might have reason to practice more intensely after a judge made clear Wednesday that the New England quarterback's four-game suspension for underinflated footballs is in jeopardy. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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Pistorius release put on hold by SAfrican justice department

Two days before he was due to leave prison, Oscar Pistorius' early release was suddenly put on hold Wednesday by South Africa's Department of Justice, which sent his case back to a parole board. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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EIi Manning not looking to be the NFL's top paid quarterback

Eli Manning didn't ask the New York Giants to make him the NFL's highest-paid quarterback. Read more »

Published Aug. 19, 2015

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AP sources: Brady, Goodell meet but 'Deflategate' unresolved

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met Tuesday to discuss settling the "Deflategate" legal case but were unsuccessful, two people familiar with the case... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2015

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Board dismisses ruling to allow college athletes to unionize

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday overturned a historic ruling that gave Northwestern University football players the go-ahead to form the nation's first college athletes' union, saying... Read more »

Published Aug. 17, 2015

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Australia celebrates Jason Day's first major win

Australia's sporting fraternity saluted Jason Day's victory in the PGA Championship as a triumph over adversity. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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Angels option Shoemaker to Bees after bad outing

The Los Angeles Angels optioned Matt Shoemaker, who failed to finish the second inning Saturday at Kansas City, to Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2015

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'Next Gen Stats' offer new insights for NFL fans and coaches

As Richard Sherman sprints side-by-side with Calvin Johnson, who is running faster? When Luke Kuechly collides with DeMarco Murray, who has more momentum? And which NFL players run slower in the... Read more »

Published Aug. 15, 2015

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