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  1. Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’
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    Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’

  2. Cam Newton's little brother might be a big deal
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    Cam Newton's little brother might be a big deal

  3. Texas sized surge helping Rangers in wild card race
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    Texas sized surge helping Rangers in wild card race

  4. Washington Capitals: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview
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    Washington Capitals: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview

  5. For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round
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    For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round

  6. Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery
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    Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery

  7. Evander Kane wins back girlfriend after LA billboard stunt (Video)
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    Evander Kane wins back girlfriend after LA billboard stunt (Video)

  8. NHL rookies get their close-up
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    NHL rookies get their close-up

  9. Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'
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    Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'

  10. Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Trading Patrick Kane, Trashing Tyler Seguin
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    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Trading Patrick Kane, Trashing Tyler Seguin

  11. A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round
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    A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round

  12. Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter
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    Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter

  • Tennis-Djokovic clicks into gear, races to third round

    * Aims to improve US Open finals record * To meets Seppi in third round (Adds details, quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic took a while to warm up against Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer but shifted into gear to … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 24 seconds ago
  • Lucroy 3 RBIs, Brewers beat Pirates for 5th straight time

    Lucroy 3 RBIs, Brewers beat Pirates for 5th straight time

    Jonathan Lucroy is finally getting locked in at the plate. It took a while for the Milwaukee Brewers catcher after he was sidelined for more than a month earlier this season with a broken toe. Lucroy drove in three runs and extended his hitting … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

    Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

    Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam on Wednesday, while Mardy Fish took a final Flushing Meadows bow as the curtain came down … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Tejada has inside-the-park HR, Mets win

    Tejada has inside-the-park HR, Mets win

    Matt Harvey felt dehydrated and Daniel Murphy had a sore quadriceps. Ruben Tejada hit an inside-the-park homer and drove in four runs to back Harvey as the Mets returned to their winning ways against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 9-4 victory. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Report: OSU's Jones treated for headache

    Report: OSU's Jones treated for headache

    Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones was taken to the hospital because of a headache, his mother told The Toledo Blade. Florence Jones told the newspaper her son was taken to an emergency room in Columbus, Ohio, and that he should be fine. Jones … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago
  • Chris Davis' walk-off home run wakes up sleeping fan at Orioles Park

    Chris Davis' walk-off home run wakes up sleeping fan at Orioles Park

    A sleeping fan woke up just in time to watch Chris Davis' walk-off home run sail over his head. … More »

    Big League Stew - 22 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Serena show rolls on while Fish bows out

    * Serena struggles early but pulls away in second set * Cilic, Djokovic and Nadal march on in men's draw * Fish bids farewell at last home Open (Adds late matches) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The Serena Williams show continued … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Zimmerman homers twice, Nats beat Cards

    Zimmerman homers twice, Nats beat Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ryan Zimmerman homered twice, then doubled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning as the Washington Nationals ended their nine-game losing streak at St. Louis, beating the Cardinals 4-3 Wednesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Chung claims FIFA presidential election being 'undermined'

    Chung claims FIFA presidential election being 'undermined'

    South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has said the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has been sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year's election. In a statement … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • O'Malley, Morrison shine late, lift Seattle over Astros 8-3

    O'Malley, Morrison shine late, lift Seattle over Astros 8-3

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Rookie Shawn O'Malley had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in a two-run eighth inning, and Logan Morrison padded the lead with a three-run shot in the ninth to help the Seattle Mariners to an 8-3 victory over the … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Ventura Ks 11, Royals rout Tigers 12-1

    Ventura Ks 11, Royals rout Tigers 12-1

    The only things that slowed down Yordano Ventura on Wednesday night were the long periods that Kansas City's 24-year-old flamethrower spent on the bench between innings. While the Royals were pounding four homers and nine extra-base hits off … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • Djokovic clicks into gear to race into third round

    Djokovic clicks into gear to race into third round

    Novak Djokovic took a while to warm up against Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer but shifted into gear to close out the first set and then raced to a 6-4 6-1 6-2 win that closed Wednesday's play of the U.S. Open. World number one Djokovic, who lost … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • No. 1 Djokovic cruises, Bryans upset

    No. 1 Djokovic cruises, Bryans upset

    Leave it to Novak Djokovic to engage in some sort of good-natured post-match goofiness on court at the U.S. Open. Novak Djokovic simply does not lose second-round Grand Slam matches. The No. 1-seeded Serb took a bit of time to get going Wednesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Shaky-serving Serena survives second round test

    Shaky-serving Serena survives second round test

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams took her second step in a drive to complete the calendar-year Grand Slam but a lackluster performance from the service line sent her straight to the practice court on Wednesday. Williams, who … More »

    Reuters - 47 minutes ago
  • Redskins GM Scot McCloughan's wife apologizes for 'disparaging' tweet about ESPN reporter

    Redskins GM Scot McCloughan's wife apologizes for 'disparaging' tweet about ESPN reporter

    The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for "disparaging" and "unfounded" comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. The Redskins issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on Wednesday … More »

    The Canadian Press - 47 minutes ago
  • Serena starts slow, beats qualifier

    Serena starts slow, beats qualifier

    The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open - the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century - hit her Wednesday. ''Today, I was a little tight,'' Williams said. Williams trailed 5-3 in the first … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • US Open Glance

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A look at Wednesday's play at the $42.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships: … More »

    AP - Sports - 54 minutes ago
  • Milone, Sano power Twins by White Sox

    Milone, Sano power Twins by White Sox

    Tommy Milone gave the Minnesota Twins seven superb innings. All Miguel Sano needed was one at-bat. Milone struck out seven and Sano hit another monster home run to help the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 3-0 on Wednesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Davis' HR in 11th ends O's 6-game skid

    Davis' HR in 11th ends O's 6-game skid

    For only the second time in a span of two miserable weeks, the Baltimore Orioles won a game. Chris Davis homered on a 3-0 pitch from Matt Andriese leading off the 11th inning, and the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 on Wednesday night to snap a … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Zayat: American Pharoah's future to be announced soon

    Zayat: American Pharoah's future to be announced soon

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Decision day may be at hand for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Hockey vs. school in a different way: Hockey Mauricie stops five talented juniors from playing in the league they want

    Hockey vs. school in a different way: Hockey Mauricie stops five talented juniors from playing in the league they want

    Five university students want to play in the non-bodychecking Junior A league, while the local authority want them to play in a higher league, with bodychecking. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Stauskas, Wiggins lead Canada in rout

    Nick Stauskas and Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points each in limited action and Canada routed Cuba 101-59 on Wednesday for its first victory in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Stauskas, a guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, also had six rebounds and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Donaldson stays hot in AL MVP race, Trout still in hunt

    Donaldson stays hot in AL MVP race, Trout still in hunt

    (Reuters) - The American League MVP race continued to heat up on Wednesday as joint-favorites Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout each strengthened their case for the award. Toronto All-Star Donaldson and Los Angeles Angels reigning MVP Trout are … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Donaldson stays hot in AL MVP race, Trout still in hunt

    The American League MVP race continued to heat up on Wednesday as joint-favourites Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout each strengthened their case for the award. Toronto All-Star Donaldson and Los Angeles Angels reigning MVP Trout are currently the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet

    Redskins GM's wife apologizes for tweet

    The wife of Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan has apologized for ''disparaging'' and ''unfounded'' comments on her Twitter account about an ESPN reporter. The Redskins issued a statement on behalf of Jessica McCloughan on … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Donaldson, Dickey shine as Blue Jays continue torrid run with win over Indians

    Donaldson, Dickey shine as Blue Jays continue torrid run with win over Indians

    Even in an MVP-calibre season, Josh Donaldson finds new ways to impress. The Toronto third baseman drove in a run in the first inning and two in the second, upping his MLB-leading RBI total to 111 in the Blue Jays' 5-1 win over the Cleveland … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Dickey throws 4-hitter, Jays beat Indians 5-1

    Dickey throws 4-hitter, Jays beat Indians 5-1

    Against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night, Dickey was pretty super, too. Dickey pitched a four-hitter to win his seventh straight decision, Donaldson had three hits and the Blue Jays beat the Indians 5-1. AL East-leading Toronto won for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Former Chinese president at war parade amid infighting rumours

    Former Chinese president at war parade amid infighting rumours

    Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin appeared in public on Thursday at a military parade marking 70 years since the end of World War Two in Asia, after rumours of destabilising infighting in the ruling Communist Party. Jiang stepped down as party … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round

    A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round

    There were a lot of positive reports about the state of Milos Raonic's back just before the US Open began. But anyone who HAS a back – i.e., everyone – knows it's a day-to-day thing. … More »

    Eh Game - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Latos tries again for Dodgers, Braves skidding

    LEADING OFF: Latos tries again for Dodgers, Braves skidding

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday: … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Packers not satisfied with NFC North perch

    Packers not satisfied with NFC North perch

    The competitive balance that has come to define the modern NFL has not exactly been evenly distributed across the different divisions. The Green Bay Packers sure haven't been generous in sharing their hold on the NFC North. Befitting their … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Longtime coach Kirk Ferentz overhauls Hawkeyes

    Longtime coach Kirk Ferentz overhauls Hawkeyes

    It all seemed so very unlike Kirk Ferentz. There was the 60-year-old Iowa coach, whose approach to football has often been mocked for being too old-fashioned, teasing new ''blackout'' uniforms in front of his Hawkeyes as a song by rapper Rick Ross … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Fan injured at Fenway Park expected to leave hospital

    The Boston Red Sox say a fan who was injured at Fenway Park trying to catch a foul ball is expected to be released from a hospital Wednesday night. The man flipped backward over a railing in the lower box seats and landed on a concrete walkway … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round

    For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round

    The second-set ending wasn't pretty, but the result was what mattered as Genie Bouchard prevailed in three sets over Polona Hercog of Slovenia at the US Open Wednesday. … More »

    Eh Game - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Foul ball comes to eat, destroys Rangers fan's nachos

    Foul ball comes to eat, destroys Rangers fan's nachos

    Every now and then the baseball comes to eat. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
  • Former Bears LB Briggs plans to retire

    Former Bears LB Briggs plans to retire

    Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire. Briggs said Wednesday afternoon during CSN Chicago's telecast of the Cubs' game against the Reds at Wrigley Field that he is ready to … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter

    Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter

    Things spun out of control pretty quickly when the wife of Redskins GM Scot McCloughan began throwing around some pretty dicey accusations. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 2 hours 43 minutes ago
  • Nats' Harper leaves due to tight glutes

    Nats' Harper leaves due to tight glutes

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals was taken out of Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals before the bottom of the fourth inning with tight glutes. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 47 minutes ago