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  1. Julius Thomas now expected to miss significant time with finger injury
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    Julius Thomas now expected to miss significant time with finger injury

  2. Urban Meyer hates the color blue
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    Urban Meyer hates the color blue

  3. Trent Richardson's NFL career on life support after Raiders cut him
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    Trent Richardson's NFL career on life support after Raiders cut him

  4. Forde Yard Dash - No more duds in Week 1
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    Forde Yard Dash - No more duds in Week 1

  5. Source: Veteran big man Chuck Hayes signs with Clippers
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    Source: Veteran big man Chuck Hayes signs with Clippers

  6. Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast
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    Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast

  7. RG3's potential teams after Redskins exit: 4 bad fits, 1 ideal landing spot
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    RG3's potential teams after Redskins exit: 4 bad fits, 1 ideal landing spot

  8. Reality setting in on Jameis Winston's huge hurdles in rookie season with Bucs
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    Reality setting in on Jameis Winston's huge hurdles in rookie season with Bucs

  9. Can Phil Kessel break 40 goals with Pittsburgh Penguins?
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    Can Phil Kessel break 40 goals with Pittsburgh Penguins?

  10. Roughriders fire GM Brendan Taman, HC Corey Chamblin, abandon '13 Grey Cup team
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    Roughriders fire GM Brendan Taman, HC Corey Chamblin, abandon '13 Grey Cup team

  11. For the first time since the Australian Open, Eugenie Bouchard is Grand Slam victorious
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    For the first time since the Australian Open, Eugenie Bouchard is Grand Slam victorious

  12. Sources: Euro guard Marcelo Huertas agrees to one-year deal with Lakers
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    Sources: Euro guard Marcelo Huertas agrees to one-year deal with Lakers

  • Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

    Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. The first two … More »

    Reuters - 2 minutes 23 seconds ago
  • Colon scoreless streak hits 16, Mets win

    Colon scoreless streak hits 16, Mets win

    Bartolo Colon breezed through eight snappy innings and the New York Mets got homers from Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto, extending their dominant run against the Philadelphia Phillies with a 3-1 victory Monday night. After throwing seven … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nadal flashes old form in first-round win over Coric

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal showed flashes of his top form under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium to beat young Croat Borna Coric 6-3 6-2 4-6 6-4 and close Day One at the U.S. Open tennis championships on Monday. The … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Reds power past Cubs as 4-run 6th leads to 13-6 win

    Reds power past Cubs as 4-run 6th leads to 13-6 win

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Eugenio Suarez and Adam Duvall hit two-run homers in a four-run sixth inning and the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of two late Chicago errors in a 13-6 victory over the Cubs on Monday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Williams into US Open 2nd round when injured opponent stops

    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. Williams was out there for only 27 minutes and took … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Starting bid to complete Grand Slam, Serena Williams barely gets a workout when opponent stops

    Starting bid to complete Grand Slam, Serena Williams barely gets a workout when 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. Williams was out there for only 27 minutes and took … More »

    The Canadian Press - 9 minutes ago
  • Latest on US Open: Rafael Nadal tops teen Coric in 1st round

    Latest on US Open: Rafael Nadal tops teen Coric in 1st round

    Rafael Nadal managed to win his first U.S. Open match since 2013, despite dropping a set along the way. Nadal, who collected two of his 14 Grand Slam titles at Flushing Meadows, moved into the second round with a 6-3, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays remain confident heading in to September despite 4-2 loss to Cleveland

    The Toronto Blue Jays may have ended August on a losing note, but they're far from concerned. Danny Salazar outlasted David Price in a pitchers' duel as the Cleveland Indians beat Toronto 4-2 on Monday night. The Blue Jays got runners in scoring … More »

    The Canadian Press - 15 minutes ago
  • Heyward's 2B keys rally as Cardinals beat Nationals 8-5

    Heyward's 2B keys rally as Cardinals beat Nationals 8-5

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a two-run, tie-breaking double in the seventh inning to key a five-run rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Monday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

    Rays back Archer with 3 HRs in 6-3 victory over Orioles

    A season-defining road trip started on a positive note for the Tampa Bay Rays, who still have designs of reaching the postseason as a wild-card entrant. Chris Archer pitched six shutout innings, and Tampa Bay hit three home runs in a 6-3 victory … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Indians pitching cools off Blue Jays bats

    Indians pitching cools off Blue Jays bats

    TORONTO (AP) -- Still recovering from an illness that forced him to miss a start last week, Cleveland's Danny Salazar had only one thing on his mind after beating the Toronto Blue Jays. … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Column: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grieves

    Column: Scott Dixon a fitting champ as IndyCar grieves

    With a dominating drive on a day worth double points, Scott Dixon once again proved he is one of the greatest IndyCar drivers in open-wheel history. Dixon overcame long odds to grab his fourth championship by winning the season finale at Sonoma … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Miller's winless streak now 19 starts

    Miller's winless streak now 19 starts

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he's never seen anything like Shelby Miller's tough run of luck as a starting pitcher. ''The only thing I can explain is the way Shelby has behaved through all this, the way he's gone out and battled through … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Coastal Carolina to join Sun Belt

    Coastal Carolina will become the 12th member of the Sun Belt conference next year and transition to the top tier of college football, a person directly involved in the decision told The Associated Press on Monday night. A news conference is planned … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Astros' Keuchel first in AL to 16 wins

    Astros' Keuchel first in AL to 16 wins

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel allowed one run and struck out eight in seven innings to become the American League's first 16-game winner and lead the Houston Astros to 8-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Jim Richards, longtime AP sports freelance writer, dies

    Jim Richards, a veteran freelance writer who covered the Los Angeles Angels at spring training for The Associated Press, has died. Richards covered the Angels at their spring training home in Tempe for the AP for nearly 20 years, writing game and … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Beavers' Andersen has a connection with Weber State coach

    Beavers' Andersen has a connection with Weber State coach

    CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon State coach Gary Andersen says facing Weber State coach Jay Hill in the Beavers' opener makes him feel old. … More »

    AP - Sports - 56 minutes ago
  • Ortiz hits 495th HR, Red Sox beat Yanks

    Ortiz hits 495th HR, Red Sox beat Yanks

    BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Royals cut deal with Braves for OF Gomes

    Royals cut deal with Braves for OF Gomes

    Now that he's officially on the move from Atlanta, Jonny Gomes is excited to be joining the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals. The Braves traded Gomes during a 4-0 loss to Miami on Monday night. Laughing that his career ''has been kind of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Leftwich, Browning out for Mizzou opener

    Freshman Drew Lock has won the backup quarterback job at Missouri. Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Lock outplayed Eddie Printz and Marvin Zanders in fall camp. Lock was a top recruit out of Lee's Summit, Missouri. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Sheriff: Man suspected of stalking female wrestler shot by deputy outside Florida WWE facility

    A deputy fearing for his life shot a man who authorities say had been stalking a female wrestler, wounding him Monday outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • For the first time since the Australian Open, Eugenie Bouchard is Grand Slam victorious

    For the first time since the Australian Open, Eugenie Bouchard is Grand Slam victorious

    The Canadian defeated American Alison Riske 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the US Open Monday. … More »

    Eh Game - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • RG3's potential teams after Redskins exit: 4 bad fits, 1 ideal landing spot

    RG3's potential teams after Redskins exit: 4 bad fits, 1 ideal landing spot

    The stars need to align for the next destination to work. It'll take the right coach, culture and locker room to make a reclamation work. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Sheriff: Deputy shoots man suspected of stalking wrestler

    A deputy fearing for his life shot a man who authorities say had been stalking a female wrestler, wounding him Monday outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida, authorities said. Orange County Sheriff Jerry … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Defending champion Cilic advances in straight sets

    Defending champion Cilic advances in straight sets

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Marin Cilic made a strong start in defense of his U.S. Open title by powering past Argentine qualifier Guido Pella 6-3 7-6(3) 7-6(3) in Monday's opening day at the U.S. Open. The ninth-seeded Cilic registered 13 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

    Venus needs three sets to advance at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two-times winner Venus Williams was tested by unseeded Puerto Rican Monica Puig but prevailed in three sets on Monday to give the Williams family a positive start on opening day at the U.S. Open. Williams, seeded … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Roughriders fire GM Brendan Taman, HC Corey Chamblin, abandon '13 Grey Cup team

    Roughriders fire GM Brendan Taman, HC Corey Chamblin, abandon '13 Grey Cup team

    Saskatchewan opted to fire not just HC Corey Chamblin, but also GM Brendan Taman. … More »

    55 Yard Line - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

    Ones wild for Djokovic in speedy first-round win

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Top-seeded world number one Novak Djokovic raced into the second round of the U.S. Open with a 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition of Joao Souza of Brazil to close Monday's first day session at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Djokovic … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

    Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion on Monday by pounding Vitalia Diatchenko 6-0 2-0 before the overwhelmed Russian waved the white flag and retired. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
  • LSU coach Miles says QB Harris to start

    LSU coach Miles says QB Harris to start

    After a brief health scare sent Les Miles to a hospital, the LSU coach returned to practice Monday afternoon and then announced that sophomore Brandon Harris would start at quarterback in Saturday night's season opener against McNeese State. Harris … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Williams begins calendar Slam push in ruthless style

    * Williams U.S. Open win streak at 22 matches * Diatchenko quits with foot problem (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Serena Williams began her final push towards a calendar year Grand Slam in devastating fashion … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Female fan hit by McCann's bat

    BOSTON (AP) -- New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann's bat slipped out of his hands and hit a female fan near the Boston Red Sox dugout in the seventh inning of Monday night's game. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Briles: Probe doesn't distract Baylor

    Briles: Probe doesn't distract Baylor

    Baylor coach Art Briles said Monday that his team isn't distracted by the school president's call for an independent investigation into the handling of a sexual assault complaint against former transfer Sam Ukwuachu. Other than that, Briles said he … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • Riders fire head coach Corey Chamblin and GM Brendan Taman after 0-9 start

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced on Monday they have fired head coach Corey Chamblin, and vice president of football operations and general manager Brendan Taman. The Roughriders are coming off a 35-13 loss to Ottawa on Sunday that dropped … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • NFL-Hayne a step closer to NFL dream after making 49ers' cut

    Australian rugby league international Jarryd Hayne came a step closer to realising his NFL dream on Monday when he survived the latest round of cuts at the San Francisco 49ers. The 27-year-old's bid to build a career in the elite American football … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
  • Romo's quirky eye issue pops up again, but concern doesn't

    Romo's quirky eye issue pops up again, but concern doesn't

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo practiced Monday, with his left eye looking better after his second bout with a sty that kept him out of practice for a day early in training camp a month ago. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Public has say on Bucks' arena funding

    The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Bumgarner vs. Greinke, rosters reboot

    LEADING OFF: Bumgarner vs. Greinke, rosters reboot

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

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Rams still unsure who will start at center

    Heading into the preseason finale, the St. Louis Rams are unsettled at center. Three players are competing for the starting spot that was vacated when the Rams released veteran Scott Wells in March. Barrett Jones, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Kings VP Divac takes on GM duties

    Kings VP Divac takes on GM duties

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Vlade Divac has added the title of general manager of the Sacramento Kings. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago