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AP Source: Watt agrees to contract extension
HOUSTON (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans....

Irsay pleads guilty to misdemeanor in drug case
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated stemming from his arrest after a traffic stop in March....

Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry....

Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritual
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a sport known for its genteel traditions, tennis has one increasingly common ritual that stands apart for its ickiness - the passing of the sweat-soaked towel. ...

Sometimes even Richard Sherman needs an escape
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The places and ways to escape were simpler not that long ago....

Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley - breaking the news to Luke Donald that he was being left off the team to face the United States at Gleneagles this month....

Chelsea gets top spot in AP soccer poll
LONDON (AP) -- With an emphatic 6-3 win at Everton over the weekend, Chelsea took over at the top of The Associated Press global football poll on Tuesday....

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone....

Record English spending dwarfs rivals in Europe
LONDON (AP) -- English Premier League clubs spent a record 835 million pounds ($1.38 billion) on players during the summer transfer window, almost twice as much as any of Europe's other top leagues....

United offloads youth to signal shift in policy
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- Manchester United was minutes away from announcing a blockbuster move for Radamel Falcao in the final hours of the transfer window when the club released a statement that went largely unnoticed....

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