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Kaepernick's decision to sit through anthem scrutinized
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick's name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the national anthem reached far beyond football....

Football world reacts to Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit while the national anthem is being played in protest of what he considers police brutality has sparked strong reaction across the sports world. Here's what some current and former players and coaches have said about the controversy:...

Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe Paterno's shadow is more complicated than the typical transition from a coaching giant....

Serena's US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams hadn't played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. An injury hampered her preparation, and she served miserably in the match....

Djokovic's right arm troubles him at US Open; Keys wins
NEW YORK (AP) -- Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced....

Look for Luck, Colts back in playoffs, and maybe Raiders?
DALLAS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts played mostly without Andrew Luck when they missed the playoffs in 2015 after winning their division a year earlier....

The Group of Five is making the most of its inclusion in the New Year's Six bowl lineup....

Lochte mum on Rio return, plugs 'Dancing with the Stars' gig
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan Lochte isn't saying whether he'll return to Brazil to face a charge of filing a false police report over a gas station encounter during the Olympics....

Keys outlasts fellow American Riske in late night at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Madison Keys slept until almost 11 a.m. Monday. She didn't arrive at Arthur Ashe Stadium until 6:30 p.m., knowing that a late night on court awaited her....

LEADING OFF: Kershaw vs Tebow? Watch for the slider
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

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