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What to watch at Open: Will Sharapova foe take TO?
NEW YORK (AP) -- If Maria Sharapova's opponent Wednesday at the U.S. Open takes a medical timeout, the five-time major champion wouldn't mind seeing that come at a cost....

Bumgarner flirts with perfection in 3-0 Giants win
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wanted to waste a two-strike curveball in front of Rockies cleanup hitter Justin Morneau....

New AP award to recognize top NFL assistant coach
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Associated Press will recognize the NFL's top assistant coach with a new award beginning this season, the news organization announced Wednesday....

Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test, meanwhile, means Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss a full year....

Women's World Cup turf war heats up
Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass....

Sarkisian: USC looking into Shaw's heroic story
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning....

UNC probing report of alleged hazing incident
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina is investigating a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion....

Auburn, Oregon dealing with key injuries
Braxton Miller's season-ending shoulder injury has the potential to shake up the national title race, leaving a loaded Ohio State team without one of the country's most dynamic quarterbacks....

College football begins with low-key opening game
ATLANTA (AP) -- Welcome back, college football!...

CiCi Bellis, 15, youngest US Open winner since '96
NEW YORK (AP) -- While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside....

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