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Hit by cramps, Raonic loses to qualifier Harrison at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) -- The cramping became so debilitating, Milos Raonic said, he couldn't grip his racket properly....

What to Watch at US Open: del Potro-Johnson; Venus, Serena
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the U.S. Open decided to give 2009 champion Juan Martin del Potro a wild-card invitation this year, it rankled American player Steve Johnson....

Open and shut! US Open closes roof for 1st time during match
NEW YORK (AP) -- The U.S. Open closed its new, $150 million retractable roof atop Arthur Ashe Stadium during a match for the first time Wednesday night....

Players cleared by NFL in PEDs investigation
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL stars James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers can start the regular season without having the specter of a league investigation over whether they used performance-enhancing drugs hanging over their heads....

AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's recent decision to not stand during the national anthem as a way of protesting police killings of unarmed black men has drawn support and scorn far beyond sports. The Associated Press explains how "The Star-Spangled Banner" became a ritual of American public life, its complicated racial origins and how the song has been used as a form of political resistance....

Late appeal moves NFL concussion case to Supreme Court
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A last-minute appeal in the NFL concussion case, filed by the son of an all-star and civil rights activist, has sent the proposed settlement to the U.S. Supreme Court and delays payouts for at least several months....

Toles hits grand slam, Dodgers rally for DH split with Rox
DENVER (AP) -- Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts had his speech all ready to go - the one he was prepared to deliver after being swept out of Coors Field....

Johnson's double send Mets to 5-2 win over Marlins
NEW YORK (AP) -- Even when things are starting to fall into place for the surging New York Mets, another impactful injury casted a dark cloud over what should have been a jubilant clubhouse following one of the biggest wins of the year....

Column: 10 years later, Goodell still leading with his chin
Some anniversary this is turning out to be....

Brown shines, Redskins beat Buccaneers in preseason finale
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- The stands were mostly empty, but the soggy show went on....

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