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Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher picked for Ryder Cup
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher are Europe's wild-card selections for this month's Ryder Cup against the United States at Gleneagles....

Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- The biggest number for Cole Hamels after six innings wasn't the zero in the hits allowed column but the 108 pitches thrown by the Philadelphia Phillies' starter....

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. ...

Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talk
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Chris Kirk figured the Ryder Cup was out of his hands when he failed to earn one of the nine automatic spots. He already has plans to be at the Tennessee-Georgia football game during the matches in Scotland. He doesn't see any need to call U.S. captain Tom Watson and lobby for a pick....

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....

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Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs
NEW YORK (AP) -- Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row - and at a 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall....

US OPEN SCENE: Azarenka's 'Happy Birthday' wish
NEW YORK (AP) -- As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes for a really good tennis player....

Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that....

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