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NFL suspends Irsay 6 games, fines him $500,000
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- The NFL has suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy, coming down hard after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor stemming from a March traffic stop....

A&M jumps, FSU, 'Bama lose some support in AP poll
NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas A&M makes a big jump in the AP Top 25 after the most impressive performance of the opening weekend of college football. Florida State and Alabama lost some support in the first poll of the regular season after close victories against heavy underdogs....

Unbeaten US routs New Zealand 98-71 at worlds
BILBAO, Spain (AP) -- American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge....

Peng beats Bencic to reach US Open semis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Unseeded Peng Shuai of China beat 17-year-old Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-1 in the U.S. Open on Tuesday to reach her first semifinal in 37 Grand Slam tournaments....

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....

A&M QB prefers unique nickname over Kenny Football
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Just call him Kenny Trill....

Serena has medical timeout in US Open doubles loss
NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams took a medical timeout because of a problem with her right foot and later double-faulted on the last two points as she and sister Venus lost in the doubles quarterfinals at the U.S. Open....

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....

Picking the best of the worst for Ryder Cup
NEW YORK (AP) -- Graeme McDowell saw this coming nine months ago when his thoughts turned to the Ryder Cup....

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