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Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit Braves
ATLANTA (AP) -- On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter....

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....

Kirk rallies to win the Deutsche Bank
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns....

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 fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team's 59-79 record than the need for "new direction" and a "united message throughout the entire organization."...

Gronk promises he will play Sunday; Dolphins ready
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Star tight end Rob Gronkowski stood in front of his Gillette Stadium locker Monday and announced he will be playing in the New England Patriots' opener at Miami this Sunday....

9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone....

Raiders tab rookie Derek Carr as starting QB
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland rookie Derek Carr will start the season opener against the New York Jets, becoming the first Raiders quarterback to start the first game of his rookie season....

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gio Gonzalez picked a good time to earn his first victory for Washington in the second half, coming against a talented Dodgers lineup the Nationals could see in the postseason....

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