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Serena Williams, of the United States, returns the ball as she practices for the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 26, 2019 - 1:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The year's last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started with quite a matchup: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time. The two stars meet in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, file photo shows the Las Vegas skyline. Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA college championship events, including women’s basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 26, 2019 - 1:08 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas is set to bid on nearly a half dozen different NCAA championship events, including women's basketball. The NCAA will start accepting bids Monday on nearly two dozen sports championships over all three divisions. This is the first year that Las Vegas is eligible to bid...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper stretches before batting during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. Harper left after the fifth inning because of dehydration. The Padres won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 26, 2019 - 1:05 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: DADDY'S HOME Bryce Harper is expected to return from paternity leave as the Phillies open a home series against struggling Pittsburgh. Philadelphia dropped two of three at last-place Miami without him, managing only four hits and never batting...
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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington (13) catches a 41-yard touchdown as he is defended by Tennessee Titans defensive back Kenneth Durden (20) in the first half of a preseason NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
August 25, 2019 - 11:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger needed three short series to show he's ready for the regular season, even though he wasn't happy the Steelers didn't score earlier. The Tennessee Titans made it very clear protecting Marcus Mariota on a wet and ugly night was their top priority...
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New York Yankees' Gleyber Torres, left, celebrates with Aaron Judge after the Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 25, 2019 - 10:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Yankees left Los Angeles feeling good about how they matched up against the team with the best record in baseball. DJ LeMahieu, Aaron Judge and Mike Ford homered, and Domingo Germán outdueled Clayton Kershaw for his major league-leading 17th win in a 5-1 victory over the...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, right, celebrates with Kurt Suzuki, left, after scoring against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)
August 25, 2019 - 7:16 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez thinks Anthony Rendon should win all the awards. "I'll make a case for him right now, yeah," a chuckling Martinez said. "MVP, Gold Glove. My man, Anthony." He's making quite a case by himself. Rendon homered and had four hits, including an...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck shakes hands with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay after a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
August 25, 2019 - 6:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck was unique. He loved football. He loves life even more. So when the 29-year-old Luck thought another long, laborious comeback journey jeopardized his future, he believed walking away from the sport and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars was the only logical...
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River Ridge, Louisiana's Stan Wiltz embraces Peyton Spadoni (6) as they jump on top of Jeffrey Curtis and Conner Perrot (9) on top of the pile as they celebrate the 8-0 win against Curacao in the Little League World Series Championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Tom E. Puskar)
August 25, 2019 - 5:59 pm
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — For the second straight day, a line drive found the glove of Louisiana shortstop Stan Wiltz and a dogpile ensued in the infield at Lamade Stadium. Stan was fine with all that. Nothing seemed to go wrong for the boys from River Ridge over the last week at the Little...
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Rory McIlroy, right, hugs his caddy after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and The FedEx Cup Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
August 25, 2019 - 5:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The crowd rushing to circle the 18th green. The steady chants. It all sounded so familiar to Rory McIlroy at East Lake, with one big difference. On Sunday, it was all for him. One year after he was an overlooked bystander as Tiger Woods celebrated the missing piece of his comeback by...
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Atlanta Braves' Josh Donaldson hits a home run during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
August 25, 2019 - 4:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Donaldson and Dallas Keuchel were playing T-ball back in the days when Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves began tormenting the New York Mets. They've picked up the tradition pretty quick. Donaldson hit two more home runs against the Mets, Keuchel pitched his best game of the...
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