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WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry

BERLIN (AP) Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet for a friendly in Duesseldorf. It may seem incongruous to celebrate winning the World Cup with the defeated side in attendance, but Wednesday's game was organized last March, well before Mario Goetze scored in injury time on July 13 to give...
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Washington turning to suspended Miles at QB after lackluster opener

  After a lackluster offensive showing in its opener, No. 25 Washington will have a different quarterback for coach Chris Petersen's home debut. Cyler Miles gets the start against Eastern Washington, Petersen announced on Monday. The sophomore replaces Jeff Lindquist, who struggled to move the offense for most of Washington's 17-16 win at Hawaii. Miles was suspended for...
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USA takes first step toward 2018 with post-World Cup date with Czech Republic

PRAGUE The shell of a new building stood on the far end of the training field where the U.S. national team proceeded through its first post-World Cup training session on Monday afternoon. The concrete framing rose behind the far goal and stood watch over the proceedings below. Like the team practicing in its shadow, the structure boasted the sturdy underpinnings necessary to carry...
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Carrie Underwood, Predators' Mike Fisher expecting their first child

  Country music star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child. Underwood and Fisher posted the announcement on their social media accounts on Monday. Underwood's publicist confirmed the couple will be expecting their first child in the spring. The 31-year-old Underwood shot to fame after winning...
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Monday's Sports In Brief

NEW YORK (AP) Bothered by the heat and stifling humidity, Eugenie Bouchard felt dizzy and her vision was blurry. She tried to carry on, but it was hardly an ideal time to try to win a tennis match. The No. 7-seeded Bouchard became the latest top woman to bow out at this surprise-filled U.S. Open, beaten 7-6 (2), 6-4 Monday by 17th-seeded Ekaterina Makarova of Russia in the fourth...
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Arkansas looks to snap 10-game losing streak

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas coach Bret Bielema is focused on beating Nicholls State. There is nothing else he can do at this point about the Razorbacks' school-record losing streak. Arkansas faded down the stretch of a 45-21 loss to No. 6 Auburn on Saturday, running its slide to 10 games. The Razorbacks host the Colonels (0-1) this weekend. In order for Arkansas to win...
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Jones' mantra: Get to the quarterback

PITTSBURGH (AP) Get to the quarterback. That's the goal this season for Pittsburgh Steelers second-year linebacker Jarvis Jones. It doesn't matter how he does it, either. ''No matter how you get there, you just have to get there,'' Jones said. The Steelers hope to see just that starting Sunday when they welcome the Cleveland Browns to Heinz Field for their...
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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. ''It's not like there's anything that I can do to sway it...
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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. That was enough, even though it meant giving up a chance at reaching one of baseball's most special personal milestones. No worries. The boys in the bullpen gave the entire pitching staff something...
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France coach Clement picks Benneteau for Davis Cup squad

  France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month. Tenth-ranked Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, No. 14 Richard Gasquet and No. 24 Gael Monfils have also been selected for the best-of-five series, which is to be held at Roland Garros -- home of the French...
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Belinda Bencic says U.S. Open success at age 17 is 'insane'

  A year ago at the U.S. Open, Belinda Bencic was ranked 331st and playing in the junior tournament, where she lost in the quarterfinals. Still only 17, she will be participating in the women's quarterfinals Tuesday, playing 39th-ranked Peng Shuai of China. ''It's insane,'' was the way Bencic put it. Bencic has already beaten three seeded players -- No. 6...
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Nine-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — 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. Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe Frazier? ''Properly promoted, I think it would be much, much bigger than Rocky,'' said Robin Hazel, who...
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Nishikori beats Raonic in 5 sets at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, tying the latest finish in tournament history. Raonic couldn't get anything going against his serve in the final two sets, unable...
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Stan Wawrinka pulls away to beat Tommy Robredo at U.S. Open

  Australian Open champ Stan Wawrinka tumbled into the stands, kept calling for the trainer to treat cramping, and still pulled away to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals. The third-seeded Wawrinka won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Monday against Tommy Robredo, who has given him trouble in the past. The 16th-seeded Spaniard had a chance to serve out the first set and had two set points...
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Bouchard latest U.S. Open upset victim

Bouchard latest U.S. Open upset victim
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Kei Nishikori outlasts Milos Raonic in match that ends past 2 a.m.

  Japan's Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at nearly 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Raonic couldn't get anything going against his serve in the final two sets, while Nishikori earned the two breaks he'd need. Nishikori...
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Victoria Azarenka tops qualifier Aleksandra Krunic at U.S. Open

  Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance. Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come back and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending the surprising, out-of-nowhere run by...
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Lauren Jackson pulls out of world championships because of injury

  Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo surgery on a persistent...
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9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) For many Philadelphia tourists, the Rocky statue is a must-see - even if it is a movie prop depicting a fictional boxer. Could a sculpture of real-life heavyweight champion Joe Frazier draw as many admirers? Artist Stephen Layne is finishing up a 9-foot-tall clay version of ''Smokin' Joe,'' which captures Philly's hometown hero in mid-punch...
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Sylvia Fowles leads Sky past Fever in two OT to even series

  Courtney Vandersloot and her Chicago Sky teammates would prefer to take the lead early on. Instead, they have been rallying from big deficits in the WNBA playoffs. In their latest game, Sylvia Fowles scored 27 points to help the Sky overcome a 14-point deficit to outlast the Indiana Fever 86-84 in double-overtime on Monday, evening the best-of-3 Eastern Conference finals. The...
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Ponying up: Texans reportedly make Watt NFL's newest $100 Million Man

When No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney needs some pointers on getting to the quarterback, he need only look across the huddle at sackmaster and teammate J.J. Watt and ask for advice. Now he can ask Watt to pick up the check, too. Watt, the two-time first-team All-Pro and 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has agreed to a long-term extension with the Houston Texans, the Houston...
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Daniel Hudson activated from DL after 2 Tommy John surgeries

  The Arizona Diamondbacks have reinstated Daniel Hudson from the disabled list, and the right-hander will likely work in relief in his return from two Tommy John operations. Arizona also reinstated outfielder Cody Ross from the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. Hudson has not pitched for Arizona since June 26, 2012, when he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his...
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Veteran Jason Giambi returns to Indians for final month

  Jason Giambi's long career, the highs and lows and everything in-between, has brought the slugger back to his beginnings. Just as he did as a rookie in 1993, he's wearing No. 72. ''I guess I've come full circle,'' the Indians slugger said. Giambi was activated from the 60-day disabled list on Monday for the surging Indians, who had moved within 3-1...
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Rangers lose 4-3 to Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Colby Lewis is racking up innings for the Texas Rangers. It's quite a feat after he missed last season with elbow and hip surgeries. Lewis pitched seven innings in the Texas Rangers' 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. He leads the team with 144 1-3 on the year. "It definitely is gratifying," Lewis said. "I'm thankful...
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Reds' Homer Bailey headed to 60-day DL, won't pitch in September

  The Reds plan to transfer right-hander Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list on Tuesday, ending his chances of pitching again this season. Bailey hurt his right elbow and went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 16. The Reds initially expected to have him back in September. The Reds were off on Monday before opening a three-game series in Baltimore. They plan to call up 10 players...
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