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Nationals hit 4 homers, beat L.A. in battle of NL's top two teams

  Denard Span hit two of Washington's four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. The East-leading Nationals (78-58) own the National League's best record, while the Dodgers (77-61) are atop the West and close behind in pursuit of the top seed, despite...
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Madden game glitch means really undersized linebacker

Madden NFL 15 is the most realistic installation of the video game yet, so naturally that comes with a glitch or two. And one that the Internet has dubbed the "Tiny Titan" glitch is actually hilarious. Christian Kirksey is a linebacker for the Cleveland Browns who the team selected in the third round of this year's NFL draft. He's listed at 6 feet 2, 235 pounds...
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Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

LOS ANGELES (AP) Denard Span hit two of Washington's four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. The East-leading Nationals (78-58) own the NL's best record while the Dodgers (77-61) are atop the West and close behind in pursuit of the top seed, despite...
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Louisville makes ACC debut with convincing victory over Miami

  Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school. Despite...
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Flirting with disaster? Seahawks to let All-Pro safety Thomas return punts

What was initially thought to be more of a training camp experiment by the Seahawks instead became a confirmed truth on Monday. And it will put one of the league's best defensive players in a bigger spotlight — and in a lot more cross hairs. Seattle coach Pete Carroll confirmed to reporters on Monday that the reigning NFL champions will open the season with All-Pro safety Earl...
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Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) 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...
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Miami Hurricanes lose season opener in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 Monday night. The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the...
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Report: Arizona State extends contracts of both basketball coaches

  Arizona State has agreed to contract extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne, a person familiar with the deals told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced. Sendek's extension would run through the 2018-19 season. His current contract goes through...
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Royals stop three-game losing streak with victory over Rangers

  Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and five hits in 6-1...
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Carl Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston. The Olympic great was a volunteer assistant last season. Head coach Leroy Burrell says Monday in a release that Lewis is taking on a full-time role for the 2014-15 campaign, and will coach sprints and jumps for the Cougars. Burrell says Lewis "brings...
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Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. Perez, who had three hits, went deep in the third with Alex Gordon aboard. His two-out double in the first scored Gordon, who had singled and swiped second. Yordano Ventura allowed three runs, two earned, and...
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AP source: ASU extends both basketball coaches

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) A person familiar with the contracts says Arizona State has agreed to extensions for men's basketball coach Herb Sendek and women's coach Charli Turner Thorne. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the deals have not been announced. Sendek's extension would run through the 2018-19 season. Turner Thorne...
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Lewis gets full-time coaching job at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Carl Lewis has agreed to become a full-time coach for the track and field program at the University of Houston. The Olympic great was a volunteer assistant last season. Head coach Leroy Burrell says Monday in a release that Lewis is taking on a full-time role for the 2014-15 campaign, and will coach sprints and jumps for the Cougars. Burrell says Lewis ''brings...
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Miss Serendipity wins Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Miss Serendipity rallied to win the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap for older fillies and mares by 1¼ lengths at Del Mar on Monday, with jockey Brice Blanc aboard his first mount in five weeks. The 6-year-old mare ran 1 1/16 miles on the turf in 1:40.98 and paid $11.20, $5.20 and $3.40. Parranda, the 9-5 favorite, returned $3.60 and $2.60, while Cozze Up Lady...
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Dustin Pedroia remains sidelined with concussion symptoms

  Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the New York Yankees...
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Tigers-Indians Preview

Miguel Cabrera returned with a bang as the Detroit Tigers took the opener of this four-game set. That shouldn't come as much of a surprise to the Cleveland Indians, who haven't been able to contain the slugger. Looking to keep pace in the AL Central race, Cabrera and the Tigers go for a fifth consecutive road win over the Indians on Tuesday night. Cabrera went 4 for 5 with...
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Spain, Greece move to 3-0 with wins at Basketball World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the Basketball World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in a battle of unbeatens to take the lead in Group A, while Greece clinched the first spot in Madrid by improving to 3-0 earlier in the day. The U.S. was off...
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Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka returned to the quarterfinals by ending the surprising run of Serbian qualifier Aleksandra Krunic. The 16th-seeded Azarenka won four of the last five games to edge the 145th-ranked Krunic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Monday night. Krunic was trying to become the first qualifier since 1981 to reach the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows...
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Jorge Soler stays hot; Cubs hand Brewers 6th straight loss

  Jorge Soler has never lacked confidence. Even before being promoted to the major leagues last week, the Cuban slugger declared this season to be ''his time.'' But his blistering start with the Chicago Cubs has caught even him off-guard. Soler doubled twice and scored a run in his Wrigley Field debut as the Cubs beat Milwaukee 4-2 Monday, handing the Brewers their...
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Central-leading Cardinals need a boost from Waino

The St. Louis Cardinals are alone atop the NL Central for the first time this year after rallying to take the opener of this pivotal three-game series against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Getting Adam Wainwright on track could prove especially key if they want to remain there. With August behind him, Wainwright tries Tuesday night to avenge last week's defeat to the division...
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Hull City complete loan swoop for Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle

Hull have completed the loan signing of playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa from Newcastle, completing a stunning day of transfer activity for the Tigers who also brought in Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame. City boss Steve Bruce was the Barclays Premier League's most active manager on deadline day, breaking his club's transfer record for Uruguay international Hernandez...
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Cardinals take sole possession of first in Central with win over Pirates

  Matt Holliday is keeping quiet about his recent hitting surge. However, his St. Louis teammates are more than happy to praise him after Holliday hit the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning Monday to rally the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. St. Louis moved into sole possession of first place in the National League Central for the first time this season...
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Mizzou RB Russell Hansbrough grasps starting role

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Russell Hansbrough can't remember the previous time he rushed 20 times in a game. "It'd probably be in peewee football or something like that," the Missouri running back said. "Not even in high school." Hansbrough, a junior from Arlington, Texas, ran a career-high 126 yards in the No. 24 Tigers' 38-18 season-opening win Saturday against...
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What to watch at US Open: Bencic, 17, eyes semis

NEW YORK (AP) 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...
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Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

LONDON (AP) Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window. The record 20-time English champions are paying around $9 million to Monaco to take Falco on loan for the season with an option to buy the 28-year-old Colombia striker. Bringing one of the hottest properties in world...
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