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U.S. Open: Peng takes down another seeded player

NEW YORK (AP) -- Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer...
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Italian Open: Otto charges into lead with 10-under 62

FIANO, Italy (AP) -- Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup also gained momentum. Otto, who won this event in 2008, carded nine birdies, one eagle and one bogey to move to 15-under at the Circolo Golf Torino. He was three shots...
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No. 11 Stanford set to open season vs. UC Davis

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) David Shaw was an assistant on the Baltimore Ravens in the fall of 2005 when he heard about the most unlikely upset: UC Davis 20, Stanford 17. The Cardinal have come so far since that stunning loss to a lower-tier California school that Shaw sees no reason to talk about it now. Instead, he is focused on taking the two-time defending Pac-12 champions even further...
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We won't miss the NFL preseason, but here is what we learned

The NFL regular season is almost upon us. Mercifully. It’s finally time to close the book on the preseason and the traditionally lousy football games that were even worse than the usual. The dreck of increased penalties, as well as more stars than ever being held out to eliminate injury risk, didn’t help. But before we say goodbye, let’s reflect upon the biggest stories of...
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Gremio promises to punish fans for racism toward Santos keeper Aranha

SAO PAULO -- Brazilian club Gremio has promised to help identify and punish the fans who taunted a player in the latest case of racism to taint the national game. The club said Friday it will do all it can to find the fans responsible for monkey taunts directed at Santos goalkeeper Aranha in Thursday's Brazilian Cup match in Porto Alegre. Aranha complained after the slurs were...
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Tony Stewart speaks for first time since tragic sprint car incident

A visibly emotional Tony Stewart came back to his favorite place Friday: The racetrack. But it was a somber time for Stewart, clearly shaken to his core. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, who had missed three consecutive races after being involved in a fatal sprint car crash in New York state Aug. 9, met the media Friday afternoon at Atlanta Motor Speedway, where...
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Crew-Impact Preview

After a relatively quiet first three MLS seasons, Justin Meram has been one of the biggest reasons why the Columbus Crew have turned things around offensively. As Meram looks to score in a career-best fourth straight match, the visiting Crew try to continue climbing the Eastern Conference ladder by dealing the Montreal Impact their ninth loss in 10 contests Saturday night. The Crew...
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Bo Pelini says marijuana is 'out of control' in society

During a breakfast chat Friday morning about Husker football and realted topics, cat-loving Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini drifted into a lecture about the ills of marijuana. According to Omaha.com, Pelini had spent some time discussing challenges facing modern coaches, and what they deal with concerning players, families and backgrounds, when he was asked to elaborate. Pelini said...
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No. 4 Oklahoma ready to make new memories

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma finally gets a chance to live up to the hype. The Sooners have gotten tons of attention since beating Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. The opener Saturday at home against Louisiana Tech offers the fourth-ranked Sooners a chance to move to the next chapter. Quarterback Trevor Knight has received plenty of attention for his MVP performance against Alabama, and...
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Petersen era to begin with Huskies at Hawaii

Spending time on the islands during football season is not Washington coach Chris Petersen's idea of a vacation. He learned the difficulty of taking a team to Hawaii when he was the head man at Boise State and a trip to Oahu to face the Rainbow Warriors was a part of conference play. He's a fan of Hawaii, but not necessarily playing there. ''Get off that plane and...
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'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) Time to get some answers about Alabama's quarterback competition. Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide's opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is likely...
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Tony Ferguson's unlikely journey from bartender to UFC co-main eventer

When UFC 177 co-main event fighter Tony Ferguson was in high school he was a triple threat athlete competing in football, baseball and wrestling.  He was actually on a couple of championship football teams and it appeared as if that sport may trump all the others for his future in athletics. Actually as it turns out, getting away from school and partying won out over any of the...
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Peng beats another seeded player at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) Peng Shuai beat another seeded player at the U.S. Open to reach her second straight Grand Slam round of 16. Two days after upsetting fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska, Peng defeated 28th-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-4, 6-3 on Friday. The Chinese veteran had gone two years without making it past the second round at a major tournament before her Wimbledon run this summer....
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Otto takes lead with 62; Gallacher gains momentum

FIANO, Italy (AP) Hennie Otto of South Africa shot a 10-under 62 to take a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Italian Open on Friday, while Stephen Gallacher's late bid to qualify for the Ryder Cup also gained momentum. Otto, who won this event in 2008, carded nine birdies, one eagle and one bogey to move to 15-under at the Circolo Golf Torino. He was three shots...
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Texas A&M, Sumlin ready for more after statement win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin knows his Aggies have more to accomplish. Still, he couldn't help but take pride in the team's dominating show at Southeastern Conference power South Carolina. "We're not where we want to be, but I'll put it this way: We're not going anywhere anytime soon," Sumlin said after the 21st-ranked Aggies...
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Seven reasons why Baylor will make 2014 College Football Playoff

My sleeper pick to get to the College Football Playoff is Baylor, who I don't feel like should be much of a sleeper anymore. But hanging at No. 10 in the preseason poll makes the Bears just far enough back to fit the term, especially since so many folks have boarded the Oklahoma bandwagon. Me? I'm a little skeptical of the Sooners, especially since they're going to be...
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Man pleads guilty to fraud in $1 million Bugatti crash

Video of his crash made a splash on the Internet in 2009, and now a Texas man faces a long stretch in the clink for driving his Bugatti Veyron into the drink. Federal authorities say 39-year-old Andy Lee House of Lufkin has pleaded guilty to wire mail fraud in relation to the incident. House purchased the car for $1 million, then took a $2.2 million insurance policy on it. After...
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5 for Friday: Tommy John, 40 years after the surgery that saved his career

You could make a reasonably compelling argument that former big-league pitcher Tommy John has had the most interesting career in baseball history: Enters the league at 20. Wins 124 games with 28 shutouts and an ERA under 3.00 before he's 32. Then he blows his elbow, which can only be fixed by a tendon replacement surgery that's never been done before. And not only does John...
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Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Portugal Euro 2016 qualifier

LISBON, Portugal -- Cristiano Ronaldo is unfit and will miss Portugal's opening 2016 European Championship qualifier against visiting Albania. Portugal coach Paulo Bento said Friday that the country's star forward, who has been playing for Real Madrid at the start of the Spanish league season, was ruled unfit to play in the Sept. 7 match by the Portuguese Football Federation...
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2014 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks Cheat Sheet

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Irish open season vs Rice under academic cloud

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame won't be at full strength when it opens the season against Rice and might not be all season. It marks the second straight season the Irish are being hampered by academic problems. A year after starting quarterback Everett Golson missed the season because of academic impropriety, five players are being held out indefinitely while the university...
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Winston, champ FSU open at site of next title game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is leading quarterback Jameis Winston into a new season in another NFL stadium, under very different circumstances. Winston is the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, not a freshman playing his first college game. And the Seminoles are the top-ranked defending national champions playing on the same field where the 2014 title winner...
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2014 Fantasy Football Top 200 Cheat Sheet

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Dodgers-Padres Preview

There was a time last month when the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting staff was able to thrive despite Dan Haren's struggles. With injuries piling up, they're needing more from him as September approaches. The right-hander will try for a fourth win in five starts Friday night as the Dodgers open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres, baseball's best home team...
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Miami quietly helping athletes by providing lifetime scholarships

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- University of Miami President Donna Shalala would prefer Hurricane athletes get their degrees before leaving school, taking advantage of the scholarships they've been afforded. And she knows that won't always be the case, of course. So very quietly, and for several years now, Miami has offered the next best thing. Lifetime scholarships, as some...
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