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Kvitova, V. Williams rematch set at China Open

BEIJING (AP) Petra Kvitova and Venus Williams will meet in the third round of the China Open in a reprise of their dramatic, three-set encounter at Wimbledon. Kvitova was two points from defeat in that match, but came back to beat Williams 5-7, 7-6 (2), 7-5 and ride that momentum all the way to her second Wimbledon title. The third-seeded Czech player set up another clash with a...
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Kei Nishikori beats Ivan Dodig in first round of Japan Open

  Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was Nishikori's first singles match in Japan since he went to the final of the U.S. Open and...
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Nishikori beats Dodig to advance at Japan Open

TOKYO (AP) Fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday. Nishikori faced only one break point in 10 service games and progressed to a match against Donald Young of the United States in the second round. It was Nishikori's first singles match in Japan since he went to the final of the U...
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Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls

For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason. This is the first October in which skippers can contest an umpire's call. Nearly everything is subject to replay review, except for balls and strikes, but managers only get one challenge per game if they're wrong. Based on how they did during the regular...
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Serena Williams, Jack Sock to represent U.S. at Hopman Cup

  Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January. Williams won the Cup with James Blake in 2003 and Mardy Fish in 2008 and will again use the tournament as preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian Open. Defending...
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This just wasn't Bob Melvin's night

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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

SWIMMING BALTIMORE (AP) Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials said he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in Baltimore, according to the Maryland...
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Slimmer OJ Mayo kicks off season with Bucks

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) O.J. Mayo has very few memories of last season. It's probably a good thing, considering he played in just 52 games - only 23 starts - for the Milwaukee Bucks and finished with career lows in just about every offensive category. He spent most of the second half of the Bucks' 15-67 season watching from the bench thanks to a conditioning issue. But that...
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Bielema expects Arkansas to bounce back

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Bret Bielema isn't sure if last year's Arkansas team could have bounced back emotionally from a disheartening overtime loss to Texas A&M. The second-year coach, however, has little doubt this year's resurgent version of the Razorbacks will recover and rebound - particularly with the benefit of a bye this week. Arkansas (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern...
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Phelps apologizes after another brush with the law

Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested early Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, where police said he was clocked going nearly 40 mph over the speed limit and was unable to perform a series of field...
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Purdue keeps searching for answers on offense

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) The Purdue Boilermakers are searching for answers and trying to find solutions for their struggling offense. What's so hard? Move the football. Make plays. Put together drives and score touchdowns. But coming up with the answers isn't as easy as it might seem. ''They are simple, but they're not simple,'' coach Darrell Hazell...
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Ishmael Adams making big plays for No. 8 UCLA

LOS ANGELES (AP) A day after No. 8 UCLA's pummeling of Arizona State, Ishmael Adams couldn't help himself. The Bruins cornerback decided to violate coach Jim Mora's rule about moving on from the previous game after 24 hours, and he took one more look at the 62-27 victory. ''I watched the interception again right before I went to sleep,'' Adams said. ...
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Texas Tech might start freshman QB at Kansas St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has been here before. The Red Raiders' second-year coach has worked with four freshmen starting quarterbacks in the past, mostly with success. Heading into a matchup at No. 23 Kansas State on Saturday, Kingsbury might have to start freshman Patrick Mahomes, the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors high school football player...
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No rest: Packers seek lift for running game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Offensive lineman Josh Sitton could use a break. Unfortunately for him, the NFL schedule calls for Green Bay and its standout left guard to play the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night - just five days after the Packers' last game. This didn't make him happy on Tuesday. ''I hate it,'' Sitton said. Life in the trenches can be enough of...
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Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason - nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys. On Tuesday night, they returned to the game's grand stage in dramatic fashion. Salvador Perez singled home the...
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Iditarod renews TV deal with Sportsman Channel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Organizers of Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have renewed a deal with the Sportsman Channel, continuing a national television presence for the nearly 1,000-mile trek across rugged and sometimes unforgiving terrain. With the agreement announced Wednesday, the network maintains its status as the official network of the race from Anchorage to...
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Iowa to rotate quarterbacks Jake Rudock, C.J. Beathard

Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis says the Hawkeyes are switching to a two-quarterback system. Davis says junior Jake Rudock and sophomore C.J. Beathard have both earned the right to play. Davis says there won't be a set number of snaps for each quarterback, adding that playing time will be decided by ''feel.'' Rudock, a junior, started 17 straight games before...
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How did the Rangers finish in the MLB Power Rankings?

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Royals take down A's 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday...
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Brown nets go-ahead goal, Kings top Sharks 4-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Dustin Brown snapped a tie 44 seconds into the second period, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the San Jose Sharks 4-1 in an NHL preseason game on Tuesday night. Drew Doughty, in his first appearance of the preseason, scored the tying goal midway through the first period. Justin Williams and Dwight King also scored for the Kings (4-0-1). Joe Thornton scored for...
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After 29 years, Royals wait 12 innings for playoff win over A's

  The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs in the 12th inning, allowing Christian Colon to score from second base and giving the long-suffering Royals a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in a wild AL wild-card game Tuesday night. Quite a start...
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Tiger Woods plans to open Florida restaurant next year

  Tiger Woods is trying out some new courses. The top golfer announced Tuesday he is opening a Florida restaurant called The Woods Jupiter: Sports and Dining Club next year. A statement issued by developer Allied Capital and Development of South Florida says the property is still in the works, but is expected to be a 5,900-square-foot restaurant. It's likely to open in the first...
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HS principal: Football players called N-word, monkeys by opposing fans

  A school principal said Tuesday that members of his high school's football team were subjected to racist taunts from among a group of adults in an eastern Connecticut town where his team had just played an away game and lost. New London High School principal William "Tommy" Thompson III said a fight broke out after fans in Plainfield used the N-word in taunts against...
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Serena Williams headlines Hopman Cup field

PERTH, Australia (AP) Top-ranked Serena Williams will combine with Wimbledon doubles champion Jack Sock in the United States team which will compete in a star-studded Hopman Cup tournament in January. Williams won the Cup with James Blake in 2003 and Mardy Fish in 2008 and will again use the tournament as preparation for the first Grand Slam tournament of the season, the Australian...
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Wisconsin backup QB Stave says 'yips' are behind him, throws are OK

Wisconsin backup QB Stave says 'yips' are behind him, throws are OK
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