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Henley leads a large chasing pack at Deutsche Bank

NORTON, Mass. (AP) Russell Henley either was playing down his chances or looking at Rory McIlroy's name high on the leaderboard in the Deutsche Bank Championship. ''Nobody is really expecting me to be sitting here right now,'' he said Sunday. He was sitting atop a crowded leaderboard at the TPC Boston, which is becoming standard fare for these FedEx Cup playoffs...
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USF freshman Mack leading rusher in opening week

Let's get the first edition of Stat Watch off to a running start. Six Football Bowl Subdivision players rushed for more than 200 yards in the opening week of the season. South Florida freshman Marlon Mack led the pack with 275 yards and four touchdowns. Playing in place of injured starter Darius Tice, Mack had 176 yards and three TDs in the second half as the Bulls held off the...
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Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) His racing suit unzipped down to his waist, Tony Stewart walked glumly out of Atlanta Motor Speedway with two issues still hanging over him. He doesn't know if he'll face criminal charges for his car striking and killing another driver. He's yet to claim a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. At least he was back on the track. Stewart...
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Expanded rosters give managers more flexibility

The Cleveland Indians have played their way back into the thick of the playoff race, but the grind is only beginning. Manager Terry Francona's team does not have another off day on the schedule until Sept. 25. That's a full month after Cleveland's previous off day, which was Aug. 25. So yes, Francona has been looking forward to the chance to expand his roster in September...
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Your Top Plays for Today

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide --- --CAROLINE WOZNIACKI WEARS DOWN MARIA SHARAPOVA TO REACH US OPEN QUARTERFINALS Caroline Wozniacki wore down Maria Sharapova to win in three sets at the U.S. Open and return to a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in more than two years. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN-US-OPEN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE...
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Venus and Serena Williams advance to doubles quarters at U.S. Open

  Venus and Serena Williams easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open doubles Sunday, beating the 12th-seeded Spanish team of Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez-Navarro 6-1, 6-0. The sisters are bidding for their 14th Grand Slam doubles title, but first at Flushing Meadows since 2009. They are playing their first tournament together since the second round of Wimbledon...
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Roger Federer commits to play Brisbane International in January

  Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane are similar to Melbourne...
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Serena Williams targets her first major quarterfinal appearance of 2014

  With Maria Sharapova's loss at the U.S. Open, four different women will win Grand Slam titles this year. Serena Williams takes the next step toward trying to fill out that list when she plays her fourth-round match Monday. First things first, though. The 17-time Grand Slam champion has yet to even reach a major quarterfinal this season. ''I've been a casualty this...
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Whoa, daddy! Danica flirts with victory, turns in career-best finish

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Rangers-Royals Preview

The Kansas City Royals are still in first place in the AL Central but can't feel good about that the way things are going. Getting to face Colby Lewis on Monday night could make them feel a little better. The Royals have battered Lewis in the past and will look to end a three-game slide when they host the woeful Texas Rangers. Kansas City (74-61) nearly dropped into a tie for...
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Federer to play Brisbane International in January

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Roger Federer has confirmed he will return to the Brisbane International in January to kick off his preparation for the Australian Open. Federer was beaten in last year's final by local favorite Lleyton Hewitt at the Queensland Tennis Centre and said he expected to be in top form for January's tournament. The world No. 3 said conditions in Brisbane...
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Danica Patrick finishes career-best 6th at Atlanta

Danica Patrick finishes career-best 6th at Atlanta
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Danica Patrick scores career-best sixth-place finish in Atlanta

Entering Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick had been mired in a slump -- and that's just putting it mildly. But after six consecutive races in which she failed to crack the top 15 in the final rundown, Patrick seemingly come out of nowhere to deliver a career-best sixth-place finish in Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500. Starting 27th...
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Baylor wins big, but not without big scare to QB Bryce Petty on FS1

  Bryce Petty took a bruising shot to his lower back on No. 10 Baylor's first offensive drive in its new riverfront stadium. The reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year then moved gingerly at times, often grabbing at his back and side between plays the rest of the first half. Petty still managed to have a big impact in the impressive debut of McLane Stadium, accounting...
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Game suspended with Indians leading Royals 4-2 in 10th inning

  The race for the American League Central title got another wrinkle Sunday night when Cleveland's game at Kansas City was suspended in the 10th inning. Lonnie Chisenhall's two-out, two-run double gave the Indians a 4-2 lead before rain led to a delay before the bottom half of the inning. The teams never took the field again. The game will resume on Sept. 22 in Cleveland...
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Coming together: Chase field much clearer with one race to go

NASCAR's championship picture became a little bit clearer following Sunday night's Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which was won by Kasey Kahne. In that race, Kahne and Matt Kenseth became the 13th and 14th drivers, respectively, to clinch spots in NASCAR's season-ending, 10-race, Chase for the Sprint Cup. After next Saturday night's race at Richmond International...
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Dominant night for Harvick ends on unhappy note

Kevin Harvick was in a league of his own nearly every lap this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway -- until it really counted. After a dominant win in Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race, Harvick appeared headed for another trophy throughout most of Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 Sprint Cup Series race at AMS. Starting from the pole, the Stewart-Haas Racing driver was head and...
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No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with win over SMU

WACO, Texas (AP) - Bryce Petty and No. 10 Baylor had a nice housewarming party at their new riverfront campus stadium Sunday night, even though the quarterback was clearly not feeling his best. Petty threw for 161 yards and accounted for three touchdowns while playing the first half of the Bears' 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU. Petty, the reigning Big...
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NASCAR star finally in Chase

Kasey Kahne wins in Atlanta, qualifies for Chase
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Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Cleveland's game at Kansas City has been suspended due to rain with the Indians leading 4-2 heading into the bottom of the 10th inning. The game will resume on Sept. 22 in Cleveland before the start of a three-game series between the AL Central rivals.
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Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night. Kahne's first win of the season earned him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint cup. Kenseth also qualified for the Chase on points. Denny Hamlin was...
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Game-changer: Kahne races way into Chase with dramatic Atlanta win

Kasey Kahne made a late-race pass on the final restart to win Sunday night's Oral-B 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway and lock himself into the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kahne passed Matt Kenseth on the second green-white-checkered finish to score his critical first victory of the season and 17th of his career. With the victory, Kahne joins Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon...
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Kasey Kahne wins Sprint Cup race at Atlanta

Kasey Kahne wins Sprint Cup race at Atlanta
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Baylor wins big, but not without big scare to Petty on FS1 (VIDEO)

  Bryce Petty threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, helping No. 10 Baylor open its riverfront campus stadium with a 45-0 victory over former Southwest Conference rival SMU on Sunday night. Petty played two quarters because of a bruise to his lower back after taking an early shot. He threw for 161 yards while moving gingerly at times and often grabbing at his back....
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Belinda Bencic, 17, becomes youngest in U.S. Open quarters since '97

  With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997. Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, ninth-seeded Jelena Jankovic was far more rattled than an opponent 12 years her junior. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Sunday night. Bencic saved three set points in the first, as Jankovic twice...
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