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Boston's pro sports franchises unite to fight... BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area's five major professional sports franchises are teaming up to fight racism.

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France choose Lille hard court for Davis Cup... PARIS (AP) — France is going back to Lille for the Davis Cup final against Belgium in November and bumped out rugby.

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FIFA hopes for big increase in TV viewers at... PARIS (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants the next edition of the Women's World Cup to draw a billion TV viewers across the world.

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Prosecutors to argue Pistorius should get more... JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius faces another legal challenge when South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal convenes Nov. 3 to hear arguments by state prosecutors that the former track star and convicted murderer should get more jail time.

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Suter, Braun help Brewers beat Bucs to gain in... PITTSBURGH (AP) — While a few key players in the NL playoff picture took a night off Monday, Brewers left-hander Brent Suter got in a little extra work.

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Cibulkova, Garcia move into Pan Pacific 2nd round TOKYO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Dominika Cibulkova is targeting a strong finish to the season after dispatching Carla Suarez Navarro 6-3, 6-3 to book a second-round spot in the Pan Pacific Open on Tuesday.

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Sweet 16: Genoa teenager performing far beyond... ROME (AP) — The 16-year-old sensation of Serie A wouldn't mind taking advantage of his sudden stardom among classmates.

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Australia boost strike power for playoff SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has recalled Maccabi Haifa striker Nikita Rukavytsya after a three-year absence along with captain Mile Jedinak in a 30-man squad for its World Cup qualifying playoff with Syria next month.

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Kent State athlete's death ruled exertional... KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has ruled exertional heat stroke caused the death of a Kent State University football player after an offseason morning workout.

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LEADING OFF: HR record set to fall, Maddon back... A look at what's happening all around the majors today:

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Renfroe, Hedges homer as Padres beat... SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hunter Renfroe's second swing back with the San Diego Padres was a big one.

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Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall... NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.

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Vanderbilt coach starting to reap benefits of... NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason and his Vanderbilt Commodores are showing that experience matters.

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NFL Overreactions: Are the Giants already... The New York Giants are finished.

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Lions rolling into matchup vs Falcons; Giants... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL's highest paid player has the Detroit Lions rolling into early showdown against the defending NFC champion Atlanta Falcons.

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Hischier scores as Devils beat Capitals in... NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Nico Hischier scored in his preseason debut, helping the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night.

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Judge hits No. 44, Chapman saves Yankees' 2-1... NEW YORK (AP) — With the Yankees barely clinging to a late lead in a game with October implications, Aroldis Chapman made fast work of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins.

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Baseball Capsules BALTIMORE (AP) — Andrew Benintendi hit a two-run single in the 11th inning, Mookie Betts had four RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Monday night for their ninth win in 12 games.

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Benintendi's single in 11th sends Red Sox over... BALTIMORE (AP) — Roaring from behind and then finally winning in extra innings, the Boston Red Sox did more than merely maintain their lead in the AL East.

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Judge: Ex-NFL players may be targets for... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned they're being targeted by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.

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Stafford throws for 2 TDs as Lions beat... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — So far, so good for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions. Eli Manning and the New York Giants are heading in the opposite direction.

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Ex-tennis star expected to testify against... NEW YORK (AP) — Former pro tennis star James Blake's mistaken arrest in New York City has become the subject of a disciplinary trial for the arresting officer, who's accused of using excessive force.

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Olson, Lowrie lead Oakland to 8-3 win in Detroit DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics weren't trying to pull a fast one on the Detroit Tigers.

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Stanton hits 55th homer to help Marlins beat... MIAMI (AP) — Maybe it was the breather Giancarlo Stanton requested and received, or the move one spot down in the batting order that rejuvenated his home run swing.

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Sean McVay readies Rams for demands of short... THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Sean McVay spent plenty of nights sleeping in his office as an assistant in Washington. With a Thursday night game at San Francisco just days away, the first-year coach of the Los Angeles Rams might…

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Altherr's grand slam lifts Phillies past... PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night.

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Wake Forest freshman Migliaccio leads at... Wake Forest women’s golf team opened play Monday at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate with the first and second rounds at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Tigers pitcher Ferrell hit in head by liner,... DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeff Ferrell was alert and responsive after being hit in the head by a line drive Monday night.

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Lopsided losses have Saints at early tipping point METAIRIE, La. (AP) — It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.

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In 'Battle of the Sexes,' King passes a baton... TORONTO (AP) — Walking through a tunnel alongside Billie Jean King at the grounds of the U.S. Open, Emma Stone gasped at the size of its main court.

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Packers hit hard by injuries in loss to Falcons GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A slew of injuries to key players could leave the Green Bay Packers scrambling this week. And perhaps the week after that, too.

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Bucks re-sign 40-year-old G Jason Terry MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.

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Ole Miss Rebels could swap black bear mascot... OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Years after it traded Colonel Reb for a bear, the University of Mississippi could again change its sidelines sports mascot.

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Red Sox 2B Pedroia bruises nose with foul, is... BALTIMORE (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was struck in the face by his own foul ball and forced out of Boston's game against the Baltimore Orioles with a bruised nose.

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NBA players go on trial in 2015 Phoenix assault PHOENIX (AP) — NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris went on trial Monday on felony assault charges stemming from a 2015 beating that prosecutors labeled as an "orchestrated attack" and defense lawyers dismissed as a ploy to get money out…

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Banged-up Redskins not getting Cravens back... Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list.

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Wild, Koivu agree to 2-year, $11M extension ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild and captain Mikko Koivu have agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract extension.

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LEADING OFF: Maddon back in TB; Yanks-Twins in... A look at what's happening all around the majors Tuesday:

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Judge: NFL concussion victims hit with... A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players said she's concerned about "deceptive practices" by claims service providers, lawyers, lenders and other groups seeking a share of the money.

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Arians less critical of Cardinals' play day... TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — After viewing video of Arizona's 16-13 overtime win at Indianapolis, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was a lot less critical of his team's play, particularly Carson Palmer's performance.

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49ers S Eric Reid sidelined with left knee injury SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Two games into his tenure as San Francisco coach, Kyle Shanahan is still seeking his first win and his first touchdown for the 49ers.

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For 2nd straight season, Seahawks offense... RENTON, Wash. (AP) — If the script written by the Seattle Seahawks sounds familiar, that's because it's the same one from a year ago.

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Improved Buccaneers defense making a name for... TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Mention the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the first thing likely to come to mind is Jameis Winston and an emerging offense.

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Orioles minor leaguer Gonzalez dies after car... BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Gonzalez, a minor league pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization, has died of injuries he sustained in a car accident in the Dominican Republic last weekend.

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Browns WR Coleman has surgery on hand, out 6... BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Corey Coleman's second NFL season is off to an eerily similar start to his first.

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Cowboys' Elliott accused of quitting; Garrett... FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas' 42-17 loss to Denver.

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Georgia vs Miss St: Biggest meeting yet in a... ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — They share a nickname and a league.

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Smashing: MLB home run record on track to fall... NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton's smacks, Aaron Judge's jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.

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Bills defense shines, offense lays dud in loss ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — New Bills coach Sean McDermott is showing signs of putting the bully back into Buffalo's defense. The book hasn't changed when it comes to stopping their popgun offense.

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Raiders use near flawless offense for best... ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Like most NFL coaches, Jack Del Rio focuses less on Oakland's back-to-back wins to open the season than on the little details that the Raiders will need to improve on to maintain this success throughout the…

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Bowles confident in 0-2 Jets: 'We have a lot of... NEW YORK (AP) — Things appear pretty bleak for the New York Jets just two games into the season.

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Jharel Cotton scratched from Athletics start DETROIT (AP) — Oakland Athletics starter Jharel Cotton was a late scratch Monday night against the Detroit Tigers with a right groin strain.

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Wisdom's homer leads Memphis to 3-1 win over El... EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Patrick Wisdom hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to a 3-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas on Sunday.

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The Latest: Lawyers for NBA twins question... PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the assault trial of NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris (all times local):

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Odell Beckham Jr. active for New York Giants... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is active for the New York Giants' game against the Detroit Lions.

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Tennessee's rookies making strong early impression NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Titans' rookie draft class is doing its best to give the rest of the NFL something to think about when preparing to play Tennessee.

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Head game: Browns QB Kizer said migraine... BEREA, Ohio (AP) — DeShone Kizer gets a migraine headache once or twice a year.

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LB Peyton Pelluer of No. 18 Washington State... SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Linebacker Peyton Pelluer of No. 18 Washington State broke his foot in Saturday's victory over Oregon State and is done for the season.

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Gronk says groin injury not serious, is day to day FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski says the groin injury he suffered in New Orleans is not serious and pronounced himself as "day to day" regarding this week's game against the Houston Texans.

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Broncos rookie Garett Bolles has bone bruise in... ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Garett Bolles ditched his walking boot Monday, using only crutches to get around the Denver Broncos headquarters and get treatment for a lower left leg injury that's not as serious as first feared.

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Left tackle Mason Cole adds to legacy for No. 8... ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Mason Cole is up in the club.

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Fox says Bears sticking with Glennon as... LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Mike Glennon remains the Chicago Bears' starting quarterback. The wait for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky continues.

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Falcons pass rusher Beasley sidelined with... FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons All-Pro Vic Beasley has a hamstring strain and is ruled out for this week's game at Detroit, and could be sidelined even longer.

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Up-and-down start: Jaguars take huge step back... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville's first two performances couldn't have been much different.

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Sam Bradford's knee 'better' but unclear when... EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes that Sam Bradford's injured left knee is getting better. Zimmer is not sure when it will improve enough to allow the team's starting quarterback to return to the field.

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LSU's Orgeron looks to address mistakes,... BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Just three games into his first full season in his "dream job" as LSU coach, Ed Orgeron finds himself having to explain a historically lopsided loss to his fellow Louisiana natives.

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Giants waive WR King, sign LB Grant from... EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived wide receiver Tavarres King and signed linebacker Curtis Grant from their practice squad.

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Ravens intend to keep winning during 1st trip... OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Unbeaten on American soil after two games, the Baltimore Ravens take their act abroad this week looking to sustain the momentum during their first trip to London.

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Timmons' future with Dolphins uncertain after... DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase is declining to discuss linebacker Lawrence Timmons' future with the team, which may be brief.

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Bengals return with 0-2 mark, new offensive... CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton thought there might be some changes after two horrid games on offense.

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Jaguars sign quarterback Ryan Nassib to active... JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed quarterback Ryan Nassib to the active roster, a move coach Doug Marrone said was insurance because Blake Bortles is dealing with a wrist injury.

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Mike Stoops has Oklahoma defense rolling after... NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, Mike Stoops was a very unpopular man.

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Espanyol beats Celta Vigo 2-1 to snap winless... BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Espanyol scored twice in the first half then held on to defeat Celta Vigo 2-1 for its first win in the Spanish league on Monday.

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Texas offensive woes start with absent run game AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tom Herman shed no tears after losing in overtime to Southern California. His emotional outlets, he says, were a couple of "primal screams" once the team got home.

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Back to work: No. 12 Florida State prepares for... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is glad to get back to a normal game-week schedule after Hurricane Irma forced the 12th-ranked Seminoles to take two weeks off.

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Column: IndyCar needs to push Newgarden as its... SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — It has been five years since IndyCar last had an American champion as the face of the series. This time, the series is far better positioned to properly wield its newest asset.

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Colts buckle down in attempt to dig out of... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts safety Darius Butler understands why short-term memories are so crucial in the NFL.

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Chase for championship: Elliott a NASCAR title... JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Harvick considered the list of young drivers often suggested as NASCAR's next big stars and replacements for departed veterans Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. He suggested that only one prospect could truly…

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Luck still not cleared to practice, ruled out... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck will miss his third consecutive game Sunday after being ruled out by Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano on Monday. And there's still no timetable for his return to practice.

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Florida QB Franks gains fame, trophy after... GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks walked into his American History class Monday and was handed a trophy, an award professor Steve Noll gives to students for asking really good questions.

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Steelers defense talking, playing a good game PITTSBURGH (AP) — The difference in the Pittsburgh Steelers defense, inside linebacker Ryan Shazier insists, isn't in what is happening after the snap, but before it.

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Longtime Wolves exec leaving to become... MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime Minnesota Timberwolves executive Chris Wright is leaving the team to become the CEO of the Minnesota United MLS team.

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Eagles relying too much on Carson Wentz's passing PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After getting Carson Wentz help in the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles are still relying too much on their quarterback.

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Tom Brady, Sergio Dipp bounce back big in Week 2 Tom Brady and Sergio Dipp both had big Week 2 bounce-backs in after their opening weekend bumbles.

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Cupcakes aside, now it gets tougher for No. 7... SEATTLE (AP) — Enough with the cupcakes and empty calories.

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Alabama LB: 'The season's officially here' with... TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama can now officially begin its quest for a fourth straight Southeastern Conference title.

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Improved Virginia prepares for stern test at... CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After three home games to start the season, Virginia has already matched its victory total of a year ago.

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Purdue running game vastly improved as Michigan... WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm, who came to Purdue in December with a reputation as an offensive gunslinger, said Monday that he would love for the Boilermakers to pass for 500 yards every game. He labeled his play-calling…

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Nebraska's Mike Riley is keeping his cool as... LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Mike Riley has been at Nebraska for only 29 games, yet there is an air around the program that his job is on the line as the Cornhuskers get ready to open Big Ten play against…

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Browne out? Pitt weighing change at quarterback PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three weeks into the season, Pitt remains a mystery. At least to its head coach.

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Fall a great time for golf in San Diego SAN DIEGO (AP) — Summer sends vacationers flocking to the San Diego area, many of them bringing their golf clubs with them. Mild temperatures, great courses, superb conditions. What's not to love?

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Line judges? No need. ATP to test... LONDON (AP) — There won't be anyone for players to argue calls with at this tennis tournament: They're getting rid of the line judges entirely.

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3-time Olympic cyclist Sarah Hammer retires... COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Three-time Olympian Sarah Hammer, one of the most decorated track cyclists in U.S. history, is retiring after a prolific career spanning more than two decades.

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Oregon State QB Jake Luton back home after... CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State quarterback Jake Luton is back with the Beavers after taking a scary hit in their loss to Washington State and being removed from the field on a stretcher.

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Chiefs' Chris Jones makes big statement in win... KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Jones has an uncanny ability to talk just about as quickly as he sheds woebegone offensive linemen, the words spilling out of his mouth in a humorous and sometimes unintelligible manner.

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Veteran Grubb named crew chief for rest of... CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Hendrick Motorsports has replaced driver Kasey Kahne's crew chief for the rest of the season.

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Jones says 'it starts with me' as Vols seek to... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones is facing some of the toughest criticism he's encountered in his five-year tenure after losing a Southeastern Conference opener that turned into a showcase for second guessing.

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Irving: No cares about LeBron's feelings when... BOSTON (AP) — New Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn't care if anyone took it personally that he left Cleveland, even Cavaliers star LeBron James.

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Clear Sailing: No. 2 Clemson poised for another... CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson made it through its difficult start unblemished and now the defending Atlantic Coast Conference and national champs look poised for another title run.

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McElwain calls Dawson 'highly questionable' to... GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain says cornerback Duke Dawson is "highly questionable" to play at Kentucky on Saturday because of a head injury.

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