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September 1, 2014 - 10:54pm
9 min 54 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — 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 1-3 innings for Kansas City. The right-hander, who...

September 1, 2014 - 10:47pm
9 min 54 sec ago

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's would go through 2017-18.

Both deals need to be approved by...

September 1, 2014 - 10:44pm
9 min 54 sec ago

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September 1, 2014 - 10:40pm
9 min 54 sec ago

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 a wealth of experience and international recognition to the program."...

September 1, 2014 - 9:52pm
49 min 58 sec ago
Monday
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $38.3 million (Grand Slam)
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
Singles
Men
Fourth Round

Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Philipp Kohlschreiber (22), Germany, 6-1, 7-5, 6-4.

Andy Murray (8), Britain, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (9),...

September 1, 2014 - 9:48pm
1 hour 9 min ago

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, having already beaten Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third...

September 1, 2014 - 9:48pm
1 hour 9 min ago

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, having already beaten Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the third...

September 1, 2014 - 9:48pm
9 min 54 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Trailing against a woman trying to become the first qualifier in the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1981, Victoria Azarenka needed every ounce of experience and skill to advance.

Twice a major champion, and twice a runner-up at Flushing Meadows, Azarenka took four of the last five games Monday night to come back and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, ending the surprising run of 145th-ranked Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia.

"Aleksandra played some amazing...

September 1, 2014 - 9:42pm
1 hour 19 min ago

NICHOLS, N.Y. (AP) — Lyonssomewhere beat favorite He's Watching by a half-length Monday to win the $437, 325 Cane Pace, the first leg of the Pacing Triple Crown.

Lyonssomewhere, driven by Yannick Gingras, took the lead on the first turn. He's watching, driven by Tim Tetrick, went four-wide to challenge the leader, but could not catch him. Doo Wop Hanover finished third.

Lyonssomewhere, the son of Somebeachsomewhere, is trained by Jimmy Takter and...

September 1, 2014 - 9:12pm
1 hour 19 min ago

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 — No. 6 Angelique Kerber, No. 9 Jelena Jankovic, No. 31 Kurumi Nara —...

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