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August 27, 2016 - 3:15pm
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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Zlatan Ibrahimovic having an off day, Manchester United turned to a striker at the opposite end of his career to keep its winning run going in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford came off the bench and scored two minutes into injury time to give United a 1-0 victory at Hull, lifting the team alongside Chelsea on a maximum nine points.

The 18-year-old Rashford was a revelation in the second half of...

August 27, 2016 - 3:10pm
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OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Thousands of people have turned out to welcome home Olympic medalist, U.S. gymnast Laurie Hernandez.

Hernandez's hometown of Old Bridge, New Jersey, staged an elaborate ceremony Saturday to honor her accomplishments.

The 16-year-old is a member of the United States' gold-medal women's gymnastics team. She also won an individual silver medal in the balance beam competition.

Hernandez took part in a...

August 27, 2016 - 3:08pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago (all times local):

2:15 p.m.

Chicago police say they're questioning three people in the shooting death of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin.

Officer Bari Lemmon said Saturday the people are considered "persons of interest."

Nykea Aldridge was killed Friday afternoon while pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago...

August 27, 2016 - 3:07pm
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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says quarterback Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, and there is no timetable for his return.

Garrett made the comments on Saturday during a conference call. He said an MRI revealed the break, but the coach did not provide further details.

Asked if Romo would be back, Garrett said there's no timetable but that the quarterback would play this season.

Romo, 36, has had...

August 27, 2016 - 3:03pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Mystics guard Bria Hartley will miss the remainder of the season because she is pregnant with her first child.

Hartley is averaging 6.5 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. The Mystics signed guard Leilani Mitchell after putting Hartley on the suspended list.

Mitchell averaged 11.3 points and 4.5 assists for Australia at the Olympics. She was drafted in 2008 by Phoenix before playing six seasons in New York. She was the league's most...

August 27, 2016 - 2:51pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The fatal shooting of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin in Chicago is part of a sharp uptick in gun violence in the nation's third-largest city this year. Among the other innocent people caught in crossfire have been young children playing outside and a father paying bills at his kitchen table.

Wade's cousin, Nykea Aldridge, who was shot Friday while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school, was one of nearly 20 people shot between Friday afternoon and...

August 27, 2016 - 2:50pm
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PARIS (AP) — Alexandre Lacazette's sixth goal in three games was not enough as Lyon lost at Dijon 4-2 in the French league on Saturday.

Lyon's loss meant Nice needed only a draw at home to Lille later Saturday to move provisionally into first place.

Lyon took the lead in the 20th minute through midfielder Corentin Tolisso, and Dijon equalized four minutes later through midfielder Frederic Sammaritano's penalty.

Lacazette put Lyon...

August 27, 2016 - 2:42pm
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami permanently dismissed defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad and linebacker Jermaine Grace from its football team Saturday for breaking NCAA rules.

Muhammad and Grace were part of a months-long probe that revolved around players have access to luxury rental cars. Both were expected to be starters for the Hurricanes, who open their season Sept. 3 against Florida A&M.

Another linebacker, Juwon Young, was also investigated...

August 27, 2016 - 2:40pm
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Hope Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden.

The move was announced Saturday by the Reign, saying that the Olympic goaltender has been granted personal leave. The team did not say how long Solo would be away.

It's been a rough time for the record-breaking goalie. On Wednesday,...

August 27, 2016 - 2:35pm
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HULL, England (AP) — Substitute Marcus Rashford scored in the second minute of stoppage time to earn Manchester United a 1-0 win at Hull and a third straight victory to open the English Premier League on Saturday.

Rashford capped an impressive cameo as a 71st-minute substitute by tapping in from close range after Wayne Rooney cut in from the left and sent across a low ball.

After previous wins over Bournemouth and Southampton, United was on course to...

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