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September 3, 2015 - 1:31pm
28 min 33 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

Struggling with dizziness and shut out in the first set, 16th-seeded Sara Errani rallied to win her second-round match at the U.S. Open on Thursday.

The diminutive Italian took a medical timeout after dropping the first five games, complaining of dizziness. The soft-serving Errani was broken nine times but found a way to beat 18-year-old qualifier Jelena...

September 3, 2015 - 12:57pm
28 min 33 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn't allow him to run. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League in saves, won't accompany the team on the road trip to Houston starting Friday.

Sano, who has 14 home runs in his...

September 3, 2015 - 12:51pm
28 min 33 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Zenit St. Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas was suspended for six games by the Russian Football Union on Thursday for striking a match official.

After Villas-Boas was sent off during a 3-1 loss at home to Krylya Sovetov Samara on Saturday in the Russian Premier League, he was caught swearing in Russian on the TV broadcast as he confronted fourth official Ivan Saraev, and they appeared to butt heads.

However, disciplinary commission...

September 3, 2015 - 12:33pm
28 min 33 sec ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the second straight year, Tennessee is beginning its season by facing a veteran quarterback coming back from injury.

The 25th-ranked Volunteers hope they handle Bowling Green's Matt Johnson as well as they contained Utah State's Chuckie Keeton a year ago.

After leading Bowling Green to a Mid-American Conference title in 2013, Johnson injured his hip in the Falcons' 2014 opener and missed the rest of the season. Johnson...

September 3, 2015 - 12:31pm
28 min 33 sec ago

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Kyle Flood will coach Rutgers in its season opener against Norfolk State on Saturday despite an ongoing academic investigation.

Flood announced Thursday after practice there hasn't been a resolution in the investigation into whether he violated school or NCAA rules by contacting a faculty member about the academic status of a player.

Athletic director Julie Hermann attended practice, but didn't comment. The university has been...

September 3, 2015 - 12:28pm
28 min 33 sec ago

Eastern Washington (11-3 in 2014) at No. 7 Oregon (13-2 in 2014), 8 p.m.(Pac-12 Network)

Line: No line.

Series Record: First meeting.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Oregon is looking to emerge from the Marcus Mariota era with new QB Vernon Adams, who came to Eugene for his final season of eligibility from Eastern Washington. The Ducks went to the first College Football Playoffs but fell to Ohio State in the title game....

September 3, 2015 - 12:20pm
28 min 33 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says league will appeal federal judge's 'Deflategate' ruling .

September 3, 2015 - 12:09pm
28 min 33 sec ago

LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — Danny Van Poppel of the Netherlands won the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta in a mass sprint for the finish line, while Fabio Aru retained the overall leader's red jersey on Thursday.

Van Poppel recovered well after having to repair a punctured tire 10 kilometers (six miles) from the end of the 173-kilometer (107-mile) mainly downhill ride from Andorra through the Pyrenees Mountains to Lleida.

Daryl Impey of South Africa was...

September 3, 2015 - 12:09pm
28 min 32 sec ago

MOSCOW (AP) — Scott Jamieson and Daniel Gaunt took a share of the lead at the Russian Open with 6-under 65s in Thursday's first round.

Jamieson started his day at Skolkovo Golf Club with four straight birdies. Gaunt had an eagle on No. 12.

Lee Slattery and Bradley Dredge (both 66) are tied for third place, one stroke ahead of a group of eight others, including Made in Denmark winner David Horsey.

Former top-ranked tennis player...

September 3, 2015 - 12:05pm
28 min 32 sec ago

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson skipped the Deutsche Bank Championship pro-am Thursday because of a mild back injury.

Watson suffered a mild strain of his back during the weekend of The Barclays, where he finished third. His agent, Jens (pronounced YENTZ) Beck, says Watson received therapy the last few days. His trainer recommended one more day of rest as a precaution.

Watson is No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings going into...

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