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September 1, 2015 - 7:19pm
8 min 49 sec ago
At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
New York
Purse: $42.3 million
Surface: Hard-Outdoor
First Round

Jurgen Melzer, Austria, def. Denis Kudla, United States, 6-3, 7-5, 6-1.

Jiri Vesely, Czech Republic, def. Paolo Lorenzi, Italy, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4....

September 1, 2015 - 7:08pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is expected to miss the first three games of the regular season following hand surgery.

The team said Tuesday that Thomas will have surgery Wednesday to repair ligament damage in his right hand. The decision came after Thomas got a second opinion.

General manager Dave Caldwell described the surgery as "more or less just cleaning it up and tightening it up."


September 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have added infield prospect Javier Baez and three others from Triple-A Iowa before Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

With rosters expanding, Chicago recalled pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada and selected the contracts of outfielder Quintin Berry and reliever Trevor Cahill from Iowa. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Cubs designated relievers James Russell and Rafael Soriano for assignment.

Outfielder Austin...

September 1, 2015 - 6:53pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals have activated second baseman Dan Uggla from the 15-day disabled list.

The Nationals also purchased the contract of catcher Pedro Severino from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled left-hander Sammy Solis from Triple-A Syracuse before Tuesday night's game at St. Louis.

Manager Matt Williams says outfielder Denard Span came out well from season-ending shoulder surgery to repair a small tear in the labrum. Williams...

September 1, 2015 - 6:31pm
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DENVER (AP) — Phil Gosselin homered and drove in four runs, Patrick Corbin pitched into the seventh inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 6-4 in the first game of a split doubleheader on Tuesday.

Gosselin, who was acquired in a June 20 trade with Atlanta, doubled home a run in the third, and then broke it open in the seventh with a three-run shot off Miguel Castro (0-1) in the seventh. Gosselin went hitless in his Diamondbacks debut Monday after...

September 1, 2015 - 6:31pm
8 min 49 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has suspended cornerback Ishmael Adams indefinitely following his arrest last weekend on suspicion of felony robbery.

Bruins coach Jim Mora announced the suspension after practice Tuesday.

Adams has started every game in the past two seasons for the Bruins. The redshirt junior was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly taking a phone from an Uber driver.

Mora says the team is disappointed in Adams,...

September 1, 2015 - 6:28pm
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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The first time fifth-year senior Rollins Stallworth catches a pass this season, he'll double his career output. He'll be making his first career start when No. 21 Stanford opens the season at Northwestern on Saturday.

Stallworth gets the nod over returning redshirt junior receiver Michael Rector, who was suspended for a week by coach David Shaw for disciplinary reasons. Rector was reinstated on Aug. 25.

"He's finally getting...

September 1, 2015 - 6:24pm
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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies turned a triple play in the ninth inning of their 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

With the runners on first and second moving on the pitch from Jason Gurka, Paul Goldschmidt hit a line drive to shortstop Jose Reyes, who was shaded up the middle. Reyes threw to second baseman DJ LeMahieu to force out Ender Inciarte, then LeMahieu relayed to first baseman Ben Paulsen to get out Phil Gosselin.

It is...

September 1, 2015 - 6:21pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers began the preseason with little drama and few questions. Now there's more than plenty of both heading into the exhibition finale against Carolina.

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant will miss the first four games after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, a mistake that Bryant says embarrassed himself and his family. The team was forced to trade for veteran kicker Josh Scobee after Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley were both...

September 1, 2015 - 6:19pm
8 min 49 sec ago

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

The network announced the numbers Tuesday. American Pharoah was beaten by 16-1 long shot Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

It was the most-watched Travers Stakes in the last 20 years, with 2.0 million viewers during the full telecast. It had 3.4 million...

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