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August 24, 2016 - 12:12pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer says he contemplated scenarios in which he would play in the Olympics and skip the U.S. Open, and vice versa.

In the end, his balky left knee wouldn't allow him to do either.

The 17-time major champion was in Manhattan on Wednesday to talk about playing tennis next year at the new Laver Cup team event. But for the first time since 1999, he's not preparing for the U.S. Open.

Federer had an...

August 24, 2016 - 12:00pm
4 min 56 sec ago

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Perry Hills has been selected to be Maryland's starting quarterback.

First-year coach DJ Durkin made the announcement Wednesday after overseeing a competition this summer between Hills, Caleb Rowe and two freshmen.

Hills, a senior, will launch the season on Sept. 3 against Howard.

Durkin says, "Perry has embraced this challenge from Day 1 and shown improvement every day."

Hills...

August 24, 2016 - 11:27am
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman is working as a volunteer assistant at No. 22 North Carolina.

UNC team spokesman Kevin Best said Wednesday in an email to The Associated Press that Beckman was working as a defensive coach.

Illinois fired Beckman a week before the 2015 opener after a law firm hired by the university concluded he interfered in player medical decisions and pressured players to play through injuries. Beckman...

August 24, 2016 - 11:08am
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Transfer Kurt Benkert has won the battle to be Virginia's starting quarterback.

First-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall made the announcement Wednesday. He says he's been impressed with how Benkert has moved the team in practice and the consistency he has shown in his decision making.

A transfer from East Carolina, Benkert beat out incumbent Matt Johns and Connor Brewer, both fifth-year seniors, for the job. Johns started all 12 games last season and...

August 24, 2016 - 10:33am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal say they plan to play doubles together when the Laver Cup debuts next year.

With a combined 31 major titles, Federer and Nadal have committed to the inaugural event, which is an attempt to create a tennis version of golf's Ryder Cup.

Named for Australian tennis great Rod Laver, the competition was first announced in January. A team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the...

August 24, 2016 - 10:00am
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August 24, 2016 - 9:46am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Swimmer Katie Ledecky is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles in game three of a four-game series.

The 19-year-old Bethesda native returned from the games in Rio with four golds and a silver medal. It will be the third time Ledecky has thrown out the first pitch at Nationals Park.

The Nationals have lost the first two games of the Beltway rivalry series....

August 24, 2016 - 8:34am
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. swimmer James Feigen apologized for the "serious distraction" he and three teammates caused at a gas station during the Rio Olympics, saying he omitted facts in his statement to police.

Feigen says in a statement posted Tuesday on the website of his lawyer in Austin, Texas, that "I omitted the facts that we urinated behind the building and that Ryan Lochte pulled a poster off the wall."

He maintains the group didn't force their...

August 24, 2016 - 7:54am
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BASEBALL

Houston at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m.

Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m.

Cleveland at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees at Seattle, 3:40 p.m.

Chicago Cubs at San Diego, 3:40 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 7:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels at Toronto, 7:07 p.m.

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August 24, 2016 - 3:00am
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TUESDAY'S GAMES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox 9, Philadelphia 1

N.Y. Mets 7, St. Louis 4

Chicago Cubs 5, San Diego 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria 5, Wisconsin 4

Burlington 5, Kane County 0

Cedar Rapids 2, Quad Cities 1

TODAY'S SCHEDULE

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