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September 2, 2015 - 12:37pm
5 min 53 sec ago

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

8 p.m.

Eugenie Bouchard has a winning streak for the first time in nearly six months.

Bouchard, the 2014 Wimbledon runner-up, has been going through a rough season, and her 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3 victory over Polona Hercog of Slovenia in the U.S. Open's second round Wednesday represented the first time since March at Indian Wells, California, that she won twice in a row....

September 2, 2015 - 12:25pm
4 hours 56 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Terrelle Pryor may be down to his last chance to make Cleveland's roster.

The former Raiders quarterback trying to switch to wide receiver and prolong his NFL career is expected to finally take the field in an exhibition game on Thursday night when the Browns visit the Chicago Bears. Pryor has been slowed by a hamstring injury for nearly a month, keeping him on the sideline and unable to convince Cleveland's coaches he's worth keeping....

September 2, 2015 - 12:20pm
4 hours 56 min ago

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Darlington Raceway will give out American flags to those who want to turn in a Confederate flag, continuing an initiative that began in Daytona soon after nine people were killed at a church in Charleston.

Track president Chip Wile says he hopes fans attending the Southern 500 on Sunday will "join us in creating an inclusive atmosphere" at NASCAR's oldest superspeedway.

Darlington Raceway owners, International Speedway Corp.,...

September 2, 2015 - 12:04pm
4 hours 56 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sony Pictures is insisting that the Will Smith film "Concussion" was not "softened" to placate the NFL.

Emails leaked by last year's hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment revealed executives, lawyers and filmmaker Peter Landesman wrestling with whether "Concussion" would antagonize the NFL, and making changes to the film.

After a comprehensive review of those emails, The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Sony blunted parts of the...

September 2, 2015 - 11:47am
3 hours 6 min ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — After 24 seasons, professional lacrosse's all-time leading scorer is moving on to coaching.

John Tavares announced his retirement Wednesday during a news conference at First Niagara Center. Tavares announced his decision on Wednesday during a news conference at First Niagara Center. Tavares will join the Buffalo Bandits coaching staff as the offensive coach under Troy Cordingley.

"The game of lacrosse has been in my blood since I...

September 2, 2015 - 11:41am
4 hours 56 min ago

UDINE, Italy (AP) — A criminal doping investigation into Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson plus their trainer has reportedly been dropped in Italy.

The ANSA news agency says a preliminary trial judge made the decision Wednesday at the request of prosecutors in Udine.

Powell, Simpson and Canadian trainer Christopher Xuereb were placed under criminal investigation two years ago. Police confiscated drugs in a hotel raid where the trio...

September 2, 2015 - 11:37am
4 hours 56 min ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador has retired after nearly 800 games in 14 NHL seasons.

The NHL Players Association announced Salvador's retirement on Wednesday.

Salvador was a captain for the Devils the past three seasons but missed most all but 15 games last season with a back injury.

He finishes his career with 24 goals and 86 assists in 786 games split between the Devils and the St. Louis Blues....

September 2, 2015 - 11:22am
4 hours 56 min ago

A person with knowledge of situation tells The Associated Press that Excel Sports Management has severed ties with Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side has released details of the split, which happened last month.

The Lakers picked Clarkson in the second round of the draft in 2014. He averaged 11.9 points and 3.5 assists in his rookie season and was named to the All-Rookie First...

September 2, 2015 - 10:58am
5 hours 26 min ago

MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio says the tiger cub being used to continue a high school football team's live-mascot tradition this season stays at an out-of-state facility, meaning it doesn't quite fit under the exemption created for it when the state tightened rules on possession of dangerous animals.

The exemption was meant to let Massillon Washington High School and its boosters have a tiger under certain restrictions. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Agriculture...

September 2, 2015 - 10:53am
5 hours 26 min ago

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have re-signed place-kicker Chris Boswell.

The Giants announced the move Wednesday, a day before their exhibition finale against the New England Patriots.

New York made the move because veteran Josh Brown bruised his leg two weeks ago when he made a tackle against Jacksonville.

Boswell was in the Giants' training camp until being waived on Aug. 16. He will play on Thursday....

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