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  • NFL Columnist: RGIII to stay on Redskins roster

    WASHINGTON — Robert Griffin III is expected to remain with the Redskins after all. The Redskins must cut their roster down to 53 players by 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and according to Jeff Darlington of NFL.com,…

  • Transfer QB Birdsong ready to lead Marshall against Purdue

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Michael Birdsong is downright giddy about being the latest strong-armed quarterback to play at Marshall. Seventeen months after deciding to transfer from James Madison, Birdsong will get his first start for…

  • Hamilton takes 7th straight pole but Ferrari is close behind

    MONZA, Italy (AP) — Lewis Hamilton extended his recent stranglehold on pole position in Formula One, while Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel gave Ferrari fans something to cheer about at their home Italian Grand Prix…

  • NBA Calendar

    Aug. 31-Sept. 12 — FIBA Americas Championship. Sept. 5-20 — EuroBasket. Sept. 10-12 — Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend. Sept. 23-Oct. 3 — FIBA Asia Championship. Sept. 26 — Training camps open…

  • NHL Calendar

    Sept. 20 — Preseason opens. Oct. 7 — Regular season opens. Nov. 9 — Hockey Hall of Fame induction in Toronto. Jan. 31, 2016 — All-Star Game at Nashville, Tenn.

  • NFL Calendar

    Sept. 6 — Claiming period for players placed on waivers at the final roster reduction expires at noon EDT; clubs may establish 10-man practice squad; one player per team can be placed on injured reserve/designated…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Sept. 6 1905 — Frank Smith of the Chicago White Sox pitched a no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers in a 15-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader. The score is the most lopsided…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 76 58 .567 — New York 75 58 .564 ½ Tampa Bay 66 68 .493 10 Baltimore 65 69 .485 11 Boston 62 72 .463 14 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 74 60 .552 — Washington 69 65 .515 5 Miami 56 79 .415 18½ Atlanta 54 81 .400 20½ Philadelphia 53 82 .393 21½ Central Division W…

  • China beats Russia in 4 sets at volleyball World Cup

    NAGOYA, Japan (AP) — China beat Russia 25-23, 25-15, 23-25, 25-20 Saturday to move into first place at the women’s volleyball World Cup. Ting Zhu scored a match-high 29 points as China improved to 27…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Thousands of migrants reach Austria after Hungary mobilizes bus fleet in emergency move BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of exhausted, surprised and relieved migrants reached Austria on Saturday, clambering off a fleet of Hungarian buses…

  • Shields unhappy after Padres’ 8-4 loss to Dodgers

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — James Shields didn’t want to sound like he was complaining, but he wasn’t pleased. Shields struggled through five innings as he walked a season-high six batters before the Padres bullpen turned…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB Toronto 76 58 .567 — New York 75 58 .564 ½ Tampa Bay 66 68 .493 10 Baltimore 65 69 .485 11 Boston 62 72 .463 14 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 74 60 .552 — Washington 69 65 .515 5 Miami 56 79 .415 18½ Atlanta 54 81 .400 20½ Philadelphia 53 82 .393 21½ Central Division W…

  • Untested so far at US Open, Federer faces Kohlschreiber

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer has gotten in some practice during his matches so far at the U.S. Open. Pulling away quickly to big early leads, he has had the chance to try out…