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  • Latest on US Open: Venus Williams beats Bencic in 3rd round

    NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 3 p.m. Venus Williams is back in the U.S. Open round of 16 for the first time since 2010. The 35-year-old American…

  • Old friends Narduzzi, Pelini square off in opener

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bo Pelini and Pat Narduzzi have spent the better part of their lives occasionally staring across the football field at one another. On Saturday they’ll do it for the first time as…

  • Dredge leads at Russian Open

    MOSCOW (AP) — Bradley Dredge shot 5-under 66 Friday to lead the Russian Open by one stroke at the halfway stage. The Welshman started the day tied for third but had a bogey-free second round…

  • Is Oregon QB Vernon Adams ready for the spotlight?

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — In perhaps the ultimate irony of college football’s opening weekend, quarterback Vernon Adams makes his debut for Oregon against his former team, Eastern Washington. The No. 7 Ducks face the Big…

  • QB Josh Rosen debuts when No. 13 UCLA hosts Virginia

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Welcome to the Rosen Bowl, Virginia. UCLA freshman quarterback Josh Rosen’s debut is the main event Saturday in the season opener for the 13th-ranked Bruins and the Cavaliers. The 18-year-old prodigy…

  • Kansas State to lean on defense in opener vs South Dakota

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bill Snyder is just as keen as anybody else to see how Kansas State’s new-look offense, led by sophomore quarterback Jesse Ertz, will fare in its opener against South Dakota on…

  • Kentucky ready for season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles and coach Mark Stoops have found it hard to contain their anticipation about new-look Commonwealth Stadium. Stoops has occasionally stopped by to check progress of round-the-clock construction.…

  • Allen’s experience key to Arkansas’ hopes as season begins

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Brandon Allen and Bret Bielema’s careers have been closely linked since the moment Bielema was hired at Arkansas following the 2012 season. And that just fine with Allen, the fifth-year quarterback…

  • European-Russian Open Leading Scores

    Friday At Skolkovo Golf Club Moscow Purse: $1.13 million Yardage: 7,025; Par: 71 Second Round Bradley Dredge 66-66—132 Lee Slattery 66-67—133 Daniel Gaunt 65-69—134 Estanislao Goya 68-67—135 Pablo Martin Benavides 68-67—135 Ben Evans 67-68—135 Jason…

  • No. 21 Stanford, Northwestern look to show old winning form

    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Along with their sterling academic reputations, No. 21 Stanford and Northwestern share at least one more thing in common: Both want to show they can play winning football again. That starts…

  • Presto’s Picks: Kicking off with confidence

    WASHINGTON — I hope everybody finished their summer reading. The best regular season kicks off this weekend and the journey won’t stop until Thanksgiving. Prepare for the pageantry, ridiculous mascots and even more ridiculous expectations (sorry,…

  • Texas A&M, No. 15 Arizona St meet for 1st time in opener

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, just 15 minutes from Arizona State. It’s a fact has the sophomore more than a little excited for…

  • U.S. Open Results

    Friday At The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center New York Purse: $42.3 million Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Men Third Round Benoit Paire, France, def. Tommy Robredo (26), Spain, 7-6 (3), 6-1, 6-1. Women Third…

  • No. 9 Georgia, ULM to unveil new starting QBs in opener

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Louisiana Monroe’s veteran players shouldn’t be awed by looking up at 92,000 fans at No. 9 Georgia’s Sanford Stadium on Saturday. This is standard business for the Warhawks. ULM, a Sun…

  • McElwain era begins at Florida with hope of improved offense

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s passing game was difficult, maybe even impossible, to watch the last five years. Deep balls were mostly non-existent. Tight ends were an afterthought. Creativity was conjecture. Productivity was three touchdowns.…