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  • Even No. 2 Halep rooting for Serena to win US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — The No. 2 women’s tennis player in the world hopes Serena Williams wins the U.S. Open. Simona Halep raised some eyebrows last weekend after she lost to the top-ranked American in…

  • Moment of silence held for Justin Wilson

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — A moment of silence has been observed in memory of Justin Wilson prior to the start of the NASCAR Xfinity race at Road America. Wilson died Monday from a head…

  • No. 10 Florida State undecided on quarterback

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State has completed preseason drills without coach Jimbo Fisher naming a starting quarterback. Fisher says Saturday he will handle the quarterback situation when he is ready. He says he knows…

  • Richards-Ross looks to lead US to gold in 4×400 at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — A gold medal could make a tough trip to Beijing a little bit better for Sanya Richards-Ross. It’s a story she’s all too familiar with. Back at the Bird’s Nest seven years…

  • Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams. California’s major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive…

  • QB Joshua Dobbs has No. 25 Tennessee’s hopes soaring

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs made quite a statement with his late-season surge last fall, but his offseason arguably was even more impressive. Dobbs traveled to Florida in May for an internship…

  • NASCAR-XFINITY-Road America 180 Lineup

    After Saturday qualifying; race Saturday At Road America Plymouth, Wis. Lap length: 4.048 miles (Car number in parentheses) Lineup based on practice times 1. (88) Ben Rhodes, Chevrolet, owner points. 2. (9) Chase Elliott, Chevrolet,…

  • D+D REAL Czech Masters Leading Scores

    Saturday At Albatross Golf Resort Vysoky Ujezd, Czech Republic Purse: $1.15 million Yardage: 7,516; Par: 72 First Round Thomas Pieters, Belgium 66-68-65—199 Pelle Edberg, Sweden 66-67-67—200 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 67-69-67—203 Robert Dinwiddie, England 69-67-68—204 Matthew…

  • Ashton Eaton breaks world record as he wins decathlon gold

    BEIJING (AP) — This was going to hurt. No way around it for Ashton Eaton. To get where the American decathlete wanted to go, he had to endure just a little more pain, dig just…

  • Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic Scores

    Saturday At RJT Golf Trail (Capitol Hill-The Senator) Prattville, Ala. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,599; Par: 72 Second Round a-amateur Yani Tseng 70-64—134 Austin Ernst 70-65—135 Lexi Thompson 69-67—136 Julieta Granada 68-68—136 Tiffany Joh 67-70—137…

  • Pitt back James Conner looking to become finished product

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall. Conner was the ACC Player of the Year in 2014, running for 1,765 yards…

  • The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US

    BEIJING (AP) — Usain Bolt’s final gold medal at the Bird’s Nest came gift-wrapped. With a red-white-and-blue bow, too. The World’s Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to…

  • Alabama punter hopes to improve on ‘amazing’ freshman season

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — JK Scott’s bio after one season as Alabama’s punter takes up a full page in the media guide and begins with heady praise. “Produced the best season for a punter in…

  • Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Bill Cubit insists he is focused on Illinois’ opening game against Kent State, and that’s it. That could be one tough task amid the turmoil at the school. Cubit takes over…

  • The Latest: Marina Arzamasova wins 800 meters at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF world championships (all times local): ___ 7:20 p.m. Marina Arzamasova of Belarus surged ahead of defending champion Eunice Sum with about 250 meters to go and held…