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  • 9-Foot Joe Frazier Statue Rising in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia's Rocky gets competition as 9-foot statue of champ Joe Frazier takes shape

  • Irsay Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor in Drug Case

    Colts owner Irsay pleads guilty to misdemeanor in drug case stemming from March traffic stop

  • AP Source: Watt Agrees to Contract Extension

    Person with knowledge of deal to AP: Texans star DE J.J. Watt agrees to contract extension

  • United Offloads Youth to Signal Shift in Policy

    Need for instant success sees Man United turn to 'galacticos' over young, local talent

  • Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher Picked for Ryder Cup

    Luke Donald left out as Poulter, Westwood and Gallacher get final 3 European Ryder Cup spots

  • Chelsea Gets Top Spot in AP Soccer Poll

    Premier League leader Chelsea gets top spot in AP global football poll; Ibrahimovic top player

  • Sometimes Even Richard Sherman Needs an Escape

    In his new celebrity life, Richard Sherman finds the water choppy at times, tricky to navigate

  • Record English Spending Dwarfs Rivals in Europe

    Premier League clubs easily the biggest spenders in Europe during summer transfer window

  • Nishikori's middle-of-the-night magic

    NEW YORK -- If the early bird gets the worm, the patrons who stuck around for the end of the Milos Raonic- Kei Nishikori classic got a head start. In a hard-hitting match at the US Open, Nishikori finally stopped his Canadian opponent in five hair-raising sets. The match ended at 2:26 a.m. ET, tied for the latest end in the history of this tournament. Late-night tennis is a tradition at the Open, even if the majority of the fans bailed before the match ended. But Raonic and Nishikori battled until the bitter end, and now the 10th seed finds himself into his first quarterfinal in New York. It should also be pointed out that Nishikori's coach, Michael Chang, lost the longest-ever US Open match, a 5-hour, 26-minute semifinal brawl with Stefan Edberg in 1992. So what were the latest-ending matches here in New York? 2:26 a.m. ET: Kei Nishikori def. Milos Raonic, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-4, fourth round, 2014 ...

  • Take My Sweat, Please: Tennis' Gross Ritual

    Take my sweat, please: Passing of the sweaty towel becomes tennis' hottest, grossest ritual

  • Dizzy in Heat, Bouchard out of Upset-Heavy US Open

    Head dizzy, vision blurry, Bouchard loses to Makarova at US Open, ending Slam semifinal streak

  • Sam not on Rams' practice squad

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- The St. Louis Rams announced their 10-man practice squad Monday afternoon and defensive end Michael Sam is not part of it. After releasing Sam on Saturday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher suggested that a lack of bodies at positions with little depth could leave Sam on the outside looking in when the team added its practice squad. "The practice squad is heavily dependent on what you do in other positions," Fisher said. "We've got, for example, it's well noted that [cornerback] Trumaine's [Johnson] going to be down for a few weeks, [offensive lineman] Barrett [Jones] is going to be down for a few weeks. We may have to go heavy in the other positions. "If you're familiar with our roster right now, we've got five linebackers, for example; we need linebackers on the practice squad." That came to fruition Monday when the Rams announced a practice squad that includes two linebackers, two offensive linemen, a quarterback, two...

  • Wes Welker's status still in doubt

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker returned to the practice field Monday as he continues through the NFL's concussion protocol. Welker has not been cleared for contact and is still a question mark for Sunday night's regular-season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. But Monday's appearance on the practice field -- the Broncos practiced in jerseys, shorts and helmets without pads -- was his first since he suffered a concussion Aug. 23. "He's still in the protocol. He's still exercising. Feel good about progress," Broncos coach John Fox said after Monday's practice. "... But obviously, as I said all last week, he's a guy we'll be cautious with, and our main concern is his safety." It marked another stage in Welker's recovery from what was his third concussion since Nov. 17. He had been cleared to travel with the team last week to Texas for the preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys....

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