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Murray overcomes Wawrinka in 3 sets in Cincinnati

MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray pulled out a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 win over Stan Wawrinka on Monday in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in a matchup of three-time Grand Slam champions trying to put injuries behind them. Murray and Wawrinka both have a U.S. Open title among their ...

Browns star CB Ward returns from foot injury, practicing

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns secondary got back a primary piece. Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and will practice for the first time since Cleveland's training camp opened. He had been sidelined with a sprained ...

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, ‘Dawgs next

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall. Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, national defensive ...

World Series to start on a Friday, could see latest end ever

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series is scheduled to start on a Friday for the first time since 1915 and could end on Nov. 5 — its latest ever — because of the lockout that delayed opening day. Major League Baseball said Monday its expanded postseason will begin with all four games in the ...

Julian Love to be wild card in Martindale’s Giants defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Julian Love had a busy offseason and the New York Giants safety will probably have an even busier football season. Instead of picking out flowers, cakes, honeymoon sites for his wedding to his high school sweetheart and now wife, Julia, Love is getting ready to ...

Flacco, 37, steps in at QB for Jets with Wilson sidelined

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — There are moments — and they seem to be increasing by the year — when Joe Flacco knows his teammates are laughing at him. Not for anything he's doing on the field. But the New York Jets quarterback is 37 years old, and that's practically ancient when you ...

Groin strain lands Mets’ Luis Guillorme on injured list

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets placed infielder Luis Guillorme on the 10-day injured list Monday when an MRI revealed a moderate left groin strain. Guillorme was hurt while scoring from second base in the fourth inning of Sunday's win over Philadelphia. Eduardo Escobar started at third ...

AP source: Simmons, 76ers settle his grievance over salary

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have settled the grievance he filed to recoup a portion of last season's salary, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday. Simmons was seeking a portion of the nearly $20 million that was withheld after he refused to suit ...

CFP championship games to return to Atlanta, South Florida

Atlanta and South Florida have been selected to host College Football Playoff national championship games for the second time. The CFP announced Monday that Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, would be the site of the title game scheduled to be played in January 2026, the final game ...

Dolphins place CB Trill Williams on IR with torn ACL

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins placed cornerback Trill Williams on injured reserve Monday, two days after the backup tore the ACL in his left knee during the team's preseason opener against Tampa Bay. Williams will miss the season. He suffered the injury during the fourth ...

4-time boxing champ Broner withdraws from Saturday fight

Four-time world champion Adrien Broner withdrew Monday from his nationally televised fight against Omar Figueroa on Saturday night, citing mental health. Broner announced his decision on Instagram, apologizing to his fans and asking for prayers. He said mental health is real and that "I've ...

Las Vegas top WNBA playoff seed, league debuts new format

A'ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces will begin their quest for their first WNBA title a lot sooner than top seeds have done in previous few years. The Aces clinched homecourt throughout the playoff on the regular season's final day by earning the top seed in the WNBA postseason that begins ...

Schiano has a young team for his 3rd season back at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — It's hard to know what to expect from Rutgers in Greg Schiano's third season back coaching the nation's oldest college football program. The Scarlet Knights went to a bowl in 2021, facing Wake Forest in the Taxslayor Gator Bowl — with an asterisk: Rutgers got the ...

AP source: Grizzlies in line for 1st game on Christmas

Merry Christmas, Memphis. The Grizzlies are in line to be part of that holiday's NBA showcase for the first time. Ja Morant and the Grizzlies will face Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and the rest of the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Dec. 25 in San Francisco, according to a ...

Play-calling picture remains murky for Patriots offense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — During his tenure in New England, Bill Belichick has endeavored to keep the reasons behind the decisions he makes private. So, it's not surprising that a month out from the Patriots' regular-season opener, who will be calling plays for his offense remains largely a ...

Police: Marshawn Lynch was asleep, car damaged before arrest

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch was asleep and smelled of alcohol when Las Vegas police found him in his damaged sports car and arrested him on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to an arrest report made public Thursday. Lynch's attorneys, David ...

Jets QB Zach Wilson having knee surgery Tuesday in LA

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee Tuesday in Los Angeles. Wilson suffered a bone bruise and torn meniscus during the Jets' second offensive series Friday night in their preseason opener at ...

Giants LB Azeez Ojulari passes physical, practices at camp

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants not only have two promising young tackles on the end of the offensive line, they now have two young talented edge rushers on the defensive line. The bookend pairs were completed when second-year linebacker Azeez Ojulari passed his physical and ...

Howard delivers playoff-clinching win for Liberty over Dream

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard scored 18 points and hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute as New York defeated Atlanta 87-83 on Sunday, sending the Liberty to the WNBA playoffs. With New York leading 80-79 in a back-and-forth fourth quarter, Howard hit a 24-footer to put the Liberty up by ...

Bassitt, Mets blank Phils again for 17th win in 20 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Bassitt hurled five scoreless innings, Francisco Lindor set the franchise record for RBIs by a shortstop and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 Sunday for their 17th win in 20 games. Burly slugger Daniel Vogelbach homered and Mark Canha had two ...