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Serena Williams clenches her fist after breaking Ana Ivanovic, from Serbia, in the second set of a final match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Mason, Ohio. Williams won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)
Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2ndTop-ranked Serena Williams seeded No. 1 as she seeks 3rd straight US Open title; Halep 2nd
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Cumberland manager David Belisle, center, talks with pitcher CJ Davock, left, and catcher Trey Bourque during the fifth inning of an elimination baseball game against Chicago at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Chicago won 8-7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneousRhode Island Little League coach says inspiring speech to team after loss was spontaneous
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a pass as Johnny Manziel looks on at NFL practice held at InfoCision Stadium in Akron, Ohio. Browns coach Mike Pettine has picked Hoyer as starter over Manziel. Pettine met with his coaching staff Tuesday night and announced in a release Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014,  before practice that he'll go with Hoyer in the Sept. 7 opener against Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, File)
Hoyer gets starting spot over rookie ManzielBrowns choose QB Brian Hoyer over rookie Johnny Manziel to start opener against Steelers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This is a Feb. 24, 2008 file photo showing Boston Red Sox baseball player Curt Schiling. Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's battling mouth cancer and blames 30 years of chewing tobacco use. Schilling discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancerFormer major league pitcher Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Missy Franklin swims in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. nationals of swimming in Irvine, Calif. Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014,  and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Reality check for Phelps at Pan Pacific ChampsTime for a reality check for Michael Phelps at Pan Pacific Championships
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2014, file photo, Washington Redskins NFL football team's Santana Moss (89) signs autographs with Kaya Todd, 9, right, and Devin Wright, 7, after a jopint practice with  he New England Patriots in Richmond, Va. In the time-warped world of professional sports, anything past 30 opens conversations about players being past their prime. If you get to 35, well, then the geriatric jokes start flying.   (AP Photo/Jay Paul)
Age no opponent for some of NFL's veteran starsNFL 2014: Father Time a not-so-tough opponent for some of NFL's age-defying stars
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, Missy Franklin swims in the women's 100-meter backstroke final at the U.S. nationals of swimming in Irvine, Calif. Franklin swam in a local pool to test her injured back on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014,  and is still hopeful of competing at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs with back problemMissy Franklin undergoing treatment for back spasms, in doubt for Pan Pacific Championships
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2006, file photo, New York Islanders' owner Charles Wang speaks during a news conference in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders have announced that the team is being sold to a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor. In a statement Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, the team says a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin has reached an agreement to buy a "substantial" minority interest in the team. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)
Your Top Plays for TodayYour Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
The Associated Press9 hours ago
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Lackey throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)
Cardinals beat Reds on bases-loaded HBP in 9thJay hit by pitch with bases loaded in 9th, driving in winning run as Cardinals beat Reds 5-4
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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