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  • Redskins new punter Tress Way used to name debate

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The uproar over the Washington Redskins name is nothing new to the team's new punter. Tress Way played in high school for the Union Redskins in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the team runs through a teepee to take the field and the ubiquitous slogan is "All my life I want...

  • Hamels, Phils bullpen pitching no-hitter thru 8

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cole Hamels and a pair of Philadelphia Phillies relievers are pitching a combined no-hitter through eight innings against the Atlanta Braves. Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday...

  • Padres promote Spangenberg for MLB debut

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have promoted infielder Cory Spangenberg, their first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft, as part of their September callups. Spangenberg was scheduled to start at third base and bat eighth in Monday's game against Arizona. Spangenberg was...

  • Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row — and at a 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall. Djokovic, the 2011 champion at Flushing Meadows, made only 19 unforced...

  • Bears' defense gets chance to show what it can do

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Finally, the Chicago Bears' rebuilt defense gets a chance to show what it can do. The Bears open the season at home against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday in what they hope is the start of a run to the playoffs after coming up short six of the past seven seasons....

  • Injured Alvarez out, slams ball to manager's hand

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez has exited Monday's game because of a side injury, slamming the ball into his manager's hand as he left the mound. Alvarez retired the first six batters before allowing a home run to Dilson Herrera in the third inning. The Mets scored...

  • Mariners put INF-DH Montero on suspended list

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have put first baseman-designated hitter Jesus Montero on the suspended list. The Mariners made the move Monday. The 24-year-old Montero was recalled from his rehabilitation assignment Friday following a verbal altercation with a Mariners...

  • Raiders ink CB Dowling, 9 others to practice squad

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed former New England cornerback Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad. Dowling played nine games for the Patriots in 2011-12 after being drafted in the second round. He spent last season on the New York Jets' practice squad and was...

  • Armed with new deal, Chiefs' Smith looks forward

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith didn't have much choice when he was traded from San Francisco to Kansas City last year. He had the final say when it came to staying with the Chiefs, though. One day after signing a four-year extension that should solidify his future through the...

  • Giants MLB Jon Beason practices for first time

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants middle linebacker Jon Beason hopes to play in the regular-season opener despite missing all of training camp with a foot injury. Beason practiced for the first time Monday and felt good enough to believe he can have a role against the Lions...

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