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Russian tennis players collect 3 titles at US Open tuneups

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was quite a week for Russia's professional tennis players — four tournaments, three titles. One of them, Liudmila Samsonova, thinks it might not be merely a coincidence that this recent run of success for her, Daria Kasatkina and Daniil Medvedev comes shortly after ...

Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game on a ...

Giants’ Feliciano discusses dehydration that limited him

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Dehydration is one of the biggest concerns during football camps in the summer, and the New York Giants saw its effects on new center Jon Feliciano. On the second day of practice, Feliciano developed severe dehydration after a practice without pads. The ...

Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Phillies fete

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman's claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball's hit king when she was a minor. "It was 55 years ago, ...

Browns RB Kareem Hunt practices after demanding trade

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns' training camp hasn't lacked for drama because of quarterback Deshaun Watson's NFL disciplinary case over sexual misconduct allegations. Now, there's a new storyline involving running back Kareem Hunt — even if the head coach insists the ...

Kevin Harvick ends 65-race drought with 6th win at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick got his groove back, fittingly at one of his favorite tracks. Harvick ended a 65- race winless drought that lasted nearly two years with his sixth victory at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday. "Good timing, for sure," he said. Harvick's win ...

Motorsports Gone Mad: Silly season spins out of control

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Fernando Alonso created this mess, right? Or was it IndyCar champion Alex Palou? Maybe the blame should be aimed at McLaren Racing head Zak Brown? After all, he's the one stockpiling just about anyone who can drive a race car in a motorsports silly season in which ...

Smith in no hurry to settle on Falcons’ starting O-line

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Arthur Smith likes what he's seen thus far from the offensive line even though the unit still has three unsettled positions. Atlanta is set at left tackle with Jake Matthews and right guard Chris Lindstrom. Both are former first-round picks signed to ...

Cubs DFA 4-time Gold-Glove winner Andrelton Simmons

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs reinstated 11-year veteran shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the injured list on Saturday, then designated the four-time Gold Glove winner for assignment before their game with the Miami Marlins. Simmons signed a $4 million deal with the Cubs in March and ...

Murray back on field for Cardinals after bout with COVID-19

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray has returned to practice after missing nearly a week with COVID-19. Murray was in full pads for Saturday's scrimmage in front of fans at State Farm Stadium. Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Murray had experienced some mild symptoms ...

Lions move training camp to Ford Field; Chark competes

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions held training camp at Ford Field on Saturday, hoping it is a step toward gaining home-field advantage this season. Last year, the Lions went 3-13-1 and had the lowest home attendance numbers of any team in the NFL. In the past four years, they've won a total ...

Collins must back up words with wins to keep job at Ga Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Geoff Collins has toned down the hokey slogans that were part of his blueprint to build a proud, new brand at Georgia Tech. He seems to realize there's only one thing that really matters. Winning. After three seasons that each produced only three victories, Collins heads ...

Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, gets 5th Xfinity win of ’22

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series-high fifth race this year and ninth of his two-year career Saturday at Michigan International Speedway. The 19-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, in the No. 54 Toyota, led 54 of the 125 laps on the 2-mile oval. "I've had an ...

Smyly finally wins at home as Cubs beat Marlins 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Smyly tossed shutout ball into the seventh inning for his first win at Wrigley Field for the Cubs, leading Chicago past the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday. P.J. Higgins homered and singled, and Nico Hoerner added three hits and an RBI to help the Cubs defeat Miami for a ...

Blue Jays put Springer on injured list with inflamed elbow

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays placed All-Star outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right elbow prior to their game at Minnesota on Saturday night. Springer has been bothered by the elbow for much of the summer. He's scheduled to receive an ...

McLaughlin wins Nashville pole; Grosjean, Lundgaard follow

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scott McLaughlin won the second pole of his IndyCar career and Romain Grosjean and Christian Lundgaard earned their highest starting spots of the season in rain-delayed qualifying for the Music City Grand Prix. McLaughlin won the pole on a flying final run around the ...

Vikings’ middle men Tomlinson, Phillips viewed as vital to D

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The switch in schemes by the Minnesota Vikings and their edge rushing potential has dominated the narrative around their defense this season. With new addition Za'Darius Smith and healthy returner Danielle Hunter, the Vikings are well-stacked at the outside linebacker ...

Stafford downplays elbow injury, throws in Rams practice

Matthew Stafford downplayed the significance of his elbow injury after demonstrating just how little it's holding him back in practice with the Los Angeles Rams. Stafford participated extensively in the Rams' latest workout at UC Irvine on Saturday, making deep throws and building chemistry ...

Orioles run winning streak to 5 with 6-3 win over Pirates

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a day the Orioles welcomed Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson and Mike Mussina back to the ballpark, Baltimore's less heralded 2022 team thrilled the home crowd again. Ryan McKenna hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, and the Orioles won their fifth straight game, 6-3 ...

Quantrill throws 6 shutout innings, Guardians top Astros 4-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cal Quantrill tossed six scoreless innings and Amed Rosario had a two-run single, lifting the Cleveland Guardians to a 4-1 victory over the AL West-leading Houston Astros on Saturday night. All-Star José Ramírez added two hits and an RBI, and Andres Gimenez and Myles Straw ...