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Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Aug 11, 2014

Weakening Typhoon Halong still brings heavy rains to Hokkaido

Typhoon Halong weakened into an extra-tropical depression Monday in the Sea of Japan after claiming 10 lives and leaving two others missing. The Meteorological Agency called for vigilance as the season’s 11th typhoon spun northward after the downgrade, dumping rain and strong winds on ...

Plane crash in Iran kills 39, official says

Aug 11, 2014

Plane crash in Iran kills 39, official says

An Iranian transportation official says 39 people were killed and nine wounded when a regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV. The ...

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

Aug 11, 2014

Pujols belts game-winning home run in 19th inning

After the Los Angeles Angels stranded 16 runners through 18 innings — including nine in scoring position — Albert Pujols provided the biggest blow with no one on. Pujols homered leading off the 19th inning, and the Angels outlasted the Boston Red Sox 5-4 ...

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Aug 11, 2014

Venus outplays Serena in 25th showdown between sisters

Venus beat Serena in an all-Williams semifinal in the Rogers Cup. Venus topped Serena 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday in the hard-court event for her first victory over her sister since 2009 in Dubai. “I think for both of us, what’s so unique ...

Mickelson climbs into contention for PGA Championship title

Aug 11, 2014

Mickelson climbs into contention for PGA Championship title

Phil Mickelson birdied four of his last five holes Saturday to put himself in contention for his sixth major title, shooting a 4-under 67 that left him three shots behind leader Rory McIlroy at the PGA Championship. He’ll play in the next-to-last group on ...

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Aug 11, 2014

Manziel makes solid debut for Browns

Johnny Manziel took off up the middle, slipping between a couple defensive linemen and racing through the open field. Then — perhaps most importantly — he finished the 16-yard run with a smooth, feet-first slide across the turf at Ford Field. “The times I ...

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Aug 11, 2014

Federer advances to Rogers Cup final

Roger Federer eased into the final of the Rogers Cup with a 6-3 6-4 win over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez on Saturday, putting the Swiss maestro on the brink of a landmark 80th career title. Standing between Federer and another trophy is Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, ...

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Aug 11, 2014

Several NFL standouts targeting big comebacks after injuries

Broken bones. Torn ligaments. Subpar performances. They all combined to sideline some of the NFL’s biggest stars a year ago, a lost season for several players who spent most of the year in the trainers’ room. Rob Gronkowski, Percy Harvin, Julio Jones, Robert Griffin ...

NASCAR's Stewart strikes, kills driver at New York track

Aug 11, 2014

NASCAR's Stewart strikes, kills driver at New York track

Witnesses say NASCAR star Tony Stewart struck another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., at a New York dirt track Saturday, a year after he was involved in another crash that left a young woman dead. Authorities say they are investigating the crash at Canandaigua Motorsports ...

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Aug 11, 2014

Griffey Jr., Parker, Oester named to Reds' Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. hugged other members of the Cincinnati Reds’ Hall of Fame. One hug meant more than the others. He embraced his father, who was wearing a red jacket signifying that he’s already honored in the hall. Junior will have one of his ...