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Osaka wins in U.S. Open debut; Olympic champ Puig falls

Naomi Osaka won her U.S. Open debut on Monday, when the 18-year-old defeated 28th seed Coco Vandeweghe of the United States in the first round. While Osaka was able to come back from a set down to complete a 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-4 victory, 30th seed Misaki Doi lost in ...

Aug 30, 2016

Eagles rookie Tavarres backtracks on anthem boycott vow

Philadelphia Eagles rookie Myke Tavarres pledged Monday to emulate Colin Kaepernick by refusing to stand for the U.S. national anthem, only to backtrack on the issue hours later. Tavarres, 23, said he planned to sit during the anthem when the Eagles host the New ...

Chargers rookie Bosa ends holdout, signs four-year deal

Aug 30, 2016

Chargers rookie Bosa ends holdout, signs four-year deal

Defensive end Joey Bosa ended his monthlong holdout Monday when he signed a four-year contract with the San Diego Chargers. The team announced the signing five days after the two sides went public in their nasty spat over payment of Bosa’s $17 million signing ...

Kaepernick faces scrutiny over anthem protest

Aug 30, 2016

Kaepernick faces scrutiny over anthem protest

From the White House to San Francisco police union headquarters, Colin Kaepernick’s name came up Monday as his decision to sit down during the U.S. national anthem reached far beyond football. Many aren’t thrilled with the 49ers quarterback’s strong words about why he is ...

Aug 29, 2016

Taguchi, Kono banking on reach in title defenses

WBA light flyweight champion Ryoichi Taguchi and WBA super flyweight champ Kohei Kono each enters his title defense on Wednesday hoping his edge in reach can make a difference. The world title doubleheader at Tokyo’s Ota Gymnasium will mark the fourth title defense for ...

Aug 29, 2016

Raonic, McEnroe part ways

Seven-time major winner John McEnroe has ended his coaching role with Canada’s Milos Raonic ahead of the year’s final grand slam, the U.S. Open. McEnroe joined Raonic’s coaching entourage in May as a consultant ahead of the grass-court season, and the world No. 6 ...

Aug 29, 2016

Barrett commits to All Blacks until after 2019 World Cup

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s hopes of winning a third successive World Cup have been boosted by flyhalf Beauden Barrett’s decision to commit his immediate playing future to New Zealand Rugby until after the 2019 tournament in Japan. The 25-year-old has been in career-best ...

Aug 29, 2016

De la Cruz takes over Spanish Vuelta lead

Spaniard David de la Cruz took the lead of the Spanish Vuelta from Nairo Quintana after completing a successful breakaway to win the mountainous ninth stage on Sunday. The Etixx-Quick Step rider earned his first win at a grand tour after he pulled away ...

Aug 29, 2016

Rosberg triumphs at Belgian GP

Nico Rosberg won an incident-packed Belgian Grand Prix featuring a chaotic start, wild overtaking, a heavy crash, safety cars and a red flag. The Mercedes driver’s win on Sunday saw him close the gap to nine points on teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third ...

Uehara sinks two holes in one at Canadian Women's Open

Aug 29, 2016

Uehara sinks two holes in one at Canadian Women's Open

Ayako Uehara became the fourth golfer in U.S. LPGA tour history to score two holes in one in a single tournament when she aced the par-3 No. 8 at the final round of the Canadian Women’s Open on Sunday. Uehara, who had her first ...

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

Aug 29, 2016

Top teams' problems leave AFC race open

No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to kick off, it’s anybody’s guess who’ll be the conference’s representative at the Super Bowl in Houston in February. The defending champion Denver Broncos ...