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Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time since losing in the fourth round ...

Jul 31, 2014

Bolt labels Times report as 'lies'

Even as athletics medals were being won at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday, the spotlight was on the sprinter nowhere near the track: Usain Bolt. The world’s fastest man was at the center of a controversy in Glasgow for apparently criticizing his games experience ...

Jul 31, 2014

Steelers will retire Green's No. 75

The Pittsburgh Steelers are retiring Hall of Fame defensive end Joe Greene’s No. 75. The team announced Wednesday that Greene will be honored during a ceremony on Nov. 2 when the Steelers host the Baltimore Ravens. Greene, the fourth overall pick in the 1969 ...

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Jul 30, 2014

Nishikori growing in confidence against top players

Kei Nishikori has new confidence against the top stars in tennis, thanks to some success on the court and in his work with coach Michael Chang. Nishikori, enjoying his best ATP season with a repeat title at Memphis and win on Barcelona clay, begins ...

Jets feel good about season

Jul 30, 2014

Jets feel good about season

Welcome to Camp Confidence, where bold proclamations are among the annual rites of summer for the New York Jets. Yes, they’re talking again. And maybe even a little more than before. Oh, and guess what? Rex Ryan doesn’t mind one bit, even though he ...

Tiger's Ryder Cup fate in balance

Jul 30, 2014

Tiger's Ryder Cup fate in balance

The landmark at Firestone Country Club is among the most popular in America, a massive water tower in the shape of a golf ball on a tee. As it prepares to host the Bridgestone Invitational this week, Tiger Woods has reason to see only ...

Jul 30, 2014

Man sought for urinating on grave

Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face ...

Jul 30, 2014

Jamaicans make statement on track

Andrew Riley won the 110-meter hurdles gold Tuesday to complement his teammate Kemar Bailey-Cole’s 100-meter gold medal on the track at the Commonwealth Games, clinching both high-profile sprint races for Jamaica. Next up will be the 4×100-meter relay, where Jamaica will be favored when ...

Teenager Osaka stuns Stosur in California

Jul 29, 2014

Teenager Osaka stuns Stosur in California

Japan’s Naomi Osaka claimed her first WTA victory, when she survived a match point to beat former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur in three sets in the first round of the Bank of the West Classic on Monday. The 16-year-old Osaka is ranked 400th ...

Lions postpone negotiations with Suh until after season

Jul 29, 2014

Lions postpone negotiations with Suh until after season

The Detroit Lions are postponing contract talks with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Suh is entering the final season of his contract, and team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew said before practice Monday that negotiations are being ...

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Jul 29, 2014

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during ...

Jul 29, 2014

Beadles donates huge sum to college

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Zane Beadles, who signed a five-year, $30 million free-agent contract in March, is giving back to his alma mater. Beadles pledged $750,000 to Utah’s football program Monday, the largest gift given to the school by a former player. Of his commitment, ...