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5 new signings to watch out for in 2018-19 Premier League

Premier League

The transfer window has been shortened in the Premier League and will close on Thursday, before the season starts.

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Raonic wins, Sock loses in first round at Toronto

ATP Tour

TORONTO — Canada’s Milos Raonic got off to a strong start at the Rogers Cup, beating David Goffin of Belgium 6-3, 6-4 on Monday.

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Venus Williams holds off challenge from teen at Rogers Cup

ATP Tour

MONTREAL — Venus Williams advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup after a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Caroline Dolehide on Monday.

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Assessing the bullpens after a wild trade deadline

MLB

Now that the dust has settled after the trade deadline, here’s some quick trivia:

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Howard: Tennis inventions and how we got here

My Point

The most basic parts of playing the game of tennis are taken for granted, things like a racquet, the ball, strings, rules and such.

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Atherton: Is it pickleball or banger ball?

Paddle Up

I get a strange not all that familiar look when I refer to pickleball as banger ball sometimes.

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Chase Elliott wins at Watkins Glen, his first Cup victory

NASCAR

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Like father, like son. Mired in a confounding losing streak since the start of his NASCAR Cup career in 2016, Chase Elliott finally broke into the win column Sunday, holding off road course ace Martin Truex Jr. at Watkins Glen.

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Hall wins Women’s British Open for first major title

LPGA Tour

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — Named in honor of a famous Masters victory, Georgia Hall has her hands on one of the big trophies in women’s golf at the age of 22.

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Longoria’s late homer leads Giants past D-backs 3-2

MLB

PHOENIX — Evan Longoria’s last hit was the biggest one — a tiebreaking homer in the eighth.

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Thomas doesn’t break sweat in winning finale at Firestone

PGA Tour

AKRON, Ohio — Nervous at the start, Justin Thomas was in full control at the Bridgestone Invitational to the end.

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Eagles extend Pederson, Roseman contracts through 2022

NFL

PHILADELPHIA — A Super Bowl victory gave Doug Pederson and Howie Roseman more job security.

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Buzarnescu captures first career singles title at San Jose

ATP Tour

SAN JOSE, Calif. — For a moment as she celebrated her first career title, an emotional, overjoyed Mihaela Buzarnescu stood on the court and made an apology for a tournament missing major star power.

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Preview: PGA Championship celebrates 100 as Tiger Woods goes for 15

PGA Tour

The PGA Championship has all the trappings of a big celebration this year. Thanks to a Sunday afternoon on the other side of the Atlantic, it feels even bigger.

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Former Roughrider Chance Adams makes MLB debut for Yankees, loses 4-1 to Red Sox

MLB

BOSTON — Former Yavapai College pitcher Chance Adams was called up from Triple-A for his big league debut with the New York Yankees, suffering a 4-1 loss at the hands of the rival Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.

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Arizona All-Pro Jones looks to do even more damage as a DE

NFL

GLENDALE — Chandler Jones had an All-Pro season as an outside linebacker in 2017, leading the NFL in tackles with an Arizona Cardinals franchise-record 17.

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Ahmed homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Giants 9-3

MLB

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks are playing downhill baseball and moving up the standings.

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Aces waiting to hear WNBA decision on canceled game

WNBA

NEW YORK — The Las Vegas Aces are still waiting to hear what the WNBA will do about the game the team decided not to play after a long travel day.

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Thomas takes over at Firestone as Woods fades away

PGA Tour

AKRON, Ohio — Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have become friends more by location than youth. They live near each other in South Florida and said they spent last weekend practicing together at The Bear’s Club.

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Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio

NBA

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state’s favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation’s most prominent African-American men.

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Terrell Owens enjoys his personal induction far from Canton

NFL

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Terrell Owens came in wearing a suit spotted with the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo and swapped that out for the prized gold jacket.

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T.O. ready for unconventional induction in Chattanooga

NFL

Leave it to Terrell Owens to choose to become the first person to celebrate being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame somewhere other than at the Canton, Ohio shrine.

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Meyer defends himself and former assistant denies abuse

College Football

Urban Meyer defended himself Friday, admitting he was not forthright with reporters when questioned about 2015 allegations of domestic violence against one of his assistant coaches, but also insisting he handled the situation properly at the time.

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Goldschmidt, Peralta homer in D-backs’ win over Giants

MLB

PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt hit the 200th homer of his career as part of a five-run first inning for Arizona and the Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday night.

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Preview: Whiskey Row-llers host doubleheader Saturday at Pioneer Park Rink

Roller Derby

PRESCOTT — Get ready… get set… ROLL!! The Prescott Whiskey Row-llers women’s roller derby team, currently in its ninth year, plays host to a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. today, Aug. 4, at the Pioneer Park Rink, 1185 Commerce Drive.

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Training Camp: After Fitz, receivers a big question mark for Arizona Cardinals

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals have one of the best wide receivers to play the game but, beyond Larry Fitzgerald, the position is a major question mark for the team under first-year coach Steve Wilks.

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