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Rafael Nadal to skip tournaments in Asia because of bad knee

ATP Tour

MADRID — Rafael Nadal says he will not play in upcoming tournaments in Beijing and Shanghai because of an injured right knee.

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Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

NBA

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents of sexual harassment and improper workplace conduct within the franchise going back more than 20 years.

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Baez, Murphy go deep as Cubs romp past D-backs 9-1

MLB

PHOENIX — Javier Baez and Daniel Murphy each hit a two-run homer as the Chicago Cubs jumped out to a big early lead Tuesday night on their way to a 9-1 win over the fading Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bears 3-0 in Grand Canyon region showdown

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a battle pitting the Top 2 and only remaining unbeaten teams in the Grand Canyon region on Tuesday night, Sept. 18, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team was swept by Flagstaff, 3-0, at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Roughriders squander 3-goal lead en route to narrow loss at Western

Junior College Soccer

YUMA — Through nine matches, the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team has already equaled the total number of losses that the 2017 squad had all of last season.

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Rough start for new NFL coaches: Cardinals, Raiders, Lions and Giants all 0-2 to begin 2018

NFL

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jon Gruden was welcomed back to Oakland as a returning hero when he got hired for his second stint as coach of the Raiders.

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Washington State’s Minshew is a QB to watch in the Pac-12

College Football

At the beginning of the season, Washington State coach Mike Leach played coy with the media — as he often does — over his choice for starting quarterback.

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Messi scores another hat trick, Mbappe’s mistake sinks PSG

Premier League

PARIS — If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game.

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FedEx Cup to offer $15 million to winner next year

PGA Tour

ATLANTA — The bonus pool for the PGA Tour postseason doubles next year to $70 million in a revamped system that gives a head start to top players at the Tour Championship and pays $15 million to the FedEx Cup champion.

Kobritz: Legal sports betting may add billions to Major League teams

Beyond the Lines

Mark Cuban recently said: “I think everyone who owns a top four professional sports team just basically saw the value of their team double.”

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Time running out for D-backs in 2018 playoff chase

MLB

PHOENIX — Kyle Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs three-hit the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series.

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Cardinals offense a mess after scoring 6 points in 2 games

NFL

TEMPE — In the first two games for Steve Wilks as an NFL head coach, his Arizona Cardinals have been outscored 58-6.

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No. 10 Washington's defense dominating in early going

College Football

SEATTLE — The offense for No. 10 Washington may still have some things to figure out. Defensively, the Huskies are doing just fine.

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Ohio State's Meyer moves toward repairing scandal damage

NFL

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations with families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error."

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Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

NFL

CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy.

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Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses

MLB

BALTIMORE — A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it. Baltimore managed only three hits in falling to Toronto 5-0 on Monday night and tied an Orioles record for losses in a season.

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Carson Wentz cleared to return for Eagles

NFL

PHILADELPHIA — He's back. Carson Wentz has been cleared to return and is slated to start for the Philadelphia Eagles against Indianapolis in Week 3.

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Bills latest meltdown features Davis leaving team at half

NFL

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — As if Bills coach Sean McDermott didn't have enough to worry about in trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime on Sunday.

Howard: Serena, Serena, Serena … bad behavior is bad behavior

My Point

There’s no real reason to go over what happened at the U.S. Open singles final except the fact that everyone seems to have a different take on it. Tennis, like most sports can be very emotional - and even more so because it’s just one person playing another, it falls completely on your own shoulders - you against them.

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NFL Roundup: Lutz’s 44-yard field goal lifts Saints past Browns 21-18

NFL

NEW ORLEANS — Wil Lutz kicked a 44-yard field goal for New Orleans with 21 seconds left, Cleveland kicker Zane Gonzalez pushed the second of his two missed field goals wide right in the final seconds, and the Saints held on for a 21-18 victory that extended the Browns’ winless streak to 19 games.

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Gurley, Goff lead Rams to 34-0 victory over Cardinals

NFL

LOS ANGELES — Todd Gurley ran for three touchdowns, Jared Goff threw for 354 yards and a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams dominated the Arizona Cardinals 34-0 on Sunday.

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Verlander, Astros beat Diamondbacks 5-4, extend AL West lead

MLB

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander struck out 11 in seven solid innings and the Houston Astros extended their AL West edge, topping the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Sunday.

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Anxiety rises at high-pedigree programs with new coaches

College Football

Misery loves company, and there's plenty to go around for first-year coaches at some of the high-pedigree programs in college football.

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Tate throws for 349 yards, 5 TDs as Arizona routs S. Utah

College Football

TUSCON — Khalil Tate passed for a career-best 349 yards and five touchdowns, then sat out most of the fourth quarter and Arizona gave Kevin Sumlin his first victory as Wildcats coach with a 62-31 rout of Southern Utah on Saturday night.

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Agnew, Washington lead SDSU to upset of No. 23 ASU, 28-21

College Football

SAN DIEGO — Junior Ryan Agnew threw his first career touchdown pass to cap an impressive drive to tie the game just before halftime, Juwan Washington rushed for 138 yards and one score and San Diego State's defense came up huge as the Aztecs survived a crazy ending to upset No. 23 Arizona State 28-21 on Saturday night.

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