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Braves rally in 9th, beat skidding D-backs 9-5

MLB

PHOENIX — Atlanta's Ender Inciarte hit a go-ahead, three-run homer during a six-run rally, as the Braves went on to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-5 and increase their NL East lead to 4½ games.

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Cardinals routed 24-6 by Redskins in Wilks' debut

NFL

GLENDALE — The new-look Arizona Cardinals looked a lot like the old ones with a desert dud of a debut under coach Steve Wilks.

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Djokovic wins US Open for 14th major, tying 'idol' Sampras

U.S. Open

NEW YORK — The U.S. Open final suddenly appeared to be slipping away from Novak Djokovic. He dropped three consecutive games. He was angered by a crowd roaring for his popular opponent, Juan Martin del Potro. He was, in short, out of sorts.

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Swanson saves Braves in 10th for 5-4 win over Diamondbacks

MLB

PHOENIX — The series between National League playoff hopefuls Atlanta and Arizona has been a wild ride, and Saturday night's ending might have topped them all.

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Williams loses game for arguing during US Open loss to Osaka

U.S. Open

NEW YORK — The events and the arguing and the booing that would make this a U.S. Open final unlike any other began when Serena Williams’ coach made what she insisted was an innocent thumbs-up, but the chair umpire interpreted as a helpful signal.

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No team wants to distance itself from 2017 more than Cleveland Browns

NFL

No team wants to distance itself from last season — or even the previous year — more than the Cleveland Browns.

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Rose leads by 1 shot with clear shot at No. 1 in world

PGA Tour

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — Justin Rose could sense the sky getting a little darker, the wind a little cooler and more brisk. Every shot means so much this time of the year, and the last two holes Saturday at the BMW Championship might mean even more.

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Jimmie Johnson rides 48-race losing streak into Brickyard

NASCAR

INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson doesn't have a playoff spot locked in as the seven-time NASCAR champion prepared for rain-drenched Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the final race of the regular season.

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Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks hold on for 5-3 win over Braves

MLB

PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt hit his 33rd home run and the Arizona Diamondbacks took an early lead and held off the Atlanta Braves 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of slumping playoff contenders.

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Storm, Mystics look to enjoy experience of WNBA Finals

WNBA Finals

SEATTLE — Sue Bird leaned over toward Breanna Stewart and made sure the current MVP of the WNBA was paying attention to what the oldest player in the league was saying.

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Allen, Nash, Kidd, Hill in lineup for basketball hall

NBA

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Grant Hill thinks his Hall of Fame classmate Ray Allen is being undersold if he's only remembered as a 3-point shooter.

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Preview: Redskins face unknowns in opener against rebuilt Arizona

NFL

GLENDALE — Coach Jay Gruden brings his Washington Redskins across the country in search of his first season-opening win in five tries. The Arizona team he’s facing is a bit of a mystery.

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Braves beat Diamondbacks 7-6 on wild pitch in 10th inning

MLB

PHOENIX — Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano's wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday night.

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Eagles stop Ryan to Jones again, beat Falcons 18-12

NFL

PHILADELPHIA — Matt Ryan to Julio Jones failed again. Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open the season with an 18-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.

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Net gain: Serena Williams reaches her 9th US Open final

U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Serena Williams was a bit shaky at the start of her U.S. Open semifinal. For all of six minutes.

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Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy off to torrid start at Aronimink

PGA Tour

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. — With the glare of a scorching sun in his eyes, Tiger Woods couldn’t believe what he saw.

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QB Bradford says he’s done all he can to have healthy season

NFL

TEMPE — If another injury comes, Sam Bradford says, there is nothing else he could have done in his preparation for the coming season to avoid it.

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Top women’s college players practicing with Team USA

Women's Basketball

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dawn Staley told the U.S. national team players, many returning to college soon, to keep working and improving no matter who is on the court.

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Steelers losing patience with Bell as All-Pro RB stays out

NFL

PITTSBURGH — Le’Veon Bell’s teammates spent the offseason and all of training camp brushing off his absence, confident in their belief that the Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro running back would eventually let the business side of things play out, sign his franchise tender and be at work when things start to get real.

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Vikings try to stay centered, as Cousins debuts in opener

NFL

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings will show off their shiny new quarterback in the season opener, formally turning over the on-field leadership of a team built for Super Bowl contention to Kirk Cousins and his fully guaranteed $84 million contract.

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Colin Kaepernick's Nike deal prompts flurry of debate

NFL

An endorsement deal between Nike and Colin Kaepernick prompted a flood of debate Tuesday as sports fans reacted to the apparel giant backing an athlete known mainly for starting a wave of protests among NFL players of police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues.

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State Farm reaches naming rights deal for Cardinals stadium

NFL

GLENDALE — The Arizona Cardinals' home field is changing its name to State Farm Stadium. The team announced Tuesday that it has reached an 18-year naming rights deal with the insurance giant.

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IndyCar releases 2019 schedule, drops Phoenix from rotation

IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS — IndyCar will make its debut at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas and return to Laguna Seca, California, as part of its 2019 schedule.

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Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova at US Open

NEW YORK — Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction.

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Reyes homers twice, Padres knock off Diamondbacks, 6-2

MLB

PHOENIX — Franmil Reyes homered twice and had four RBIs, Bryan Mitchell pitched five effective innings and the San Diego Padres knocked off the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 Monday night.