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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.

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Except for Fitz, Cardinals feature very young WR group

NFL

TEMPE — The first 53-man roster for Steve Wilks as coach of the Arizona Cardinals includes a very young receiving group.

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DeChambeau makes it 2 straight wins in FedEx Cup playoffs

PGA Tour

NORTON, Mass. — Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants.

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Djokovic gets through on hot day; Federer next at US Open?

U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Facing much more resistance from the 90-degree heat and 50-percent humidity than from his outclassed opponent, Novak Djokovic figured he can count on cooler conditions during a night match at the U.S. Open his next time out.

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Seattle's Bird expected to wear protective mask for Game 5

WNBA Playoffs

SEATTLE — Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird is expected to play in Game 5 of the WNBA semifinals on Tuesday night against Phoenix wearing a protective mask after suffering a broken nose in Game 4.

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Kemp, Dodgers rally again, beat Arizona 3-2 to stay in 1st

MLB

LOS ANGELES — This was one rerun Dodgers fans were happy to watch again. Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West.

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Griner, Mercury rally to beat Storm, force deciding Game 5

WNbA Playoffs

PHOENIX — Brittney Griner scored with 14.1 seconds to play then prevented Breanna Stewart from getting a shot off before the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Seattle Storm 86-84 on Sunday and force a deciding Game 5 of their WNBA semifinal series.

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Serena Williams hits 18 aces in US Open win; Isner into QF

U.S. Open

NEW YORK — Serena Williams' yells of "Come on!" crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting.

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Butler, Campbell, Little among those cut by Cardinals

NFL

TEMPE — Wide receiver Brice Butler and cornerback Chris Campbell, a sixth-round pick out of Penn State, were among the players cut by the Arizona Cardinals to reach their 53-man roster limit Saturday.

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Ancer takes 1-shot lead over DeChambeau at TPC Boston

NORTON, Mass. — Abraham Ancer of Mexico learned the hard way that a game that got him to the PGA Tour was good enough to win.

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Mack looks forward to new start with Bears after big trade

NFL

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Armed with a record extension after a blockbuster trade, Khalil Mack is looking forward to a fresh start with the Chicago Bears.