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Serena’s bid for Grand Slam lives after brief stumble at U.S. Open

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. Open — the first true Grand Slam in tennis in more than a quarter of a century — hit her Wednesday. That, she said, is why her play was so uneven in the second round ...

College football notebook: ACC looking into cable channel of its own

By Tribune-Review
• The ACC still is figuring out whether it will start a dedicated cable channel of its own. Details have been scarce about the behind-the-scenes process the league and broadcast partner ESPN are navigating in an effort to determine whether ...

No. 2 Halep, No. 4 Wozniacki elude 1st-round upset bug at U.S. Open

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner’s post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki was in quite a hurry Tuesday, when she needed ...

‘Cadet’ Cratsenberg fitting in well at VMI

By Bill Beckner Jr.
Doubt followed Allan Cratsenberg around like his shadow during the first month he spent at Virginia Military Institute. It was an adjustment period of second-guessing and ...

Pennsylvania team falls short in Little League World Series final

By The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — With more than 42,000 fans cheering against them, the Tokyo players found themselves down eight runs in the first inning of the ...

Unlike during his time at Florida, Ohio State’s Meyer learning to enjoy his success

By The Associated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Victory meal is a tradition for Urban Meyer’s teams and pretty much a weekly occurrence during football season since the coach got ...

Good byes hard to find in college football this season

By The Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz. — Arizona won last season’s Pac-12 South title by reeling off five wins in six games following a bye week. If the Wildcats are going to repeat this season, they’ll have to do it without the benefit of ...

Walk-off single moves Pennsylvania team into LLWS title game

By The Associated Press
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — It’s safe to say 12-year-old Chayton Krauss never before caused 46,000 people around him to erupt into screams of euphoria. Krauss hit ...

Program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth in Philadelphia

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Carmen Sharpe does not let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as “The Badlands.” So her 9-year-old daughter Marisol Jimenez cherishes the periodic escapes she gets through Work ...

Federal ban on sports betting upheld by appeals panel

By Bob Cohn
Proponents of legalized sports betting in New Jersey said they were disappointed but not deterred by Tuesday’s court decision upholding a federal ban. “We’ll live to fight another day,” said New Jersey Sen. Ray Lesniak, sponsor of a 2014 bill signed ...

IndyCar driver Wilson dies from head injury

By The Associated Press
IndyCar driver Justin Wilson died from a head injury suffered when a piece of debris struck him at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. IndyCar made the announcement Monday night at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Wilson is a British driver who lived outside Denver ...

College football notebook: Florida State RB found not guilty of battery

By Tribune-Review
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook was found not guilty Monday of punching a woman who testified that he said he would be able to buy her in a couple of years once he went pro. The seven-member jury delivered its ...

Former California (Pa.) star Knox takes skills to CFL

By Jeremy Sellew
Even though the Saskatchewan Roughriders are winless, Cal U alum Jeff Knox Jr. is making a name for himself north of the border. Knox played ...

Franklin Regional wrestling’s Lee dominates en route to 2nd world title

By Michael Love
When Spencer Lee didn’t qualify for a return trip to the FILA Cadet World Championships — he won his first world title there last summer ...

NLRB ruling blocks college athletes from unionizing

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — The National Labor Relations Board on Monday blocked a historic bid by Northwestern University football players to form the nation’s first college athletes union, dealing a blow to a labor movement that could have transformed amateur sports. In a ...

Day delivers record-setting effort, wins PGA Championship

By The Associated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — Given a third straight chance to win a major, Jason Day promised a fight to the finish in the PGA Championship. Turns out ...