WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - One might reasonably have expected Petra Kvitova, not Maria Sharapova, to be betrayed by nerves in the Wimbledon final.
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Before he even teed off, Rickie Fowler knew this was going to be a different day at the AT&T National. The course record already had been matched, with several other low rounds in progress at suddenly soft Aronimink Golf Club.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska has officially tied the knot with the Big Ten and, unlike its marriage of convenience with the Big 12, both parties enter this one believing they're a perfect match.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith met again Thursday, expanding talks on a pro football labor deal for the first time this week to include owners and players.
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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - So what if Maria Sharapova managed to win only two of the first 13 points of her Wimbledon semifinal Thursday, dropping the first three games?
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is locking out its players until a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached, the second pro sports league shut down by labor strife.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thanks to a fortuitous sun ball, the suddenly surging San Diego Padres are no longer in last place in the NL West.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers won a reprieve in bankruptcy court Tuesday to maintain day-to-day operations, while Major League Baseball considered seizing control of the cash-strapped ballclub.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Roth pitched 7 2-3 innings on three days' rest, and South Carolina won its second straight national championship with a 5-2 victory Tuesday night that completed a two-game sweep over Florida in the College World Series finals.
DALLAS (AP) - Representatives for NBA players and owners will meet Thursday, hours before the collective bargaining agreement expires, and Commissioner David Stern says that's still enough time for a deal.
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Maria Sharapova's coach called it "a statement."
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) - Once, twice, three times and then a fourth, Lauren Cheney launched a shot with her foot only to watch it go right into the hands of the North Korean goalkeeper.
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Timberwolves haven't made the playoffs in 10 years and just traded the face of their franchise so he can go chase a championship with LeBron James in Cleveland.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Veteran kicker Ryan Succop's tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs is over.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Ryan Mueller still finds it hard to talk about one year later.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jordan Schafer tied a career high with four RBIs, including a two-run single in the 10th inning Thursday night as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 11-5.
NEW YORK - Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien each made decisive closing statements in their competition to back up starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
NEW YORK - Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.
NEW YORK - Tom Brady has seen plenty of other quarterbacks come and go in the AFC East.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nori Aoki drove in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning Wednesday night, sending the Kansas City Royals to a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Don't expect to see starting quarterbacks Alex Smith or Aaron Rodgers take snaps. Do expect to see running backs Jamaal Charles and Eddie Lacy wearing baseball caps on the sideline.
LOS ANGELES - Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years.
NEW YORK - Maria Sharapova's serve and her groundstrokes were abandoning her. What she had was her conditioning.
Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said Tuesday that he has not given any thought to breaking off negotiations on a long-term contract, though that remains a possibility with the start of the regular season just over a week away.