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Chris Kirk tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Kirk wins Deutsche Bank, gets into Ryder Cup talkChris Kirk pulls in bounty in Boston: A FedEx Cup win, $1.4 million ... and a Ryder Cup spot?
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 10, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches the action during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Houston Astros fire manager Bo PorterAstros, with 2nd worst record in AL, fire manager Bo Porter and cite need for 'united message'
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels works against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Hamels, 3 Phils relievers combine to no-hit BravesMen working: Hamels, 3 Phillies relievers combine on no-hitter to beat Braves 7-0 on Labor Day
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Milos Raonic, of Canada, wipes sweat from his face between points against Peter Gojowczyk, of Germany, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Take my sweat, please: Tennis' gross ritualTake my sweat, please: Passing of the sweaty towel becomes tennis' hottest, grossest ritual
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philadelphia Phillies Cole Hamels,left, and teammates celebrate a 7-0 no hitter against the Atlanta Braves in a baseball game in Atlanta on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. Hamels went six innings and relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and closer Jonathan Papelbon combined to no-hit the Braves.     (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)  MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT
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The Associated Press2 hours ago
Victoria Azarenka,  of Belarus, reacts after missing a shot against Aleksandra Krunic, of Serbia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Dizzy in heat, Bouchard out of upset-heavy US OpenHead dizzy, vision blurry, Bouchard loses to Makarova at US Open, ending Slam semifinal streak
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, boxer Bernard Hopkins who donated funds to make a sculpture of boxing heavyweight champion Joe Frazier speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Next year, the sculpture is expected to be placed near the city's sports stadiums, ending a hurdle-strewn saga that included fundraising problems and the death of the original sculptor. Frazier died in 2011.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in PhiladelphiaRocky's Philadelphia gets real contender as 9-foot statue of champ Joe Frazier takes shape
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Los Angeles Dodgers Roberto Hernandez pitches in the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)
Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4Denard Span slugs 2 of Nationals' 4 homers in 6-4 victory over Dodgers
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Victoria Azarenka,  of Belarus, reacts after a point during a math against Aleksandra Krunic, of Serbia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
US OPEN SCENE: Azarenka's 'Happy Birthday' wishUS OPEN SCENE: As a singer, Victoria Azarenka makes a terrific tennis player
The Associated Press6 hours ago
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