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Kyrgios handed suspended 16-week ban by ATP Tour

LONDON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has been handed a suspended 16-week ban from the ATP Tour following an investigation into his abusive behavior in a tournament in Cincinnati last month. The Australian player insulted a chair umpire and left the court to smash two rackets during a second-round loss ...

Vargas hits game-winner in 19th, D-backs top Cards 3-2

By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona had ample reasons to be a beaten-down ballclub one day after being officially eliminated from the National League playoff race. Instead, the Diamondbacks powered through 19 innings of baseball, used 13 pitchers and earned an unlikely ...

LEADING OFF: Brewers, Twins on brink of some bubbly

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: BREWING SOME BUBBLY The Brewers are on the verge of another postseason berth. Milwaukee can lock up an NL wild card with a win over Cincinnati or losses by the Cubs and Mets. Just like last season, when the ...

Turner’s slam helps Nats sweep Phils, clinch wild card

By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Dave Martinez's words were drenched with emotion as he stood in a booze-soaked clubhouse, Washington Nationals players celebrating all around after clinching an NL wild card exactly four months after they woke up with a 19-31 record and ...

NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases

By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball's corruption scandal. In a letter obtained by The Associated Press in a public-records request, ...

Pats, Chiefs, Rams, Cowboys are top 4 in AP Pro32 poll

By SIMMI BUTTAR AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Through three weeks, the NFL's big four are as dominant as ever. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys, all division winners last year, are undefeated so far and occupy the top four spots in ...

When Tom Brady talks, the NFL listens — and acts

By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Tom Brady has clout, and his indignation may have saved the NFL's 100th season from being ruined by the refs even though he backtracked like he was avoiding Shaq Barrett . Yellow flags flew at an alarming rate over the first two weeks of the season, ...

LEADING OFF: Yost begins final homestand with Royals

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ALL THOSE KS Major League Baseball's season strikeout record likely will be broken Tuesday for the 12th straight year — with five days to spare. Batters enter play with 41,098 strikeouts. There were ...

NHL teams aim to fill arenas, drawing fans away from screens

By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings season-ticket holder Matt Larson pays about $74 for two of the cheapest seats in Little Caesars Arena. The 32-year-old fan gets a pair of high top chairs set up behind a counter, giving him plenty of space for food and drink, in ...

Trubisky, Bears get offense on track, beat Redskins 31-15

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After the Chicago Bears' offense was slow to get going this season, Mitchell Trubisky was excited to speed things up. Trubisky and the Bears used a no-huddle, hurry-up tempo to snap out of their offensive funk and score 28 first-half ...