• MLB notebook: Nats deal 2B Murphy to Cubs, 1B Adams to Cards
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    MLB notebook: Nats deal 2B Murphy to Cubs, 1B Adams to Cards

    The Washington Nationals on Tuesday began the sell-off that they opted not to do ahead of the trade deadline, sending second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals in separate waiver deals. The Nationals received infielder Andruw Monasterio

  • Serena tops Forbes list of highest paid female athletes
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    Serena tops Forbes list of highest paid female athletes

    (Reuters) - Serena Williams was the highest paid female athlete for a third consecutive year in 2018, according to an annual list published by Forbes on Tuesday that was dominated by tennis players. Williams, who returned to competition in March after giving birth last September, earned $62,000 in winnings

  • Konta out of final U.S. Open tune-up with viral illness
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    Konta out of final U.S. Open tune-up with viral illness

    (Reuters) - British number one Johanna Konta withdrew from the final U.S. Open tune-up event in Connecticut with a viral illness, tournament organisers said on Tuesday. Konta, who beat German Laura Siegemund in the first round of the Connecticut Open, was due to face Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro on

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    Woods confident of getting the 'job done' soon on PGA Tour

    (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson is defending champion at the Northern Trust tournament, but all eyes will be on Tiger Woods when the PGA Tour's FedExCup playoffs begin in New Jersey on Thursday. Woods is in the playoffs for the first time since 2013, when he was crowned champion of the season-long points

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    Golf Glance

    PGA TOUR LAST WEEK: Wyndham Championship (Brandt Snedeker) THIS WEEK: The Northern Trust, Aug. 23-26 Ridgewood CC, Paramus, N.J. (Par 71, 7,385 yards) Purse: $9 million (Winner: $1.62 million) Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson Television: Thursday-Friday: 2-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-1-2:45

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    NFL suspends Ravens CB Smith four games

    The NFL announced a four-game suspension for Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith on Tuesday for violating the league's personal-conduct policy. Smith will sit out home games against the Buffalo Bills (Sept. 9) and Denver Broncos (Sept. 23), as well as two prime-time road games against AFC North

  • Niemann takes move to pro ranks in his stride
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    Niemann takes move to pro ranks in his stride

    Niemann was not eligible to qualify for the PGA Tour playoffs that start this week, but can still reflect on a smooth transition to the professional ranks as he enjoys a well-earned break before gearing up for a busy campaign. It was pretty much the same," Niemann told Reuters after finishing equal

  • WR Cruz retires, to join ESPN
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    WR Cruz retires, to join ESPN

    Former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday and is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst. Cruz announced his intentions in a video posted on UNINTERRUPTED. "As I officially close one chapter of my life and begin another, I could not be more thrilled

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    Steelers WR Rogers suspended one game for substance abuse

    Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Eli Rogers has been suspended without pay for the team's season opener due to a violation of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, the league announced Tuesday. Rogers will be eligible to return to the Steelers on Sept. 10, one day after the opener against

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    NASCAR notebook: Gragson thinking like a champion ahead of playoffs

    Noah Gragson hopes a lifestyle change will help propel him to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Championship. "I started having a set bedtime, going to bed early, waking up early," Gragson said on Tuesday during a Playoff preview at Fox Studios.

  • Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to U.S. Open
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    Alex Zverev hires Lendl in run-up to U.S. Open

    (Reuters) - Germany's Alex Zverev said on Tuesday he had appointed Ivan Lendl to his coaching team as he looks to convert his burgeoning potential into Grand Slam success. Zverev posted a message on Instagram welcoming Lendl to his team with the pair having trained together in Florida this year.

  • Falcons' Jones, Freeman unlikely to play in preseason
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    Falcons' Jones, Freeman unlikely to play in preseason

    The Atlanta Falcons will once again refrain from using star wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman in their third preseason game this Saturday, according to head coach Dan Quinn, who added that the two will "likely" not play until the regular-season opener. Jones and Freeman

  • Nats trade 2B Murphy to Cubs; ship 1B Adams to Cards
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    Nats trade 2B Murphy to Cubs; ship 1B Adams to Cards

    The Washington Nationals on Tuesday began the sell-off that they opted not to do ahead of the trade deadline, sending second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Matt Adams to the St. Louis Cardinals in separate waiver deals. The Nationals received infielder Andruw Monasterio

  • Germany looks set to stay on 2019 F1 calendar
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    Germany looks set to stay on 2019 F1 calendar

    Formula One's managing director Sean Bratches said on Tuesday he suspected there would again be 21 races, the same number as this season, on the 2019 calendar but provided no details. Spa-Francorchamps hosts the Belgian Grand Prix this weekend.

  • Woods surprised by overwhelming fan support
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    Woods surprised by overwhelming fan support

    (Reuters) - Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods says the support he has received from the galleries this year shows how "appreciative" fans are of his latest comeback effort. The 42-year-old underwent a fourth back surgery in April last year that caused him to question whether he would

  • Incognito arrested for disorderly conduct, threats at funeral home
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    Incognito arrested for disorderly conduct, threats at funeral home

    Free agent offensive guard Richie Incognito was arrested Monday afternoon for disorderly conduct and making threats, stemming from an incident at Messingers Funeral Home in Scottsdale, Ariz., police said. A statement released by Scottsdale police read, in part, "Initial reports advised that a male

  • World champion Osmond to sit out the season
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    World champion Osmond to sit out the season

    (Reuters) - Canadian figure skating world champion Kaetlyn Osmond will not compete this season, Skate Canada announced on Tuesday. “I have had some time to reflect this summer on my future and believe taking this year off to evaluate my next steps is important in making the best personal decision,”

  • Tennis: For Rod Laver, it's go big or go home
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    Tennis: For Rod Laver, it's go big or go home

    "But how the big, tall guys came into play -- I'm not sure where that came from." Laver, an 11-times Grand Slam singles champion, played the sport at the dawn of the professional era 50 years ago, a change that he calls "the best thing that ever happened to tennis." Today he

  • Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open
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    Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open

    (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year's U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus, organizers said on Tuesday. Serena, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon this year after losing to Germany's Angelique Kerber in the final, is ranked 26th in the world, nine places below

  • Bertens withdraws from Connecticut Open
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    Bertens withdraws from Connecticut Open

    (Reuters) - Kiki Bertens, who won the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday, has pulled out of this week's Connecticut Open with a viral illness, tournament organizers said on Tuesday. The 26-year-old became the first player from the Netherlands to win the Cincinnati Masters after recording a shock

  • Tiger 'pacing' himself into busy stretch
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    Tiger 'pacing' himself into busy stretch

    Tiger Woods was ranked 656th in the world and facing an unknown golf future entering 2018 as he mounted a tenuous comeback following a fourth back surgery. Less than eight months later, he is ranked No. 28 in the world, coming off a second-place finish at the PGA Championship and building momentum leading

  • Tennis: Edmund and Sock round out Laver Cup teams
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    Tennis: Edmund and Sock round out Laver Cup teams

    The three-day men's tournament, which will take place from Sept. 21-23 in Chicago's United Center, pits two elite six-man squads in three singles matches and one doubles each day. The first five members of each team are selected based on their post-Wimbledon ATP singles rankings, with team captains

  • MLB roundup: A's catch Astros atop AL West
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    MLB roundup: A's catch Astros atop AL West

    Mike Fiers pitched well for the third consecutive game, and the Oakland Athletics supported their new pitcher with a four-homer, four-double assault on Texas Rangers pitching in an 9-0 romp Monday night in the opener on a three-game series in Oakland, Calif. Ramon Laureano hit his first two career home

  • Soccer: Bolt trains with Mariners, ready to 'prove people wrong'
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    Soccer: Bolt trains with Mariners, ready to 'prove people wrong'

    Monitored by a big media pack, Bolt, who turned 32 on Tuesday, emerged at Central Coast stadium with his prospective team mates, flashing a big grin as he kicked the ball around during a light session in the sleepy seaside town of Gosford. The eight-times Olympic gold medalist has been given an open-ended

  • NFL notebook: Jets GM lauds Darnold, hints at possible QB trade
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    NFL notebook: Jets GM lauds Darnold, hints at possible QB trade

    With Sam Darnold eyeing the New York Jets' starting quarterback job halfway through the preseason, general manager Mike Maccagnan offered tremendous praise for the No. 3 overall pick on Monday. "Of all the young quarterbacks I've been around, I've been exceptionally impressed by Sam