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Who can stop Serena? Mother Nature does as U.S. Open action is rained out

Top seed and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams is just two wins away from clinching a calendar Grand Slam, a win in all four major tournaments this year.


Phillies fire general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock replaces Amaro as interim general manager.

Tim Tebow answers a question during a interview on the set of ESPN's new SEC Network in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Tebow has a new job as a commentator for the SEC Network, but is still looking for work in the NFL as a quarterback.

Tim Tebow returns to SEC Network after cut by Eagles

Tebow will resume his analyst role on the network's two-hour pregame show starting with Saturday's telecast before the Georgia-Vanderbilt game in Nashville.


Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.


Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Sept. 10.


Ex-NBA guard Rex Chapman pleads guilty in shoplifting case

Prosecutors say Chapman pleaded guilty last week to four felony theft charges, which could be reduced to misdemeanors at his Sept. 25 sentencing hearing.


Giants say Jason Pierre-Paul not ready to play, back home

"Nothing's changed," Coughlin said. "We've taken this path and we're on it, and we'll stay on it. Hopefully at some point in time, Jason will be ready to play, and we'll get the green light. If that doesn't happen, we'll stay where we are."


Browns coach calls allegations about assistant ‘disturbing’

Pettine said Wednesday that "everything about the incident is troubling." Asked why Moeller hasn't been fired, Pettine said the team is following internal process on conduct issues.


Prince Ali of Jordan announces bid for FIFA president

The prince says he wants to finish what he started with his initial candidacy. He has said FIFA will be a difficult task.


Conduct of coaches questioned in Texas referee incident

Board member Gil Garza, athletic director for Dallas schools, said the game was filled with penalties and ejections and was a "time bomb" waiting to go off.


U.S. Open: Federer tops Gasquet for 38th Slam SF

8:55 p.m. Roger Federer has moved into his 38th Grand Slam semifinal — and he hasn’t dropped a set in…


Pros & Cons: The new season of NFL football

The NFL season kicks off tomorrow ... let's weigh the good and the bad.


Bruno Mars might be making a Super Bowl return

The "Uptown Funk" singer headlined the halftime show in 2014 and he could become just hte fourth performer in history to headline more than once.


Goodell open to change in his job description

The NFL commissioner says he is willing to lessen his role in the player discipline process, but is still reluctant to give up final say.


Super Bowl winner, former Giant Sash dead at 27

Tyler Sash was found dead on Tuesday at the age of 27.


Serena overcomes Venus to reach U.S. Open semis

Serena Williams kept her bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam intact by outslugging older sister Venus 6-2 1-6 6-3 in a power-packed quarter-final.


Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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