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Tropical storm heads to Baja California

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane season roared on as Norma edged toward Mexico’s resort-studded Baja California Peninsula on Saturday, Jose threatened heavy surf along the U.S. East Coast, and Tropical Storm Lee formed in the [Read entire story]

Jury rules Wisconsin girl was mentally ill during stabbing of classmate

WAUKESHA, Wis. — A girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid prison after a jury determined that she was mentally ill at the time of the [Read entire story]

Marc Leishman 3 strokes ahead at halfway point of BMW Championship

Marc Leishman followed his great start with another low score, a 7-under-par 64 on Friday that gave him a three-shot lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the weekend at the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in [Read entire story]

Marc Leishman 3 strokes ahead at halfway point of BMW Championship

Marc Leishman followed his great start with another low score, a 7-under-par 64 on Friday that gave him a three-shot lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler going into the weekend at the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship in [Read entire story]

Jemele Hill apologizes — to ESPN — for ‘white supremacist’ tweet on Trump

ESPN says it has accepted the apology of “SportsCenter” host Jemele Hill for tweeting this week that President Trump is a “white supremacist” and “bigot.” The network and [Read entire story]

Sylvia Fowles wins WNBA MVP, then her Minnesota team wins playoff game

MINNEAPOLIS — In the precious few minutes newly crowned MVP Sylvia Fowles sat on the bench during Game 2 of the WNBA semifinals, she allowed herself to soak up the raucous atmosphere of the University of Minnesota’s [Read entire story]

Hurricane Max strikes near Acapulco resort

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Max slammed into Mexico’s southern Pacific coast Thursday, dumping rain on an area east of the resort city of Acapulco before weakening into a tropical storm as it moved inland into Guerrero [Read entire story]

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special operations soldier and injured seven others at the Army’s largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while [Read entire story]

Tom Brady says concussion risk ‘comes with physical nature of our game’

Tom Brady doesn’t worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend. “I’m not [Read entire story]

Red Sox reinstate David Price from DL

The Boston Red Sox activated left-hander David Price on Thursday and plan to use him out of the bullpen. Price went on the 10-day disabled list July 28 with an inflamed elbow. Manager [Read entire story]

In Southern California to face Chargers, Dolphins have minds on Miami

The Miami Dolphins hit the practice fields Wednesday for the first time in a week, working out under cloudless blue skies in 72-degree, humidity-free California weather. Hurricane Irma and its [Read entire story]

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 2 goals lead Real Madrid in Champions League opener

After watching Lionel Messi score twice the night before, Cristiano Ronaldo did likewise for Real Madrid to open its bid for a third straight Champions League title with a 3-0 win over Cypriot club APOEL on Wednesday. [Read entire story]

Arizona swaps one Johnson for another at running back

The Arizona Cardinals have placed All-Pro David Johnson on injured reserve and re-signed running back Chris Johnson. The team also signed ex-Arizona State running back D.J. Foster, who grew up in [Read entire story]

Broncos hold off Chargers after taking big lead in Denver

Shelby Harris got a hand on Younghoe Koo’s 44-yard field-goal attempt with a second left, and the host Denver Broncos began the Vance Joseph era with a 24-21 win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday night. [Read entire story]

Teams await OK to return to hurricane-damaged Florida

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been in Houston so long now that they have a local gym. The Jaguars were forced Monday to stay another night in Houston because of Hurricane Irma, creating a stressful [Read entire story]

NFL appeals court order blocking Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The NFL moved quickly Monday in hopes of reversing a federal judge’s decision that has blocked the league’s six-game suspension of Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott over a domestic-violence case in Ohio. [Read entire story]

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield apologies for planting flag in Ohio State’s field

Quarterback Baker Mayfield has apologized for planting Oklahoma’s flag at midfield of Ohio State’s stadium following the Sooners’ victory over the Buckeyes. After Saturday night’s 31-16 win over [Read entire story]

Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis could be moving back to the outfield

Jason Kipnis might be going back to a familiar spot. Cleveland’s two-time All-Star second baseman could get some playing time in center field as the Indians look to add depth in their outfield after [Read entire story]

Death toll climbs to 9 in suburban Dallas shooting

PLANO, Texas — A ninth person died Monday, a day after a man opened fire at a suburban Dallas home during a gathering to watch football, police said. An officer responding to a report of shots fired [Read entire story]

Cowboys swarm feeble Giants, missing Odell Beckham Jr.

Tough guy Jason Witten scored the game’s only touchdown while setting another franchise record for the Dallas Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott took care of the tough yards, churning out another 100-yard game [Read entire story]