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Kristi Toliver’s shooting lifts Mystics over Liberty in WNBA playoffs

Kristi Toliver admitted that she was nervous before the game for the first time she could remember. Those nerves went away quickly as the Mystics’ guard scored 32 points, hitting a WNBA playoff-record [Read entire story]

Gunfire in Texas home kills at least 8, including suspect

PLANO, Texas — Seven people were found shot to death at a home in this northern Dallas on Sunday night, after police officers responded to reports of shots being fired inside the residence, authorities said. [Read entire story]

Mexican diplomat visiting California amid strains

SACRAMENTO — Mexico’s top diplomat will make a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California amid strained relations between his country and the U.S. over President Trump’s border wall and immigration and trade [Read entire story]

Brewers ace Jimmy Nelson out for season with shoulder injury

Milwaukee starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson will miss the rest of the season after jamming his shoulder while diving to a base a night earlier, complicating the Brewers’ quest for a playoff berth. The [Read entire story]

Oregon defense gets late stop on interception in win over Nebraska

Maligned last season, Oregon’s defense thwarted Nebraska’s comeback. The Cornhuskers were down 42-14 at halftime but rallied with three unanswered touchdowns. Then Tanner Lee’s pass was [Read entire story]

Roll Tide: Alabama disposes of Fresno State

Jalen Hurts ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a third score in No. 1 Alabama’s 41-10 victory over Fresno State on Saturday. The host Crimson Tide (2-0) polished off the 44-point [Read entire story]

Return to form for Rafael Nadal in U.S. Open semifinals

NEW YORK — Once Rafael Nadal went from passive to aggressive and got his uppercut of a forehand going, it didn’t take long for him to power into the U.S. Open final. Closing in on a third title at [Read entire story]

Tracy McGrady, 10 others enter Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Tracy McGrady says the celebration of his induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., has been muted by the impact of Hurricane Harvey on his family and neighbors in Texas. [Read entire story]

Judge blocks Elliott’s 6-game suspension over domestic case

A federal judge has blocked Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension over a domestic violence case, setting the stage for a potentially lengthy legal fight with the NFL. Last [Read entire story]

Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys head to U.S. Open final

NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens was two points from defeat against Venus Williams in one U.S. Open semifinal before pulling out the victory. Madison Keys faced no such test, overwhelming CoCo Vandeweghe in [Read entire story]

Gene Michael, architect of Yankees’ 1990 dynasty, dies at 79

Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who managed the Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79. Mr. Michael [Read entire story]

Injured Isaiah Thomas is happy to be with Cavaliers

Isaiah Thomas beamed as he held up his new No. 3 Cavs jersey for the first time. There’s no telling when he’ll wear it in a game. Stunned by Boston’s decision to trade him to Cleveland as part of a [Read entire story]

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett says he feared death by Las Vegas police

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett accused Las Vegas police Wednesday of racially motivated excessive force, saying he was threatened at gunpoint and handcuffed following a report of gunshots at an [Read entire story]

Boston’s Dustin Pedroia says why such a fuss over sign stealing

If the Red Sox are concerned about a Major League Baseball investigation into using the high-tech timepieces to steal pitch signs from the Yankees, they aren’t showing it. A day after the New York Times reported that [Read entire story]

Not a Hazard: FAA Clears Plan for Raiders Las Vegas Stadium

Not a Hazard: FAA Clears Plan for Raiders Las Vegas Stadium

The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that the Oakland Raiders' proposed stadium in Las Vegas would not be a hazard to aircraft. [Read entire story]

Houston Rockets sold for record $2.2 billion

Restaurant and casino owner Tilman Fertitta agreed to buy the Houston Rockets from Leslie Alexander on Tuesday for an NBA-record $2.2 billion, a person with knowledge of the details said. The price [Read entire story]

Alabama football team dealing with injuries and tragedy

Alabama’s football team had as much to mourn as to celebrate after a huge opening win. On the field, linebackers Terrell Lewis and Christian Miller sustained season-ending injuries in the top-ranked [Read entire story]

Justin Thomas wins again at Dell Technologies Championship

NORTON, Mass. — The victories keep coming for Justin Thomas, and all that does is make him want more. In a Labor Day finish that was harder than the final margin suggested, Thomas kept his patience [Read entire story]

Fearful immigrants rally to preserve protections

PHOENIX — Young immigrants shielded from deportation by a program that President Trump is expected to end were battling to keep those protections Monday, while preparing for the worst. Those who were [Read entire story]

Utah hospital officials apologize after police were allowed to arrest nurse

SALT LAKE CITY — Officials at a Utah hospital where a nurse was arrested after refusing to allow police to draw blood from an unconscious patient apologized that security officers didn’t intervene and said Monday [Read entire story]