Men's sports

Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, reacts after winning a point against Rafael Nadal, of Spain, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
September 07, 2018 - 6:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Juan Martin del Potro advanced to the U.S. Open final when Rafael Nadal retired after the second set with a right knee injury. Del Potro led 7-6 (3), 6-2 when the defending champion was forced to stop playing...
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Michael Kopech (34) throws against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
September 07, 2018 - 6:31 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago White Sox top pitching prospect Michael Kopech has an injured right elbow and probably will need Tommy John surgery that will cause him to be sidelined through the 2019 season. White Sox general manager Rick Hahn made the announcement on Friday. The 22-year-old Kopech was...
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Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 07, 2018 - 5:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy. Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League...
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Belgium's Youri Tielemans, left, and Scotland's Stuart Armstrong battle for the ball during the International Friendly at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Friday Sept. 7, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/ PA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 5:36 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland on Friday in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup. Seven minutes after coming on at halftime in the friendly, Batshuayi took a pass from Eden Hazard in...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, watches a shot during a match with Dominic Thiem, of Austria, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, early Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
September 07, 2018 - 12:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two wins from being the first men's repeat champion at the U.S. Open in a decade, Rafael Nadal meets Juan Martin del Potro in one semifinal. Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori play in the other matchup Friday. All four players are past finalists at Flushing Meadows, the first time...
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September 07, 2018 - 9:27 am
For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team's failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George's Park training base this week ahead of matches...
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Atlanta Braves' Kurt Suzuki, right, celebrates his two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks with Johan Camargo (17) during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
September 07, 2018 - 2:05 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano's wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday night. Coming off a three-game sweep by Boston, the NL East-leading...
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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts after holding serve against Madison Keys during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 06, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:25 p.m. Naomi Osaka of Japan made her first career Grand Slam final, beating 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4. The No. 20 seed will play six-time U.S. Open champion Serena Williams for the title...
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Tiger Woods of the United States reacts to his birdie on the ninth green during the first round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Aronimink Golf Club, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in Newtown Square, Pa. (Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 6:39 pm
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Tiger Woods had his lowest round since his last victory more than five years ago, an 8-under 62 with birdie chances on all but two greens and only one bad swing all day. All it got him at the BMW Championship was a tie for the lead Thursday with Rory McIlroy. Woods did...
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California Capt. Mark Loveless examines a truck scorched by the Delta Fire burning along Interstate 5 in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif., on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The highway remains closed to traffic in both directions as crews battle the blaze. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
September 06, 2018 - 2:32 pm
SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Truckers abandoned big-rigs and motorists screamed in fear as they came dangerously close to an explosive wildfire that shut down about 45 miles of a major California interstate near the Oregon border that authorities were desperately trying to reopen...
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