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Wheeler, Mets beat Dodgers 7-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite a chest contusion that necessitated a postgame X-ray and CT scan, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler was not about to call it a day after a 91-mph comebacker hit him square in the midsection. Wheeler gave up a two-run home run to Max Muncy three pitches after he ...

Inspector general reviews FBI handling of Nassar allegations

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI ...

Djokovic tops Millman to advance to semifinals

NEW YORK — Novak Djokovic put aside all of it, from his opponent’s unheard-of, middle-of-a-set chance to change out of sweat-soaked clothes and shoes, to consecutive time violations because he let the serve clock expire, to the 16 break points he wasted. All that mattered, really, was ...

After banner goes up, Eagles start title defense

PHILADELPHIA — Before the Philadelphia Eagles begin their quest for a repeat, they’ll have one more celebration. The first Super Bowl banner in franchise history will be unveiled in front of a sellout crowd that waited seemingly forever to witness the moment. Then it’s on to defending ...

Live skunk captured on Maui

Workers at a trucking company in Kahului found a live skunk in a container last week, according to a Department of Agriculture announcement this morning. The workers were unloading a container of ceramic tiles late Thursday afternoon when they smelled an odor and “thought they saw a critter ...

Woodward book puts White House in damage-control mode

WASHINGTON — An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House on Tuesday, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an “idiot” and a “liar,” disparaging his judgment ...

Williams puts aside shaky start to beat Pliskova

NEW YORK— Serena Williams began her U.S. Open quarterfinal tentatively. Her shots lacked their usual sting, her attitude its usual conviction. She was facing the last player she lost to at Flushing Meadows, and perhaps that was the problem. After just 20 minutes Tuesday night, Williams was ...

LSU, Virginia enter Top 15 after first week wins

The Associated Press – No. 11 LSU and No. 12 Virginia Tech made the biggest jumps in the first Associated Press college football poll of the regular season while No. 4 Ohio State leapfrogged No. 5 Wisconsin after a week in which most off the top teams were unchallenged. Alabama remained No. ...

Woods, Mickelson make Ryder Cup team as wild cards

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, golf’s most prominent players for more than two decades, never realized the Ryder Cup would mean so much. For Woods, it’s the culmination of a comeback that began in January after a fourth surgery on his lower back. For Mickelson, ...

On Labor Day, Trump slams union head who criticized him

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump started his Labor Day with an attack on a top union leader, lashing out after criticism from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Trump tweeted Monday that Trumka “represented his union poorly on television this weekend.” He added: “It is easy to ...

Canha homers as A’s gain ground on Yankees in win

OAKLAND, Calif. — Trevor Cahill recalls all his bad outings against the Yankees. He sure picked a perfect moment to finally beat them — at last, in his 10th major league season, and in a meaningful September meeting. Mark Canha homered and Matt Chapman hit an RBI double to back Cahill, ...

London show explores world of facial recognition

LONDON — Don’t judge by appearances. It’s an age-old piece of advice that is being roundly ignored by corporations, governments and law-enforcement agencies around the globe. British police use facial-recognition technology to scan crowds for suspects. Owners of the latest iPhones can ...

DeChambeau makes it two straight

NORTON, Mass. — Bryson DeChambeau plays golf differently from everyone else and is getting the results everyone wants. It doesn’t take a scientist to figure that out. For the second straight week in the richest part of the PGA Tour season, DeChambeau took down one of the strongest ...

No. 55-ranked Millman upsets Federer at Open

NEW YORK — Roger Federer served poorly. Closed poorly, too. And now he’s gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his career. Looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Federer double-faulted 10 times, failed to ...

Holocaust anniversary remembered in a city once central to Jews

LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, commemorated Sunday the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honored those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished ...

McCain buried at Naval Academy alongside friend

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Sen. John McCain’s final journey ended Sunday on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future — and alongside a lifelong friend. A horse-drawn caisson carrying the senator’s casket led a procession ...

Williams hits 18 aces in U.S. Open win

NEW YORK — Serena Williams’ yells of “Come on!” crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set’s opening game Sunday, Williams let out her loudest ...

No. 25 Tigers off and running in win over No. 8 Hurricanes

ARLINGTON, Texas — Nick Brossette and Joe Burrow waited a long time for their chance to be impact players. They helped No. 25 LSU make a strong opening statement. Brossette ran for 125 yards with his first two career touchdowns and grad transfer quarterback Burrow, who appeared in 10 games ...

Kemp powers Dodgers to win

LOS ANGELES — This was one rerun Dodgers fans were happy to watch again. Matt Kemp beat the Diamondbacks for the second straight game, hitting a two-run double in the ninth inning that lifted Los Angeles over Arizona 3-2 Sunday for sole possession of first place in the NL West. A day ...

Ancer takes 1-shot lead over DeChambeau

NORTON, Mass. — Abraham Ancer of Mexico learned the hard way that a game that got him to the PGA Tour was good enough to win. A Labor Day finish on the TPC Boston will be his biggest test. Ancer opened with three straight birdies, had a birdie chance on all but one hole and shot a 6-under ...