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Federer express rushes to third round appointment

NEW YORK — Roger Federer kept up his sprint through the early rounds of the U.S. Open on Thursday, steamrolling Steve Darcis of Belgium 6-1 6-2 6-1 to reach the third round of the year's final grand slam.

Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as ‘the best ever’

LOS ANGELES — Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as ‘The Best Ever’, when he ends his boxing career in Las Vegas next week with his welterweight title defense against fellow American Andre Berto. Should Mayweather win, as is widely expected, he would match the 49-0 record of former heavyweight great Rocky Marciano but says he would not be tempted to come out of retirement for a 50th fight.

Ex-San Francisco 49er charged with murder

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A former National Football League running back serving time in a California prison for domestic violence and vehicle theft has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangling death of his cellmate, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. If convicted, Lawrence Phillips, 40, could be sentenced to an additional term of 25 years to life, but he will not face the death penalty, according to Andrea Bridges.

Donaldson stays hot in AL MVP race, Trout still in hunt

LOS ANGELES — The American League MVP race continued to heat up on Wednesday as joint-favorites Josh Donaldson and Mike Trout each strengthened their case for the award. Toronto All-Star Donaldson and Los Angeles Angels reigning MVP Trout are currently the front-runners to capture the honor with the duel almost certain to extend through the final month of the regular season.

Concussion’ football movie altered to avoid NFL

LOS ANGELES — Sony Pictures Entertainment executives altered the script of its forthcoming movie “Concussion,” about football-related brain trauma, to avoid antagonizing the National Football League, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Citing emails between Sony studio executives that were leaked by hackers last year, the Times said marketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower.

Versatile Quezada integral to Tigers’ hopes of contending

Entiat quarterback Trang Tran was hospitalized with a health issue in mid-August, but Tigers head coach Brian Bailey said he is optimistic Tran will be able to play a majority of Entiat’s games at quarterback. But the duties could be temporarily transferred to “the second best athlete on the team,” Alberto Quezada.
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Next up: Upperclassmen dominate Panthers’ lines

The Wenatchee football team will have to start “too many” players on both sides of the football at its home-opening game at the new and improved Apple Bowl on Friday against Mead, according to Panthers head coach Scott Devereaux.
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Catching on: Brewster’s Smith leads efficient air attack

During a hot summer afternoon on the ranch land northeast of Brewster, a brush rig lumbers along to provide support against the rapid advance of wildfires. This is Cade Smith’s first summer helping fight fires with his father Dale, who uses the brush rig primarily for structure protection and initiating back burns. Smith, a senior wide receiver for Brewster, believes he has learned a lot from the experience and sees it as a way to give back to a community that provides its football team with unwavering support.
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The power of eight: Eight-man football not to be taken lightly

The birth of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby, until, in 1880, a man named Walter Camp instituted line-of-scrimmage and down-and-distance rules. Nearly 135 years later, 32 professional teams are getting ready to battle for the Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl 50.

Cilic into U.S. Open third round, Fish takes final bow

NEW YORK — Defending champion Marin Cilic powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a routine win over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy on Wednesday while the curtain came down on American Mardy Fish's career.

Two Royals players sidelined with chicken pox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have been almost unstoppable this season but on Tuesday they faced a very different challenge with two of their players sidelined by chicken pox. Outfielder Alex Rios and reliever Kelvin Herrera have both succumbed to the highly contagious disease and are expected to be out for up to two weeks after being sent home and placed in quarantine, the team said.

Durban in as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

DURBAN, South Africa — The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation’s general assembly in New Zealand on Wednesday. The coastal city was the only bidder for the multi-sports event after the Canadian city of Edmonton withdrew from contention in February, citing falling oil prices.

Los Angeles named candidate for 2024 Games

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles was officially selected on Tuesday as the American candidate city that will bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics after Boston pulled out of the race in July, the U.S. Olympic Committee said. Los Angeles, which has hosted the Summer Games twice before, in 1932 and 1984, will be among the front-runners and joins a race that includes heavy favorite Paris, Rome, Budapest and Hamburg.

Six soccer players face federal charges

SAN DIEGO — Six soccer players from San Diego who were flying on Monday to a tournament in Chicago are facing federal charges for “disruptive” behavior that caused a Southwest Airlines plane to be diverted to Texas, officials said on Tuesday. Saiman Hermez, 19, Jonathan Petras, 20, Ghazwan Shaba, 21, Essa Solaqa, 20, Khalid Yohana, 19, and Wisam Shaker, 23, were charged with interference with a flight crew and aiding and abetting, the U.S. Attorney’s Office.