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Wawrinka, Halep find wins in similar ways

NEW YORK — French Open champion Stan Wawrinka kept the pressure on to end the threat posed by Donald Young and register a 6-4 1-6 6-3 6-4 victory over the American to reach the quarter-finals at the U.S. Open on Monday.

Prince Ali almost certain to stand for FIFA presidency

AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian prince beaten in May’s FIFA presidential election by Sepp Blatter will almost certainly announce later this week he will stand for the position again at FIFA’s extra-ordinary elective congress next February. Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein on Monday strongly hinted he would stand while speaking to delegates at the Soccerex business convention in Manchester.

Bolt decides not to race again this year

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided not to race again this year after his triple gold medal haul at last month’s world championships in China. “After the excitement of the past few weeks at the World T&F (Track & Field) Championships in Beijing I have decided not to race again in 2015,” Bolt wrote on his Facebook page.

Bumgarner, Giants escape with win over Rockies

DENVER — San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner minimized the damage when he loaded the bases with no outs twice to lead the Giants to a 7-4 win over the Colorado Rockies. Bumgarner (17-7) loaded the bases with no outs in the first and again in the fifth and while he gave up two runs in each inning he kept the rallies from burgeoning into something bigger.

Nationals complete sweep of Braves

ATLANTA — The Washington Nationals gathered momentum heading into a huge series against the New York Mets by completing an 8-4 triumph on Sunday over the Atlanta Braves. It would have been understandable for the Nationals to let their minds drift to a potential division-deciding three-game series with the Mets, but they took care of business against Atlanta in a four-game series sweep moving to within four games of New York for the NL East lead.

Pierre-Paul finally meets with Giants

NEW YORK — Months after sustaining a gruesome fireworks injury that left Pro-Bowl defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul without at least one of his fingers, Pierre-Paul met with the Giants for the first time. Pierre-Paul, who was assigned the Giants’ franchise tender prior to training camp, is set to make over $14 dollars this season if he is deemed healthy enough for football activities. Pierre-Paul has been secretive about his hand injury, leading skeptics to believe more fingers may have been compromised.

Owners to revisit Goodell’s role in discipline process

NEW YORK — National Football League team owners are planning to re-evaluate Commissioner Roger Goodell’s role in player discipline after his “Deflategate” ruling was overturned by a federal judge, according to a report on Friday. The Washington Post, which cited several people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that it was uncertain whether Goodell’s role in meting out discipline would be reduced.

Tebow released by Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced the release of quarterback Tim Tebow who was trying to earn the No. 3 quarterback job. A former Heisman Trophy winner, Tebow had been competing for the job with Matt Barkley, released earlier this week, to backup Sam Bradford and Mark Sanchez.

Bengals release Still

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals released defensive tackle Devon Still after three years with the team. Still forged a bond with the team and city of Cincinnati after his daughter Leah’s battle with cancer.

Wayne requests release from Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots released veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne upon his request. Wayne, who played 14 seasons for the Indianapolis Colts, signed a one-year contract with New England on Aug. 25, said he may sign with another team in the right situation.

Big bats fuel Mariners’ wins

OAKLAND, Calif. — A well-rested Felix Hernandez pitched eight solid innings, and the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-3, winning their fourth straight game Saturday night at the Coliseum.

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.