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All the scores from the Top 25 teams in the country.


Down and out: Serena Williams bounced from U.S. Open

Italy's Roberta Vinci, an unseeded player ranked 43rd in the world, beat Williams to advance to the final vs. Flavia Pennetta. Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer for the men's title.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

Raiders sign troubled pass rusher Aldon Smith

Smith was not available to talk on Friday but he did deny driving under the influence during a brief interview with a local television station after the arrest last month.


Report: Steelers assistant assaulted Patriots fan

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, NFL security is investigating allegations that Pittsburgh Steeler tight end coach James Daniel verbally and physically assaulted a Patriots fan before halftime of Thursday night's game.


This weekend’s sports schedule

Here's a look at some of this weekend's major sporting events.

This week’s best sports shots

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.


Serena’s Grand Slam bid ends after shock U.S. Open semi-final defeat

The bid for a rare calendar-year Grand Slam has come to a shuddering halt.

A.J. Green

Bengals receiver A.J. Green gets 4-year contract extension

Green was under contract through this season. The Bengals got the new deal signed before they got on a plane for Oakland and their opener on Sunday.


Holyfield: Mayweather legacy a ‘numbers game’

Should Floyd Mayweather Jr end his boxing career on Saturday as planned, his legacy will be underpinned by the extraordinary numbers he has brought to the sport and his controversy out of the ring.


Congressional bill aims to get NFL to change the name ‘Redskins’

The bill to strip the NFL of its federal antitrust protection as long as it allows Washington's football team to use the name "Redskins," a moniker some see as racist.


NFL long snappers important, often overlooked

The job of an NFL long snapper is one of the most tenuous in sports because each snap needs to be perfect on punts and field goals.


Friday’s Sports Minute

Here’s a look at some of today’s big sports headlines making news, Friday, Sept. 11. BRADY SHARP IN SEASON OPENER…

Tom Brady

NFL Opener: Brady throws 4 TDs to TEs in 28-21 win

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns to his tight ends, three going to favorite target Rob…

Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) speaks with Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis (58) in the second half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

NFL Notes: Big money deals as rosters continue to be set

Luke Kuechly has agreed to a five-year, $62 million contract extension with the Carolina Panthers. Marcell Dareus has become the Buffalo Bills' top-paid player.


Who can stop Serena? Mother Nature does as U.S. Open action is rained out

Top seed and No. 1-ranked Serena Williams is just two wins away from clinching a calendar Grand Slam, a win in all four major tournaments this year.


Phillies fire general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

Assistant General Manager Scott Proefrock replaces Amaro as interim general manager.

Tim Tebow answers a question during a interview on the set of ESPN's new SEC Network in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Tebow has a new job as a commentator for the SEC Network, but is still looking for work in the NFL as a quarterback.

Tim Tebow returns to SEC Network after cut by Eagles

Tebow will resume his analyst role on the network's two-hour pregame show starting with Saturday's telecast before the Georgia-Vanderbilt game in Nashville.


Ronda Rousey to star in ‘Road House’ remake

The UFC fighter has landed the starring role in a remake of 1989 Patrick Swayze film.


The road to Super Bowl 50 starts now

The "Deflategate" saga that engulfed the offseason has not dampened excitement for a new year of football.


Stage set for Serena’s semi-finals push in Grand Slam bid

The penultimate stage is set for the sixth step in Serena Williams' campaign to put an exclamation mark on her storied career by winning a fourth successive U.S. Open to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam sweep.

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