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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.

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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…

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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.


Dear Judge Berman: Fan letters in ‘Deflategate’ show passion, anger

If the surreal saga known as "Deflategate" has proven anything, it is that National Football League fans take their sport, and Tom Brady, very seriously.


Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Sept. 10.

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Jordan Wittenberg ran for two touchdowns and caught another to lead Lynden past Burlington-Edison on KPUG.

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NLDS: DeGrom outduels Kershaw, Mets beat Dodgers; Lackey dominates, Cards blank Cubs


Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Saturday. The Cardinals turn to lefty Jaime Garcia against Kyle Hendricks for the NL wild-card winners. Zach Greinke starts for the Dodgers against Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.

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Jackson left mark on Seahawks in start against Bengals


"I don't think any of us that were there at the time will ever forget how we felt about him and the courage that he showed and the toughness he showed and the resourcefulness to throw a football in the NFL with a torn pec," head coach Pete Carroll said

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ALDS: Alberto, Rangers beat Blue Jays in 14th; Royals even series with Astros

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The Rangers take a 2-0 lead back to Texas for game three on Sunday.

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Bae leads an International team rally amid Mickelson mistake at Presidents Cup


Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson were assessed a one-hole penalty at No. 7 when Mickelson used a different model golf ball, ultimately costing the Americans the match.