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Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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Will Smith to take on NFL coverup

"Concussion" is based on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was the first to discover the existence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (or CTE): a disease of the brain found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

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Los Angeles poised to vote on 2024 Olympic plan

With Boston out, Los Angeles appears on the verge of stepping in as the U.S. candidate for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Kirk Cousins gets the start in Washington

Coach Jay Gruden has announced that Cousins will be his starting quarterback for the season, saying the Michigan State product gives his team the best chance to win.

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Sept. 1.

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U.S. Open: Serena advances to second round 

The world's top-ranked player is trying to become the first player since 1988 to complete a calendar Grand Slam.

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Jimbo Fisher names Golson starting QB for No. 10 Florida State

Fisher says Golson "has a good grasp of things. Making reads, plays and getting on the edge with his legs when he has to,"

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Steelers WR Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season.

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Milwaukee funding for new NBA arena goes before public

Milwaukee's top development official and its chief financial officer will soon present details showing the proposed final piece of a $500 million funding puzzle for a new arena for the NBA's Bucks.

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Taylor named Bills starting quarterback over Manuel, Cassel

The Buffalo Bills are turning their offense over to Tyrod Taylor, who has won the starting job after a three-way quarterback competition during the offseason.

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Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

Kirk Cousins will start the season as Washington's quarterback, Redskins coach Jay Gruden says Monday.

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Veteran running back Fred Jackson among 12 cut by Bills

Veteran running back and respected team leader Fred Jackson has been released by the Buffalo Bills.

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No deal reached for Goodell, Brady in ‘Deflategate’

Last-minute settlement talks between lawyers for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have failed, leaving a judge to decide the fate of "Deflategate."

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‘Deflategate’ judge to rule soon after Brady, NFL talks fail

The National Football League and its players union failed to reach a settlement in their dispute over New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game "Deflategate" suspension despite weeks of talks.

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Hulk Hogan begs forgiveness, wants back in WWE

The wrestling icon is pleading with fans for their forgiveness after he was caught on tape using a racial slur, insisting the controversial comments were made at the "lowest point" of his life.

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Ronda Rousey wants you to have a ‘knockout’ breakfast

The MMA champion has teamed up with fast-food chain Carl's Jr. to pitch their latest breakfast creation.

U.S. Open leading men cheering for a Serena Grand Slam

Serena Williams is on the brink of the grandest achievement in tennis, the single season Grand Slam, and even the leading men at the U.S. Open championships starting on Monday are in her corner.

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Day wins FedExCup opener The Barclays by six shots

Red-hot PGA Championship winner Jason Day of Australia romped to victory at The Barclays on Sunday, winning the opening event of the lucrative FedExCup Series by a whopping six strokes.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, Aug. 31.

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Sunday Night Baseball on KPUG: Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in win over Dodgers

Arrieta became the first 17-game winner in the big leagues by throwing baseball's third no-hitter in less than three weeks.

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

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Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.