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NFL comes down hard on Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay

The NFL suspended Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for the first six games of the season and fined him $500,000 for violating its personal conduct policy.

Michael Sam left off Rams' practice squad

NFL opportunities are dwindling for Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the league.

Williams, Djokovic roll into US Open quarters

Serena Williams, the world's top female player, is looking to win her third straight Flushing Meadows crown. Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 ranked male, last won it in 2011.

Murray beats Tsonga in 3 long sets at U.S. Open

The eighth-seeded Andy Murray beat No. 9-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 in 2 hours, 35 minutes on Monday.

Chiefs sign Alex Smith to extension

Smith, who set playoff passing records for Kansas City last year, will receive $45 million in new guarantees over four years, for a total package of $68 million through the 2018 season.

UPDATE: Royals game suspended in 10th inning

The Indians led 4-2 in the 10th inning when Sunday's game was suspended until Sept. 22.

Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers

Yordano Ventura pitched into the seventh inning and three relievers shut the door in a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Monday night.

Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pirates.

Kasey Kahne holds off Matt Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

Kasey Kahne earned his spot in the Chase by charging past Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

Tony Stewart back on the track, but big issues remain

Stewart's return to racing was cut short Sunday night when his familiar No. 14 car slammed the wall twice on the way to a dismal 41st-place finish.

Michael Sam clears waivers, meets with St. Louis Rams coach Fisher

The Rams appeared unlikely to re-sign Sam to the 10-player practice squad because the defensive line is their strongest unit.

Wozniacki outlasts Sharapova, in U.S. Open quarters

Wozniacki won 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 in 2 hours, 37 minutes to get back to her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in more than two years.

Cardinals overcome 5-run deficit to beat Cubs 9-6

Matt Holliday had three hits and four RBIs for the Cardinals, who began the day one game behind first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.

UPDATE: St. Louis Rams release Michael Sam

Michael Sam and the other players released from the Rams were not picked up by any other NFL team Sunday.

Missouri fans, Twitter weigh in on Rams cutting Michael Sam

Rams' roster move surprises fans in Columbia, while Twitter offers Michael Sam encouragement. 

Cardinals split doubleheader with 13-2 win over Cubs

Matt Holliday homered twice and drove in five as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs 13-2 Saturday night to earn a split of a doubleheader.

Cubs hit 3 homers, beat Cards 5-1 in doubleheader opener

Félix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut Saturday, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Former Tiger Aldon Smith apologizes for suspension

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has apologized to the organization and its fans after receiving a nine-game suspension from the NFL for a series of off-field legal issues.

Indians beat Royals 3-2 in 11 innings

Kansas City has lost three in a row to fall into a first-place tie with Detroit, which split a doubleheader at Chicago. Cleveland is just 3 1/2 back in the bunched AL Central.

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round

Once again, John Isner's trip to Flushing Meadows ended in the third round. Once again, it happened with a loss to Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at that stage.

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