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Washington Nationals Asdrubal Cabrera, left, celebrates teammate Denard Span's (2) two run home run allowing them both to score in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4

- Associated Press 19 minutes ago

Denard Span hit two of Washington’s four homers, Gio Gonzalez got his first victory of the second half and the Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 Monday night in a matchup of division leaders.

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) celebrates with catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) after getting the final out in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Papelbon combined with Cole Hamels, Ken Giles, and Jake Diekman for a no hitter. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Hamels, Phillies relievers combine to no-hit Braves

- Associated Press

Hamels was pulled after six innings. He struck out seven, walked five, hit a batter and threw 108 pitches on a warm Monday afternoon at Turner Field. He left for a pinch-hitter in the seventh.

Virginia quarterback Matt Johns (15) throws a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA at Scott Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. UCLA won 28-20. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

One game in, Virginia has quarterback quandary on its hands

During the offseason, Virginia football coach Mike London decided the only way to turn around the Cavaliers was to make players more accountable for mistakes. The new mentality was evident in Saturday’s 28-20 loss to No. 7 UCLA.

Chris Kirk tees off on the third hole during the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Chris Kirk bolsters Ryder Cup case with Deutsche Bank win

- Associated Press

Kirk played the final 36 holes with Rory McIlroy and outplayed the world’s No. 1 player. Of far greater importance was winning this FedEx Cup playoff event, and he got it done with a bogey-free final round.

Serena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Kaia Kanepi, of Estonia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Serena Williams reaches first Grand Slam quarterfinal of 2014

- Associated Press

The top-seeded Williams lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open, the second round of the French Open and third round of Wimbledon. She said she felt the pressure of getting to the quarters of Flushing Meadows.

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Luke Donald, of England, hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

McGinley prepares to announce Ryder Cup wild cards

- Associated Press

When three of Europe's biggest names failed to automatically qualify for the Ryder Cup team, the equation appeared simple for captain Paul McGinley as he prepared to select his three wild cards.

Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld

- Associated Press

African soccer's governing body has upheld a decision to oust Rwanda from African Cup qualifying for using a player with different names and passports for club and international games.

Green, Holtby join Hamburger SV on loan

- Associated Press

Struggling Hamburger SV bolstered its attacking options on the last day of the transfer period with loan deals for U.S. international Julian Green and German midfielder Lewis Holtby on Monday.

Play is suspended as storm clouds roll over the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center because of imminent lighting during the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

- Associated Press

Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 30-31 - FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton (32) tosses his bat after being called out on strikes against the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The final month of the season offers a chance for redemption for Hamilton.  (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert, File)

Talented sluggers could decide playoff races

- Associated Press

Two sluggers with lingering questions. A catcher returning from injury. A pitcher headed for a big payday, and baseball's most famous panda.

FILE - This is a Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's  Radamel Falcao of Colombia as he controls the ball during his French League One soccer match against Evian, in Monaco stadium.   Radamel Falcao is set to join Manchester United on loan after the Premier League club agreed to a loan deal with Monaco, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Man United signs Falcao loan with option to buy

- Associated Press

Manchester United signed Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco early Tuesday in a coup by the struggling club on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Long journey leads McGhee back to Norman

- Associated Press

Aaron McGhee hadn't seen Lloyd Noble Center until this month since he cleaned out his locker in the spring of 2002. The arena hasn't changed much, but the area around it has transformed in the 12 and a half years since.

Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, reacts after her upset victory over Jelena Jankovic, of Serbia, in the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. Bencic won 7-6 (6), 6-3.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Bencic, 17, reaches US Open quarterfinals

Associated Press

With mentor Martina Hingis cheering from the stands, 17-year-old Belinda Bencic became the youngest U.S. Open quarterfinalist since Hingis herself in 1997.

Austria gets mental coaching from ski legend Maier

- Associated Press

The Austrian football federation has hired skiing great Hermann Maier as a mental coach for the national team ahead of its European Championship qualifying campaign.