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Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond, left, follows through after follows through after hitting an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Wil Nieves. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Grady Sizemore powers Phillies to sweep over Nats

- Associated Press

Pinch-hitter Grady Sizemore hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the NL East-leading Washington Nationals 8-4 Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, left, greets defensive back Akeem Davis before an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

For Akeem Davis, NFL dreams could be realized this week

- The Washington Times

After a preseason in which Davis has had a chance to make his case, his final judgment is pending. One respite: The recent suspension of starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the season should give Davis a greater chance of sticking.

Sloane Stephens, of the United States, wipes sweat from her face between points against Johanna Larsson, of Sweden, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sloane Stephens upset in U.S. Open second round

- Associated Press

Down a set and a break, Johanna Larsson rallied to win 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 in the second round Wednesday. The 26-year-old Swede had lost her opening match in four appearances at Flushing Meadows before this year.

Georgetown head coach John Thompson III gestures during the first half of an NCAA college NIT tournament first round basketball game against West Virginia, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Washington. Georgetown won 77-65. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

JTIII: Georgetown will keep pace with Power 5 programs

- CSNwashington.com

The Power 5 conferences in college athletics have been granted unprecedented power. No matter the upcoming changes, John Thompson III says Georgetown and the Big East will keep pace.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Panthers want fourth-year quarterback Cam Newton to throw more and run less as he continues to grow as an NFL quarterback. That's because they want the two-time Pro Bowler to stay healthy.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Cam Newton says he’ll be ready for season opener vs. Bucs

- Associated Press

Carolina’s fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs, but is improving with each day. Newton was injured in Carolina’s preseason game Friday night against New England and hasn’t practiced since.

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New York Mets' Matt den Dekker (6) reacts to a strike call in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. The Braves won 3-2. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Wheeler sharp, but Mets fall to Braves 3-2

- Associated Press

Zack Wheeler pitched seven innings of four-hit baseball. It wasn't enough to secure the right-hander's seventh consecutive victory.

The Georgia State marching band plays before the school's football team opens its NCAA college football season against Abilene Christian, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in DIvision I. (AP Photo/Ralph Russo)

FBS season kicks off quietly with Georgia State

- Associated Press

The first season major college football's champion will be decided by a playoff began Wednesday night in a mostly empty Georgia Dome, with one of the newest members of FBS taking on a team starting its second season in Division I.

Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, returns a shot to Thomaz Bellucci, of Brazil, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Wawrinka gets into tiff with fan in US Open win

- Associated Press

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka got into a bit of a tiff with a spectator, telling him to "Shut up," on the way to beating 91st-ranked Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) in the second round of the U.S. Open.

Abilene Christian quarterback Parker McKenzie tries to flip the ball forward over Georgia State defender Tevin Jones during the first half of an NCAA college football game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Atlanta. The pass was incomplete. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton)

Georgia State snaps 16-game skid with 38-37 win

Associated Press

Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 on Wednesday night.

Shuai Peng, of China, reacts after a point against Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, of Australia, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open

- Associated Press

A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.

Oakland Athletics' Sam Fuld follows through on a two-run home run against the Houston Astros in the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Fuld's homer in 9th lifts A's over Astros 5-4

- Associated Press

Sam Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Oakland Athletics a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Los Angeles Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kershaw gets 16th win, Dodgers beat Arizona 3-1

- Associated Press

Clayton Kershaw allowed only an unearned run in eight innings to become the first 16-game winner in the majors, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton throws against the Texas Rangers in the second inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Cano homers, Mariners beat Rangers 5-0

- Associated Press

The rust is starting to come off for James Paxton, and the rest of the American League might want to take note.

San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Bumgarner flirts with perfection in Giants win

- Associated Press

Madison Bumgarner pitched a one-hitter and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 3-0 on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing streak.

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez (13) slides home safely in front of Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero (26) in the seventh inning during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Dodgers' big inning leads to win

- Associated Press

Major League Baseball's replay review system probably needs some tweaking, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson feels.

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, celebrates with Kole Calhoun after scoring on a hit by Albert Pujols during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Trout, Shoemaker lead Angels' 8-2 rout of Marlins

- Associated Press

While everybody else in the Los Angeles Angels' rotation has dealt with serious injuries and wild inconsistency this summer, Matt Shoemaker has been unshakable for two months.