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Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III looks at a bronze statute of himself after it was unveiled outside the new McLane Stadium before an NCAA college football game between SMU and Baylor Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Griffin won the Heisman Trophy when he played at Baylor. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Robert Griffin III statue unveiled at new Baylor stadium

- Associated Press

The Washington Redskins quarterback won the Heisman Trophy in 2011, the same year the Bears won 10 games for the first time since their outright 1980 Southwest Conference title.

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San Francisco 49er defensive end Ray McDonald is seen in an undated photo provided by the San Jose Police Department. McDonald, 29, was arrested early Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 by San Jose Police on felony domestic violence charges. San Jose police Sgt. Heather Randol says McDonald was taken into custody after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood.  (AP Photo/San Jose Police Department)

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence

Associated Press

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) calls a play in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Kansas City, Mo. Smith signed a $68 million extension Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, to remain with the Chiefs through the 2018 season, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team did not disclose the terms of the contract. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley, File)

AP source: Chiefs' Alex Smith agrees to extension

- Associated Press

When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise.

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.

Duke running back Shaquille Powell (28) scores a second-quarter touchdown as Elon linebacker Corey Mitchell (48) during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Durham, N.C. Duke won 52-13. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chuck Liddy)

USF freshman Mack leading rusher in opening week

- Associated Press

Let's get the first edition of Stat Watch off to a running start. Six Football Bowl Subdivision players rushed for more than 200 yards in the opening week of the season.

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.

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.

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.

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)

AP Source: Falcao heading to Man United on loan

- Associated Press

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.

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.