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Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman hits a two-run single against Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Andrew McKirahan during the third inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Washington. Nationals' Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon scored on this hit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Ryan Zimmerman stays hot as Nationals rout Braves

- Associated Press

Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBI and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Braves on Thursday.

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Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Bryce Harper walked all four times he came to the plate and scored each time as Washington sent Atlanta to its ninth straight loss, 15-1 Thursday night.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Phillip Sims (1) throws over Denver Broncos linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Johnson helps Cardinals beat Broncos 22-20

- Associated Press

One veteran running back shook off the rust, the other failed to shake up his roster Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Denver Broncos 22-20.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Trevone Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help No. 2 TCU outlast Minnesota 23-17 on Thursday night.

Stony Brook against Toledo canceled

Associated Press

The season opening contest between Stony Brook and Toledo was canceled due to severe weather on Thursday night.

NFL Capsules

- Associated Press

Chris Boswell kicked four field goals and the New York Giants finished off the preseason with a 12-9 victory Thursday over the New England Patriots, who had already won a much larger victory earlier in the day.

Parker, Ogwumike lead L.A.'s comeback over Mystics, 93-91

Associated Press

Candace Parker posted her 12th double-double in 15 games and Nneke Ogwumike did the same in her first game back after missing seven games to an injury to power Los Angeles to a 93-91 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.

Utah linebacker Jared Norris (41) tackles Michigan tight end Jake Butt (88) in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah spoils Harbaugh's debut, beating Michigan 24-17

- Associated Press

Jim Harbaugh was swarmed by cameramen from the moment he stepped of the bus at Rice-Eccles Stadium. College football's newest rock star had finally arrived to play a game after eight months of hype.

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, chases a shot by Petra Cetkovska, of the Czech Republic, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

2014 US Open runner-up Wozniacki stunned in 2nd round

- Associated Press

Four times, 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki was one point from winning. Four times, her opponent in the second round this year, 149th-ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic, came up with a winner to extend the match.

Kansas City Royals' Paulo Orlando (16) is congratulated by Kendrys Morales (25) after his two-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Tigers pitchers get pummeled in 15-7 loss to Royals

- Associated Press

Brad Ausmus had just watched the Tigers pitching staff give up 20 hits in a 15-7 rout by the Kansas City Royals, and the Detroit manager offered a predictably blunt assessment.

Montana State beats Fort Lewis 45-14

Associated Press

Dakota Prukop threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Montana State opened the season with a win, beating Fort Lewis 45-14 on Thursday night.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ben Malena (33) runs through the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans during the second half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texans' Mallett forced into 21-14 preseason loss to Cowboys

- Associated Press

Backup Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett was forced into the game unexpectedly when third-stringer Tom Savage went out with an apparent shoulder injury in the fourth quarter of the preseason finale.