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FILE - In this July 25, 2014, file photo, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt smiles as he answers a question after reporting for NFL football training camp in Houston. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Texans. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014,  because the deal had not been signed.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

J.J. Watt, Texans agree to 6-year contract extension

- Associated Press

Watt had two years left on his contract that was due to pay him $1.9 million this year and just under $7 million in 2015. He expressed his desire for a new contract last month.

New Zealand's Thomas Abercrombie, and Kenneth Faried of the U.S, bottom, duel for the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match, in Bilbao northern Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from  last Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

U.S. continues to roll in Basketball World Cup

- Associated Press

Two nights after having to rally from a halftime deficit and pull away in the fourth quarter for a 98-77 victory over Turkey, the U.S. led this one wire to wire. The game was close only for a little more than a quarter.

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

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.

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