Seattle still the clear favorite in NFC West

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Tomsula watches quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) warm up for an NFL preseason football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

(AP) - If the Seattle Seahawks become the first team to win three straight NFC titles, they’ll likely do so as champions of their division yet again.

Halep, Wozniacki avoid upset bug at U.S. Open

Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, blows kisses to the crowd after beating Jamie Loeb, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner’s post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers.

Diamondbacks sweep Rockies, 6-4 and 5-3

Arizona Diamondbacks' Aaron Hill hits a two run double against Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Scott Oberg during the seventh inning of the second game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks bounced back from a disappointment in the series openr with an impressive sweep of the Colorado Rockies.

Los Angeles is U.S. candidate for 2024 Olympics

Councilman Joe Buscaino, left, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, center, and Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson celebrate after a city council vote in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. The Los Angeles City Council cleared the way Tuesday for Garcetti to strike agreements for a 2024 Olympics bid, putting the city on the verge of becoming the U.S. contender after Boston's awkward collapse. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games — a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running.

Goodell, Brady await ‘Deflategate’ ruling

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady arrives at Federal court in New York, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Even as negotiations aimed at settling "Deflategate" drag on, lawyers are seeking every legal advantage in a quest to win over a federal judge. Repeating arguments they made at a hearing last week, lawyers are sending Judge Richard Berman letters reminding him of their legal positions. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a ruling in a day or two.

Dodgers beat Giants 5-4 in 14 innings

Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez celebrates after scoring the game winning run on a single against the San Francisco Giants during the 14th inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. With slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the plate, the slow-footed Ellis knew he would have to hustle to score.

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

In this photo taken Aug. 29, 2015, Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins throws to a receiver in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, in Baltimore. Cousins will start the season as Washington's quarterback, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Monday. With Robert Griffin III still in the NFL's concussion protocol program, Gruden opted for Cousins, who was drafted along with Griffin in 2012 and has started nine games when Griffin has been hurt, going 2-7. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III.

Fan’s death at Braves game raises stadium safety questions

Atlanta Braves employees stand at the portal of section 401 near where fan Gregory K. Murrey, 60, Alpharetta, Ga., fell from the top deck to his death during Saturday's game between the Braves and the New York Yankees, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT )

ATLANTA (AP) — The death of a longtime Braves season-ticket holder raises questions about the height of guard rails at the team’s new stadium that is to open in 2017.

Chicago Cubs’ Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is congratulated by his wife Brittany and son Cooper after completing a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He’d come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs.

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