Panthers roll by Steelers 23-6

Carolina Panthers running back Jordan Todman (30) dashes past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Shayon Green (49) on his way to a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent their summer watching all their offseason mojo disappear underneath a steady stream of injuries, suspensions and lackluster play.

Rockies rout Giants 11-3

Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez, front, celebrates his two-run home run with teammate Jose Reyes against the San Francisco Giants in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, Sept.. 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez followed Wednesday’s power display with another impressive performance.

No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd playoff event in Boston

Jordan Spieth, winner of this year's U.S. Open golf tournament, throws out a ceremonial first pitch Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, before a baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, in Boston. The Yankees won 3-1. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three.

Venus Williams could use tips from Serena

Venus Williams, of the United States, watches a return to Irina Falconi, of the United States, at the U.S. Open tennis tournamen in New York, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Venus Williams’ opponent in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday is 18-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, who just so happens to be the last player to beat Serena Williams.


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