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Kei Nishikori, of Japan, serves against Benoit Paire, of France, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Latest on US Open: Mardy Fish wins to delay retirement

The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2 p.m. Mardy Fish won't be retiring just yet. The former top-10 player will stick around at the U.S. Open for at least a couple of more days after winning his first-round match at what he says will be his final ...

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)

No settlement: Goodell, Brady await 'Deflategate' ruling

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. Everyone involved "tried quite hard" to reach ...

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)

Kirk Cousins to start season as Redskins QB

The Washington Redskins have made a quarterback change: Kirk Cousins will be the starter this season, not Robert Griffin III. "We feel like at this time, Kirk Cousins gives us the best chance to win," coach Jay Gruden said, unseating Griffin, the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year. "It's Kirk's ...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Starting offenses struggle, Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23

Even though Carson Palmer spent much of the first half on his back and running from the Oakland defense, Arizona coach Bruce Arians is not concerned about his offensive line. Palmer was sacked three times and threw two interceptions before the Cardinals rallied in the second half to beat the ...

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) passes under pressure from New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (45) in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Texans take preseason win over Saints 27-13

Brian Hoyer sounded pleased about his first game as the Houston Texans' designated starter. Ryan Mallett, meanwhile, looked determined not to let his disappointment linger over his relegation to a backup role. Hoyer led scoring drives on two of his three series on Sunday, and the Texans went on to ...

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) is tackled by Denver Broncos' Shaquil Barrett (48), T.J. Ward (43) and Danny Trevathan (59) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver's defense carrying the load while offense struggles

His two Pro Bowl receivers haven't been together on the field with him all offseason. He hasn't found the end zone all month. And he's coming off his first three-sack outing since mid-2013. Yet, Peyton Manning is thoroughly impressed. With his defense. The Broncos' starters have allowed just six points ...

Falcons trim roster to 76 by cutting 13 players

The Atlanta Falcons have trimmed their roster to 76 players by cutting 13, including running back Michael Ford and tight end Mickey Shuler. The Falcons also placed offensive tackle Lamar Holmes on the physically unable to perform list on Sunday. Holmes suffered a broken foot in June. The 2012 third-round ...

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, center left, tackles San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Hauschka kicks 60-yard field goal to give Seahawks 16-15 win

Facing a 60-yard field goal attempt on a steamy evening with 16 seconds left and his Seattle Seahawks trailing by two, Steven Hauschka's mindset was to just swing away. His kick barely cleared the crossbar, lifting the Seattle Seahawks to a 16-15 exhibition victory against the San Diego Chargers on ...

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws to a receiver in the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

With RG3 out, Redskins use 2 QBs to beat Ravens 31-13

Jay Gruden intends to judge the health of Robert Griffin III before choosing his starting quarterback in the regular season. If RG3 can't go, then Kirk Cousins is more than happy to take his place atop the Redskins' depth chart. Cousins filled in capably for Griffin on Saturday night, throwing ...

Falcons announce 5-year contract extension for Julio Jones

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a $71.25 million, five-year contract extension with Julio Jones on Saturday that compares favorably with recent deals paid to other top wide receivers. The deal, announced by the team before Saturday night's preseason game at Miami, was expected. Owner Arthur Blank recently said an agreement ...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is sacked by Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Earl Mitchell (90) as Falcons center James Stone (62) attempts to defend during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Tannehill throws for 145 yards, Dolphins beat Falcons 13-9

Ryan Tannehill threw for 145 yards in less than a half despite working behind a makeshift offensive line, and the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 13-9 in an exhibition game Saturday night. While Tannehill wasn't touched, counterpart Matt Ryan was sacked three times in four series. Miami center Mike ...

Dolphins center Mike Pouncey leaves game with knee injury

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey left his team's exhibition game Saturday against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury, and he's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday. "I ain't concerned at all," he said. "I'll be back at practice next week. I ain't missing no games. I'm playing. We've ...

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Atlanta 3 3 0 3— 9 Miami 0 7 0 6—13 First Quarter Atl_FG Bryant 43, 5:36. Second Quarter Mia_Matthews 2 pass from Tannehill (Sturgis kick), 12:32. Atl_FG Bryant 50, :00. Fourth Quarter Atl_FG Bryant 39, 13:11. Mia_FG Franks 32, 7:05. Mia_FG Franks 51, 3:53. A_60,661. ___ Atl Mia First ...

Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay (85) scores a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of a preseason NFL football game on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

Manuel excels in Bills' 43-19 preseason win over Steelers

Rex Ryan said it's finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback. And the decision won't be an easy one. And that's just the way the Bills coach wanted it, Ryan said after EJ Manuel made a case to reclaim his old job in a 43-19 preseason win over ...

Green Bay Packers' Randall Cobb goes up for a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Cobb left the field after the play. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Packers' Randall Cobb leaves game with shoulder injury

Receiver Randall Cobb has left the Packers' preseason game Saturday night against the Philadelphia Eagles with a shoulder injury. Cobb appeared to be favoring his right arm after landing on the arm as he was trying to catch a pass on the sideline from rookie Brett Hundley on Green Bay's ...

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Aaron Murray (7) celebrates with teammates during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Aaron Murray gets chance to shine in Chiefs preseason game

The nerves were obvious when the Chiefs' Aaron Murray rolled to his left late in the first half Friday night, looked downfield and threw a perfect pass — right to a Tennessee defender. After that, Murray never looked nervous again. The former fifth-round draft pick got his first chance to ...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) runs before being brought down by Detroit Lions strong safety James Ihedigbo (32) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. "He's been pretty sharp for us," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. Detroit ...

Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West (35) runs from Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half of a preseason NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Smith sharp as Chiefs rout Titans 34-10 in preseason game

The Chiefs' Alex Smith knows exactly how much weight Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota feels as the first-round pick tries to turn around the fortunes of Tennessee. He was in a similar position in San Francisco a decade ago. "For me, it was battling the anxiety of being the top pick ...

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Wes Horton (96) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Brady throws 2 INTs, 1 TD, Patriots beat Panthers 17-16

At least for one series Tom Brady looked like Tom Brady again. The four-time Super Bowl champion overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. New England's first six possessions included four ...

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams heads to the locker room after a closed NCAA college football practice in Eugene, Ore. Transfer Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

Oregon's first-week depth chart gives Adams the nod

Transfer Vernon Adams is listed atop Oregon's depth chart at quarterback heading into the first week of the season. Adams, an FCS All-American, joined the No. 7 Ducks just two weeks ago after passing the final math class he needed to graduate from Eastern Washington. On the depth chart released ...

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