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Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans placed star defensive end J.J. Watt on injured reserve on Wednesday....

Mickelson promises prepared US team at Ryder Cup
CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson criticized another past Ryder Cup captain Wednesday in explaining why he thinks this American team will be prepared to play its best....

Probe of jetty sought as service set for Marlins' Fernandez
MIAMI (AP) -- As a public memorial service was set Wednesday for Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is seeking a safety probe into the rock jetty where a boat crash claimed the lives of the baseball star and two friends....

Neb. Governor, Huskers' anthem protester will meet next week
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Gov. Pete Ricketts has agreed to meet next week with one of the Nebraska football players he criticized for kneeling during the national anthem at the Cornhuskers' most recent game....

Williams writes she 'won't be silent' about police killings
Star tennis player Serena Williams says she "won't be silent" about the killing of black men by police officers....

Fan drops ring during televised Yankee Stadium engagement
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the end, Andrew Fox wasn't charged with an error....

Abdul-Jabbar writing book about UCLA coach John Wooden
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's next book will be a fond look back at his long friendship with John Wooden, the celebrated basketball coach at UCLA....

Obama celebrates Sprint Cup with NASCAR's Kyle Busch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is celebrating NASCAR's winning team - and eyeing the team's wheels....

WADA says electronic database is safe despite cyber attack
PARIS (AP) -- Despite the hack of personal medical information from some of the world's leading athletes, the World Anti-Doping Agency says its overall electronic database is safe....

Europe gets confidence-boosting performance against Canada
TORONTO (AP) -- Team Europe started fast and strong against Canada, getting three shots on Carey Price and drawing a penalty in the first 21 seconds of Game 1 in the World Cup of Hockey finals....

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