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Gene Michael, architect of 1990s Yankees dynasty, dies at 79

NEW YORK/September 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Gene Michael, the slick-fielding shortstop nicknamed Stick who went on to manage the New York Yankees and then as an executive built a power that won four World Series in five years, died Thursday. He was 79. Michael had a heart attack and died at his home in Oldsmar, … Continue reading Gene Michael, architect of 1990s Yankees dynasty, dies at 79

Nadal easily into US Open semifinal; can Federer join him?

NEW YORK/September 6, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Rafael Nadal was honest as can be before the U.S. Open when asked whether he hoped to face Roger Federer in the semifinals at the only Grand Slam tournament where they’ve never met. The answer, the No. 1-seeded Nadal said, was no — because he’d rather go up against … Continue reading Nadal easily into US Open semifinal; can Federer join him?

Mickelson, Lahiri among 4 added to Presidents Cup

September 6, 2017 (STL.News) – Phil Mickelson was selected as a captain pick for the second straight Presidents Cup, extending a remarkable streak of playing on 23 consecutive U.S. teams. Anirban Lahiri of India will play for the second time, and it might be just as meaningful. U.S. captain Steve Stricker used his two picks … Continue reading Mickelson, Lahiri among 4 added to Presidents Cup

Rosen, UCLA overcome 34-point deficit to top Texas A&M 45-44

LOS ANGELES/Septembe 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — NCAA Football:  UCLA practiced a fake spike last week, never imagining that it would cap off the biggest comeback in school history. Josh Rosen faked the spike and threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley with 43 seconds remaining and UCLA overcame a 34-point deficit to stun Texas … Continue reading Rosen, UCLA overcome 34-point deficit to top Texas A&M 45-44

Federer, Nadal, del Potro eye spots in US Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK/September 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Open: Former champions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro try to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals, while top-seeded Karolina Pliskova and No. 4 Elina Svitolina face American opponents in women’s fourth-round matches. Federer brings an 11-0 record against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber into their … Continue reading Federer, Nadal, del Potro eye spots in US Open quarterfinals

Brock Osweiler passes physical, returns to Denver Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo./September 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Broncos Brock Osweiler has passed his physical and signed his contract to return to Denver where he’ll undergo in John Elway’s words “football rehab” after an 18-month odyssey that included dismissals by the Texans and Browns but also a $37 million windfall. Elway said Osweiler will be the Broncos … Continue reading Brock Osweiler passes physical, returns to Denver Broncos

Le’Veon Bell signs franchise tender, returns to Steelers

PITTSBURGH/September 4, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Football: Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell is officially back at work with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Bell signed his franchise tender on Monday, clearing him to return for the 2017 season. The team placed the franchise tag on Bell in February. He declined to sign his one-year, $12.1 million tender … Continue reading Le’Veon Bell signs franchise tender, returns to Steelers

Sharapova’s US Open run ends with 3-set loss in 4th round

NEW YORK/September 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — U.S. Open tennis:  Maybe this was just one three-setter too many for Maria Sharapova. Sharapova tried a bit of everything, even resorting to switching over her racket to hit a few lefty shots. Still, the five-time major champion could not quite keep her Grand Slam comeback from a doping … Continue reading Sharapova’s US Open run ends with 3-set loss in 4th round