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Jason Day, from Australia, hits his tee shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- Brendon de Jonge opened with a 6-under 65 in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday that allowed the Zimbabwean to wonder if this might be the week he breaks through with his first win.


Posted: September 4, 2015, 11:08 pm

New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in New York. The Mets won 9-4. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

The New York Mets plan for Matt Harvey to keep pitching as long as they keep playing. Harvey is expected to make four more starts during the regular season and assume a ''reasonable workload'' during the playoffs, assistant general manager John Ricco said Friday. Harvey missed last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, and his health came into question after he became dehydrated during his latest start Wednesday.


Posted: September 4, 2015, 10:59 pm

New England Patriots fans hold a sign that refers to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the first half of an NFL football game between the Patriots and the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman overturned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's four-game suspension of Brady Thursday morning. The league said it will appeal the ruling. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

A judge's ruling freeing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to play football erased his four-game suspension but failed to address the root question of the ''Deflategate'' scandal: What did Brady know about a plot to deflate balls before January's AFC championship game? U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman thoroughly trashed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of the NFL disciplinary process in his Thursday ruling, but did little to cast aside the perception by some that Brady knew more than he was willing to reveal about the scheme the league has blamed on Patriots ball handlers.


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Venus Williams, of the United States, waves to fans after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

All in one fell swoop, Venus Williams eliminated one of the only two women who beat her younger sister this season and moved closer to a possible U.S. Open quarterfinal showdown against Serena. Gathering herself after a mid-match dip in play Friday, Venus reeled off the last five games and beat 12th-seeded Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 6-3, 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2010. Did Venus get any family advice before facing Bencic, who defeated Serena last month en route to the title at a hard-court event in Toronto?


Posted: September 4, 2015, 10:50 pm

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Tim Tebow (11) avoids a sack by New York Jets' Trevor Reilly (57) during the first half of a preseason NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Tim Tebow made Matt Barkley expendable. The Philadelphia Eagles traded Barkley to the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, clearing a roster spot for Tebow after he won a preseason competition for the No. 3 quarterback job. Arizona sent a conditional seventh-round draft pick to Philadelphia for Barkley.


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Fan at Fenway Park hurt trying for foul, leaves on stretcher

BOSTON (AP) — A fan at Fenway Park has been taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball. Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship scores

Sept 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Deutsche Bank Championship at the par-71 course on Friday in Norton, Massachusetts -6 Brendon De Jonge (Zimbabwe) 65 -4 Matt Jones (Australia) 67 Harris English (U.S.) 67 Charley Hoffman (U.S.) 67 Luke Donald (Britain) 67 Colt Knost (U.S.) 67 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 67 Ian Poulter (Britain) 67 Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 67 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 -3 Sean O'Hair (U.S.) 68 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 68 Gary Woodland (U.S.) 68 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 68 Jason Day (Australia) 68 -2 Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 69 Robert Streb (U.S.) 69 Morgan Hoffmann (U.S. ... Day back in contention, Spieth struggles

PGA: Deutsche Bank Championship - First RoundJason Day kept his spectacular run of form going as he moved into contention for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday, ending the opening round three shots behind surprise leader Brendon de Jonge. While American world number two Jordan Spieth struggled for a second week in a row, Day put himself in good position to vie for a fourth PGA Tour win in five starts by carding a three-under-par 68 on a tricky day for scoring at the TPC Boston. The 27-year-old Australian, who won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by six shots at The Barclays last week, birdied five of his first 13 holes to set the early tournament pace before slipping back with two late bogeys.


Golf-Day back in contention, Spieth struggles

* Day fires a 68 to trail by three shots * Spieth struggles to a 75 * De Jonge sets pace with an opening 65 (Updates at end of round) NORTON, Massachusetts, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Jason Day kept his spectacular run of form going as he moved into contention for the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday, ending the opening round three shots behind surprise leader Brendon de Jonge. While American world number two Jordan Spieth struggled for a second week in a row, Day put himself in good position to vie for a fourth PGA Tour win in five starts by carding a three-under-par 68 on a tricky day for scoring at the TPC Boston. The 27-year-old Australian, who won the opener in the lucrative four-event playoff series by six shots at The Barclays last week, birdied five of his first 13 holes to set the early tournament pace before slipping back with two late bogeys. NFL Owners could reconsider Goodell's role, newspaper says

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell leaves the Federal District Courthouse on August 12, 2015, in New York, after being questioned by Judge Richard M. Berman about Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the "deflate-gate" scandalNFL owners are prepared to discuss changing commissioner Roger Goodell's role in player discipline after yet another courtroom defeat, the Washington Post reported on Friday. US federal judge Richard Berman overturned Goodell's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday, citing "several legal deficiencies" in how Goodell handled the investigation of underinflated Patriots footballs and how Brady's appeal of the punishment was conducted.


Owners to revisit Goodell's role in discipline process: report

Goodell exits the Manhattan Federal Courthouse in New York(Reuters) - National Football League team owners are planning to re-evaluate Commissioner Roger Goodell's role in player discipline after his "Deflategate" ruling was overturned by a federal judge, according to a report on Friday. The Washington Post, which cited several people familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, reported that it was uncertain whether Goodell's role in meting out discipline would be reduced. The report was published a day after a federal judge threw out Goodell's four-game ban of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady over his alleged role in a scheme to deflate footballs used in a playoff victory last season.


Gonzalez, Rockies power past fading Giants

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies(The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Gonzalez continued his home run barrage and Chris Rusin threw a complete game Thursday night as the Colorado Rockies pounded the fading San Francisco Giants 11-3. Gonzalez, who hit two homers and had seven RBIs on Wednesday, hit a two-run homer in the Rockies' four-run first and belted another two-run shot in the four-run third as the Rockies strafed starter Ryan Vogelsong. "I just stunk," said Vogelsong (9-11) who left after the first three batters reached base in the fourth and allowed a career-high tying 11 hits and eight runs.


Brewers again sweep Pirates

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers(The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the Pirates since it opened in 2001. Pittsburgh is 84-41 at the stadium but, after Thursday, is just 17-61 since the 2007 season. This year alone, the Pirates dropped seven of nine meetings there, exactly the same number that separates them from the Cardinals in the standings.


Royals outslug Tigers in marathon

MLB: Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals(The Sports Xchange) - Kendrys Morales stroked four hits and drove in four runs and Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer as the Kansas City Royals outslugged the Detroit Tigers 15-7 in a game lasting two minutes shy of four hours Thursday night. Designated hitter Morales, who hit a two-run double in a six-run seventh to break the game open, upped his RBI total to 98, which ranks second in the American League. Center fielder Cain, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games, was one of six Royals with a multi-hit game.


NFL quarterback Brady's four-game ban quashed, Goodell to appeal

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves Federal District Courthouse August 12, 2015 in New YorkA US judge's decision to strike down New England Patriots Tom Brady's four-game "Deflate-gate" suspension means the superstar quarterback can play in the National Football League's season opener next Thursday. The ruling by US District Judge Richard Berman not only paves the way for Brady to take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers but it is also a public relations embarrassment for commissioner Roger Goodell and calls into question his role as the league's ultimate authority. "Brady's four-game suspension is vacated, effective immediately," Berman ruled after failing in his effort to induce the warring sides to reach a settlement.


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