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Serena beats Venus...SEC teams litter poll...Former 20-game winner dies

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 9, 2015 at 3:31 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams' quest for a calendar Grand Slam remains intact after she earned a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win over her sister, Venus, in the U.S. Open quarterfinals. Next up for Williams is Roberta Vinci, who advanced with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 triumph over Kristina Mladenovic (muh-luh-DEH'-noh-vihch). Top seed Novak Djokovic (JOH'-koh-vihch) and defending men's champion Marin Cilic (CHEE'-lihch) moved into the semifinals and will square off on Friday.

UNDATED (AP) — The SEC has landed a record 10 teams in the first Associated Press college football poll of the season, although Ohio State remains a unanimous No. 1 following last night's 42-24 win at Virginia Tech. Alabama is the highest-ranked SEC school after climbing to second in the poll. TCU is third, followed by Baylor, Michigan, Auburn, Oregon, Southern Cal, Notre Dame and Georgia.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL Players Association's lawsuit alleging that league owners set a secret salary cap in 2010 has been rejected again in federal court. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis issued his order Tuesday. He denied the motion filed by the NFLPA in 2012 to reopen the long-running case that was closed in 2011 when the lockout ended.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Former St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros pitcher Joaquin Andujar (WAH'-keen AN'-doo-hahr) has died at 62 of complications from diabetes. Andujar was a two-time All-Star in five seasons with the Cardinals, helping the team win the 1982 World Series and 1985 National League pennant. He had 20-win seasons in 1984 and '85, led the National League in victories in '84 and was a 15-game winner on the Cardinals '82 World Series club.

UNDATED (AP) — Phil Mickelson has been selected to the Presidents Cup as a captain's pick by Jay Haas even though he was 30th in the standings and hasn't won in two years. Haas says Mickelson deserved a pick after making the last 20 Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup teams without needing one. Haas also picked his son, Bill Haas, who ranks 11th in the standings.

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