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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Open is off and running in New York. Among the early first-day results women's second seed Angelique Kerber advanced to the second round as did two-time U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee). Men's top-seed Novak Djokovic has a match this evening.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The two teams leading the American League West square off tonight in the first of three in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers are playing host to the Seattle Mariners with a 7 ½ game lead over the M's. The pitching matchup features two former Japanese veterans -- Yu Darvish for the Rangers and Hisashi Iwakuma (hee-SAH'-shee ee-wah-KOO'-mah) for the Mariners.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have their new quarterback. Picked by coach Gary Kubiak (KOO'-bee-ak) to replace Peyton Manning is Trevor Siemian (SIHM'-ee-ihn). He was the third-string quarterback for the team behind Manning, who retired, and Brock Osweiler (AHS'-wy-lur), who left for Houston.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins. The 35-year-old spent the past three seasons with the New York Giants and has also spent time with Philadelphia and Green Bay.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III is in the process of picking his four captains' choices for the 12-man team. The eight players that won a spot on the squad were formally recognized today, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Brooks Koepka (KEHP'-kah), PGA champion Jimmy Walker, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth (SPEETH) and U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson.

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