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September 9, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka is the U.S. Open women’s champ following a 6-2, 6-4 win over six-time champion Serena Williams. Osaka trailed the second set 3-1 before Williams received three code violations for being coached during the match, costing her a point and a game. Williams was trying to join Margaret Court as the only players to win 24 Grand Slam singles titles.

UNDATED (AP) — Top-ranked Alabama cruised to a 57-7 win over Arkansas State as Tua Tagovailoa (tag-oh-vay-LOH’-ah) passed for three first-quarter touchdowns and Jalen Hurts added two more before halftime. Clemson barely avoided an upset as Kelly Bryant threw for 205 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to help the No. 2 Tigers escape with a 28-26 victory against Texas A&M. Jake Fromm was 15 of 18 for 194 yards and a touchdown in third-ranked Georgia’s 41-17 dismantling of No. 24 South Carolina.

UNDATED (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have activated safety Earl Thomas to the 53-man roster, making him eligible to play in the season opener against Denver. Thomas made it through his first week of practice with no issues after holding out of training camp while seeking an extension or a trade. But Seattle still has a hole in its secondary after expected starting cornerback Dontae Johnson was placed on injured reserve after hurting his groin during practice this week.

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Justin Rose will carry a one-stroke lead into the final round of the BMW Championship. Rose fired a 6-under 64 that included four straight birdies, a string that moved him to 17 under for the tournament. Xander Schauffele (SHAW’-flee) began the round with a two-stroke edge over Rose and stayed with him until a three-putt bogey on 18 dropped him into a second-place tie with Rory McIlroy.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Rain caused the cancellation of qualifying for the Brickyard 400 and all other NASCAR events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The field for Sunday’s Monster Energy Cup race has been determined by the points standings, which puts Kyle Busch on the pole and Kevin Harvick on the front row. Martin Truex Jr. and Kurt Busch will start from the second row.

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