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Houston Astros fire manager Bo Porter

In this july 20, 2014, file photo, Houston Astros manager Bo Porter watches his team during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The Astros have fired manager Bo Porter in his second season with the club. General manager Jeff Luhnow says the decision wasn't based on Houston's record but because "we need a new direction in our clubhouse." The Astros entered Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in fourth place in the AL West with a 59-79 record, second worst in the league.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, saying the dismissal had less to do with the team’s 59-79 record than the need for “new direction” and a “united message throughout the entire organization.”

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France coach Clement picks Benneteau vs. Czechs

Richard Gasquet, of France, bows his head in a break between games against Gael Monfils, of France, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

PARIS (AP) — France captain Arnaud Clement picked Julien Benneteau instead of Gilles Simon on Monday in his team to face two-time defending champion Czech Republic in their Davis Cup semifinal this month.

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Coughlin says Beckham might be a couple weeks away

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It might be a few weeks before New York Giants first-round draft pick Odell Beckham Jr. plays in a game.

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US Open darling CiCi Bellis wins junior opener

CiCi Bellis, of the United States, returns a shot against Renata Zarazua, of Mexico, during the first round of juniors play at the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK (AP) — The darling of the U.S. Open, 15-year-old CiCi Bellis, opened her pursuit of the junior girls’ crown with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Mexico’s Renata Zarazua.

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Pennetta moves into quarters of US Open

Flavia Pennetta, of Italy, serves against Casey Dellacqua, of Australia, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

NEW YORK (AP) — Flavia Pennetta reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Casey Dellacqua, beginning a full Labor Day slate of matches featuring top-seeded Serena Williams and six of the top 10 men’s seeds.

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