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US OPEN SCENE: You can own a piece of the Open

Vania King, of the United States, returns a shot to Serena Williams, of the United States, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEW YORK (AP) — In past U.S. Opens, it may have been the kind of stuff that was swept up and thrown away: Placards that identified players at news conferences. Banners hung from light poles. Towels players used to wipe away their sweat.

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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

In this March 25, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference at the NFL football annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Players will be subject to a six-week suspension for a first domestic violence offense and banishment from the league for a second under a new policy outlined by Commissioner Roger Goodell in a letter and memo sent to all 32 teams owners Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he “didn’t get it right” with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense and at least a year for a second.

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USC backup quits, coach refutes racism accusation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.

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AP source: Gordon wants to play in CFL but can’t

In this Aug. 20, 2014 photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) takes a break during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio. On Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, the NFL suspended Gordon for one year for violating the league's substance abuse policy. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon can’t run a deep pass route into Canada and play.

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Baylor football back on campus after 8 decades

In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, media and visitors tour the nearly completed McLane Stadium during a tour at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The $260 million stadium located near campus on the Brazos river debuts at the end of the month  and replaces the  64-year-old Floyd Casey Stadium. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor football is back on campus for the first time in nearly eight decades.

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