• Jamaica's Novlene Williams-Mills celebrates after anchoring the Jamaican team to the gold medal in the women's 4x400m relay ahead of United States' Francena Mccorory at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Mare Dibaba wins close women’s marathon race at worlds

    BEIJING (AP) — For the world’s best sprinters, passing the baton in the 4×400 relay is about as easy as rolling out of bed in the morning.

  • In this Nov. 11, 2012, file photo, Southern California pays against Arizona State in an NCAA college football game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Los Angeles has agreed to a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee that will make it America's bid city for the 2024 Olympics if the city council signs off on it next week. (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

    AP Source: LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

    Los Angeles and the U.S. Olympic Committee have struck a deal that will make the city America’s 2024 Olympic bidder pending approval by the city council next week.

  • St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn is examined by a trainer after throwing to first base in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have been so good against St. Louis in recent years and through their winning postseason runs, and against Lance Lynn, too.

  • IAAF Vice President and President elect  Sebastian Coe waits at a medal ceremony during the 506World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    The Latest: Shigetomo, Kim lead halfway through marathon

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  • Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

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    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

  • Lewisberry, Pa. players celebrate after the game-winning hit by Chayton Krauss (25) during the sixth inning of the United States Championship baseball game against Pearland, Texas at the Little League World Series tournament, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in South Williamsport, Pa. Lewisberry won 3-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Pennsylvania beats Texas 3-2 at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Chayton Krauss hit an RBI single to right field to give Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, a 3-2 victory over Pearland, Texas, on Saturday for a berth in the Little League World Series championship game in front of a record crowd of almost 46,000 fans.

  • In this Saturday, June 29, 2013 file photo, Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer looks on during the international women's friendly soccer match between Germany and Japan in Munich, Germany. Nadine Angerer long ago started a bucket list of what she wants to do in retirement. The only goalkeeper, male or female to be named FIFA’s player of the year will have a sellout crowd wishing her farewell on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2015 when the Portland Thorns host the Washington Spirit. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)

    German goalkeeper Nadine Angerer faces her retirement

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Nadine Angerer long ago started a bucket list of what she wants to do in retirement.

  • ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 -  At left, in a Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after winning the championship match against Rafael Nadal at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. At right, in a Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, Roger Federer, of Switzerland, kisses the trophy after winning the championship match against Andy Murray at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Djokovic is the No. 1 seed for the 2015 U.S. Open. Federer is seeded second. (AP Photo/File)

    US OPEN 2015: What to watch aside from Williams in New York

    There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid. Even if she does dominate the conversation, a certain “Big Four” of men’s tennis will provide plenty to discuss, too, as usual.

  • Kevin Anderson, of South Africa, celebrates after defeating Pierre-Hugues Herbert, of France, 6-4, 7-5 in the final of the Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Anderson beats Herbert in Winston-Salem final

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa won his first title in more than three years when he beat French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 7-5 in the Winston-Salem Open on Saturday.

  • Japan's Yugo Aoki (4) scores the game-winning run on a walk-off, bases loaded, fielder'2s choice by Koki Jo during the seventh inning of the International championship baseball game against Mexico at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Japan won 1-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Japan beats Mexico 1-0 at Little League World Series

    SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Yugo Aoki singled for Tokyo’s first hit in the seventh inning, and then scored on a fielder’s choice to help Japan beat Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, 1-0 on Saturday for a spot in the championship game of the Little League World Series.