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Going into The Sun Conference championship game Friday, College of Coastal Georgia’s men’s tennis team already faced a tall task in knocking off the No. 2 team in the country. That challenge was ratcheted up when the 19th-ranked Mariners had to go without No. 2 singles player Eric Gravelle, …

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Zach Johnson rode the momentum of a big finish, shooting a 7-under 65 for a share of the lead with Ryan Moore at the Valero Texas Open. Johnson was 5 under over his last five holes of the first round. He had six birdies in an eight-hole stretch in the middle of his second round

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Kyle Busch is arriving at Richmond Raceway on a hot streak. He's won the last two races in NASCAR's top series and leads the points race. He's also tops among active drivers with four Richmond victories. But it is a race he didn't win a decade ago that cleared the way for him to became NASCAR's newest villian.

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Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9. The Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit. Then comes the Los Angeles Rams at Oakland.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have unveiled new uniforms and helmets for 2018. It's an old-school look that matches the team's blue-collar identity. The Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms feature three jersey and pants colors _ black, white and teal. The shiny, black helmets replace the two-tone ones used the past five years. Owner Shad Khan says the new uniforms are "no-nonsense, all business and unmistakably Jaguars."

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LeBron James scored 46 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a loss in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 to even their playoff series. James was in attack mode from the start by scoring 29 points in the first half. The Pacers came back and got within three in the closing minute, but Victor Oladipo missed a wide-open 3-pointer.

The Atlanta Braves shipped struggling catcher Christian Bethancourt to the minor leagues before Monday night’s game in Boston and promoted vet…