Paralympics: As games begin, athletes want progress

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At the 2012 London Paralympics, athletes competed in venues full of spectators who cheered from the first event to the last. Lines for tickets extended out the doors.

  • Written by EMILY GIAMBALVO, Associated Press

UFC star Miesha Tate saves girl with broken arm while hiking

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC star Miesha Tate says she's inspired by the tough little girl who broke her arm while hiking near Las Vegas after the mixed martial arts fighter carried the child back down the mountain.

  • Written by SALLY HO, Associated Press, ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press

Another free pass for Djokovic at US Open when Tsonga stops

NEW YORK (AP) — Normally, it takes wins in five full matches to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. Novak Djokovic has made it that far at the U.S. Open by playing only two, because three opponents pulled out of the tournament with injuries.

  • Written by HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Tennis Writer