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9-ft. Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
A 9-foot statue of Philadelphia's Joe Frazier will honor the fighter's and city's spirit.

Redskins poll: Most favor name; dissent grows
Nearly three-fourths of Americans favor letting the Washington Redskins keep their nickname, but the percentage who think it should be changed has tripled in the past two decades, according to a poll conducted by Langer Research for "Outside the Lines."

Klinsmann: No regrets leaving Donovan out Video
PRAGUE -- U.S. national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann insisted that Landon Donovan's farewell game against Ecuador on Oct. 10 will "not be awkward for me at all."

Tomlin expects Manziel to play vs. Steelers
Mike Tomlin lavished praise on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.

Cup wild-cards: Poulter, Westwood, Gallacher
European captain Paul McGinley chose Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card selections Tuesday for the Ryder Cup, with Luke Donald the high-profile name to miss out.

Sources: Watt, Texans agree to $100M deal
The Houston Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached agreement on a six-year contract extension that could pay him $100 million, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Raiders start rookie Carr, not Schaub, at QB
The Oakland Raiders have named rookie Derek Carr their starting quarterback.

Rams finalize practice squad minus Sam
The St. Louis Rams announced their 10-man practice squad Monday afternoon and defensive end Michael Sam is not part of it.

L'ville shuts down Miami to win ACC debut
Dominique Brown's 15-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and Gerald Christian's 10-yard TD catch late in the fourth followed Louisville's big defensive performance that helped beat Miami 31-13 on Monday night.

Man United gets Falcao Video
Manchester United completed a season-long loan move for Radamel Falcao.

Kirk rallies to pick up Deutsche Bank victory
Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Whether that was enough for U.S. captain Tom Watson to add him to the Ryder Cup team was the least of his concerns.

Astros fire manager Porter, shake up staff
The Houston Astros have fired manager Bo Porter on Monday, the team announced.

Serena in first Slam quarterfinals of season
Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year and defeated Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-3 Monday, keeping alive her hopes for a third straight US Open title.

Texas worried about QB Ash after concussion
Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash will not play Saturday against BYU because of concussion-like symptoms, coach Charlie Strong said Monday.

DB Williams, WR White injured for No. 2 Tide
No. 2 Alabama loses two starters -- DB Jarrick Williams (foot) and WR DeAndrew White (shoulder) -- for significant time.

Survey: NFL players support Redskins name
A majority of NFL players support the Washington Redskins' nickname, according to a survey conducted by NFL Nation reporters throughout the offseason and training camp.

Gronkowski says he's cleared for Week 1
Rob Gronkowski said Monday that he has been cleared to play in the New England Patriots' opener Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

Florida State lifts suspension for WR Wilson
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday that receiver Jesus "Bobo" Wilson's indefinite suspension, which stemmed from a June theft of a scooter, has been lifted.

Welker practices, not cleared for contact
Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker (concussion) returns to practice.

Coughlin: Beckham 'couple, 3 weeks away'
Rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could be weeks away from returning for the New York Giants.

Stewart's return to track marred by collision
Tony Stewart's return to the track was marred by a collision with Kyle Busch that sent the No. 14 car into the wall at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Touch 'em all: Minor leaguer plays all 9 spots
Milwaukee Brewers prospect Nathan Orf played all nine positions for the Class A Brevard County Manatees.

Baylor unveils RG III statue at new stadium
RG III in bronze and boats on the water at Baylor.

U.S. overcomes halftime deficit to top Turkey
They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

Chiefs QB Smith signs extension
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Alex Smith to an extension that will keep him as their quarterback for the long term.

Patriots trade QB Mallett to Texans
The Houston Texans have acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots.

49ers' McDonald arrested for domestic violence
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested on domestic violence charges.

Athletics acquire DH Dunn from White Sox
Adam Dunn's first opportunity at a playoff appearance will also be his swan song as the slugger announced Sunday he plans to retire at the conclusion of the season on the same day the Oakland Athletics acquired him in a trade with the White Sox.

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