Denver All-Pro linebacker Von Miller is among 20 NFL players suspended for the beginning of the NFL season. Miller will be out for six games for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Ravens defensive back Asa Jackson and Cincinnati defensive end DeQuin Evans have been suspended for eight games under the performance-enhancing drugs policy.
NEW YORK (AP) - Alabama stayed on top of the Associated Press college football poll this week, getting 58 of 60 first-place votes after beating Virginia Tech 35-10. Oregon moves up a spot to No. 2, followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Stanford.
NEW YORK (AP) - Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) had to work hard to make it into the women's quarterfinals at the US Open, pulling out a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win over former French Open champ Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH'-noh-vich). The second-seeded Azarenka took just over 2 hours, 10 minutes to close out the rain-delayed fourth round match.
MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-EHL' nah-DAHL') is returning to Davis Cup for Spain next week for the first time since he helped win the 2011 final. His absence has been due in part to a knee injury that sidelined him for seven months last season.
CHICAGO (AP) - Jozy Altidore (AL'-tih-dohr) has been cleared to resume practice after a hamstring problem, and U.S. coach Jurgen (YUR'-gihn) Klinsmann says he's optimistic his striker will be ready for Friday's World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica. Altidore has scored seven goals in the last five games for the Americans.