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Hall of Fame center Moses Malone has died at the age of 60. The 76ers confirmed the death of the three-time NBA MVP, who was also named one of the NBA's 50 Greatest Players. Malone was the first NBA player to bypass college and go directly to the pros from high school when he began his career in the ABA in 1974, and he averaged 20.6 points and 12.2 rebounds over a 20-year career. He helped lead the 76ers to the 1983 title, winning the Finals MVP, and is eighth on the league's all-time scoring list with 27,409 points and fifth with 16,212 rebounds. Malone, who led the league in rebounding for five straight seasons and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001, is one of only four NBA players to have at least 25,000 points and 15,000 rebounds.


Top-seeded Novak Djokovic won his second U.S. Open and 10th Grand Slam title, beating No. 2 Roger Federer in four sets after the match was delayed more than three hours by rain. Djokovic won three major championships in a year for the second time in his career. Federer remains stuck on a record 17 Grand Slam titles, with none since Wimbledon in 2012. Martina Hingis completed a sweep of the doubles titles, teaming with Sania Mirza to win the women's crown. On Saturday, she captured the mixed doubles title with Leander Paes.


Marcus Mariota threw four touchdown passes and far outplayed Jameis Winston in their NFL debuts as the Titans rolled to a 42-14 rout of the Buccaneers. Mariota was 13 of 16 for 209 yards to join Fran Tarkenton as the only players to pass for four or more TDs in their first NFL game. Winston, the No. 1 overall draft pick, had his first NFL pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown and finished 16 of 33 for 210 yards with two TD passes and two picks.

Tony Romo threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten with 7 seconds remaining to lift the Cowboys to a 27-26 victory over the Giants. Dallas overcame three costly turnovers that led to easy points for its longtime rival. Romo threw for 356 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions, but he'll have to play at least the next month of the season without his top receiver after All-Pro Dez Bryant broke his right foot in the second half. Bryant is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.

The Rams stuffed Marshawn Lynch for a 1-yard loss on fourth down to seal a 34-31 overtime victory over the two-time defending NFC champion Seahawks. St. Louis sacked Russell Wilson six times and won despite blowing a 24-13 lead and losing three fumbles. Nick Foles was 18 for 27 for 297 yards and one touchdown in his Rams debut. Wilson completed 32 for 41 for 251 yards with a TD and an interception.

Ravens six-time Pro Bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs tore his left Achilles in the Ravens' 19-13 loss at Denver and will miss the remainder of the season. Suggs missed the first six weeks of the 2012 season after tearing his right Achilles. The Panthers also could be without a key defender for a while after linebacker Luke Kuechly, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, sustained a concussion in a 20-9 win over the Jaguars. Kuechly will enter the concussion protocol and be re-evaluated later in the week.


Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss at least two weeks with a cracked left shoulder blade. He suffered the injury in a collision with center fielder Kevin Pillar in the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees on Saturday. The Blue Jays were unable to complete a four-game sweep of their division rivals, falling 5-0 as their AL East lead was cut to 3 1/2 games over New York. Masahiro Tanaka allowed four hits over seven innings and Dustin Ackley homered to help the Yankees snap a five-game skid.

One strike away from a sweep of AL West-leading Houston, the Angels watched as usually reliable closer Huston Street surrendered five runs in a potentially devastating 5-3 loss. Jed Lowrie capped the uprising with a pinch-hit, three-run homer and Preston Tucker also went deep for the Astros, who remained 1 1/2 games ahead of Texas. C.J. Cron hit two homers and Mike Trout added his 35th for Los Angeles, which is three back of the Rangers for the second wild card.


After surviving a scare from FCS team Jacksonville State and winning 27-20 in overtime, Auburn tumbled 12 spots to 18th in the newest AP Top 25 college football poll. The SEC had a rough week as three of its record 10 ranked teams - Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi State - fell out after suffering losses. Ohio State is no longer a unanimous No. 1 as conference brethren and fourth-ranked Michigan State garnered two first-place votes following a 31-28 win over Oregon. BYU is the highest-ranked new entrant into the poll, entering at No. 19 after beating Boise State to knock the Broncos out of the Top 25.