Serena beats qualifier at US Open

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NEW YORK (AP) The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):

5:05 p.m.

Serena Williams' bid for a true Grand Slam is safe, despite an uneven performance in the U.S. Open's second round.

RG3 speaks for first time since demotion

WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III has made his first public remarks since losing the Redskins' starting quarterback job to Kirk Cousins.

While accepting a team award for community work with military families, Griffin pledged to continue his volunteer efforts, saying "the one thing you have is your word." (MORE)

Cubs' Schwarber scratched with sore ribs

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber was scratched with right rib soreness before Wednesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

A Cubs spokesman says Schwarber, who was scheduled to bat second in the lineup and play left field, will have precautionary tests. (MORE)

Oregon St., Riley sued over alleged rape

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A woman who says she was raped while attending Oregon State University in 1999 seeks $7.5 million in a federal Title IX lawsuit against the school and its former football coach, Mike Riley.

The woman accuses the university and Riley of failing to address a sexually violent culture among the football team that contributed to her being attacked by a player's cousin at an off-campus apartment. (MORE)

McIlroy gets exception for Race to Dubai

VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) Rory McIlroy will be able to compete in the Race to Dubai even though he will fall short of the minimum 13 tournaments required by the European Tour.

Keith Pelley, the new chief executive of the European Tour, says he consulted with McIlroy and medical officials before agreeing to make an exception for the world's No. 1 player. (MORE)

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