NFL starts play tonight...Light US Open card...Baseball notes

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Associated Press

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM

DENVER (AP) — The NFL kicks off a new season tonight with Denver playing host to Baltimore. This is the rematch of an AFC playoff game last January which the Ravens won 38-35. Among the missing will be Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey, who won't be able to play tonight because of a sprained left foot.

NEW YORK (AP) — There is a light schedule of play at the U.S. Open today. In the first of two men's quarterfinal matches, third seed Andy Murray is facing No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka (vah-VINK'-ah) while this evening top seed Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) goes against 21st-ranked Mihail Youzhny.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Red Sox and the Yankees open up another series in the Bronx tonight. The Sox start the night with a 5 ½ - game lead over the Rays in the American League East while the Yankees are eight back. In the AL Wild Card race, however, the New Yorkers are very much alive, 2 ½ games back of the final berth.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Athletics beat the Rangers yesterday to grab a share of first place with Texas in the American League West. Brandon Moss, Daric Barton and Coco Crisp each hit two-run homers and Josh Donaldson added a three-run drive as the A's ripped the Rangers 11-4.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami basketball coach Jim Larranaga (la-ra-NAY'-gah) has received a three-year extension from the Hurricanes. The former George Mason coach led the 'Canes to 29 wins last season along with the ACC regular-season and tournament championships.

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