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Nishikori battles back to advance at Washington

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:07pm

Kei Nishikori of Japan plays against James Duckworth of Australia at Day 2 of the Citi Open at the Rock Creek Tennis Center on August 4, 2015 in Washington, DCJapan's fifth-ranked Kei Nishikori rallied to defeat Australian James Duckworth 6-7 (8/10), 6-1, 6-4 Tuesday and reach the third round of the ATP and WTA Washington Open. "From the second set I started playing better, less unforced errors, more aggressive," Nishikori said. Next in Nishikori's path will be the winner of a Wednesday match between Argentina's Leonardo Mayer and Slovenia's Blaz Rola.

With Rio next, Olympics still a major draw on television

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:07pm

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2012, file photo, Jamaica's Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt poses for a photo for the benefit of the media during his visit to the Brazilian landmark Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A year before the Rio Games, NBC is already seeing indications of more big audiences for the Summer Olympics. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Olympics move at their own pace, when an athlete can go from unknown to celebrity in a matter of hours.

The brain or a game, former player Utecht asks

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:04pm

EDS NOTE: Ben Utecht was a standout tight end for the University of Minnesota who played in the NFL for six years, becoming a starter and winning a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006. He retired in 2009 due to multiple concussions and memory loss. Utecht is now a national speaker, concussion advocate, and musician.

Banned Medicaid providers still participate in some states, report says

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 11:00pm

Undated handout picture shows agents from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General during a morning briefingHundreds of medical providers banned from a Medicaid program in one state are able to take part in another state's program despite regulations designed to stop them, according to a report by an independent federal auditor to be released on Wednesday. The continued participation of banned providers leaves state Medicaid programs for the poor and disabled vulnerable to fraud, waste and abuse, according to the study, which says the problem reflects a struggle by states to communicate with one another. The study, conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG), also found that about half of the states were unable to terminate providers enrolled in privately run Medicaid managed care programs.

China ordains 1st Catholic bishop since 2012 amid tensions

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 10:58pm

BEIJING (AP) — A diocese in central China has ordained the country's first Catholic bishop in three years amid tensions between Beijing and the Vatican and a strained relationship between the Chinese leadership and the Christian religion in general.