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Murray rallies to avoid upset

NEW YORK—Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round.

Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered.

Lions upend Als

MONTREAL—Quarterback John Beck came on in relief and got the B.C. Lions a victory.

But now he may have try his hand at being the starter.

Beck replaced the injured Travis Lulay midway through the first quarter, and threw touchdown passes to Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie, as the Lions downed the punchless Montreal Alouettes 25-16 last night.

Nats rout Braves

WASHINGTON—With a series loss in St. Louis behind them and a showdown with the N.Y. Mets beginning Monday, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a breather last night.

Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.