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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, bites his shirt after defeating Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first man from Italy to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977 might have an old wrist injury to thank. Matteo Berrettini, who is seeded No. 24, beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Monday at Flushing Meadows to move past the fourth round of any major...
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Matteo Berrettini, of Italy, bites his shirt after defeating Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the fourth round of the US Open tennis championships Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 02, 2019 - 5:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first man from Italy to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since 1977 might have an old wrist injury to thank. Matteo Berrettini, who is seeded No. 24, beat Andrey Rublev of Russia 6-1, 6-4, 7-6 (6) on Monday at Flushing Meadows to move past the fourth round of any major...
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From left, Norma Hunt, Martha Ford, Virginia McCaskey, seated, Patricia Rooney and Jane Skinner Goodell pose at the premiere of "A Lifetime of Sundays," in Phoenix, March 25, 2019. The four NFL team owners were reticent about the project when approached by Jane Skinner Goodell, the commissioner’s wife and an executive producer of the movie. Indeed, she received a polite no from each of the women, who range in age from 81 to 96. (Rick Scuteri/AP Images)
September 02, 2019 - 8:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The conference room was packed. Nearly everywhere, people were crying. Including men who supposedly had been hardened by what they have done for a living for decades. "A Lifetime of Sundays" was the reason. The film features four female team owners whose back stories and...
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Dutch soccer player Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool holds the award of men's player of the year 2018/19 during the group stage draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
September 02, 2019 - 4:03 am
MILAN (AP) — Netherlands defender Virgil van Dijk has joined five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the three finalists for the FIFA best player award. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the favorite for the women's award. The announcement of the final three in each category —...
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Serena Williams, of the United States, falls while chasing a return to Petra Martic, of Croatia, during round four of the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
September 01, 2019 - 8:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams was in pain — "acceptable" pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men's champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after losing a point against Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, during the U.S. Open tennis championships, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
September 01, 2019 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Novak Djokovic will have to make a big comeback to keep his U.S. Open title defense alive. Stan Wawrinka has a 6-4, 7-5 lead against Djokovic, seeking to beat him in their first meeting since the 2016 U.S...
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Coco Gauff, right, and her partner Catherine McNally celebrate after winning their women's doubles second round match, against Nicole Melichar and Kveta Peschjka, at the US Open tennis championships Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
September 01, 2019 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff and Caty McNally have aced doubles tennis together. Like many teenagers, they are still learning their history. They won their U.S. Open women's doubles match Sunday on Louis Armstrong Stadium, then were later asked what they knew about the man the stadium was named for...
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Gael Monfils, of France, returns a shot near the net to Denis Shapovalov, of Canada, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
August 31, 2019 - 8:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Gael Monfils is taking his dazzling shotmaking into the fourth round of the U.S. Open after outlasting Denis Shapovalov 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3. Monfils, the No. 13 seed, matched the 33rd-ranked...
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Coco Gauff, right, of the United States, wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff's U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old American's eyes. Osaka also saw a bit of herself in the kid she'd just beaten 6-3, 6-0. So the tournament's defending champion and No...
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Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hits autographed balls into the grandstand after defeating Hyeon Chung, of South Korea, during round three of the US Open tennis championships Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 31, 2019 - 3:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After his U.S. Open title defense was cut short last year because of injury, perhaps an easy first week was exactly what Rafael Nadal needed. On the other hand, it could leave him underprepared for the tougher times ahead. "You never know what's better or worse, no?" Nadal said. He...
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