| Aug 18, 2013
| 10:07 PM
Rafael Nadal extended his sizzling summer with a first-time title. One set away from a breakthrough of her own, No. 1 Serena Williams wilted.
Nadal took advantage of the few openings he got against John Isner, grinding out a 7-6 (8), 7-6 (3) win in...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK---Sloane Stephens, who upset Serena Williams at the Australian Open earlier this year, seems headed for a rematch.
Stephens, seeded 15th at the U.S. Open, dominated fellow American Jamie Hampton and won 6-1, 6-3 over the 23rd-seeded Hampton....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Serena Williams, the defending champion and No. 1-ranked women's player in the world, received the top seed for the U.S. Open, which begins Monday in New York.
Seeded second is Victoria Azarenka, who beat Williams in three sets last week in Cincinnati...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:10 AM
NEW YORK---Second-seeded Victoria Azarenka stayed on track to reach the U.S. Open finals Tuesday morning with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 comeback win over 13th-seeded Ana Ivanovic in a fourth-round match.
All the other women who play Tuesday are in quarterfinal...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 10:15 PM
Kyle Busch won at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International on Sunday, atoning for a year ago when he lost a sure victory on the last lap.
On a two-lap dash to the finish in the caution-filled Sprint Cup Series race, Busch held off Brad Keselowski. Keselowski...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 8:12 PM
From the first point, a crackling service winner, Samantha Stosur seemed totally focused on erasing a negative mark on her record.
While the 29-year-old Stosur had won a U.S. Open title two years ago, upsetting Serena Williams in the final, the...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.
The league wanted a longer penalty for the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK — Serena Williams is 31 years old and if she wins the U.S. Open for the fifth time she will be the oldest women's singles champion ever at the event. She's also played 64 matches this year, the most in her career, a statistic Williams...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:58 AM
A wave of injuries and upsets hit the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, taking No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia out of the women’s competition.
Sharapova, hobbled by a hip injury, slipped...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:40 AM
The injuries just kept coming Wednesday at Wimbledon, increasing to seven the number of withdrawals or retirements by players during matches.
In addition to injury-related withdrawals by No. 2 women’s seed Victoria Azarenka and No. 10 men’...