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Serena vs. Sharapova set for prime time on Day 1 of US Open

Aug. 23, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams vs. Maria Sharapova is, not surprisingly, getting primetime billing at the U.S. Open. The two tennis stars' 22nd career meeting — and first at Flushing Meadows — will be the opening act in Arthur Ashe Stadium for the night session on Monday as the year's last...

French runner-up Vondrousova out of US Open with bad wrist

Aug. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova has pulled out of the U.S. Open because of an injured left wrist. The 20-year-old lefty from the Czech Republic hasn't played a match on tour since bowing out of Wimbledon in the first round in July. Vondrousova had been seeded No. 17 in the women's...

Comptroller: Tennis Center owes NYC $311,000 in back rent

Aug. 23, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's comptroller says the organizers of the U.S. Open tennis tournament owe the city $311,000 in back rent for use of the tournament site in Queens. Scott Stringer said in an audit report released Thursday that the United States Tennis Association underreported the revenue of its...

First-round fireworks: Serena, Sharapova to meet at US Open

Aug. 22, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will finally meet in the U.S. Open, and they'll do it in their very first match. A long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final. Williams and Sharapova, past U.S. Open champions and two of the biggest stars in women's...

JetBlue addition to Pepsi sign leaves bad taste for some

Aug. 21, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A landmark Pepsi sign along New York City's East River will also promote JetBlue for the next six weeks, and critics are finding it hard to swallow. An illuminated blue logo advertising the airline was added to the 60-foot (18-meter) Pepsi-Cola sign in Long Island City, Queens, this week....

US OPEN '19: Osaka, Djokovic return to defend their titles

Aug. 21, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A glance at the U.S. Open, the year's fourth and final Grand Slam tennis tournament: SURFACE Hard courts SITE USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York SCHEDULE The 14-day tournament begins Monday. The women's singles final is Saturday, Sept. 7; the men's singles final is...

LEADING OFF: Kluber shut down, Mets making moves

Aug. 21, 2019 2:28 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: KLUBOT POWERS BACK DOWN Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained during his comeback from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday...

Callaway beats former boss as surging Mets top Indians 9-2

Aug. 21, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commit a mistake against the New York Mets these days and they are poised to make you pay. Michael Conforto hit a tiebreaking homer moments after an embarrassing error by Cleveland Indians left fielder Oscar Mercado, and the resurgent Mets rolled from there to a 9-2 victory Tuesday night....

LEADING OFF: Kluber shut down, Mets making moves

Aug. 20, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Wednesday: KLUBOT POWERS BACK DOWN Indians ace Corey Kluber has been shut down for two weeks with an abdominal strain, an injury he sustained during his comeback from a broken arm. Kluber was pulled from a minor league start for Triple-A Columbus at Charlotte on Sunday...

Police officer kills himself, 9th NYPD suicide this year

Aug. 14, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty veteran New York city police officer killed himself on Wednesday, becoming the ninth police officer to die by suicide this year, authorities said. The officer with over 25 years of service shot himself in the head at his Laurelton home in Queens just after 6 p.m., officials...