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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...

Kokkinakis in US Open via wild card; Bellis out with injury

Aug. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Thanasi Kokkinakis will play at the U.S. Open after being granted a wild card by Tennis Australia. The 23-year-old Australian was the junior runner-up at Flushing Meadows in 2013. His professional career has been sidetracked by a series of injuries and he is currently ranked...

2004 champ Kuznetsova into US Open when Cibulkova withdraws

Aug. 12, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time major champion Svetlanta Kuznetosva has moved into the main draw of the U.S. Open after Dominika Cibulkova withdrew because of an injured left foot. Mackenzie McDonald also has pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament, citing ongoing recovery from a hurt...

Cabrera stings Mets, Nats hold on to end NY's streak, 7-4

Aug. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle became a favorite at Citi Field after blowing a three-run lead Friday night. Mets fans cheered the All-Star closer when he went to the bullpen Saturday, and on Sunday, they clapped and hollered when his name was announced to pitch the ninth. "The fans, they...