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Inside Met Gala, where there's always someone more famous

Sep. 14, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe had just gotten her beverage at the bar at the edge of the room. She looked back at the throbbing crowd of celebrities packed into the center of the airy Petrie Court, where the Met Gala was holding its cocktail reception. ...

Column: 20 years after 9/11, sports reveals its limitations

Sep. 10, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

On that sunny morning two decades ago, in the hours and minutes and seconds before everything changed, sports was playing its usual role in the fabric of life. There was fierce debate over what had been ingested or injected or rubbed into the body of Barry Bonds, whose...

Stephens overpowers Gauff at US Open; Osaka's foe withdraws

Sep. 02, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, a reporter asked Sloane Stephens to point out a younger tennis player most fans might not have heard of yet, someone she thought could become a household name some day. Stephens paused to ponder, but not for long, before responding: Coco Gauff, then 14. ...

The Latest: Medvedev wins to end long first day at US Open

Aug. 31, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): ___ 1:05 a.m. Daniil Medvedev ended a long first day at the U.S. Open by beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-3, 6-1. Medvedev, the...

US OPEN 2021: Fans back; some stars out; line judges leave

Aug. 29, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniil Medvedev can offer a unique perspective on U.S. Open spectators: During his run to the final two years ago, he transformed from a “hated villain” who taunted the paying customers to a “fan favorite” backed by raucous support from some of those same folks. ...

US OPEN 2021: Osaka begins title defense in Slam return

Aug. 29, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A glance at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021: SURFACE Hard courts. SITE USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. ...

US OPEN 2021: Osaka defends title; Djokovic seeks true Slam

Aug. 27, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A glance at the U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam tennis tournament of 2021: SURFACE Hard courts. SITE USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. ...

Djokovic's true Slam bid at US Open starts against qualifier

Aug. 26, 2021 13:27 PM EDT

Novak Djokovic will begin his bid to win the U.S. Open for a men's-record 21st major tennis championship and to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam by facing a player who comes through qualifying. Win that, and Djokovic's potential path — as determined by Thursday's...

2020 Australian champ Sofia Kenin out of US Open with COVID

Aug. 25, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

Fifth-ranked Sofia Kenin pulled out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday because she recently tested positive for COVID-19, even though she said she has received a vaccine. Kenin announced what she called “disappointing news” on social media. ...

Analysis: US Open glimpse of future sans Serena, Roger, Rafa

Aug. 25, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

It’s been nearly a quarter of a century since Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all sat out the same Grand Slam tennis tournament. That changes next week, when the U.S. Open will start at Flushing Meadows without any member of that distinguished and...