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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis needs an American male player to reach a grand slam final and this year's U.S. Open is a golden opportunity for a local favorite to reach the Sept. 10 showdown, according to former champion Mats Wilander.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even if she has a perfect record against Zhang Shuai, there is little chance that Karolina Pliskova will take anything for granted when the world number one faces the Chinese 27th seed in the U.S. Open third round on Saturday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States’ chances of qualifying for Russia 2018 took a hit on Friday after Marco Urena scored a goal in each half to give Costa Rica a 2-0 victory in a scrappy game in New York.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nothing comes easy to Maria Sharapova on her grand slam return after a doping ban, but the Russian's mix of grit and power were enough to see off American teenager Sofia Kenin 7-5 6-2 in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - It was a night of consolation for three world championship failures on Friday as Elaine Thompson, Nijel Amos and Shaunae Miller-Uibo secured titles and $50,000 prize money in the Diamond League final in Brussels.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champion Marin Cilic had a golden chance to reach the U.S. Open final three years after lifting the trophy at Flushing Meadows, but the Croatian fifth seed blew it when he lost 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-4 against Argentine counter-puncher Diego Schwartzman in the third round on Friday.
(Reuters) - The Chicago Cubs on Friday defeated an appeal by owners of buildings adjacent to Wrigley Field, who sued because the baseball team's installation of a huge right-field video board blocked their rooftop views into the ballpark.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Denis Shapovalov's U.S. Open star continued to rise on Friday as the Canadian teenager moved into the fourth round of the year's final grand slam when Briton Kyle Edmund retired with injury trailing 3-6 6-3 6-3 1-0.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova was back on the U.S. Open's big stage on Friday and delivered a sizzling performance by blowing past 18th-seed Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-4 to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - The banners festooned along the main Monza grandstand are a constant reminder, not that any is needed, of the fervor facing Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari at the team's home Italian Grand Prix this weekend.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former champion Marin Cilic's U.S. Open campaign ended on Friday when the Croatian fifth seed was beaten 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-4 by Argentine counter-puncher Diego Schwartzman in the third round.