NEW YORK — A look at Thursday’s play at the $38.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships:
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CHICAGO — Chicago crowned its newest kings Wednesday, as thousands turned out to celebrate Jackie Robinson West’s improbable run in the Little League World Series last week.
PITTSBURGH — Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday.
CLEVELAND — Josh Gordon’s wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver’s career is in peril.
NEW YORK — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.
LOS ANGELES — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
LOS ANGELES — Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw’s claim that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning.
RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks will forfeit two days of on-field minicamp practices next offseason after being penalized by the league for excessive physical contact during their 2014 minicamp.
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland.
LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands — Mike Krzyzewski’s big men had barely finished pushing around Slovenia when he was asked how they would match up with Spain’s imposing frontcourt.
NEW YORK — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.
LOS ANGELES — Southern California senior cornerback Josh Shaw injured both ankles after leaping from a second-story balcony to save his 7-year-old nephew, Carter, from drowning in a pool.
PARAMUS, N.J. — Tiger Woods is leaving swing coach Sean Foley after four years and no majors.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are trying to determine if Richie Incognito is a good fit for their struggling offensive line.
NEW YORK — Spinning in 70-mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open.