Tennis

Coco Gauff, right, of the United States, wipes away tears while talking to Naomi Osaka, of Japan, after Osaka defeated Gauff during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 10:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka looked across the net after ending Coco Gauff's U.S. Open in the third round Saturday night and saw the tears welling in the 15-year-old's eyes. Osaka also saw a bit of herself in the kid she'd just beaten 6-3, 6-0. So the tournament's defending champion and No. 1 seed,...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, reacts after losing a point to Andrey Rublev, of Russia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
August 31, 2019 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11 p.m. Nick Kyrgios' stormy U.S. Open has ended with a relatively mild insult to a line judge as a "whistleblower" and a beating at the hands of Andrey Rublev 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-3. Rublev moved into the fourth round...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, celebrates after defeating Denis Kudla, of the United States, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 30, 2019 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Asked during a pre-match TV interview how his left shoulder was feeling, Novak Djokovic offered a terse reply: "I'm here. Let's play." Then he walked out onto the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium with his black-and-white racket bag slung over that very shoulder and responded to...
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El suizo Roger Federer devuelve ante el británico Daniel Evans en la tercera ronda del Abierto de Estados Unidos, el viernes 30 de agosto de 2019, en Nueva York. (AP Foto/Sarah Stier)
August 30, 2019 - 10:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There was no slow start to this U.S. Open outing for Roger Federer, who bristled at the suggestion that he might have played a role in some favorable scheduling. After dropping the opening set in each of his initial two matches for the first time in 19 appearances at Flushing...
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, returns to Denis Kudla during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 30, 2019 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Defending champion Novak Djokovic's left shoulder appeared to be just fine as he put together a straightforward, straight-set victory over Denis Kudla to reach the U.S. Open's fourth round for the 12th...
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Coco Gauff, left, and Catherine McNally, both of the United States, talk during a first round doubles match against Julia Goerges, of Germany, and Katerina Siniakova, of the Czech Republic, at the US Open tennis championships Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
August 30, 2019 - 8:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — To Coco Gauff, a doubles match Friday was no warmup for a singles showdown against Naomi Osaka. It was a chance for her and Caty McNally to extend a winning streak they want to keep right on going through the U.S. Open. The American teenagers won their first-round match, beating...
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Coco Gauff. of the United States, celebrates after defeating Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 29, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff is still not quite used to hearing her name shouted by thousands of U.S. Open spectators reveling in each booming serve, each "How did she do that?" shot and each victory by a 15-year-old American who is the youngest woman in the U.S. Open's third round since 1996...
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Coco Gauff, of the United States, returns to Timea Babos, of Hungary, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 29, 2019 - 8:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Coco Gauff has become the youngest player to reach the U.S. Open's third round since 1996 — and set up a showdown against No. 1 seed and defending champion Naomi Osaka. Gauff, a 15-year-old from Florida,...
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Roger Federer, of Switzerland, reacts after scoring a point against Damir Dzumhur, of Bosnia, during the second round of the US Open tennis championships Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
August 29, 2019 - 8:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A quick look at the U.S. Open: LOOKAHEAD TO FRIDAY Roger Federer won't have to wait long to try and end his string of slow starts at the U.S. Open. Federer plays early and Novak Djokovic goes late — which should help him get his sore left shoulder ready to play — as the two stars...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2002, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, left, and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate after winning Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, in Los Angeles. Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying there is "nothing new" that has been said recently between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles Lakers. O'Neal fired back on social media that they could have won more if Bryant had passed him the ball more often. But Bryant said Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, during a visit to the U.S. Open tennis tournament that the comments don't mean they are fighting again. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
August 29, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kobe Bryant downplayed talk of a reignited feud with Shaquille O'Neal, saying Thursday there is "nothing new" that has been said lately between the former teammates. Bryant had recently said that if O'Neal had worked harder, they could have won 12 rings together with the Los Angeles...
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