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Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, serves against Jamie Loeb, of the United States, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ladies First … To Leave

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New York — Caroline Wozniacki crashed John Isner’s post-match news conference, needling her good friend for arriving late to his interview session and delaying the start of hers. The fourth-seeded Wozniacki was in quite a hurry Tuesday, when she needed just 67 minutes to win at the U.S. Open against an opponent making her Grand Slam debut. Those sorts of lopsided victories have been rare among the top women so far in the first round. Of the first 25 seeded players to take the court, nine lost. Half of the top 10 women are already out, counting third-seeded Maria Sharapova’s withdrawal because of injury. This …

Brady or No, Patriots Have Work to Do

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — No matter U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman’s ruling, the New England Patriots are prepared to move forward with or without star quarterback Tom Brady. Brady’s fate will be decided some time in the next few days, but until then the Patriots will continue to operate like the four-time Super …

U.S., Swiss Prosecutors Plan Joint FIFA Update

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Geneva — The American prosecutor who launched the bribery case that rocked FIFA is stepping on Sepp Blatter’s home turf. On Sept. 14 in Zurich, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will join her counterpart from Switzerland, Michael Lauber, for a news conference about their separate investigations of corruption in world football. The joint conference will explain the “status of the two criminal proceedings,” …

In Brief: Spieth Misses Cut, Loses No. 1 Ranking

Friday, August 28, 2015

Edison, n.j. — Jordan Spieth lost out on a chance to play the weekend at The Barclays. He also lost his No. 1 ranking. Bubba Watson, momentarily distracted by a rare warning for taking too long to play …

Travers Time Is Here For American Pharoah

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saratoga Springs, n.y. — American Pharoah can run. But can he fly? You betcha. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown — overcoming stormy weather, too — won the Haskell Invitational this month and …

Illness Can’t Stop Hurdler

Friday, August 28, 2015

Beijing — When the doctors hooked Aries Merritt onto the dialysis machine two years ago, they told him his running days were over. The doctors were focused on his kidneys. They never looked at his heart. The American …

Red Sox Pitcher Buchholz Out for Season

Friday, August 28, 2015

New York — Boston pitcher Clay Buchholz is done for the season because of a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow, and his health is the key to whether the Red Sox pick up the option on …

Scully to Return for Record 67th Year

Friday, August 28, 2015

Los Angeles — The voice of summer in Los Angeles plans to return in 2016. Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news in the second inning of Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. …

Brady Gets On Track in Win Over Panthers

Friday, August 28, 2015

Charlotte, n.c. — Tom Brady overcame two early interceptions to lead his first touchdown drive of the preseason as the New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 17-16 on Friday night. The preseason has been a titanic struggle for Brady, who is awaiting word on his appeal of …

IndyCar Drivers Return to Racing

Friday, August 28, 2015

Sonoma, Calif. — IndyCar drivers got back to work Friday, climbing into their cars as a distraction — albeit a temporary one — from their grief over Justin Wilson’s death. Wilson died Monday of a head injury suffered a day earlier when he was stuck by debris from …

Stewart: I Didn’t See Man On Track

Friday, August 28, 2015

New York — NASCAR star Tony Stewart said he didn’t see a driver walking on a dirt track in upstate New York last year before he struck and killed him, and noted the racer was impaired by marijuana …

Swihart’s Unlikely Homer Lifts Sox

Friday, August 28, 2015

New York — Blake Swihart hit an inside-the-park home run in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox stopped the New York Mets’ seven-game winning streak, holding on for a 6-4 victory Friday night. The Red Sox, …

Jays Hit 3 HRs in Win

Friday, August 28, 2015

Toronto — Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back home runs, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night. Ian Kinsler …