| Sep 1, 2013
| 3:23 PM
NEW YORK — Serena Williams advanced to the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the 11th time with an emphatic 6-4, 6-1 win over 20-year-old fellow American Sloane Stephens.
Stephens is considered heir to Williams' spot at the top of tennis. Stephens...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 9:40 PM
The reigning Mason-Dixon Football League champion Virginia Crusaders, who are based in Hampton but play home games at Wanner Stadium in Williamsburg, are ranked seventh nationally among semi-pro teams, according to National Football Events, a...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK -- Bob and Mike Bryan, the twin brothers from Camarillo and the top-ranked doubles team, survived a third-round match against Canadians Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil on Sunday at the U.S. Open.
The Bryans came away with a 6-7 (1), 7-5, 6-2...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 11:25 AM
NEW YORK -- Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves but plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on Saturday....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller received a six-game suspension under the NFL's substance-abuse policy Tuesday, taking away the best defensive player from a team many expect to make a run at the Super Bowl.
The league wanted a longer penalty for the...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 2:13 PM
NEW YORK — Serena Williams is 31 years old and if she wins the U.S. Open for the fifth time she will be the oldest women's singles champion ever at the event. She's also played 64 matches this year, the most in her career, a statistic Williams...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:38 PM
The U.S. Open tennis tournament begins Monday. Describing it is almost as hard as playing in it.
It is the most difficult tournament in the world to win, and that certainly includes the other three majors. Australia is friendly, exotic in its distance,...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:22 PM
NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers.
But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:39 PM
NEW YORK — Roger Federer, owner of 17 Grand Slam titles, the most in history, opened his U.S. Open on Tuesday with a sloppy win over Grega Zemlja 6-3, 6-2, 7-5. Federer had originally been scheduled to play Monday night but rain postponed the match....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK---Sloane Stephens, who upset Serena Williams at the Australian Open earlier this year, seems headed for a rematch.
Stephens, seeded 15th at the U.S. Open, dominated fellow American Jamie Hampton and won 6-1, 6-3 over the 23rd-seeded Hampton....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:38 AM
NEW YORK---Sabine Lisicki, the big German server who upset Serena Williams at Wimbledon earlier this summer, had some wildlife invade her court Monday: a squirrel.
The squirrel did a few laps around the court before disappearing behind a scoreboard,...