Djokovic dismisses Del Potro, Sprinter Lyles helps, BMW final round in doubt: Sports round-up
A clinical Novak Djokovic dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to collect his third U.S. Open title on Sunday, giving him 14 Grand Slams to move into a tie for third on the all-time list alongside Pete Sampras.
Injury roundup: Colts LT Castonzo, RB Mack inactive
Left tackle Anthony Castonzo and running back Marlon Mack are inactive for the Indianapolis Colts. Castonzo, who battled a hamstring injury most of the month of August, attempted to practice with the team this week but was unable to pass a pregame test of the strained muscle.
Djokovic dismisses Del Potro to win U.S. Open
A clinical Novak Djokovic dismissed Juan Martin Del Potro 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 to collect his third U.S. Open title on Sunday, giving him 14 Grand Slams to move into a tie for third on the all-time list alongside Pete Sampras. A gloomy season that started with elbow surgery following the Australian Open is turning into a brilliant finish for the 31-year-old Serb who has now won three of his last four events including back-to-back majors at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.
Barty, Vandeweghe denied chance to celebrate title
A golden moment for Australian Ashleigh Barty and American CoCo Vandeweghe was tinged with disappointment when tournament officials did not let them speak to the crowd after winning the U.S. Open women's doubles final on Sunday. The pair said they were hustled off the court after receiving their trophy for defeating Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 7-6(2) 7-6(8) and were not offered the customary moment to thank their coaches and families.
Williams ejected as new NFL helmet hit rule makes an impact
It took less than one quarter of opening Sunday for the National Football League's new "use of helmet" rule to result in a player ejection. Cincinnati Bengals safety Shawn Williams was the man banished for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Chargers' Bosa (foot) could miss multiple games
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is expected to miss more than Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as the result of his foot injury, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday night. Bosa was ruled out for the season opener against the Chiefs on Friday with an injury to his left foot. He sustained the injury during practice on Aug. 7 and injured it again in practice on Wednesday.
Kaepernick thanks first players to kneel during national anthem
Colin Kaepernick used social media to thank the first two players who knelt during the playing of the United States national anthem on the opening Sunday of the National Football League season. Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only players reported to kneel before the eight early games kicked off.
U.S. sprinter Lyles helps Americas win Continental Cup
U.S. sprinter Noah Lyles edged out China's Bingtian Su in the men's 100 meters on Sunday to help the Americas depose the defending champions Europe in the Continental Cup. The 21-year-old Lyles overtook Su near the finish to pip the Chinese by 0.02 seconds, winning in 10.01 to help wrap up the title. South Africa's Akani Simbine was third.
Serena Williams' U.S. Open treatment divides tennis world
Serena Williams' behavior in Saturday's U.S. Open final divided the tennis world after she called the chair umpire a "liar" and a "thief" and said he treated her differently than male players during her loss to Naomi Osaka. Williams, who was seeking a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title on Saturday, was handed a warning for a coaching violation before being deducted a point for smashing her racquet.
Earley end to U.S. Open after 39 years
The U.S. Open men's final on Sunday will be Brian Earley's 26th and last as tournament referee, ending a 39-year relationship with the Grand Slam that in the early days included being a player escort for Bjorn Borg. Almost everyone who has watched the U.S. Open has at some time seen Earley but never really noticed him.
Golf: Rose could become world number one with BMW final round in doubt
Englishman Justin Rose could become world number one without hitting another shot following Sunday's washout at the BMW Championship in Pennsylvania. Persistent rain on Sunday gave PGA Tour officials no choice but to postpone the final round at Aronimink in suburban Philadelphia until Monday.