February 13, 2016

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Serena Williams named AP’s top female athlete of 2015

Serena Williams spent a good portion of 2015 deflecting questions about whether she could complete the Grand Slam. After coming oh-so-close, she can acknowledge how much she cared about the rare feat. “I wanted it. But … winning one (major title) is not easy. And then, (when) you have a ‘bounty’ on your head, it’s Read More…

Drones at stadiums: Easy to spot, hard to stop — and problematic

Whether they’re crashing into the bleachers or simply hovering above stadiums to get a cool picture of the action down below, drones have become semi-regular guests at the ballparks these days. That has put the federal government, local police forces and security think tanks on alert, trying to catch up to the technology and figure Read More…

U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic defeats Roger Federer in four sets to claim his 10th career major title and third of the year

NEW YORK — After winning a point in the U.S. Open final, and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut, then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer. Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled toward the stands. And Read More…

U.S. Open: Unseeded Roberta Vinci upsets top-ranked Serena Williams in three sets in semifinal, ends Grand Slam dream

NEW YORK — For Serena Williams’ first 26 matches this year at major tournaments, no deficit was too daunting, no opponent too troublesome, no victory too far from reach. She was unbeaten and, seemingly, unbeatable, nearing the first Grand Slam in more than a quarter-century. All Williams needed was two more wins to pull off Read More…

U.S. Open: Roger Federer wowing at the age of 34

NEW YORK — Even Roger Federer is wowed by how well he’s playing at 34 — and the ease with which he’s winning at this U.S. Open. Federer is into his 10th semifinal at Flushing Meadows, and record 38th at all major tournaments. To get back to his first final in New York since 2009, Read More…

U.S. Open: Serena Willams shakes off another first-set loss to advance to fourth round, keep her Grand Slam hopes alive

NEW YORK — Even if her latest troublesome first set had finished only an hour earlier, it seemed a distant memory by the time Serena Williams smacked a crosscourt forehand passing winner on the run and wound up doing the splits behind the baseline. She leaned forward, yelled and shook both fists, victory nearly hers. Read More…

10 things to know today, Thursday, Sept. 3

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Chaotic scene at Hungary rail station as police leave Hundreds dash into the terminal, but the train operator says there will be no trains going to Austria and Germany, many migrants’ preferred destination. 2. Haunting image of Read More…

In final U.S. Open appearance, Hewitt calls matchup with countryman ‘awkward’

NEW YORK — Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open. On Thursday, the two-time major champion will be across the net from another. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country’s up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so Read More…

In Gee Chun closes strong, wins U.S. Open on first try

LANCASTER, Pa. — In Gee Chun’s modest goal for her first U.S. Women’s Open was to enjoy every new experience. Boy, did she enjoy herself. The 20-year-old South Korean stormed from behind, posting birdies on four of the last seven holes to rally for an unlikely one-stroke victory Sunday. Chun shot a 4-under 66 in Read More…

Avon Lake’s Schroeder misses cut, but gains confidence at U.S. Women’s Open

It’s not often the journey between winning a high school golf state championship and beginning your collegiate career includes a stop at the U.S. Women’s Open, but Avon Lake’s Niki Schroeder believes only good things can come out of the experience. “The things I learned this weekend will help me in the future,” Schroeder said. Read More…