NEW YORK (AP) – Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray reached the third round at the U.S. Open for the seventh year in a row, beating 118th-ranked Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-2, 6-1, 6-3 last night. Murray was the runner-up at Wimbledon this year before winning the gold at the London Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) – John Isner (IHZ’-nur), the top-ranked American male at the U.S. Open, continued his fine play by outlasting Xavier Malisse (ksah-vee-AY’ mah-LEES’) 6-3, 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 in just under three hours to win his first round match at the U.S. Open. Isner is 19-3 with two titles since his first-round loss at Wimbledon.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – With their new owners from the third generation of the O’Malley family watching, Chase Headley and the San Diego Padres beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 for their ninth win in 10 games. The loss dropped the Braves five back in the NL East behind Washington, which ended a five-game losing streak by beating Miami 8-4.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The major college football season kicks off tonight with ninth-ranked South Carolina hosting Vanderbilt with the Gamecocks expected to compete for the Southeastern Conference title. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is 17-2 all-time against Vanderbilt and 22-1 in season openers.
NEW YORK (AP)- With a Sept. 15 deadline before the NHL threatens to lock out its players, union executive director Donald Fehr (feer) says a counterproposal to the league’s latest offer could today. On Tuesday, the NHLPA was handed a six-year offer from Bettman, which contains the league’s proposal that the players’ share of overall revenue be reduced from 57 to 46 percent.