NEW YORK (AP) – Venus Williams is done at the U.S. Open. The two-time U.S. Open champion dropped five of her last six games and ended up losing to sixth-seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in a second round match that lasted nearly three hours.
NEW YORK (AP) – Top-seeded Roger Federer used a second-round victory in the U.S. Open to work on his net game, winning 32 points from the front of the court in a 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bjorn Phau (byorn fow) of Germany. Federer finished with 15 aces in a 90-minute victory over his 83rd-ranked opponent.
NEW YORK (AP) – Andy Roddick says his next defeat will be his last as he is walking away from competitive tennis at age 30 with 22 singles titles and the 2003 U.S. Open title as his lone Grand Slam. Roddick is scheduled to play Bernard Tomic in second round match tonight at the Open.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ninth-ranked South Carolina opened a college football season with a scare, rallying past stubborn Vanderbilt 17-13. Marcus Lattimore ran for two TDs and 110 yards, scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 11:25 left.
HOUSTON (AP) – Ex-Astro outfielder Hunter Pence is feasting on his old team. After hitting a three-run home run Wednesday night, the Giants new right fielder hit the go-ahed two-run single as NL West leader San Francisco rallied for an 8-4 win over Houston.