KWBG Sports for September 3rd

Posted on 03 September 2013 by KWBG

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. Open continues without Roger Federer who failed to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in a decade. The seventh-seed Federer was a fourth-round loser to No. 19 Tommy Robredo in straight sets before Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer (dah-VEE’ feh-REHR’) and Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY’) advanced to the quarters. Today’s fourth-round matches have top seed Novak Djokovic facing Marcel Granollers, third seed Andy Murray against Denis Istomin and fifth seed Tomas Berdych versus No. 9 Stanislas Wawrinka.

NEW YORK (AP) – Top seed Serena Williams battles No. 18 Carla Suarez Navarro in one of today’s two women’s quarterfinal matches at the U.S. Open. Fifth seed Li Na (lee nah) has a quarterfinal match against Ekaterina Makarova after second seed Victoria Azarenka squares off against No. 13 Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH’-noh-vihch) in a fourth-round matchup. Tenth seed Robert Vinci and unseeded Daniela Hantuchova (han-too-KOH’-vah) and Flavia Pennetta advanced to the U.S. Open women’s quarterfinals by winning yesterday.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jameis (JAY’-mihs) Winston was sensational in his first game as Florida State’s starting quarterback, completing 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns as the 11th-ranked Seminoles ripped Pittsburgh 41-13. Nick O’Leary was Winston’s target for three TDs, and Rashard Greene grabbed eight passes for 126 yards and a score. Winston also had a five-yard touchdown run for the Seminoles, who finished with 533 yards of total offense while holding the Panthers to 297 yards.

NORTON, Mass. (AP) – Henrik Stenson leads FedEx Cup standings after capturing the Deutsche Bank Championship near Boston, finishing two shots ahead of Steve Stricker. Stenson holed a bunker shot for birdie on 17 en route to a 5-under-par 66 and a tournament record-tying 22-under total. Third-round leader Sergio Garcia closed with a 73 to finish in a fourth-place tie at 17-under, one shot behind Graham DeLaet.

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) – Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III will be under center for next week’s Monday night opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Griffin is coming off major knee surgery and was cleared just last Thursday to play in Week 1 by his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.

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