Created: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:15:23 EST
Updated: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 01:15:24 EST
More action from the Open
NEW YORK (AP) — This is the seventh day of play at the U.S. Open, the final Grand Slam event of the year in tennis. The highest seed in action is men's No. 2 Roger Federer. Fourth seed David Ferrer (feh-REHR') also has a match, as does sixth seed Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK').
For the women Maria Sharapova (shah-rah-POH'-vah), the fifth seed, is facing No. 10 Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee) (10).
Royals look to regain first place
UNDATED (AP) — Kansas City has dropped the first two games of a series with Cleveland to fall into a tie with the Tigers for first place in the American League Central. This evening the Royals and Indians, who are now just 3 ½ games back of KC and the Tigers, wrap up their series in Kansas City. This afternoon the Tigers are playing in Chicago against the white Sox. The Tigers and Indians open a series tomorrow in Cleveland.
No fewer than three pitchers are looking for their 16th win of the season today. The list includes Rick Porcello of the Tigers, Johnny Cueto (KWAY'-toh) of the Reds and Madison Bumgarner of the Giants. They are trying to equal Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, who is 16-3.
Dunn heads to Oakland
CHICAGO (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired slugger Adam Dunn from the Chicago White Sox. In return, the White Sox acquired minor league pitcher Nolan Sanburn. Second in the AL West, the Athletics were looking to add a hitter after trading Yoenis Cespedes (yoh-EHN'-ehs SEHS'-peh-dehs) to the Boston Red Sox for starter Jon Lester before the July 31 nonwaiver deadline. Dunn, who has 460 career homers, struggled in four seasons with the White Sox.
Baylor starts season
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor, the 10th team in last week's Associated Press poll, has a home game this evening against SMU. The visiting Mustangs have lost 10 in a row in the series since a win in 1986. The overall series is 36-26-7.
Stewart set to go
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kevin Harvick starts tonight's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on the pole but all eyes will be on Tony Stewart. After missing three NASCAR races in the wake of the accident that took the life of dirt track racer Kevin Ward Jr., Stewart will be back behind the wheel. He'll start tonight's race from the 12th position.
This race is the next-to-last before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Stewart can make the 16-car Chase field with a win this evening or next week at Richmond, thanks to a waiver announced by NASCAR on Friday. NASCAR requires its drivers to compete in every event to make the playoff, but Stewart received the waiver that is normally applied to a driver who misses a race for medical reasons.
Jeff Gordon, the points leader, and other drivers supported the decision to grant Stewart the waiver.
PGA-DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
Third round action today
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Round three of the PGA's Deutsche (DOY'-cheh) Bank Championship is being contested today, with the final round tomorrow. Ryan Palmer and Jason Day start the day as co-leaders at 8 under.
Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) and Billy Horschel are one stroke back and one ahead of five others.
This is the second of the FedEx Cup tournaments with the eventual winner, in Atlanta, getting a $10 million paycheck.
CHAMPIONS TOUR-SHAW CHARITY CLASSIC
Tri-leaders in Calgary
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Bob Tway, Joe Durant and Joey Daley share the lead as play in the Champions Tour's Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary begins. Tway grabbed a share of the lead with a 7-under 63 for a 10-under total.
Gary Hallberg, Mark McNulty and David Frost are one shot back.
Ready for final round of women's play
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Three players are starting the day tied for the lead in the LPGA's Portland Classic. The trio consists of defending champion Suzann Pettersen, Carlota Ciganda and Mi Jung Hur. They finished play yesterday at 11 under par.
Game 2 for the Americans
BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The U.S. men's basketball team is back on the court today at the World Cup in Spain. The Americans disposed of Finland 114-55 yesterday as Klay Thompson scored 18 points and Anthony Davis had 17. Today's game with Turkey is a rematch of the 2010 world basketball championship gold-medal game.