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Pegula ousts Kvitova for 1st quarter in NY | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Pegula has eliminated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2 to get to her third major quarterfinal of 2022 and reach that round for the first time at the U.S. Open. Play was held up for about 45 minutes at 1-1 in the first set while rain fell. There is a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but...

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Pegula ousts Kvitova for 1st quarter in NY | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Jessica Pegula has eliminated two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-3, 6-2 to get to her third major quarterfinal of 2022 and reach that round for the first time at the U.S. Open. Play was held up for about 45 minutes at 1-1 in the first set while rain fell. There is a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but it wasn’t closed until after a downpour soaked the court. The U.S. Tennis Association said in a statement that its “weather team” told tournament organizers there was no rain expected. The statement added: “Unfortunately, a pop-up sunshower occurred.” The No. 8-seeded Pegula is the highest-ranked American woman and the only player in the top 10 in both singles and doubles.

Jets’ Wilson works out, still ‘possible’ to start vs. Ravens

NEW YORK (AP) — Zach Wilson worked out on the field Monday and it remains possible the New York Jets quarterback could return from a knee injury in time to start the season opener. Coach Robert Saleh said during a Zoom call that Wilson did some throwing while testing out his right knee, which was injured in the preseason opener at Philadelphia on Aug. 12. Wilson suffered a bone bruise and torn meniscus, which was repaired via arthroscopic surgery. Saleh added the Jets will evaluate Wilson over the next two days and make a decision Wednesday on whether he or Joe Flacco will be under center Sunday against Baltimore.

Von Miller settles in with Bills after leaving LA Rams

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Von Miller will always carry fond memories of his brief and successful stint with the Los Angeles Rams, where he won his second Super Bowl last season. The NFL’s active sacks leader has put that in the past in having settled in with the Buffalo Bills. Whatever initial doubts Miller had about his decision to leave behind the bright lights of Los Angeles for Buffalo, he’s put firmly behind since signing a six-year contract with the Bills in March. Miller’s past will meet his present on Thursday, when the Bills travel to play the Rams in the NFL’s season-opening game.

Coco Gauff, 18, reaches US Open quarterfinals for 1st time

NEW YORK (AP) — Coco Gauff has reached the U.S. Open quarterfinals for the first time by coming back in each set to beat Zhang Shuai of China 7-5, 7-5 in front of a partisan crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The 18-year-old Floridian, the runner-up at the French Open in June, trailed 5-4 in the opening set, then 5-3 in the second, which she was a point from losing. But buoyed by spectators who cheered her every point, chanted “Let’s go, Coco!” as the end neared and prompted Zhang to cover her ears with her hands, Gauff improved to 4-0 in Ashe this year. Later on Ashe, Nick Kyrgios eliminated defending men’s champion Daniil Medvedev.

NASCAR’s wild regular season rolls over into playoffs

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — If NASCAR’s playoff opener at Darlington Raceway was any indication, the postseason is going to be a wild one. Erik Jones became the first non-playoff driver to win NASCAR’s opening playoff race. Several top seeds expected to compete like Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were out of contention at the end. Elliott was the top playoff seed and hit the wall early. Harvick’s car caught fire and he went from ninth in points to 16th on the brink of elimination. Defending series champ Larson was several laps down before finishing 12th.

Harbaugh hopes players get a revenue share from 12-team CFP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hopes players get a cut of the revenue generated by an expanded College Football Playoff. The plan to expand the CFP from four teams was approved Friday, and the new-look tournament will begin as soon as 2024 and as late as 2026. The 11 university leaders who make up CFP’s Board of Managers approved the original 12-team proposal in a unanimous vote that was necessary to pursue early expansion. Six of the highest-ranked conference champions and six at-large, selection-committee selections will earn a spot in the new playoff format.

No. 3 Georgia shows deep offense ready to play new lead role

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Third-ranked Georgia made a statement that its offense is ready to take the lead. Last week’s 49-3 rout of Oregon was a showcase for the Bulldogs’ depth on offense and its new attacking, pass-first style. Georgia showed impressive depth at running back, wide receiver and tight end while quarterback Stetson Bennett accounted for three touchdowns. Bennett passed for a career-high 368 yards and two touchdowns. The Bulldogs passed for 439 yards and rushed for only 132.

Sacramento hopes for 1 more upset to cap US Open Cup run

Sacramento Republic FC is hoping it can pull off one more upset to cap a memorable run through the U.S. Open Cup competition. Sac Republic will face Major League Soccer club Orlando City in the final on Wednesday. Sac Republic is looking to become just the second lower-division club to win the Open Cup title in the last quarter-century, joining Rochester in 1999. The last lower-division club to reach the final was Charleston in 2008. The run to the final has been a bit of good news for the Sacramento soccer community. Barely 18 month ago, Sacramento seemed destined to land an expansion MLS franchise but those hopes were derailed when the lead investor in the bid backed out.

QB1 won? Steelers select newcomer Trubisky co-captain

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers voted quarterback Mitch Trubisky as one of the team’s five co-captains for the 2022 season. The honor is a strong indication that Trubisky will be the starter when Pittsburgh opens the season at Cincinnati on Sept. 11. Trubisky signed a two-year deal with the Steelers in free agency over the spring and played well during the preseason despite strong competition from rookie Kenny Pickett and veteran Mason Rudolph. The Steelers also selected defensive end Cam Heyward, linebacker T.J. Watt, running back Najee Harris and special teams ace Miles Killebrew as captains.

Patriots facing 2 opponents this week: heat and the Dolphins

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — On Sunday, New England plays Miami’s Dolphins. Before that, the Patriots will take on Miami’s heat. High temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-60s to mid-70s around Foxborough, Massachusetts, for the next few days — and the way Patriots coach Bill Belichick sees it, those might not be the best atmospheric conditions to prepare his team for the steaminess that awaits them in South Florida on Sunday when New England and Miami kick off the regular season. So the Patriots are flying south Tuesday, practicing this week in Palm Beach County, an hour or so from the Dolphins’ facilities. High temperatures there this week will reach the low 90s each day.

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