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Tiafoe wins another tiebreaker to tie semi | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has used his perfect play in tiebreakers at the U.S. Open to send the semifinals to a fifth set. Tiafoe won a tiebreaker from Carlos Alcaraz for the second time in the match, winning it 7-5 to improve to 8-0 in tiebreakers in the tournament. Pete Sampras has the record for most tiebreakers without a loss in the...

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Tiafoe wins another tiebreaker to tie semi | US Open updates

NEW YORK (AP) — Frances Tiafoe has used his perfect play in tiebreakers at the U.S. Open to send the semifinals to a fifth set. Tiafoe won a tiebreaker from Carlos Alcaraz for the second time in the match, winning it 7-5 to improve to 8-0 in tiebreakers in the tournament. Pete Sampras has the record for most tiebreakers without a loss in the U.S. Open, going 7-0 in 2000. Tiafoe also won a tiebreaker in the first set before Alcaraz won the second and third sets. The winner will face No. 5 Casper Ruud on Sunday.

MLB adopts pitch clock, shift limits, bigger bases for 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has adopted its first pitch clock, limits on defensive shifts and larger bases for next season in an effort to shorten games and increase offense in a tradition-bound sport. The decision on the clock and shift limits by the sport’s 11-man competition committee was made over the unanimous opposition of players on the panel. The changes had long been pushed by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred in an effort to combat the increase in dead time and suffocation of offense in the age of analytics.

Column: MLB finally takes much-needed steps to speed up game

ATLANTA (AP) — The suits at Major League Baseball finally got one right, taking significant steps to speed up their dawdling game. If only they’d moved a lot quicker. Pitch clocks, limits on defensive shifts and larger bases were approved in one of the most significant days in the history of the national pastime. No question, these are all major adjustments to the rule book. Right up there with the designated hitter, the lowering of the pitching mound, and the outlawing of the spitball. MLB really had no choice, given an aging fanbase and dwindling interest from young people.

Ravens GM: Lamar Jackson talks on hold until after season

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta says the Ravens and Lamar Jackson still haven’t agreed on a contract extension and will keep working on it after the season. Jackson had said Friday was his deadline for a new deal, and he’d be pausing talks after that with the season about to start. Jackson is entering his fifth-year option season. The Ravens open Sunday on the road against the New York Jets. Baltimore can use the franchise tag to keep Jackson after this season, if need be.

BYU investigation finds no racial slurs against Duke player

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An investigation by Brigham Young University into allegations that fans engaged in racial heckling and uttered racial slurs at a Duke volleyball player last month found no evidence to support the claim. BYU issued the results of its investigation into the Aug. 26 match, reiterating it will not tolerate conduct threatening any student-athlete. As a result of the investigation, the university says it has lifted a ban on a fan who was identified as directing racial slurs toward Duke sophomore Rachel Richardson during the match. It also apologized to the fan for any hardship the ban caused. Duke athletic director Nina King says she stands by the school’s volleyball team.

Yanks honor ex-captain Derek Jeter on Hall of Fame induction

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter returned to Yankee Stadium five years after his number 2 was retired and was honored for his induction to the Hall of Fame two years ago. With his Hall plaque on a stand in front of the pitcher’s mound, Jeter spoke at the end of a 27-minute ceremony before Friday night’s game against Tampa Bay. Jeter led the Yankees to five World Series titles and was a 14-time All-Star in a 20-season career that ended in 2014. He was inducted into the Hall at Cooperstown after being picked on 396 of 397 Hall ballots.

Casper Ruud wins 55-shot point to reach US Open semifinals

NEW YORK (AP) — Casper Ruud has reached his second Grand Slam final of the year by claiming a 55-shot point to end the first set of his U.S. Open semifinal and beating Karen Khachanov 7-6 (5), 6-2, 5-7, 6-2. The victory made Ruud 13-2 in major tournaments in 2022 and keeps alive his chance to rise to No. 1 in the rankings next week. The 23-year-old from Norway will face Carlos Alcaraz or Frances Tiafoe on Sunday for the championship. Alcaraz also has a chance to top the ATP rankings after the tournament.

On Football: Despite offseason, don’t bet against Tom Brady

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tom Brady’s 11-day absence from training camp following a 40-day retirement earlier this year has some people doubting the seven-time Super Bowl champion’s focus entering his 23rd season in the NFL. The 45-year-old Brady didn’t come back to be mediocre. After leading the NFL in yards passing and touchdowns last season, Brady returned to chase “unfinished business.” His goal is an eighth ring and second in three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For Brady, anything less than a boat parade in February isn’t a success. He has hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy every other season since 2016.

Rams need improvement everywhere after blowout loss to Bills

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams’ honeymoon from their Super Bowl championship didn’t even last until the first Sunday of the next regular season. Their 31-10 thrashing from the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night was a brutal reminder that last season’s title and even the last half-decade of success under Sean McVay guarantees the Rams nothing in a new year. While Los Angeles still has elite talent, it couldn’t keep up with Buffalo, widely considered to be a top contender for the crown. The Rams’ best opponents will all be hungry for what they have, and this blowout defeat was a quick reminder.

Jeongeun Lee6 finds her form and leads LPGA in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jeongeun Lee6 has the 36-hole lead after a 63 at the LPGA Tour event in Cincinnati. Lee6 hasn’t had a top 10 in six months, and her only LPGA win was the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open. But she’s been working on her swing and it paid off at the Kroger Queen City Championship. Lee6 had her best score in nearly a year. One shot behind is Janet Lin. She had a 68. Ten players are within five shots of Lee6. Augusta National Women’s Amateur champion Anna Davis will be around for the weekend. The 16-year-old had a 66.

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