US Open: Britain’s Alfie Hewett suffers ‘horrible experience’ getting to New York

Hewett made his US Open debut last year, winning the doubles with Gordon Reid British wheelchair player Alfie Hewett slept on an airport floor as he endured a “horrible experience” travelling to the US Open. The 20-year-old, who won the men’s doubles title with Gordon Reid last year, began his journey on Monday from St Louis but arrived in New York on Tuesday evening. “I don’t have injuries but I’m going to feel very stiff sitting in a chair for 26 hours and then the floor,” he said. It was…

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Spieth happy to have Tiger on Ryder Cup team

After Jim Furyk announced his three captain’s picks for the United States’ Ryder Cup team, Jordan Spieth was very excited. Spieth, who had already earned a qualifying spot, said after the ceremony on Wednesday this was something he would be telling his grandchildren about, after Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau were picked by Furyk. “To get an opportunity to play with Tiger or Phil in a Ryder Cup match, it’s stuff you tell your grandkids about some day,” Spieth said, via USA Today. “I’m not sure if I’m going to…

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Mexican TT champion Villalobos signs unique deal with EF Education First-Drapac

In an unusual deal worked out between Luis Villalobos, his U23 development team and EF Education First-Drapac, the 20-year-old Mexican time trial champion will jump to the WorldTour team next summer following a spring of racing with his current Continental team Aevolo. Related Articles The three-year deal with EF Education First-Drapac covers the 2019, 2020 and 2021 seasons, but Villalobos will continue to ride with Aevolo through the spring of next year, likely joining the WorldTour team in June, according to Aevolo Director Michael Creed. Villalobos, who signed with Aevolo in 2017, won…

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Shohei Ohtani Is Likely to Have Tommy John Surgery

ARLINGTON, Tex. — The Los Angeles Angels said on Wednesday that Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese two-way star, had new damage in his pitching elbow and that Tommy John surgery had been recommended for him. The Angels said Ohtani, who pitches right-handed and bats as a lefty, had a magnetic resonance imaging exam on Wednesday in Texas that revealed the problem in his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani had been scheduled to throw a light bullpen session. He was still in the Angels’ lineup as the designated hitter for their series finale…

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Four Years On, Nishikori Battles Past Cilic In New York Thriller | ATP World Tour

In 2014, Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori contested a surprise US Open final after stunning Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, respectively in the semi-finals. Four years after their breakthrough runs to the championship match, Nishikori avenged his final loss, recovering from 2-6, 2-4 down to beat Cilic 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 4-6, 6-4. The 2014 runner-up withstood 57 winners and saved seven of 13 break points to advance to his first major semi-final in two years after four hours and eight minutes. Nishikori remains unbeaten in quarter-final clashes at the USTA…

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Roger Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset.

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. Roger Federer, one of the world’s greatest tennis players, may have become an unwitting spokesman for the effects of climate change on Monday at the U.S. Open. Federer, who is ranked No. 2, seemed to struggle all night in the heat and humidity at Arthur Ashe Stadium, losing in a fourth-round upset to John Millman, an Australian ranked 55th. “It was hot,” Federer said. It “was just one of those nights where I guess I…

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Nike’s Kaepernick Ad Set to Air on N.F.L.’s Opening Telecast

“I stand with Nike, all day, every day,” James, a leading voice in the N.B.A. on social issues, said Tuesday night while accepting an award for contributing to fashion and philanthropy. After winning her quarterfinal match at the United States Open on Tuesday night, Williams said, “Having a huge company back him, you know, could be a controversial reason for this company, but they’re not afraid.” Already, the ad campaign with Mr. Kaepernick has elevated an issue that has vexed the N.F.L. for the past two years. This summer, in…

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Bryan/Sock Reach Second Straight Grand Slam Semi-final | ATP World Tour

© Mike Frey/Tennis Photo Network Mike Bryan and Jack Sock defeat Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolas Jarry in straight sets at the US Open on Wednesday. ATP Staff Murray/Soares beaten in straight sets Mike Bryan and Jack Sock continued their quest to capture back-to-back Grand Slam titles on Wednesday, beating Maximo Gonzalez and Nicolas Jarry 6-4, 7-6(3) at the US Open. The Wimbledon champions, who remain undefeated in Grand Slam play (10-0), needed 87 minutes to advance, hitting 25 winners to overcome the unseeded duo. Bryan and…

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Colin Kaepernick: Donald Trump criticises Nike after advert, saying NFL is ‘hard to watch’

Nike’s new advertising campaign, which features Colin Kaepernick, celebrates the 30th anniversary of its ‘Just Do It’ slogan US President Donald Trump has criticised sportswear company Nike following its decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the face of a new campaign. Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. But critics have burned Nike trainers and clothing in protest at the decision to use Kaepernick in a campaign. “Nike is getting absolutely killed with anger and boycotts,” Trump said. “I wonder if…

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MLB awards watch — Breaking down some of the tightest races ever

7:00 AM ET Bradford Doolittle Close ESPN Staff Writer Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association David Schoenfield Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 As the 2018 season heads to the final weeks, the race for almost every major award is close. With hardware chases ranging from a 10-man scrum for NL MVP honors to one of…

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