MASON, Ohio (AP) – Serena Williams fell to 0-2 in matches since announcing she has “started the countdown” to her career, losing 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday to the defending champion ‘US Open Emma Raducanu at the Open and the South West on Tuesday. night
Williams, 40, said last week in an essay for Vogue magazine and an Instagram post that her career was winding down, though she did not explicitly say that the US Open, which will begin on August 29 in New York, it would be his last tournament. .
The Cincinnati event was the second US Open tune-up for Williams, and her next time on the court will be at Flushing Meadows. She lost to Belinda Bencic in straight sets last week in Toronto. A day before the announcement, Williams beat Nuria Parrizas-Diaz for her first win since the 2021 French Open.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – The PGA Tour is in Delaware for the first time and the buzz still surrounded Tiger Woods, even though he had no clubs and wasn’t even on the golf course.
Woods flew to Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon for a private meeting of top players to discuss the threat to the Saudi-funded LIV Golf, according to two people with knowledge of BMW’s championship plans.
They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the privacy of the meeting. One person invited to the meeting said it was to align against LIV Golf, along with taking more ownership in the direction of the PGA Tour.
That meeting caused a previously scheduled Player Advisory Council meeting to be moved up an hour or so to Tuesday afternoon. Woods flew from his home in Florida with Rickie Fowler, who did not qualify for the second FedEx Cup playoff event.
The meeting was held outside the Wilmington Country Club at a hotel, according to another person familiar with the details. PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan was not invited.
— By golf writer Doug Ferguson.
SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Padres have replaced a planned Fernando Tatis Jr. bobblehead night. for a gift of Juan Soto jerseys after the superstar shortstop was banned 80 games Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
Tatis, a 23-year-old sensation and one of the brightest stars in all of Major League Baseball, was on the verge of returning to the Padres from a broken wrist that had sidelined him all season. He was on track to rejoin the team well before the Sept. 7 bobblehead night, until the positive test.
Instead, the Padres will offer fans jerseys in the club’s City Connect color scheme with Soto’s name and No. 22 on the back before playing the Arizona Diamondbacks. The team announced the move on Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro was suspended for one game by Major League Baseball on Tuesday for having a cell phone in his back pocket during a game last week.
The suspension, which included an undisclosed fine, was set to take effect Tuesday night when the Pirates host Boston. Castro, 23, appealed and can play until the process ends.
“I just want MLB to hear my side of the story and make sure they understand my heart behind it all,” Castro said through an interpreter before the game against the Red Sox.
Castro’s phone fell out of his pocket when he made a diving head dive at third base in Arizona on Aug. 9.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA will be off on Election Day.
The league schedule for next season will have all 30 teams playing on Nov. 7, the night before the midterm elections. The NBA hopes teams will use tonight as an opportunity to encourage fans to get out and vote, as well as amplify the need for civic engagement.
But on Nov. 8, which is Election Day, no NBA team has games scheduled. Teams are being encouraged to share election information, such as registration deadlines, with their supporters in the weeks leading up to November 8.
NEW YORK (AP) – Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart is the first two-time winner of The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year award.
Las Vegas’ A’ja Wilson was named Defensive Player of the Year for the first time and Atlanta’s Tanisha Wright became the first former player to be named coach of the year.
Atlanta’s Rhyne Howard earned Rookie of the Year honors. Comeback Player of the Year went to Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun, who was joined by teammate Brionna Jones as the unanimous Sixth Woman of the Year.
Jackie Young of the Aces was voted Most Improved Player by a 10-member media panel covering the league.
NEW DELHI (AP) – India’s top court is expected to accept a government petition to resolve the issues that led to FIFA’s suspension of the national soccer federation and the possible loss of its rights to host the U-17 Women’s World Cup in October.
FIFA’s suspension follows the Supreme Court’s appointment of a three-member Committee of Administrators to manage the affairs of the Football Federation of India and conduct elections for new officers at the end of August under a new constitution.
“I request that the AIFF matters pending before the court be heard urgently,” senior government law officer Tushar Mehta told Supreme Court Justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna on Tuesday, according to the Press Trust of India.
The justices agreed to take up the matter on Wednesday.
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