Prime-seeded Novak Djokovic breezed previous Damir Dzumhur 6-1, 6-Four, 6-1 on the U.S. Open. Djokovic is the overwhelming favourite to win his fourth males’s championship and he cruised in his first-round matchup at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Djokovic pounded his chest and raised his racket within the air, conserving his celebratory routine intact even with out followers within the stadium. Djokovic is 24-Zero in 2020 and has gained 18 of his final 19 matches total in Grand Slam tournaments.
In different first-day Open motion:
Coco Gauff is out of the U.S. Open on Day 1.Anastasija Sevastova knocked off the 16-year-old Gauff in three units, 6-Three, 5-7, 6-Four. It was Gauff’s earliest exit from a Grand Slam match in 4 appearances.
Prime-seeded Karolina Pliskova has superior in straight units. liskova surged forward of Anhelina Kalinina Four-1 within the opening set, misplaced three video games in a row, then took the final eight for a 6-Four, 6-Zero victory.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber is sticking round longer at Flushing Meadows than she did a 12 months in the past. Kerber eradicated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-Four, 6-Four in an almost empty Louis Armstrong Stadium.
No. 9 seed Diego Schwartzman blew a two-set lead and was knocked out within the first spherical. He led 2-Zero however appeared to have issues with cramps as he misplaced to Cameron Norrie Three-6, Four-6, 6-2, 6-1, 7-5 in a match that took practically Four hours.
Marketa Vondrousova, the 2019 French Open runner-up and who’s seeded 12th in New York, beat Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-Four.
An individual with information of the scenario tells The Related Press that seven gamers have been put in what one described as a “bubble within the bubble” as a result of they have been involved with Benoit Paire. He’s the French participant who was dropped from the sector after testing optimistic for the coronavirus.
Victor Hedman scored with 5:50 left within the second additional time to present the Tampa Bay Lightning a Three-2 victory over the Boston Bruins and their fourth berth within the NHL’s Jap Convention finals in six seasons on Monday evening. Hedman beat goaltender Jaroslav Halak from the left circle, ending a barrage that noticed the Lightning outshoot Bruins 7-1 within the second OT. Tampa Bay improved to 5-Zero in additional time video games on this 12 months’s playoffs.
In NHL information, an Illinois accountant who pleaded responsible to embezzling tens of millions of dollars from a trustee of the Artwork Institute of Chicago and others to finance an opulent life-style was sentenced Monday to 16½ years in jail. Three former Chicago Blackhawks gamers have been amongst these scammed. Sultan Issa admitted earlier this 12 months that Artwork Institute trustee Roger L. Weston wasn’t his solely sufferer. Issa, who pleaded responsible to wire fraud in January, stated he additionally stole tens of millions from particular person traders, together with $500,000 from a widow who trusted him to speculate funds from her late husband’s property. Many of the particular person traders who misplaced cash in Issa’s scams weren’t recognized in court docket information.
Jimmy Butler scored a playoff career-high 40 factors, Goran Dragic added 27 and the Miami Warmth clamped down defensively within the remaining three quarters to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 115-104 in Sport 1 of their Jap Convention semifinal collection on Monday evening. Bam Adebayo had 12 factors, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for the fifth-seeded Warmth, who’re Three-1 total in opposition to the top-seeded Bucks this season. Khris Middleton scored 28 factors for Milwaukee, which additionally dropped Sport 1 of its first-round collection in opposition to Orlando. Brook Lopez had 24 factors on Eight for 10 capturing, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 18 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the Bucks.
In NBA information, Pelicans ahead Brandon Ingram has been named the NBA’s most improved participant in a season that noticed him bounce again from a life-altering blood clot and a commerce from the group that drafted him second-overall in 2016. Ingram, who got here to New Orleans as a part of a block-buster commerce that despatched Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers, averaged a team-leading and career-best 23.Eight factors per sport whereas hitting 46.Three% of his pictures. He additionally turned an NBA All-Star for the primary time. Ingram obtained 42 first-place votes from a world panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters and earned 326 whole factors. Ingram credit former Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry for his success.
Miguel Rojas hit a tiebreaking RBI single throughout Miami’s four-run sixth inning in opposition to Jacob deGrom, and the Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-Three. Garrett Cooper and Brian Anderson homered for Miami, which had dropped 4 in a row. Trevor Rogers pitched 5 efficient innings for his first main league win, and Brandon Kintzler labored the ninth for his seventh save. Marlins second baseman Jonathan Villar made a diving catch in shallow middle to rob the Mets of a run within the fifth, after which was changed by a pinch hitter within the sixth.
In different Monday motion:
Tyler Glasnow flummoxed the Yankees for six innings, Ji-Man Choi and Kevin Kiermaier homered off Gerrit Cole, and the Tampa Bay Rays prolonged their mastery of New York with a 5-Three victory. The AL East leaders improved to 7-1 in opposition to the Yankees this season and stretched their division cushion to Four half of video games.
Max Fried improved to 6-Zero, Austin Riley had a bases-loaded triple and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves beat the Boston Pink Sox 6-Three. Adam Duvall belted a homer over the Inexperienced Monster and Nick Markakis had three hits and drove in two runs for Atlanta. Alex Verdugo had three doubles for the Pink Sox.
Spencer Howard threw 5 efficient innings, Rhys Hoskins homered and drove in three runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals Eight-6 Monday evening. Juan Soto hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Taylor and Trea Turner additionally went deep for the defending World Collection champions, who fell to 12-20.
José Iglesias and Bryan Holaday had RBI doubles within the 11th inning for Baltimore, and Iglesias threw out the potential tying run at dwelling plate because the Orioles salvaged a Four-Three win in opposition to the Toronto Blue Jays. Iglesias’ leadoff hit, to deep left-center discipline, scored Anthony Santander, who began the inning at second base. Holaday then doubled to proper discipline to drive in Iglesias. Each hits got here off Toronto reliever Anthony Bass. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had an RBI single within the 11th to attract Toronto nearer, however was thrown out on the plate.
Wil Myers homered and Garrett Richards led a committee of pitchers that scattered seven hits because the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 6-Zero Monday evening. Fernando Tatis Jr. hit a two-run triple, Eric Hosmer had an RBI double and Jurickson Profar delivered an RBI single amongst his three hits, serving to the Padres take three of 4 within the collection. It was San Diego’s fifth shutout in Denver and first since April 12, 2017.
Luis Robert hit a tying homer within the seventh inning and the go-ahead double within the ninth, and the Chicago White Sox rallied to beat the skidding Minnesota Twins Eight-5. The White Sox are in sole possession of first place within the AL Central for the primary time this season, forward of Cleveland and Minnesota.
Orlando Arcia’s pinch-hit single with two outs within the eighth inning drove within the tiebreaking run because the Milwaukee Brewers slipped previous the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Monday evening. Josh Hader pitched an ideal ninth for his eighth save in his first look since strolling 5 of the six batters he confronted whereas making an attempt to shut out Saturday evening’s sport. Hader has but to surrender a success this season.
Maikel Franco and Bubba Starling had RBI singles within the eighth inning because the Kansas Metropolis Royals rallied to beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 within the first sport of a three-game collection. It was the Royals’ first win this season when trailing after seven innings. Scott Barlow picked up the win in reduction for Kansas Metropolis.
Paul DeJong hit his first profession grand slam, serving to Dakota Hudson to his first win of the season because the St. Louis Cardinals held off the Cincinnati Reds 7-5. Hudson completed with a season-high seven strikeouts and no walks. The Cardinals gained their second straight after dropping 4 in a row. The Reds have misplaced three of 4 after successful three straight.
In MLB commerce strikes:
The San Diego Padres have acquired Mike Clevinger in a multiplayer commerce with the Cleveland Indians, bolstering their rotation with one other daring transfer forward of baseball’s commerce deadline. San Diego received Clevinger, outfielder Greg Allen and a participant to be named for Cleveland for a package deal of younger gamers that included outfielder Josh Naylor, right-hander Cal Quantrill and catcher Austin Hedges.
The Oakland Athletics have acquired Mike Minor in a commerce with the Texas Rangers, including one other piece to their rotation. Minor has struggled this 12 months, going Zero-5 with a 5.60 ERA with Texas, however he went 14-10 with a Three.59 ERA in 32 begins final season.
Toronto has acquired left-hander Robbie Ray in a commerce with the Arizona Diamondbacks, giving the Blue Jays a former All-Star who has struggled to this point in 2020. The Diamondbacks received lefty Travis Bergen within the deal. Toronto additionally obtained money concerns as a part of the commerce.
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired right-hander David Phelps from the Milwaukee Brewers earlier than Monday’s commerce deadline.Phelps is the fourth reliever to hitch the Phillies in a commerce in 10 days. They received Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree from the Pink Sox and David Hale from the Yankees on Aug. 21.
The San Francisco Giants acquired left-hander Anthony Banda from the Tampa Bay Rays for money, including depth to their bullpen. Banda went 1-Zero with a 10.29 ERA in 4 outings with one save over seven innings for the Rays earlier than being designated for task.
The Chicago Cubs acquired veteran outfielder Cameron Maybin and two left-handed relievers in three trades. The NL Central leaders despatched minor league infielder Zack Brief to Detroit for Maybin, who’s batting .244 with a homer and two RBIs in 14 video games this 12 months. The Cubs received Chafin and a money consideration from Arizona for a participant to be named or money. Osich was acquired in a take care of Boston for a participant to be named or money.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded right-hander Ross Stripling to the Toronto Blue Jays for 2 gamers to be named. The Blue Jays have dramatically bolstered their pitching employees on the deadline with the additions of Stripling, Robbie Ray and Taijuan Walker. Stripling is Three-1 with a 5.61 ERA in seven begins this season for Los Angeles.
The New York Mets acquired infielder Todd Frazier and catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers. Texas receives two gamers to be named. New York additionally receives money within the deal involving Chirinos. The Mets additionally acquired Baltimore right-hander Miguel Castro for minor league left-hander Kevin Smith and a participant to be named or money. New York is bringing Frazier again after he hit 39 dwelling runs for the Mets over two seasons in 2018 and 2019. He hit .241 with two homers in 31 video games for Texas this 12 months.
The Colorado Rockies added outfield depth by buying Kevin Pillar from Boston in a trade-deadline deal. The Pink Sox obtained a participant to be named or money and worldwide newbie signing bonus pool house as a part of the deal.
In different MLB information, the league has introduced that the primary two video games of Oakland’s collection at Seattle have been postponed to permit for added testing and make contact with tracing. This, after a member of the Athletics’ group examined optimistic for the coronavirus. The optimistic take a look at already induced the postponement of Oakland’s sport Sunday in opposition to the Houston Astros. Now video games in opposition to the Mariners on Tuesday and Wednesday are being delay. The A’s are additionally scheduled to play at Seattle on Thursday.
The sports activities world is reacting to the dying of former Georgetown coach John Thompson. He was a Corridor of Famer and the primary Black coach to steer a group to the NCAA males’s basketball championship. Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing performed middle for Thompson on the Hoyas’ nationwide championship group in 1984. He referred to as Thompson a “father determine, confidant and position mannequin’ and stated his legacy shall be “eternal.” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim lauded Thompson as a job mannequin for lots of coaches, Black and white. Thompson’s household introduced his dying Monday however disclosed no particulars. He was 78.
NFL Gamers Affiliation President J.C. Tretter is pushing for each day COVID-19 testing throughout the common season. The NFL has been conducting each day testing for gamers all through coaching camp and plans to take action by way of Saturday. Tretter, the beginning middle for the Cleveland Browns, posted on the union web site. “We are going to proceed to depend on scientific knowledge to tell our method for combating this virus. Because the science evolves, we are going to evolve with it.” The league has reported few optimistic circumstances previously month, although it did have 77 false positives per week in the past that resulted from contamination on the testing lab.
In different NFL information:
Finish zones shall be inscribed this season with two slogans: “It Takes All Of Us” on one finish line, “Finish Racism” on the opposite. As a part of its social justice consciousness initiatives, the NFL additionally will enable comparable visuals on helmets and caps. Beforehand introduced have been decals on the again of helmets, or patches on group caps, displaying names or phrases to honor victims of racism and/or police brutality. Now, a T-shirt designed by NFL Gamers Affiliation govt committee member Michael Thomas, a security with the Houston Texans, will be worn in warmups.
The NFL has taken over the impartial investigation into office conduct inside the Washington Soccer Crew. Proprietor Dan Snyder stated he and his spouse, Tanya, urged to Commissioner Roger Goodell the NFL assume full oversight of the evaluate. The Washington Submit reported final month about 15 feminine former staff saying they have been sexually harassed throughout their time with the group.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived operating again Leonard Fournette. It is a gorgeous resolution that will get the group nearer to purging Tom Coughlin’s tenure. The group spent months making an attempt to commerce the fourth total decide within the 2017 NFL draft. If Fournette clears waivers, he would grow to be a free agent. He’s due $Four.17 million in wage in 2020 if somebody claims him.
The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Zach Cunningham to a four-year, $58 million contract extension. The Texans introduced the signing on Monday. The 25-year-old Cunningham was a second-round decide in 2017 and ranked second within the NFL final season with a career-high 137 tackles.
The San Francisco 49ers have positioned beginning center linebacker Fred Warner on the reserve/COVID-19 record lower than two weeks earlier than the beginning of the season. The record is used for gamers who both take a look at optimistic for the coronavirus or have been in shut contact with an contaminated individual.
Pittsburgh exterior linebacker Bud Dupree and the Steelers failed to succeed in an settlement on a contract extension throughout the offseason, which means Dupree will seemingly grow to be a free agent subsequent spring. The Steelers positioned the franchise tag on Dupree in March after he had a career-high 11 half of sacks in 2019.
The Las Vegas Raiders have launched veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara. Amukamara was signed as a free agent to supply a veteran presence within the secondary. He began 99 video games over 9 seasons with the Giants, Jacksonville and Chicago however had been surpassed in follow by rookie Damon Arnette.
Three folks have filed a lawsuit in opposition to New York Giants cornerback DeAndre Baker, claiming that he robbed them at gunpoint throughout a Could cookout in Florida. The civil lawsuit filed in Broward County, Florida, seeks $100,000 in damages. Baker was charged Aug. 7 with 4 counts of theft with a firearm. Prosecutors beforehand stated Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar, who additionally was arrested in Could, will not be prosecuted due to inadequate proof.
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