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Williams needs 44 minutes to reach US Open SF; Federer out

Williams needs 44 minutes to reach US Open SF; Federer out

NEW YORK — The numbers associated with Serena Williams' U.S. Open quarterfinal victory over Wang Qiang were so stark, they bear reading more than once. Winners: 25-0. Points: 50-15. Minutes: 44. Score: 6-1, 6-0.
Donaldson, Foltynewicz power Braves to 6th straight win

Donaldson, Foltynewicz power Braves to 6th straight win

ATLANTA — Braves manager Brian Snitker plans to relax Wednesday and enjoy a rare off day in the middle of a pennant race.

Seattle NHL team hires Ricky Olczyk as assistant GM

SEATTLE — The expansion NHL franchise in Seattle has made its third front-office hire by adding Ricky Olczyk as the club's assistant general manager. General manager Ron Francis announced the addition Tuesday.
The new Clijsters? Some see similarities between Belgian star and Andreescu

The new Clijsters? Some see similarities between Belgian star and Andreescu

NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu's coach sees similarities between the 19-year-old Canadian and former Belgian star Kim Clijsters, and he's not the only one.
Hy-Boulais: Andreescu just getting smarter through U.S. Open journey

Hy-Boulais: Andreescu just getting smarter through U.S. Open journey

Patricia Hy-Boulais knows better than most how teenage tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu is feeling after punching her ticket through to the quarterfinals of this year's U.S. Open.
Former UFC champion Cris (Cyborg) Justino signs with Bellator promotion

Former UFC champion Cris (Cyborg) Justino signs with Bellator promotion

LOS ANGELES — Former UFC featherweight champion Cris (Cyborg) Justino has signed with the Bellator promotion. Bellator announced the move Tuesday to acquire one of the most accomplished fighters in women's mixed martial arts history.
Vancouver Whitecaps deal midfielder Norman to start up Inter Miami CF

Vancouver Whitecaps deal midfielder Norman to start up Inter Miami CF

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Whitecaps are parting ways with homegrown midfielder David Norman Jr.
Captain Tyler Ardron to lead Canada's 31-man squad at Rugby World Cup in Japan

Captain Tyler Ardron to lead Canada's 31-man squad at Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tyler Ardron captains a Canadian side with few surprises for the Rugby World Cup kicking off later this month in Japan.
Jonathon Jennings replacing Dominique Davis as Redblacks' starting QB

Jonathon Jennings replacing Dominique Davis as Redblacks' starting QB

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks are hoping Jonathon Jennings can provide a spark as they prepare for the final eight games of the regular season.
Honeymoon will have to wait for Traer and Scrubb, who's in China for World Cup

Honeymoon will have to wait for Traer and Scrubb, who's in China for World Cup

DONGGUAN, China — Catherine Traer and Thomas Scrubb were working out last summer on the basketball court Traer's dad Rick had built in the family's backyard. The two players work out there regularly but this day was particularly memorable.