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Tuesday
Sep112012

UConn's Napier Undergoes Foot Surgery

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(STORRS, Conn.) -- UConn guard Shabazz Napier underwent foot surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot.

Napier had a screw inserted in his fifth metatarsal bone Friday. Napier will be in a cast and boot for several weeks, but the team expects him to be ready in time for practices, which begins October 13.

The junior guard averaged 13 points, 3.5 boards and 5.8 assists per game last season.

 

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Friday
Sep072012

Djokovic Advances to Open Semifinals

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Second seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the US Open semifinals Thursday, by beating Juan Martin del Potro 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-4, under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"Even though it was a straight set win, it was much closer than the score indicated," Djokovic said. "He's a great player. I was lucky in the second set to get out with a two set advantage. We played some incredible rallies and incredible points. It's always entertaining, it's always so much fun to play in these night sessions. And I'm really happy to be in the semifinals."

Djokovic will now face fourth seeded David Ferrer. The winner will advance to the championship match.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Serena Coasts into US Open Semifinals

Julian Finney/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Serena Williams' dominance at the 2012 US Open continued Wednesday night. Just two days after notching the fifth "double bagel" of her career against Andrea Hlavackova, Williams coasted past Ana Ivanovic, 6-1, 6-3.

"I think I came out really strong," Williams said. "Playing someone like Ana, a former number one, you have to play amazing tennis. So I thought, OK, I got to come out and do the best that I can."

The fourth-seeded Williams will now take on 10th-seeded Sara Errani, with the winner advancing to the Finals.

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Thursday
Sep062012

Federer Ousted from Open

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- Roger Federer, the men's top seed at the US Open, was ousted by Tomas Berdych 7-6 (1), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, Wednesday night.

"I'm disappointed you know," Federer said. "I really expected myself to play better, especially at night, I've had such a great record. I felt good. It was just such an amazing summer I had that I really thought I was going to come out and play a solid match."

This is the first time since 2003 that Federer was eliminated before the semifinals at the Open.

Novak Djokovic is now the top seed remaining in the men's draw.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Scoreboard Roundup - 9/5/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- NFL: The Dallas Cowboys (1-0) raided the New York Giants (0-1), 24-17.

MLB: American League - The Los Angeles Angels (74-63)  trumped the Oakland Athletics (76-60), 7-1.

The Chicago White Sox (74-62)  upended the Minnesota Twins (56-81), 6-2.

The Detroit Tigers (73-63) clawed past the Cleveland Indians (58-79), 7-1.

The Toronto Blue Jays (61-75) topped the Baltimore Orioles (76-60), 6-4.

The New York Yankees (77-59)  defeated the Tampa Bay Rays (75-62), 6-4.

The Texas Rangers (81-55) trumped the Kansas City Royals (61-75), 7-6.

The Seattle Mariners (67-71) downed the Boston Red Sox (63-75), 2-1.

National League - The New York Mets (65-72) shutdown the St. Louis Cardinals (74-63), 6-2.

The Philadelphia Phillies (66-71)  cooled off the Cincinnati Reds (83-55), 6-2.

The Pittsburgh Pirates (72-64) doubled up the Houston Astros (42-95), 6-3.

The Atlanta Braves (77-60) blanked the Colorado Rockies (56-79), 1-0.

The Washington Nationals (84-52) nullified the Chicago Cubs (51-85), 9-1.

The Milwaukee Brewers (67-69) bopped the Miami Marlins (60-77), 8-5.

The Arizona Diamondbacks (68-70) dumped the San Francisco Giants (77-60), 6-2.

The San Diego Padres (64-74) stifled the Los Angeles Dodgers (73-65), 4-3.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

McKinnie to Stay in Baltimore

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(OWINGS MILLS, Md.)  -- Offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie restructured his contract with the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, allowing him to remain with the team.

McKinnie agreed to reduce his base salary from $3.2 million to $2.2 million. McKinnie can still earn the million he lost back through incentives, according to The Baltimore Sun.

"Bryant's a hardworking guy. That's our expectation," Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "Our expectation is that guys come out, practice hard and practice fast and give us their best. He's always doing that. I think he continues to work his way back toward that Pro Bowl form. Both he and I agree that's our goal for him. We talked about that as far as last winter."

The now 32-year-old signed with the Ravens last season and started all 16 games games.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

Orioles Blast Blue Jays, Tie Yankees Atop AL East

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(TORONTO) -- For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles are in first place in September. Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds homered for the fifth time in five days as the O's blasted the Toronto Blue Jays (60-75), 12-0.

The Orioles (76-59) are now tied with the New York Yankees atop the AL East. The last time Baltimore led the division this late in the season they won the division.

Despite their historical position, the Orioles have a lot of work to do if they hope to win the division. Not only are they fighting the Yankees, but the Tampa Bay Rays are in it too, sitting 1 1/2 games behind. Still the Oriole's know there is no use getting caught up in what the other teams do.

"Every now and then you glance over at the scoreboard to see what's going on, especially this late in the season. But like I've said before and Buck's (Showalter) preached it a ton of times. We just got to take it game by game from here on out," Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis told MASN. "Every game is important."

The O's wrap up their series in Toronto Wednesday, then head home for a four game set with the Yankees.

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Wednesday
Sep052012

It's Official: Kenseth Joining Joe Gibbs Racing

Getty Images for NASCAR(HUNTERSVILLE, Ala.) -- Two-time Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth announced Tuesday that he is leaving Roush Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the season.

"I had a great years over there [Roush Fenway]. Great organization, proud to be a part of a lot of things that we did over there," Kenseth said. "But I also at the same time I feel like starting in 2013, I feel like this is a great place for me."

Kenseth's changing of teams isn't a surprise. In June, Roush Fenway announced that Kenseth would be leaving the team and that he would be replaced by Ricky Stenhouse Jr. The only question was where Kenseth was going.

Kenseth has spent his entire career at NASCAR's highest level with RFR. Besides the two Daytona victories, Kenseth has won 22 races and the 2003 championship. He is currently third in points in the Sprint Cup standings.

The signing of Kenseth means Joey Logano, who was in a contract year, reportedly will leave JGR for Penske racing, taking over for the recently released A.J. Allmendinger.

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Monday
Sep032012

Andy Roddick Lives to See Another Day

Alex Trautwig/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Andy Roddick isn't ready to retire yet. The 20th seeded Roddick defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-6 (1), 4-6, 6-4 in the third round of the US Open Sunday.

Roddick, who declared he was retiring at the end of the tournament, talked about knowing that every match he plays could be his last.

"I'm not trying to over think it," Roddick said. "I'm enjoying it. I'm trying to be as simplistic as possible. I'm trying to enjoy the process and when I get out there I'm trying to compete also."

Next up for Roddick, the 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro from Argentina.

For his career, Roddick is 8-0 in fourth round matches at the US Open.

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Monday
Sep032012

Scoreboard Roundup - 9/2/12

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League- The Baltimore Orioles (74-59) flew past the New York Yankees (76-57), 8-3.

The Texas Rangers (79-64) clubbed the Cleveland Indians (56-78), 8-3.

The Tampa Bay Rays (73-61) grounded the Toronto Blue Jays (60-73), 9-4.

The Kansas City Royals (60-73) stopped the Minnesota Twins (55-79), 6-4.

The Oakland Athletics (76-57) belted the Boston Red Sox (62-73), 6-2.

The Seattle Mariners (65-70) one-upped the Los Angeles Angels (71-63), 2-1.

The Detroit Tigers (72-61) clawed past the Chicago White Sox (72-61), 4-2.

National League- The New York Mets (64-70) stifled the Miami Marlins (59-75), 5-1.

The Washington Nationals (81-52) shutdown the St. Louis Cardinals (72-62), 4-3.

The Cincinnati Reds (82-53) defeated the Houston Astros (41-93), 5-3.

The Milwaukee Brewers (65-68) sunk the Pittsburgh Pirates (70-63), 12-8.

The San Francisco Giants (76-58) squashed the Chicago Cubs (51-82), 7-5.

The Colorado Rockies (55-77) rocked the San Diego Padres (62-73), 11-10.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (72-63) dumped the Arizona Diamondbacks (66-69), 5-4.

The Atlanta Braves (75-59) popped the Philadelphia Phillies (64-70), 8-7.

Top 25 College Football: (25) Louisville (1-0) layered Kentucky (0-1), 32-14.

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