Associated Press September 6, 2020 Brady, who is one of four American women still alive in singles, will face either Petra Martic or Yulia Putintseva in her first Grand Slam quarterfinal match.Brady took a medical timeout while leading 3-2 in the second set to get her left leg treated. She returned to the court with her upper leg wrapped and finished it off in an hour and 28 minutes — her longest match of the tournament.___11:15 a.m.The U.S. Open reaches its midpoint today under a sunny sky with temperatures topping out in the low 80s Fahrenheit (around 28 degrees Celsius). 2:45 p.m.Alexander Zverev used a dominating serve to beat an injury-slowed opponent and reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time.Zverev served 18 aces during a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 victory over Alexandro Davidovich Fokina, who got his right ankle taped after the opening game of the third set and had trouble moving on court.The fifth-seeded Zverev is the first German to reach the U.S. Open quarterfinals since Tommy Haas in 2007.___ 12:45 p.m.Jennifer Brady has extended her dominant showing at the U.S. Open and reached the quarterfinals for the first time.The hard-hitting, 25-year-old Brady knocked off Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the opening match Sunday. The 41st-ranked Brady used her dominant forehand to take control in a 22-minute first set.Brady has yet to drop a set and has lost only 19 games in her four matches.For Kerber, it was an abrupt end to a resurgent week. The 2016 U.S. Open champion couldn’t make headway against Brady’s consistently solid serve and groundstrokes. The day begins with Angelique Kerber — a three-time Grand Slam champion who won at Flushing Meadows in 2016 — trying to extend her strong run through the bracket, facing 28th-seeded Jennifer Brady. Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka plays later.On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovak is trying to stay unbeaten in 2020 and extend his bid for a fourth U.S. Open title.___More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Update on the latest sports The Latest: Putintseva throws racket, recovers, beats Martic Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):3:05 p.m.Yulia Putintseva threw her racket to the ground after dropping the second set, a moment of frustration that became her turning point. The 35th-ranked player recovered for a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 victory over No. 8 seed Petra Martic and her first berth in a U.S. Open quarterfinal.Putintseva has been the best in the women’s bracket at breaking serve, and she converted four of nine chances.Martic took a medical timeout to get her left foot treated and wrapped before the final game of the match. She finished with 39 unforced errors — 14 more than Putintseva, who will play American Jennifer Brady.Brady also reached her first U.S. Open quarterfinal by beating Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-4 in the day’s opening match.___
University of Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald poses with the Outland Trophy after winning the honor during the College Football Awards show in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)What can I tell you. If the man swept the trophy collection for best defensive lineman in America, Aaron Donald must be! So how come he can’t win the Heisman Trophy?After all is said and done, Antonio Brown should have seen the sideline. He could have planted himself in Steeler folklore forever.That being said, I’ve got the Steelers in the upset over the Bengals on national TV Sunday night, New England to beat Miami and Detroit to beat the Ravens. Thus the Steelers stay alive another week.The catcher can’t block the plate now. What’s next in sports protection… no one can wear a jock? … Get it!?!If you missed the 38th Annual Willie Stargell M.V.P. Awards Banquet, you missed the quality, maturity and class presented by “The Four Horsemen” from Shadyside Academy: Dennis Briggs, Jr., Jarred Brevard, Tyrel Hill and Charles Calabrese. Four young men that did their school good being honored and all are destined for greatness.YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE
Kayden Peck, Brandon Tutte and Ben Berard replied for South Island.Saturday, South Island scored three consecutive goals in a wild second period to grab the first win of the series.After Korbyn Chabot of Cranbrook gave Kootenay a 2-1 lead, Cam Coutre, Ben Grist and Berard scored in a span of eight minutes to give the Royals a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.Shawn Campbell of Castlegar opened the scoring for Kootenay while Peck had the other goal for South Island.Solomon Burk of Castlegar and Jason Mailhoit were in goal for Kootenay, which improves to 5-24-5 on the season.The Ice return to action this weekend in Nelson when the club hosts North Island Silvertips in a two game series beginning Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Sunday, the puck drops at 8 a.m. in the NDCC Arena. Nelson’s Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.