NEW YORK—Andy Murray watched a 130 m.p.h. ace zoom by to create a two-set deficit at the U.S. Open, then sat in his change-over chair and cursed at himself over and over and over.
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MINNEAPOLIS—Teddy Bridgewater leading the huddle, taking the snaps, and surveying the field.
Adrian Peterson powering his way through the line.
The Minnesota Vikings finally can send the fulcrum of their offence onto the field at the same time.
NEW YORK—Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round.
Murray, after all, is seeded No. 3, owns two major championships including at Flushing Meadows in 2012, and had reached at least the quarterfinals at the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments he’d entered.
MONTREAL—Quarterback John Beck came on in relief and got the B.C. Lions a victory.
But now he may have try his hand at being the starter.
Beck replaced the injured Travis Lulay midway through the first quarter, and threw touchdown passes to Lavelle Hawkins and Austin Collie, as the Lions downed the punchless Montreal Alouettes 25-16 last night.
WASHINGTON—With a series loss in St. Louis behind them and a showdown with the N.Y. Mets beginning Monday, the Washington Nationals enjoyed a breather last night.
Ryan Zimmerman continued his torrid stretch with three hits and four RBIs, and Jordan Zimmermann pitched six solid innings, as the Nationals opened a seven-game homestand with a 15-1 rout of the Atlanta Braves.
NASHVILLE—Marcus Mariota finally showed he could start a game in style, and now the warm-up act is over for the rookie quarterback.
Mariota threw a 59-yard touchdown pass to Harry Douglas to cap his only series as the Tennessee Titans wrapped up the pre-season by beating the Minnesota Vikings 24-17 last night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. GPS helped the Australian Rugby Union team get to Notre Dame‚ and it has nothing to do with the Wallabies having difficulty finding the Golden Dome.
TORONTO—Even in an MVP-calibre season, Josh Donaldson finds new ways to impress.
Toronto’s third baseman drove in a run in the first inning and two in the second, upping his MLB-leading RBI total to 111, in the Blue Jays’ 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians last night.
NEW YORK—Milos Raonic was lying prone on the court while a trainer put the Canadian tennis star through a series of stretches.
He had tore through the opening set of his second-round match at the U.S. Open when a troublesome back injury caught up with him.
For a while, the 10th seed wondered if he’d be able to finish the match.
LOS ANGELES—A.J. Ellis drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 14th inning before the Los Angeles Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. With slugger Adrian Gonzalez at the plate, the slow-footed Ellis knew he would have to hustle to score.