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    Unlike current champion Rafael Nadal, world number one Novak Djokovic decided to play the United States Open, the second Grand Slam of a tennis season completely altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through a statement published on his social networks Novak Djokovic confirmed his presence in New York as of Saturday: first for the Masters 1000 in Cincinnati, transferred to the city of the East coast of the United States (August 22-28), and later to the US Open (August 31-September 13). An announcement that comes as a relief to the organizers of a tournament that will be deprived for the first time since 1999 of Roger Federer, injured and that ended his season, and Nadal. Ten days later, the Serbian with...
    Tennis : tennis Jean-Sébastien Grond 10:30 p.m. – August 13, 2020 This Thursday, in a message posted on Twitter, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu, defending champion of the US Open, announced that she will not be traveling to New York this year. The US Open of tennis is supposed to start on August 31, to end on September 13, but already, he knows that many big names of the circuit will not be there. In addition, the 2020 edition of the usual fourth Grand Slam of the year will not count its title holders, in men and in women. Indeed, after the Spaniard Rafael Nadal who gave up a few days ago this Thursday, the Canadian Bianca...
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    (CNN)Seventeen-time men's tennis Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic said Thursday he will participate in the second tennis Grand Slam of the year -- the U.S. Open in New York.The three-time U.S. Open champion and No.1-ranked men's player in the world had previously expressed reservations about traveling to the US due to the restrictions placed on players at the event, which starts August 31.In a statement, Djokovic said, "It was not an easy decision to make with all the obstacles and challenges on many sides, but the prospect of competing again makes me really excited. Serena Williams comes back from the brink in first match since February as maternal instincts also kick in"I am aware that this time around it will...
    No one is itching to hit the court harder at this year’s US Open than Naomi Osaka. With the fanless tournament set to get under way later this month in Queens, the 22-year-old tennis sensation is eager to play after the coronavirus pandemic halted the wide world of sports for much of the year. “I just want to play,” Osaka tells The Post. “It’s been so long and I miss the feeling of working through tough matches and figuring out how to come out on top. It’s a feeling that I’ve been used to but now that I’ve had this break, I appreciate it even more.” Though this year’s Open will be drastically different than in years past — as...
    No one is itching to hit the court harder at this year’s US Open than Naomi Osaka. With the fanless tournament set to get under way later this month in Queens, the 22-year-old tennis sensation is eager to play after the coronavirus pandemic halted the wide world of sports for much of the year. “I just want to play,” Osaka tells The Post. “It’s been so long and I miss the feeling of working through tough matches and figuring out how to come out on top. It’s a feeling that I’ve been used to but now that I’ve had this break, I appreciate it even more.” Though this year’s Open will be drastically different than in years past — as...
    Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will take part at the US Open this year after recovering from coronavirus - but admitted the decision to jet out for the tournament was not an easy one. The world no 1 will touch down in New York on August 15 and will also become part of the bio-secure bubble introduced to help protect players during the pandemic. Rafael Nadal, the defending champion, has already announced his withdrawal from the event due to fears stemming from the global health crisis. Novak Djokovic will take part at the US Open this year after recovering from coronavirus RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Andy and Jamie Murray lead British contingent for...
    Tennis : Novak Djokovic confirms this Thursday that he will indeed take part in the US Open, scheduled from August 31 to September 13. After having expressed his reluctance – even his concerns – for a while, the world No. 1 decided, announcing moreover his participation in the Cincinnati tournament upstream (from August 22 to 30). “This […] This article Djokovic is coming to the US Open appeared first on Sports.fr.
    AMC Theaters has detailed its plans to reopen movie theaters throughout the US, in addition to a new deadline for its MoviePass-style A-List subscription, in an email sent to customers on Wednesday. Starting August 20th, AMC plans to have more than 100 theaters open, and it says it will continue opening locations “such that about two-thirds of our theatres across the country should be open no later than September 3.” AMC has repeatedly delayed its reopening as spread of the coronavirus has caused massive spikes in positive cases in parts of the US that have started to ease restrictions. AMC says it hopes to have 100 theaters or more open for the release of The New Mutants and...
    The main question around the tennis tour is whether the US Open will be safe enough. Those who think ‘yes’ are playing the Grand Slam and those who think ‘no’ have withdrawn. Now some high profile names that have skipped the US Open are Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty, Stan Wawrinka, etc. Tennis was on a break for 5 months. So players need match practice before they can get into the groove of playing the slams. The WTA season has started and now reached the Prague Open and the Top Seed Open. The Top seed Open has the likes of Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, and many more. Yesterday Victoria Azarenka squared off against Venus Williams. But she lost 6-3...
    Many players are known to travel with a huge entourage by their side at the Grand Slam events. The US Open this year will be different than what is usually seen. Players prefer having quite a few of their family members as well by their side, along with coaches, physios, trainers, etc. But the current situation due to the coronavirus pandemic has restricted the number of members a player can bring along on their respective teams. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) took certain measures recently to contain the risk of the coronavirus. Having a lesser number of people on-site is important to that cause. Maximum three-member entourage at US Open Players can have a maximum entourage of three persons with them...
    Djokovic being treated for the shoulder at the last US Open . MARCA reported on July 15 the firm intention of Novak Djokovic to play the American tennis tour, which consists of the Cincinnati and US Open tournaments in the bubble that the USTA has set up in New York. The condition that he put then is that the quarantines of the tennis players on their return to Europe from the United States be solved to play without problems in Madrid, Rome and, above all, at Roland Garros. Spain gave guarantees that there would be no quarantines for racket professionals. The problem has come when the Mutua Madrid Open fell from the calendar due to the pandemic. As...
    It may not be quite what we are used to, but major golf is finally back as Brooks Koepka defends his PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in California this week. The global coronavirus pandemic wiped out The Open Championship for 2020, while each of the other three majors had to be rescheduled. A three-month enforced break of the PGA Tour perhaps came at an opportune moment for some while halting the momentum of others. As golf gears up for its first major of 2020, behind closed doors of course, we take a look at the players we expect to be competing in California. PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Odds, betting favorite, expert picks Webb Simpson It has been some return to form...
    World number two Rafael Nadal says that the winner of the US Open will still be a ‘Grand Slam winner, despite the tournament having ‘special circumstances’. The four-time US Open champion announced his withdrawal from the event on Tuesday, citing travel concerns. “After many thoughts, I have decided not to play this year’s US Open. The situation is very complicated worldwide, the COVID-19 cases are increasing, it looks like we still don’t have control of it,” Nadal wrote on Twitter. “This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I rather not travel,” he added. US Open 2020 will still be big, says Rafael Nadal...
    US Open 2020 Has no incentive to travel to New York and understands the cancellation of Madrid Rafael Nadal, in the edition of the 2019 US Open. . Rafael Nadal has explained that the decision of give up playing the US Open had been taken due to health situation and due to their state of mind. The Balearic respects the work of the ATP and USTA to bring tennis back, and also to players who decide to go to New York because they need the prize money. In a video conference with various media outlets, Nadal also noted that felt the cancellation of the Mutua Madrid Open, but I understood that it was a “sensible and consistent” decision. The...
    Tennis : The health situation worries Rafael Nadal, who has decided not to go to the United States to play the US Open. One more package for the US Open, and not the least! Defending champion Rafael Nadal announced on Tuesday that he would not make the trip to the United States to play the New York Grand Slam, which is due to start on August 31. Absent from the list of players involved, published at the end of the day by the American tennis federation, the Spaniard confirmed the news on Twitter. This is a decision I never wanted to take but I have decided to follow my heart this time and for the time being I...
    Reigning champion Rafael Nadal shocked the US Open by declaring that he will not defend his title in New York this month. His announcement came just hours after the clay court Madrid Open - to which he had committed - announced that it was not going ahead in September due to the rising number of Covid cases in the Spanish capital. It was easy to conclude from that the likelihood that Nadal would travel to New York, but instead he swiftly put out a statement saying that he would not go under any circumstances. Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the US Open, citing concerns around the coronavirus pandemic The Spaniard won the competition last year but said...
    After months of speculation, it was confirmed that the 2020 US Open would be taking place. This was great news for tennis fans as the 2020 Wimbledon had already been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, this came along with some bad news – Roger Federer won’t be playing the event, and here’s why. Why Is Roger Federer Not Playing the 2020 US Open? Roger Federer started his year off with the 2020 Australian Open. He did very well and reached the semi-finals of the event. This was the only professional event he played before he gave some bad news to the tennis world. The Swiss Maestro announced that he would be undergoing knee surgery and that he would...
    (CNN)Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced that he will not play at the upcoming US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic. World No. 40 Kyrgios has been an outspoken critic of exhibition tournaments staged amid the pandemic, most notably the Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic.In pulling out of the US Open, which is scheduled to begin in New York on August 31, he follows fellow Australian Ashley Barty, who said earlier this week she would not compete in what will be the second grand slam of the year. Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, videos and features"Let's take a breath here and remember what is important, which is health and safety as a community," Kyrgios said in a video released...
    Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic. The world number 40 penned a heartfelt letter to the tennis world on Sunday, announcing he would not take part in the grand slam in New York later this month. 'It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing at one of the sports' greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium,' Kyrgios' letter reads. 'But I'm sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans who have lost their lives. For all of you.' Nick Kyrgios (pictured with girlfriend Chiara Passari) has pulled out of the US Open tennis tournament Dear Tennis, I will not be...
    The resuming season is bringing new challenges for Rafael Nadal. Rafa currently will be perplexed. He will have to choose his tournaments carefully in the resuming season. What will his priorities be and what are the risks that he will take only he knows. Rafael Nadal is on the list of players in the Cincinnati Open but he is most likely to skip the US hardcourt events as he has been seen practicing on clay already and has committed to the Mutua Madrid Open, which is scheduled just a day after the US Open. ends. On one hand, Nadal might have an eye on the record-equalling 20th Grand Slam, on the other hand, the fatigue could also cause an injury....
    Both Ian Alexander and Victoria Grace had never worked on a video game before, and neither had any prior experience with performance capture. However, in a recent interview with News Brig, both agreed that playing the Seraphite siblings in The Last of Us Part II was one of the most transformative experiences they ever had. Alexander plays Lev, a former member of the in-game extremist religious sect called the Seraphites; he accompanies Abby throughout much of her journey. Alexander previously had live-action acting roles in Netflix’s original series The OA as Buck Vu and Vic in the 2018 film, Every Day. Naughty Dog actually reached out to him directly — well, almost directly. At the time, Alexander didn’t have...
    (CNN)Whether it be "On The Road Again" by Willie Nelson or "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey, compiling a playlist for a road trip is a key part of the experience.Norwegian golfer Viktor Hovland, who has been driving between tournaments all across the US for the last few months to avoid flying during the coronavirus pandemic, has had to do the same, though his taste in road trip music was more a case of pedal to the metal."I listen to metal, but I listen to kind of a particular subgenre that's called metal core," Hovland told Shane O'Donoghue, host of CNN's Living Golf show. "And it's usually some kind of heavier stuff, a lot of screaming, but a lot of melodic...
    Madrid, Jul 31 (EFE) .- The main European stock markets have started the session higher, after the sharp falls on Thursday, boosted by the good results of the large US technology companies. At 7:30 GMT, Milan was up 1.1%; Frankfurt, 0.7%; Madrid and Paris, 0.5%; and London, 0.4%. According to Renta 4 analysts, the upward opening of the European indices reflects the positive results of the large US technology companies, which presented their accounts yesterday. On Wall Street, before the results of the technology were known, the Dow Jones closed yesterday with a decrease of 0.85% but the Nasdaq ended the session in green. In the oil market, prices recover. Brent, the benchmark crude in Europe, rose 0.8% to $...
    Fear first, education last? McDonalds partners with Mayo Clinic for aid in coronavirus safety Ashleigh Barty, the worlds best female tennis player, has withdrawn from the US Open due to fears over the coronavirus © Getty/Jordan Mansfield Ashleigh Barty. Getty/Jordan Mansfield World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the US Open amid fears over the coronavirus.  The tournament, which will take place behind closed doors in New York from August 31, is the first major tennis event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. "There are still significant risks involved due to COVID-19 and I don't feel comfortable putting my team and I in that position," said Barty, 24, according to The Independent. Over 150,000 people...
    Ashleigh Barty. Getty/Jordan Mansfield World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the US Open amid fears over the coronavirus.  The tournament, which will take place behind closed doors in New York from August 31, is the first major tennis event since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. "There are still significant risks involved due to COVID-19 and I don't feel comfortable putting my team and I in that position," said Barty, 24, according to The Independent. Over 150,000 people have died in the United States from COVID-19, which is more than in any other country. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty has withdrawn from the US Open amid fears over...
    After months of speculation, it was finally confirmed that the US Open would be taking place. However, the logistics and execution of the event will be a bit complicated given the coronavirus pandemic. There are still many unanswered questions, something Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou addressed in a recent interview. Patrick Mouratoglou on the 2020 US Open In a recent interview with Reuters, Patrick Mouratoglou had quite a few things to say about the US Open. He started off by speaking about a major concern that players have – a mandatory quarantine period when they go to Europe for other events. He said, “If there is a quarantine it will mean that players cannot play Madrid and Rome. But if...
    The resuming tennis calendar has split players into two groups. One group will play in the US, risking their participation in the clay tournaments in Europe and the other group will skip the US Open to play in Europe. The main reason for this split is the different quarantine rules in different countries. If a 14-day quarantine happens when coming from the US then that eliminates any chance of playing in the French Open. Also, there is so much traveling in the new calendar that some players won’t risk the fatigue and the coronavirus. The quarantine is asking players to choose between the US Open and the French Open – Jamie Murray British doubles ace Jamie Murray has also raised...
    Christopher Nolan's "Tenet." Warner Bros. Warner Bros. announced on Monday that the new release date for "Tenet" is now August 26 in over 70 countries outside of the US. The Christopher Nolan movie will then open over a week later on Labor Day weekend in the US. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Warner Bros. announced on Monday that it will release Christopher Nolan's anticipated new movie "Tenet" in 70-plus countries worldwide on August 26 and then select theaters in the US over Labor Day weekend. This is the latest date change to the movie that Hollywood has hoped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic will get moviegoers back to theaters. The movie, which stars John...
    New York (CNN Business)Overseas audiences will have a chance to uncover the mysteries of "Tenet" before moviegoers in the United States.The new thriller from director Christopher Nolan will open internationally on August 26, Warner Bros. said on Monday. The film will then be released a week later in the United States for the Labor Day weekend opening on September 2."Tenet," which has been delayed multiple times because of coronavirus, will open in 70 countries starting on August 26. Some of the major countries including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.Warner Bros., which produced "Tenet," is a unit of AT&T (T), which also owns CNN, said the film will open in select cities in the US but...
    Tennis will be returning in just over a month. There are still a fair bit of issues that need addressing. The US Open and the French Open are happening very close to each other and certain protocols are troubling the players. According to Marca, the US Open has sent players a new set of protocols and procedures to be followed. And these will be applicable in the Cincinnati Masters as the ATP 1000 event will also be held in Flushing Meadows. The protocols will be enforced on August 15. There is no mandatory quarantine in Europe after participating in the US Open The major concerns the players had was with the quarantine time. Many players were unclear if they had...
    Alex Henderson July 22, 2020 3:00PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. During his 2016 campaign, Donald Trump insisted that if he was elected, there would be a strict separation between his business interests and the federal government. But Trump, as president, has continued to promote the interests of the Trump Organization. And according to New York Times reporters Maggie Haberman, Mark Landler and Lara Jakes, Trump tried to move the British Open to his resort in Scotland. The journalists report that in 2018, Trump asked Robert Wood Johnson — his U.S. ambassador to Britain — to "see if the British government could help steer the world-famous and lucrative British Open golf tournament to the Trump Turnberry resort in Scotland,...
    U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams weighed in on the school reopening debate, saying the decision about whether to open isn't as much about the actual schools as many believe it is, CNN reported. "What I want people to know is the biggest determinant of whether or not we can go back to school actually has little to nothing to do with the actual schools — it's your background transmission rate," Adams said. "And it's why we've told people constantly that if we want to get back to school, to worship, to regular life — folks need to wear face coverings, folks need to practice social distancing. Those public health measures are actually what's going to lower the transmission rate."...
    Although there are dark clouds over the US Open, its organizers are feeling very confident. The USTA is still optimistic about holding the tournament despite some top players unsure about it. Assessing by the words of USTA CEO Mike Dowse, the US Open will surely happen. He made some interesting comments recently about the resumption of tennis and certain protocols in place for the Grand Slam. “US Open has a green light in all the three important principles” – Mike Dowse Speaking to Ivan Boran, Dowse says there are three fundamental principles in place for the tournament, and US Open has followed and adhered to the principles. “Those three principles are: can we pull it off in a healthy,...
    Former World No.1 Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou thinks that the top tennis stars will have to choose between the US Open and the French Open. According to him, it will be difficult for athletes to participate in both the tournaments, as they are line-up in a matter of weeks. READ MORE: Rafael Nadal Set to Miss Title Defense at US Open 2020 The ATP and WTA tennis tour will resume with the US Open. The tournament will start on August 31. The first Grand Slam competition since the novel coronavirus pandemic will conclude on September 13. Within just a week of the US Open’s conclusion, the French Open will commence at Roland Garros on September 20. This will leave...
    10 movies like Tenet you can watch on Netflix if youre worried about going to the cinema Nkarta boosts what it can raise from IPO to up to $221 million Novak Djokovic claims hes the victim of a coronavirus witch-hunt after 4 players at a tournament he hosted got COVID-19, and says he will likely skip the US Open © Getty/Clive Brunskill Novak Djokovic. Getty/Clive Brunskill Novak Djokovic says he has been the victim of a coronavirus "witch-hunt" amid criticism of his controversial Adria Tour. The Serbian also says he will likely boycott the US Open next month. "I can only see criticism lately and much of it is malicious," Djokovic told Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal. "Someone has...
    Novak Djokovic. Getty/Clive Brunskill Novak Djokovic says he has been the victim of a coronavirus "witch-hunt" amid criticism of his controversial Adria Tour. The Serbian also says he will likely boycott the US Open next month. "I can only see criticism lately and much of it is malicious," Djokovic told Serbian newspaper Sportski Zurnal. "Someone has to take the fall, a big name." Djokovic's June exhibition tour had to be cancelled midway through after four players, himself included, tested positive for COVID-19. During the tournament, images and videos surfaced of players hugging, playing basketball, and partying together.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Novak Djokovic says he has been the victim of a coronavirus "witch-hunt" amid criticism of...
    Rafael Nadal has signalled his intention not to defend his US Open title this year in potentially a major blow for the American Grand Slam event. The Spanish great was on Tuesday announced in the field for the rescheduled clay-court Madrid Open, which starts the day after the final at Flushing Meadows.   Then, in a further blow for the US Open, Novak Djokovic announced that he still has serious doubts over whether to play in the event due to fears over New York's high levels of coronavirus infections.  Rafael Nadal has signalled his intention not to defend his US Open title in September this year The tennis great is unlikely to play in both the Madrid Open and...
    Coronavirus — Benoit Paire was the last tennis player to raise his voice before the possible celebration of the US Open in New York despite the increase in infections in the United States in recent weeks in states such as California, Texas or Florida. Speaking to RMC Sport, Paire was emphatic in answering if he would play in New York right now. “I wouldn’t go to New York right now. When I see the current situation and the conditions to participate I prefer to wait to play in tournaments in Europe such as Madrid or Rome. A month ago I was thinking ‘the situation is better, bars and restaurants are reopening’, but now it is a disaster. It takes...
    Coronavirus — The French Henri Leconte, former number five in the world, has joined the criticism of his compatriots and believes that the US Open should be “canceled”. This is how the individual finalist in Roland Garros expressed himself in 1988 in an interview in Ouest-France, joining the sentiment expressed days ago by his compatriot Benoit Paire. “The United States Open must be canceled,” says Leconte, winner of the Davis Cup in 1991. “I think many players are not going to go. Firstly for health reasons, the pandemic is far from over. The coronavirus epidemic continues to be very active in the United States and the country has registered more and more new cases for several days, “he points...
    The Last Of Us Part 2 was PS4’s biggest release this year. It became PS4’s fastest-selling exclusive of all time and sold around 4 million in just 3 days. And why wouldn’t it? This sequel to the original came after a seven-year-long wait. The fans appreciated the stunning gameplay, amazing storyline, well-written characters. But with great hype, comes great responsibility and fans expected nothing less from Naughty Dog. The game received mixed reactions from the audience. People were showering heaps of praise on the game’s brilliant Hollywood-esque story, the others were bashing it for being ‘false advertising’ and it being ‘just another revenge story.’ Fans were very unhappy with the way Naughty Dog showed a dialogue between Joel and Ellie...
    Rafael Nadal is not sure if he will play in the US Open 2020 | Clive Brunskill / . The current champion of the US Open, Rafael Nadal, is still not sure if he will participate in the 2020 edition of the tournament, which is scheduled to take place next September without fans in the stands. “If you ask me today I would tell you that I am not going to participate. Maybe in a couple of months the situation will be different, but it is time to look at the conditions in which New York will be at that time, since it has been one of the most affected in the world, “said the Spanish in a videoconference with...
    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a reconfiguration of the major championship schedule. That includes the U.S. Open, which was forced from its traditional Father’s Day spot on the calendar. The U.S. Open now is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York. Fox Sports also has contracts with the NFL, college football and Major League Baseball, which led Fox Sports to agree...
    The USGA is transferring its U.S. media rights from Fox Sports to NBC, which returns the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open to NBC this year and for the final seven years of the Fox contract. The transfer is largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months and let to a reconfiguration of the major championship schedule. That includes the U.S. Open, which was forced from its traditional Father’s Day spot on the calendar. The U.S. Open now is scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York. Fox Sports also has contracts with the NFL, college football and Major League Baseball, which led Fox Sports to agree to NBCUniversal taking over the contract....
    Fox Sports and the US Golf Association are closing in on ending their 12-year agreement worth around $1.2 billion that included the U.S. Open, The Post has learned. There were seven years left on the contract between Fox Sports and the USGA. Fox’s rights are expected to shift to NBC, which will produce this fall’s U.S. Open. The original deal was for nearly $100 million per year.
    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. An announcement was expected Monday. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic let no golf tournaments for three months. NBC televised the U.S. Open from 1995 until the USGA signed a...
    The U.S. Open is returning to NBC starting this year at Winged Foot after Fox Sports has asked to end its 12-year contract with the USGA, multiple people told The Associated Press on Sunday night. Three people with direct knowledge of the change say it came together in the last two weeks. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. An announcement was expected Monday. The U.S. Open, originally scheduled to be played last week, was postponed to Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot in New York when the COVID-19 pandemic let no golf tournaments for three months. NBC televised the U.S. Open from 1995 until the USGA signed a 12-year deal with Fox Sports that...
    The US Open is going forward as per schedule as it was announced. Tennis has been out for three months now so every fan must be craving for it to return. But dark clouds are again surrounding the US Open as the pandemic situation has worsened over the week. Former Doubles World no.4, Vasek Pospisil has given his thoughts regarding the US Open. He seems to be less confident about the tournament. Pospisil also has questions regarding the rules and arrangements made to counter the virus scare. “I think the chances of holding the US Open are lower today than they were a week ago,” There are still a lot of unanswered questions before the game resumes. I think...
    Coronavirus — The increase in cases in various areas of the United States and the positive for Novak Djokovic’s coronavirus during his Adria Tour tournament, in which Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki were also infected. They continue to outrage the world of tennis, which now questions the return to competition in events such as the US Open. One of the most critical of holding the US Open has been Nick Kyrgios. The Australian shared a tweet from the American television program with a graph showing the upturn in cases in the United States and with the ironic comment “We did it, America. We flattened the curve” along with the message “US OPEN” and the emoji raising his...
    Breaking News — Los Angeles (USA), Jun 25 . .- “Tenet”, the new film by Christopher Nolan, will be released on August 12 instead of July 31 due to the spike in the spread of coronavirus in the United States, which has already forced to postpone the launch of this project. . The premiere of “Tenet” is being followed with absolute attention in Hollywood as it was to be the first major blockbuster to land in theaters after the coronavirus crisis that has kept theaters closed for months across the globe. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki, “Tenet” is a thriller about which not much is known apart from the fact that its premise revolves around...
    States where COVID-19 cases have doubled in last month The abandoned ghost island in paradise Phil Mickelson added to US Open field following expanded exemption criteria Phil Mickelson is now eligible for the 120th U.S. Open, where he’s finished as runner-up six times, after the USGA expanded its exemption categories on Thursday to create the 144-man field.  © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Phil Mickelson will again compete at the US Open after the exemption categories were expanded. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) The U.S. Open will be held without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was postponed from its original date in June to to Sept. 14 at Winged Foot...
    The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill the 144-man field for a U.S. Open that will be without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for Phil Mickelson. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM A runner-up six times in the only major Lefty hasn’t won, the most devastating was in 2006 at Winged Foot, just north of New York City, where the U.S. Open is set to return Sept. 17-20. The COVID-19 pandemic that forced the U.S. Open to move from June also cost the championship its identity of...
    By DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer The USGA is leaning a little more on the world ranking and a lot more on tournament results over the next two months to fill the 144-man field for a U.S. Open that will be without open qualifying for the first time in nearly a century. The exemption categories announced Thursday include a spot for Phil Mickelson. A runner-up six times in the only major Lefty hasn’t won, the most devastating was in 2006 at Winged Foot, just north of New York City, where the U.S. Open is set to return Sept. 17-20. The COVID-19 pandemic that forced the U.S. Open to move from June also cost the championship its identity of being open...
    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) — The 144-man field for the 120th U.S. Open, scheduled for Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club. Players listed only in the first category for which they are elegible. (a-amateur): U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (10 years): Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell. TOP 10 AND TIES FROM 2019 U.S. OPEN: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Chez Reavie, Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Chesson Hadley. U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPION: Steve Stricker. U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Andy Ogletree. U.S. AMATEUR RUNNER-UP (if still amateur): a-John Augenstein. U.S. JUNIOR AMATEUR CHAMPION (if still amateur): a-Preston Summerhays. U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION (if still amateur): a-Lukas Michel. MASTERS CHAMPIONS (5 years): Tiger Woods, Patrick...
    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many tennis events in 2020 were canceled or postponed. This is why the ATP Tour had to come up with a revised schedule for 2020 and they came up with a grueling one. The Grand Slams – the US Open and the French Open are to be played in almost the same month. And this has raised the question of whether players will play both events. Toni Nadal has just told us what Rafael Nadal might do. Check it out. Will Rafael Nadal Play Both Events? Grand Slams are the most physically exhausting events as they are five-setters. Playing 2 in the same month might not be possible for many players but can Rafael...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association changed its plans and now will include wheelchair competition at the scaled-down U.S. Open after athletes complained about the original decision to drop their event entirely this year. The USTA announced Wednesday that wheelchair tennis will be played at Flushing Meadows from Sept. 10-13, the last four days of the Grand Slam tournament. The switch came after “multiple virtual meetings with a group of wheelchair athletes and the International Tennis Federation over the last week,” the USTA said in a news release. Now there will be men’s and women’s singles and doubles and quad singles doubles. Wheelchair athletes can access the tournament site as of Sept. 7. The group that oversees...
    (CNN)Tennis star Bianca Andreescu says she hopes to one day surpass the greatest players of all-time as she prepares to defend her title at this year's US Open.The 20-year-old became Canada's first-ever grand slam singles champion when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets at Flushing Meadows last year but the youngster is far from content with her achievements to date. Her aim is simple: To be the best in the world and to break records in the process. "I want to surpass Serena [Williams] and her wins. Maybe even Chrissy Evert, who knows? Margaret Court," she told CNN Sport. "I like to dream big; it gives me more motivation to actually step on the court and continue doing what...
    Former World No.1 Serena Williams has started her training in a strong fashion for the US Open. Her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou has been instructing and helping her from thousands of miles away in France. Serena is turning 38 this year, with her career slowly reaching its end every grand slam becomes important for her. She is one short of Margaret Court‘s grand slam record of 24. So, she and her coaches will try everything they can to win this.  Patrick while speaking on the JRSportsbrief podcast believes that Serena is very close to winning a slam. Serena has reached 4 grand slam finals in the last two years losing all four. Hence, she has in her past attempts just fallen...
    Bulgarian No.1 Grigor Dimitrov yesterday placed his uncertainties over his participation in the 2020 US Open. The former World No.3 will wait and see how the situation pans out. The  US Open was granted permission by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to hold the tournament as per schedule. Since the announcement, Serena Williams and John Isner have announced that they will take part in this year’s US Open. The 2019 Women’s singles champ Bianca Andreescu will also defend her title this year. This year’s tournament will be taking place without spectators. “Given the current circumstances, it’s very hard for me to commit to the tournament – Grigor Dimitrov Dimitrov talking about the US Open on Adria Tour’s Instagram page said that anything could happen...
    There might be wheelchair tennis competition at the 2020 U.S. Open, after all. The U.S. Tennis Association acknowledged Friday it should have consulted wheelchair athletes before announcing their events at Flushing Meadows were being canceled — and now is willing to change its stance. USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said in a telephone interview that there are three options on the table for U.S. Open wheelchair tennis, including the original plan to offer a fund for those athletes in place of having them play in New York during the Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 Grand Slam tournament. The plan announced Wednesday for holding a scaled-down tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic included cutting various competitions to reduce the number of people...
    The 29-calendar year-aged, a two-time winner in New York and the recent world No. 1, was responding to the announcement that the US Open up would be heading in advance with further wellness safety measures in area, including the absence of fans. “Just acquired declared that the US Open will go ahead With out wheelchair tennis,” Alcott wrote on Twitter. “Gamers were not consulted. I considered I did plenty of to qualify – 2x winner, quantity 1 in the entire world. But regretably, I missed the only point that mattered, currently being ready to stroll. Disgusting discrimination.” The United States Tennis Affiliation (USTA) was not quickly out there for comment. The men’s and women’s singles draws at this year’s event...
    (CNN)Australian Dylan Alcott has slammed US Open organizers for their "disgusting discrimination" in choosing to omit wheelchair tennis from this year's tournament.The 29-year-old, a two-time champion in New York and the current world No. 1, was responding to the announcement that the US Open would be going ahead with additional health precautions in place, including the absence of fans."Just got announced that the US Open will go ahead WITHOUT wheelchair tennis," Alcott wrote on Twitter. "Players weren't consulted. I thought I did enough to qualify - 2x champion, number 1 in the world. But unfortunately, I missed the only thing that mattered, being able to walk. Disgusting discrimination."The United States Tennis Association (USTA) was not immediately available for comment.The men's...
    Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for U.S. Open matches at all courts except the two largest arenas, while singles qualifying and mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair competition are being eliminated entirely. There also will be three ball people instead of six at courts other than Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Those are among the changes announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association as it outlined plans for running a scaled-down, no-spectators version of its Grand Slam tournament in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Without question, this is a journey. Things are evolving,” new tournament director Stacey Allaster said during a video conference. “We have...
    Electronic line-calling will be used instead of line judges for U.S. Open matches at all courts except the two largest arenas and singles qualifying, mixed doubles, junior and wheelchair competition are being eliminated entirely. There also will be three ball people instead of six at courts other than Arthur Ashe Stadium and Louis Armstrong Stadium. Those are among the changes announced Wednesday by the U.S. Tennis Association as it outlined plans for running its Grand Slam tournament in New York City amid the coronavirus pandemic. The tournament received the go-ahead from the New York state government Tuesday to be held in its usual location in Flushing Meadows, Queens, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 but without spectators. In an unusual...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to play in the 2020 U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion said in a video shown during the U.S. Tennis Association’s tournament presentation Wednesday that she “cannot wait to return” to New York for the major championship she has won six times. The 38-year-old American was the runner-up in Flushing Meadows each of the past two years. The U.S. Open normally is the fourth and final Grand Slam tournament of each season. It will be held without spectators from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, making it be the second major of 2020, following the Australian Open, which concluded in early February. The French Open was postponed from May because of...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the U.S. Open tennis tournament is on schedule to be held this year in Queens, N.Y. from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13 without spectators due to health concerns associated with the coronavirus.   Cuomo said the United States Tennis Association (USTA) “will take extraordinary precautions to protect players and staff, including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated housing and transportation.”   The USTA said they are “incredibly excited” by Cuomo’s approval to push ahead with the U.S. Open.   “We recognize the tremendous responsibility of hosting one of the first global sporting events in these challenging times, and we will do so in the safest manner possible, mitigating all potential risks,” said Mike Dowse, USTA...
    Australian tennis pro Nick Kyrgios slammed the U.S. Tennis Association as “selfish” on Monday after it announced that it would be moving forward with the U.S. Open in New York City at the end of August. Kyrgios took to Twitter to criticize the decision, which will require players to abide by strict quarantine guidelines in order to participate. NOVAK DJOKOVIC DEFENDS CROWD AT CHARITY TENNIS EVENT: ‘NOT UP TO ME TO MAKE THE CALLS’ “... people that live in the US of course are pushing the Open to go ahead,” his tweet read. “‘Selfish’ I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return.” Other top players like...
    (CNN)It won't look like the previous years, but there will be world-class tennis in New York City this summer.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the US Open tennis tournament will take place without fans starting in late August. "We're excited about the US Open. It's going to be held in Queens, August 31 through September 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV and I'll take that. The tennis authorities are going to be taking extraordinary precautions," Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany, New York. The precautions include "robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space, and dedicated housing & transportation."Divisions between players emerged last week after the United...
    Amid the United States Tennis Association’s plans to move forward with the US Open as originally scheduled, Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios called out the governing body for being “selfish.” The event is currently set to go on as scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 31, which New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed on Tuesday.   “People that live in the US of course are pushing [for] the Open to go ahead. ‘Selfish,’” the 25-year-old wrote on Twitter. “I’ll get my hazmat suit ready for when I travel from Australia and then have to quarantine for 2 weeks on my return.” Kyrgios, who has been in Australia since the pandemic put the ATP tour on pause, isn’t the first player to...
    Reuters June 16, 2020 0 Comments New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday gave the green light for the U.S. Open to be held from Aug. 31-Sept. 13 without fans as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Cuomo said on Twitter the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will take “extraordinary precautions” to protect players at its marquee event including robust testing, additional cleaning, extra locker room space and dedicated accommodation. No professional tennis tournaments have been held since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left the sport’s calendar in tatters, and the shutdown will extend until August. The Australian Open is the only Grand Slam event to have been played so...
    By ROB GILLIES TORONTO (AP) — Canada and the US have agreed to extend their agreement to keep their border closed to non-essential travel to July 21 during the coronavirus pandemic. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday’s agreement extends the closure by another 30 days. The restrictions were announced on March 18 and were extended in April and May. “This is a decision that will protect people on both sides of the border as we continue to fight COVID-19,” Trudeau said. Many Canadians fear a reopening. The novel coronavirus has sickened more than 2 million people in the U.S. and killed more than 115,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. It has sickened more than 99,000 and killed 8,175 in...
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday the US Open tennis tournament will held on its scheduled dates starting in late August as part of the state's reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The US Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event in New York City without spectators, pending an OK from the state. 'We're excited about the US Open, (which) is going to be held in Queens, Aug. 31 through Sept. 13. It will be held without fans, but you can watch it on TV — and I'll take that,' Cuomo said at his daily briefing in Albany. 'The tennis authorities are going to be taking extraordinary precautions, but that's going to take...
    The US Open tennis tournament will be held this summer in Queens — without fans in the stands — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, a step back towards normalcy amid the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic. The US Tennis Association “is going to be taking extraordinary precautions” to keep players and staff safe as the tournament unfolds between August 31 and September 13, Cuomo told reporters during an Albany press briefing. The litany of precautions will include frequent testing, extra cleaning of the facility and locker-room space, and tightly regulated housing and transportation for all involved. The players shouldn’t have much trouble concentrating on the court, as the stands will be kept empty. “It will be held without fans, but...
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that the U.S. Open tennis tournament will held in late August as part of the state’s reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association had decided to go forward with its marquee event in New York City without spectators, pending an OK from the state. Like many sports leagues, the professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The U.S. Open is scheduled to run from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13. It normally is each season’s fourth and final Grand Slam tournament but would be the second of 2020. ___ More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
    The US Open is close to announcing its tournament is on as scheduled for Aug. 31 — with the Cincinnati tuneup being moved to Queens to be played the week before, according to tennis sources. The USTA has negotiated with the ATP and WTA officials for a tennis restart plan and has been approved with an official announcement possibly coming Wednesday. The USTA is awaiting approval from state health officials with its plan. The postponed Washington D.C. event would kick off the charge to Flushing on Aug. 16. The Rogers Cup in Canada will be removed from the schedule and the Western & Southern Open — normally played in Mason, Ohio — would begin a week before the Open in...
    The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open in New York starting in August without spectators, if it gets governmental support — and a formal announcement could come this week. The professional tennis tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the French Open postponed from May to September and Wimbledon canceled altogether for the first time in 75 years. The U.S. Open, if played, would be the second Grand Slam tournament of the year, following the Australian Open in January. “We’re ready to move forward as long as we get all the approvals we need,” USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said in a telephone interview Monday. “At the end of the day, there are...
    The golf to watch on Father’s Day this year won’t be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball to watch this week from either the major leagues or the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. While the PGA Tour is playing again without spectators, and NASCAR ran its first race in front of limited fans, almost entirely military members, The Associated Press looks at some of the other sporting events that had been scheduled the week of June 15-21: WINGED FOOT WAITS: While the PGA Tour will be in Hilton Head, South Carolina, for its second tournament back since a three-month hiatus because of the pandemic, this is the U.S. Open’s traditional...
    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty has joined the ranks of high-profile players concerned over the staging of the U.S. Open while there’s still so much uncertainty around the coronavirus pandemic. The women’s No. 1 hasn’t had the chance yet to defend her French Open title because all elite tennis competition is shuttered. She’s already processed the fact there’ll be no Wimbledon in 2020 but is still awaiting clarity on the U.S. Open, which is scheduled to begin Aug. 31. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, winners of the last eight men’s major titles, have aired reservations about the potential restrictions on players, limits on player entourages and other changes being considered for the U.S. Open. Women’s No. 2 Simona Halep...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Allaster is the U.S. Open’s new tournament director, the first woman to hold that job at the American Grand Slam tennis tournament. Allaster is a former CEO of the WTA women’s tour and has worked at the U.S. Tennis Association since 2016, pushing for changes such as the serve clock and warmup clock and lobbying for coaching to be allowed during matches. She will stay on as the USTA’s chief executive of professional tennis, the association said Wednesday. This is a pivotal time for the group that oversees tennis in the United States. The USTA announced Monday that it had eliminated 110 positions from its national staff and is expected to decide as soon...
    (CNN)The Navy's top admiral has directed the drafting of an order that would prohibit displays of the Confederate battle flag, a move that takes place several months after the Marine Corps ordered a similar policy and comes as the Army has said it's open to renaming bases currently named after Confederate officers."The Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, has directed his staff to begin crafting an order that would prohibit the Confederate battle flag from all public spaces and work areas aboard Navy installations, ships, aircraft and submarines," Gilday's spokesman Cmdr. Nate Christensen said in a statement."The order is meant to ensure unit cohesion, preserve good order and discipline, and uphold the Navy's core values of honor, courage and...
    Novak Djokovic is fretting about “harsh” restrictions on players’ entourages and other “extreme” changes proposed for the U.S. Open, if it is played starting in August. As things stand now, defending champion Rafael Nadal would not want to be in Flushing Meadows at all. While the tennis world awaits a decision, which could come as soon as next week, from the U.S. Tennis Association’s board about whether to hold the Grand Slam tournament in New York amid the coronavirus pandemic — and if so, with what precautions — there are plenty of questions surrounding the event. A look at some of the issues: WOULD PLAYERS GO? The top two men in the rankings, No. 1 Djokovic and No. 2 Nadal,...
    Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic each expressed little desire to come to New York for the U.S. Open, still slated to start Aug. 31 in Flushing Meadows, likely without fans. According to a tennis source, Roger Federer is also on the fence about playing the Open if it is staged. Your loss, Rafa, Roger and Djoker. The USTA has reached out to several players and is aware of concerns from Europeans in their 30s about coming to New York under strict COVID-19 protocols. Some players are concerned about quarantining after arriving in the U.S. and sources also indicate they are concerned about quarantining when flying back to Europe for the French Open immediately after. The USTA is undeterred. An announcement...
    Hong Kong (CNN)Every Sunday, when members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) meet in the conference room of a blue-glass skyscraper in downtown Shanghai, one person always takes a seat right at the back, by the doors. They are there to intercept the wrong person coming in. This is not to protect any religious mysteries; Mormonism is not a particularly secretive faith and usually seeks out new converts, but because if a Chinese passerby were to join the service, it could mean all those taking part were breaking the law. There are only five state-sanctioned religious associations in China, all under the tight control of the Communist Party. Others walk a delicate legal tightrope, with the threat...
    If it weren’t for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he’s home in Spain, practicing lightly — and wondering along with everyone else in tennis whether the next Grand Slam tournament, the U.S. Open, will be held. And if it is, would he play? “If you (ask) me today, today I will say, ‘No,’” Nadal said with a shake of his head during a video conference call with The Associated Press and other wire services Thursday. “In a couple of months? I don’t know. Hopefully, ‘Yes,’” he continued. “But we need to wait probably until we have...
    If it weren’t for a pandemic-caused postponement, the French Open would have been in Week 2 now, and Rafael Nadal might still have been in contention for a 20th Grand Slam title. Instead, he’s home in Spain, practicing lightly — and wondering along with everyone else in tennis whether the next Grand Slam tournament, the U.S. Open, will be held. And if it is, would he play? CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “If you (ask) me today, today I will say, ‘No,’” Nadal said with a shake of his head during a video conference call with The Associated Press and other wire services Thursday. “In a couple of months? I don’t know. Hopefully, ‘Yes,’” he continued. “But we need...
    Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM All are among the scenarios being considered for the 2020 U.S. Open -- if it is held at all amid the coronavirus pandemic -- and described to The Associated Press by a high-ranking official at the Grand Slam tournament. “All of this is still fluid,” Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive for professional tennis, said in a telephone interview Saturday. “We have made no decisions at all.”...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander David Price will give $1,000 each to 220 of the team’s minor leaguers as a goodwill gesture, according to a club spokesman. Price has yet to play a regular-season game for the Dodgers because the start of the season has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. He was acquired in a February trade with the Boston Red Sox. The 34-year-old left-hander is on a $217 million, seven-year contract that runs through 2021. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Floyd Little has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a former Syracuse Orange teammate who has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for treatment costs. Pat Killorin created the...
    Charter flights to ferry U.S. Open tennis players and limited entourages from Europe, South America and the Middle East to New York. Negative COVID-19 tests before traveling. Centralized housing. Daily temperature checks. No spectators. Fewer on-court officials. No locker-room access on practice days. All are among the scenarios being considered for the 2020 U.S. Open — if it is held at all amid the coronavirus pandemic — and described to The Associated Press by a high-ranking official at the Grand Slam tournament. “All of this is still fluid,” Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive for professional tennis, said in a telephone interview Saturday. “We have made no decisions at all.” With that caveat, Allaster added that...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden said Friday that the “open wound” of systemic racism was behind the police killing of a handcuffed black man in Minnesota. Biden also accused President Donald Trump, without mentioning him by name, of inciting violence with a tweet that warned that protesters could be shot. “We are a country with an open wound. None of us can turn away,” Biden said in a brief address. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee has built his campaign around a promise to heal “the soul of the nation” and is suddenly getting his chance to try in real time. Biden said he spoke to the family of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who was killed in Minneapolis...