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Keys, Nishikori in quarterfinals...Judge swings...Foles will start

September 3, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys has returned to the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over No. 29 seed Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia. Keys was an Open finalist a year ago and lost to Sloane Stephens. She lost to Stephens again this year in the French Open semifinals.

NEW YORK (AP) — Kei Nishikori is into the quarterfinals of his return to the U.S. Open. The 2014 runner-up in Flushing Meadows beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the final eight in his second straight Grand Slam tournament. Nishikori missed the U.S. Open last year because of a right wrist injury.

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has taken his first swings off a tee since breaking his right wrist July 26. It’s a significant early step in what he hopes is a return to the field for New York in a couple of weeks. Judge, the reigning AL Rookie of the Year, took 25 dry swings today in Oakland’s center-field cage before taking another 25 off the tee at what he called 100 percent effort.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Wainwright is set to pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals for the first time in nearly four months when he starts Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wainwright has not pitched since May 13 because of right elbow inflammation. Wainwright is 1-3 with a 4.00 ERA but has made only four starts in 2018 and just one since April 17. The three-time All-Star has finished in the top three of the NL Cy Young voting four times.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says Nick Foles will start against the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Pederson made the announcement today, one day after a testy exchange with reporters in which he insisted he wanted to wait. Carson Wentz still hasn’t been medically cleared for contact as he comes back from surgery last December to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee. Foles was the Super Bowl MVP in Philadelphia’s 41-33 win over New England.

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