Federer faces Kyrgios in 3rd round at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer's matches against Nick Kyrgios (KEER'-ee-ohs) have been as close as can be. So the five-time U.S. Open champion could be tested in trying to reach the fourth round when he meets Kyrgios for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament.

The No. 2 seed has played the No. 30 seed three times on tour, all decided by a third-set tiebreaker. Federer won twice, including a victory this year in a Wimbledon tuneup.

Kyrgios' second-round win at the Open caused a stir. The chair umpire left his seat to talk with the Australian, who was putting forth little effort while dropping the first set and falling behind 3-0 in the second. Federer was among those critical of the umpire's conduct.

Federer is one of five seeded men in the top 10 playing Saturday. The others are No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 6 Novak Djokovic, No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 10 David Goffin.

Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and 2018 runner-up Madison Keys are on the women's schedule, along with 2006 U.S. Open titlist Maria Sharapova facing 10th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko.


Yankees get some help

UNDATED (AP) — A clean-shaven Andrew McCutchen is expected to join the Yankees when they host Detroit Saturday, a day after being acquired from San Francisco. The 2013 NL MVP will take over right field duties with slugger Aaron Judge still recovering from a broken right wrist. The Yankees also acquired Adeiny Hechavarria (ah-DAY'-nee eh-cheh-vah-REE'-uh) in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, bringing in a veteran infielder to back up injured shortstop Didi Gregorius, who could come off the disabled list this weekend.

Left-hander Daniel Norris will be activated from the DL to start for the Tigers Saturday against right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.

Among other games on the Saturday schedule:

— Left-hander Steven Matz takes the mound for the Mets in the second game of their series at San Francisco. In his previous outing Matz tied his season high by going seven innings. Lefty Derek Holland starts for the Giants, who have won five of his last six starts, although he's only gotten credit for victories in two of those games.

— Patrick Corbin pitches for the NL West-leading Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. He is 1-0 with a 0.98 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles this season. The Dodgers trail Arizona by one game and will start Clayton Kershaw, who is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 46 strikeouts and three walks since the All-Star break.


No. 1 Alabama opens title defense against Louisville

UNDATED (AP) — Nick Saban's choice as Alabama's quarterback will finally be revealed publicly when either Jalen Hurts or Tua Tagovailoa (tag-oh-vay-LOH'-ah) walks on the field Saturday night against unranked Louisville.

Hurts is 26-2 as the Crimson Tide starter but watched the second half of last season's national championship game from the sideline as then-freshman Tagovailoa replaced him and rallied the team past Georgia in overtime.

Whoever starts will face enormous expectations of leading the top-ranked Crimson Tide to another national championship.

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino believes his team is prepared for either quarterback and is more focused on how his offense proceeds without quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Heisman Trophy winner who is now with the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

The game in Orlando, Florida, is one of 16 games Saturday involving Top 25 teams.


Bills keep QB McCarron, cut former 1st-rounder WR Coleman

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are keeping veteran AJ McCarron, leaving them with three quarterbacks on the roster, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not officially announced the moves.

McCarron, an offseason free agent addition who was a backup in Cincinnati for four years, bruised his right throwing shoulder in an exhibition game. That hindered his pursuit of the starting job, particularly with the Bills having drafted Josh Allen with the seventh overall pick in April.

McCarron returned to lead the Bills to a late comeback victory at Chicago on Thursday night, though his performance was inconsistent. Still, Buffalo chose to keep him, along with 2017 backup Nate Peterman and, of course, Allen.

Buffalo released wide receiver Corey Coleman, a 2016 first-round draft pick by Cleveland whom the Bills acquired last month. Coleman has been a disappointment since the Browns made him the 15th overall selection two years ago. Buffalo traded a seventh-round pick in 2020 for him.


Raikkonen takes pole, Vettel 2nd, to boost Ferrari at Monza

MONZA, Italy (AP) — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000.

Surprisingly, it was Kimi Raikkonen who edged his teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel in qualifying on Saturday to clinch only his second pole position in 10 years.

Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest.

Vettel thought he had secured pole as he outpaced Hamilton on the final lap and appeared to celebrate before being told on team radio that he had been beaten by Raikkonen.


Indonesia announces surprise bid for 2032 Olympics

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Olympics following the success of the Asian Games held there over the past two weeks, President Joko Widodo (JOH'-koh WEE'-doh-doh) said in a surprise announcement Saturday that highlights the rising ambition of the giant but long underperforming Southeast Asian nation.

Jokowi, who is campaigning for a second term, made the announcement at a meeting in Bogor with the presidents of the International Olympic Committee and the Asian Olympic Committee.

IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the candidacy of Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation, saying that the Asian Games provided a "strong foundation" for the country's 2032 bid. He said Indonesia has shown that it has all the ingredients to hold the Olympics successfully.