5 seeded men in action at US Open...Ohio State opens at home...Dodgers host Diamondbacks
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Federer is one of five seeded men in the top 10 playing today at the U.S. Open. The five-time U.S. Open champion faces Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs). Also on today’s schedule are No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 6 Novak Djokovic, No. 7 Marin Cilic and No. 10 David Goffin. The women’s schedule features Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber and 2018 runner-up Madison Keys, along with 2006 U.S. Open titlist Maria Sharapova facing 10th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State will try to shake off the unpleasantness of the last few weeks as the No. 5 Buckeyes host Oregon State. Ohio State will be without coach Urban Meyer, who is serving a three-game suspension for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a now-fired assistant coach. Ryan Day, who is quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, is running the show for the Buckeyes from the sideline.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw starts for the Dodgers tonight when they host the NL West-leading Diamondbacks. Kershaw is 3-1 with a 1.85 ERA, 46 strikeouts and three walks since the All-Star break. Fellow lefty Patrick Corbin pitches for Arizona. He is 1-0 with a 0.98 ERA in three starts against Los Angeles this season. The Dodgers trail Arizona by one game.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — 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.
MONZA, Italy (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen (KEE’-mee RAY’-koh-nehn) has won the pole for tomorrow’s Italian Grand Prix, edging his Ferrari teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel in qualifying today. It’s just the second pole position for Raikkonen in 10 years. Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton was third fastest.