NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) and Kei Nishikori (kay nee-shee-KOHR'-ee) will square off in the U.S. Open men's semifinals on Friday. Djokovic concluded Wednesday's play with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win against Australian John Millman, who committed 53 unforced errors and converted just four of 20 break points. Nishikori needed more than four hours to win a rematch of the 2014 final, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 over seventh seed Marin Cilic (CHIH'-lihch).

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Keys will face Noami Osaka in the U.S. Open women's semifinals on Thursday. Keys advanced to the semis for the second straight year by downing Carla Suarez Navarro, 6-4, 6-3. Osaka needed just 57 minutes to knock out Lesia Tsurenko, 6-1, 6-1 and become the first Japanese woman in 22 years to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.

UNDATED (AP) — Earl Thomas hasn't received the contract he's been seeking, but the Seattle Seahawks safety has ended his lengthy holdout in time for the season opener Sunday against Denver. Thomas showed up at the Seahawks facility Wednesday morning and was welcomed back by his teammates. Coach Pete Carroll said he met briefly with Thomas but wouldn't commit to whether Thomas would play in the opener.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani (SHOH'-hay oh-TAH'-nee) could require Tommy John surgery after new damage was discovered in his right elbow. The team says surgery was recommended after an MRI today revealed the problem with his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani returned to the mound last Sunday following a nearly two-month absence, but he lasted just 2 1/3 innings amid a drastic drop in velocity during the game.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo is indicating that first-year manager Dave Martinez will return next season. Rizzo told reporters today that he hasn't considered any other scenario other than having Martinez in the dugout in 2019. The Nats are 69-71 and 7 1/2 games out of first place in the NL after entering the season as the favorites to win the division.