Source: Suns and Rockets working on a trade...Williams sisters face off at US Open...Usain Bolt tries soccer
Aug. 31, 2018
PHOENIX (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets. Phoenix also would send former first-round pick forward Marquese Chriss to Houston and the Suns would get guard De'Anthony Melton from the Rockets. If the trade goes through, Anderson could be the starting power forward for Phoenix, while Knight figures to see time as a backup to Chris Paul in Houston.
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams plays Venus Williams in the third round of the U.S. Open tonight. It will be the sisters' 30th matchup on tour, and their earliest meeting at a Grand Slam tournament since their very first pro match at the 1998 Australian Open. Venus is the No. 16 seed, one spot above her younger sister. They have twice met in the U.S. Open final, trading victories in 2001 and 2002.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Tennis Association tells The Associated Press that the chair umpire who climbed out of his seat to talk with Nick Kyrgios (KEER'-ee-ohs) during a second-round match yesterday will continue to officiate during the U.S. Open. A USTA spokesman says Mohamed Lahyani's mid-match chat with the player went "beyond our protocol," but he won't be sanctioned because of his "exemplary track record."
MONACO (AP) — American long jumper Jarrion Lawson has been suspended after failing a doping test. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which handles doping issues in track and field, says Lawson tested positive for a metabolite of the banned anabolic steroid trenbolone. Lawson was fourth in the long jump at the 2016 Olympics and second at last year's world championships. He also won the 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump for the University of Arkansas at the 2016 NCAA track nationals.
GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt has made his soccer debut for a team in Australia. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist in track played for about 20 minutes against an amateur local team, with almost 10,000 people in the crowd. Bolt is trying to become a professional soccer player. He's been given a tryout with the Central Coast Mariners, an Australian A-League club based in Gosford, north of Sydney.