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US Open quarterfinals feature rematch of 2014 men’s final...Seattle’s Thomas appears ready to end holdout

September 5, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Marin Cilic (CHIHL’-ihch) is looking for history to repeat in a quarterfinal rematch of the 2014 U.S. Open final. The No. 7 seed faces No. 21 Kei Nishikori, four years after beating the Japanese player for his first Grand Slam title. No. 6 seed Novak Djokovic (NOH’-vak JOH’-kuh-vich) faces John Millman in the other men’s quarterfinal. On the women’s side, last year’s runner-up Madison Keys plays Carla Suarez Navarro, and Naomi Osaka of Japan defeated Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine 6-1, 6-1.

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas appears set to end his holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without a new contract. In a post this morning on Instagram, Thomas said he’s never let his “teammates, city or fans down as long as I have lived and don’t plan to start this weekend.” Thomas also expressed his frustration with the Seahawks not honoring his requests for either a contract extension or to be traded. Thomas wrote, “The disrespect has been noted and will not be forgotten.”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs safety Eric Berry is day to day with a heel injury that has kept him out most of training camp, and his status for Sunday’s opener against the Chargers remains in question. The exact nature of the injury has never been disclosed. Berry missed most of last season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the Chiefs’ opener at New England. He was back on the field for summer workouts and began training camp, but was sidelined by the heel injury and did not play in any of Kansas City’s preseason games.

CHICAGO (AP) — The White Sox say a 32-year-old Chicago man is at home recovering from a broken nose after being hit by a foul ball during last night’s loss to Detroit. He was seated in the first row on the first base side at Guaranteed Rate Field, well beyond the netting that extends to the end of the camera box past the dugout, when a line drive by the Tigers’ Jeimer Candelario hit him in the face. He was taken to Rush University Medical Center.

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles will wear first-of-their kind big league jerseys with their names spelled in Braille, for its National Federation of the Blind Night. The Baltimore Sun reports the jerseys will be autographed and auctioned online after the Sept. 18 game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The proceeds will benefit the federation, which is celebrating its 40th year in Baltimore. With around 50,000 members, it’s the country’s largest organization run by the blind.

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