No set guidelines for calling off US Open if COVID outbreak

A player testing positive for COVID-19 will be dropped from the U.S. Open, but the U.S. Tennis Association has not established how many infected participants would force the Grand Slam tournament to b...

2 more top-10 women -- Svitolina, Bertens -- out of US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus...

Volcanic ash from Japanese island reaches E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Volcanic dust from an eruption on the Japanese island of Nishinoshima was responsible for a sudden turn for the worse in air quality on Taiwan’s sparsely populated e...

Wednesday's Sports in Brief

BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the d...

US Open singles champs to get $850K less prize money in 2020

Despite a loss in revenue from holding its marquee event without spectators amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association announced Wednesday that its overall compensation to players at t...

Defending champ Rafael Nadal to miss US Open amid pandemic

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles. Nada...

Xinyi Glass Announces 2020 Interim Results

Business Remains Resilient Amid Challenging Market Environment Net Profit at HK$1.38 Billion Maintains High Dividend Payout Ratio  Interim Dividend at 17.0 HK Cents per Share Prepares for Industry ...

Blues beat Highlanders 32-21 in Super Rugby

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — The Auckland-based Blues fanned their faint hopes of winning the Super Aotearoa title Sunday when they beat the Dunedin-based Highlanders 32-21 to take a bonus point from a...

Nick Kyrgios won't play US Open due to coronavirus concerns

SYDNEY (AP) — Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of concerns over the coronavirus and in honor of the “hundreds and thousands of Americans" who have died from COVID-19. ...

US Tennis Association says it's still preparing for US Open

As coronavirus cases spike in other parts of the country a month before the U.S. Open is supposed to start in New York, the U.S. Tennis Association said Friday it “continues its plans” to hold its mar...

Today in History

Today is Friday, July 31, the 213th day of 2020. There are 153 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 31, 1777, during the Revolutionary War...

Osaka's agent: 2-time Slam champ to play US Open, tuneup

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is planning to play at the U.S. Open and the hard-court tuneup at the same site earlier in August. Osaka's agent, Stuart Dugu...

Top-ranked Ash Barty withdraws from US Open

SYDNEY (AP) — No. 1-ranked Ash Barty says she has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because she is not comfortable with traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. Barty is the biggest nam...

Serena, Coco, Novak, Rafa on entry lists for US Open tuneup

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams, Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal were on Wednesday’s initial entry lists — but No. 1 woman Ash Barty, two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka and 2019 U.S....

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 29, 1967, an accidental rocket laun...