NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Roddick put at least a temporary halt to a budding American success story Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over 21-year-old qualifier Rhyne Williams.
Williams, the NCAA runner-up in 2011 who earned a wild card into qualifying, won three straight matches last week at Flushing Meadows to get into the main draw, then suddenly found himself making his Grand Slam debut in the world's largest tennis stadium against the 2003 champion.
No. 2 seeded Novak Djokovic also advanced to the second round, as did women's No. 4 seed Serena Williams and older sister Venus, who beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands in her first U.S. Open match since she pulled out before the second round last year.
Three of the day's most notable upsets were turned in by up-and-coming Americans. In singles, 19-year-old Sloane Stephens, who is ranked 44th, eliminated 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 6-3, 6-4. And in doubles, 19-year-old Jack Sock and 22-year-old Steve Johnson knocked out the top-seeded team of Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor of Canada 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2, while brothers Ryan and Christian Harrison defeated last year's runners-up, Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland 7-6 (3), 2-6, 7-6 (7).
One other exit of significance: 2009 runner-up Caroline Wozniacki, who began the year ranked No. 1 but has struggled and was seeded eighth, lost 6-2, 6-2 against 96th-ranked Irina-Camelia Begu of Romania. Bothered by a bad right knee, Wozniacki also lost in the first round at Wimbledon.
NEW YORK (AP) - Major League Baseball and ESPN extended their television contract through 2021 in a deal that almost doubles the amount the network will pay annually for baseball content while also all but eliminating local blackouts for ESPN games on Monday and Wednesday nights.
The deal combines rights for TV, radio, digital and international that had been separate. The new single contract adds new rights to air a wild-card game, along with additional rights to highlights and digital content. It also gives the network more flexibility to show games involving popular teams.
The previous contracts were worth close to $360 million a year combined. A person with knowledge of the new combined deal says it will be worth about $700 million a year over eight years. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the financial figures were not released.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Twins will host the 2014 All-Star game at Target Field.
A person with knowledge of the decision, speaking to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the Twins nor Major League Baseball had announced it, confirmed the news on Tuesday. The decision was first reported by the Star Tribune.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina was removed from the Cardinals' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after injuring his back, neck and left shoulder in a collision at home plate with Pittsburgh second baseman Josh Harrison.
Harrison was attempting to score from second base on a single to right field by Jose Tabata in the bottom of the second when he slammed into Molina. Harrison's left shoulder caught Molina high and the four-time All Star catcher fell over backward, holding onto the ball.
Molina remained on the ground for several minutes before slowly getting to his feet and walking to the dugout. He was replaced by Tony Cruz.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Starlin Castro agreed to a seven-year contract with a club option for 2020.
The 22-year-old Castro is a two-time All-Star and in just his second full major league season. He led the National League in hits with 207 last season. Since making his major league debut on May 7, 2010, Castro has more hits than any player in the NL with 486.
Terms of the new deal were not released by the team, but published reports have placed the guaranteed money at $60 million over the duration of the extension.
HOUSTON (AP) - San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota was activated from the restricted list after serving a 100-game suspension for his second positive drug test.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace reported to the Pittsburgh Steelers camp.
The restricted free agent holdout had yet to sign his one-year contract tender worth approximately $2.7 million.
He also will undergo routine medical exams, but will not practice with his teammates until next week.
DALLAS (AP) - A federal judge ordered former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd to be jailed indefinitely for failing two drug tests and allegedly buying drugs while already facing charges he tried to distribute marijuana and cocaine.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan indicated that he was less troubled by the drug tests than the allegations that Hurd had tried to buy drugs while he was out on bond. He revoked Hurd's $100,000 bond.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins released tight end Chris Cooley.
The 30-year-old Cooley has spent his entire eight-season NFL career with Washington. He has 428 career receptions, including three seasons of at least 70.
Injuries limited him to five games and eight receptions last season. The Redskins plan to use Fred Davis as their starting tight end.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Former Penn State faculty leaders blasted the NCAA and former FBI director Louis Freeh over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, saying Freeh's report - prepared for the university - and the NCAA's $60 million in fines unfairly punish the entire university community.
The scholars said Freeh used ''scant evidence'' to support conclusions that the NCAA then relied upon and embellished to set sanctions that harmed not just the athletic department but Penn State's academics well-being and financial health.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Three suspects accused of assaulting Wisconsin running back Montee Ball were arrested nearly a month after the Heisman Trophy finalist suffered a concussion during an early morning attack near campus.
Three 21-year-old men from Madison are facing battery charges but haven't been formally charged, according to a police report. Authorities have said Ball sustained a concussion when he was attacked by several men in Madison on Aug. 1
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tyler Hamilton's tell-all book about Lance Armstrong and doping in cycling will be released two weeks earlier than originally planned.
''The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs,'' is now scheduled for release Sept. 5.
SANXENXO, Spain (AP) - John Degenkolb won the 10th stage of the Spanish Vuelta for his fourth victory in this year's race and Joaquin Rodriguez of Spain kept the overall lead on the eve of a crucial time trial.
The German rider outsprinted Nacer Bouhanni of France and Daniele Bennati of Italy to finish the 118-mile leg in 4 hours, 47 minutes, 28 seconds.
There were no changes to the overall leading group after the ride through the western province of Galicia following the first rest day in the three-week race.
Rodriguez maintained his 53-second advantage over Christopher Froome of Britain. Alberto Contador is 1 minute behind.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - All-Star Blake Griffin said his left knee is healed after last month's surgery that forced him to miss the London Olympics.
Griffin is doing drills and running this week as he continues rehabbing from the July 16 surgery to repair a medial meniscus tear of his knee that he suffered during practice with the U.S. national team in Las Vegas.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL issued another proposal to the players' association as a lockout looms next month.
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr confirmed that the league offered a new proposal - its second this summer - during negotiations at the NHL offices. The two sides will meet again Wednesday to discuss it.
Speaking outside of the headquarters, Fehr said it was ''a proposal that we intend to respond to.''
The current collective bargaining agreement runs out on Sept. 15 and the NHL has said it will lock the players out if a new deal isn't reached.