Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Kyrgios accuses ATP of being 'corrupt' after U.S. Open win
Australia's Nick Kyrgios could find himself in hot water again after accusing men's tennis governing body ATP of being "corrupt" following his U.S. Open first round victory on Tuesday. The mercurial 24-year-old made the comment at a news conference when asked if he could have avoided a $113,000 fine after his second-round defeat by Russia's Karen Khachanov at the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month.
Svitolina wears down Venus to reach U.S. Open third round
Fifth seed Elina Svitolina knocked Venus Williams out of the U.S. Open on Wednesday to reach the third round despite an heroic defensive effort from the 39-year-old former champion. Trailing 5-3 in the second set, seven-times Grand Slam champion Williams saved five match points to hold serve in a dramatic 22-point game.
Keys sails through to U.S. Open third round
Madison Keys eased through to the U.S. Open third round, recovering from a slow start and an early loss of serve to beat China's Zhu Lin 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday. The 10th-seeded Keys, who lost in the 2017 U.S. Open final to fellow American Sloane Stephens, struck 31 winners in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
Pliskova overpowers Bolkvadze under the roof at the U.S. Open
Hard-hitting Karolina Pliskova put on a serving masterclass to defeat Mariam Bolkvadze 6-1 6-4 on Wednesday and advance to the third round of the U.S. Open. The towering third-seeded Czech pounded nine aces and won 90 percent of her first-serve points at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which had its retractable roof closed due to rain.
MLB roundup: Yankees' Judge third fastest to 100 HRs
Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven scoreless innings, and Aaron Judge reached a milestone with a tape-measure home run as the New York Yankees defeated the host Seattle Mariners 7-0 Tuesday night. Brett Gardner also homered for the Yankees, who won their third consecutive game and remained tied with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the best record in the major leagues at 87-47.
Federer finishes strong to see off Dzumhur
Roger Federer overcame his second consecutive sluggish start to defeat Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 3-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 on Wednesday and advance to the U.S. Open third round. World number 99 Dzumhur broke the five-times champion in his first two service games and raced out to a 4-0 lead before many in the crowd had found their seats at Arthur Ashe Stadium, which had its retractable roof closed due to rain.
Sabres D Hunwick expected to miss 2019-20 season
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Matt Hunwick is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 campaign due to a neck condition, the team said Wednesday. The announcement comes about two weeks before the Sabres start training camp.
Nishikori fends off spirited Klahn to advance
Japan's Kei Nishikori fended off Bradley Klahn 6-2 4-6 6-3 7-5 in the U.S. Open second round on Wednesday as the 2014 Flushing Meadows runner-up continued his bid for a first Grand Slam title. What appeared at the outset to be a routine match for the seventh-seeded Japanese turned into a surprise challenge from American Klahn.
USMNT reveals roster for September friendlies
U.S. men's national team coach Gregg Berhalter revealed his 26-man squad Wednesday for the September friendlies against Mexico and Uruguay. Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie anchor the young roster, while veterans Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley are notable omissions.
U.S. driver Jessi Combs killed in bid to break land-speed record
Race car driver Jessi Combs, host of the television series "All Girls Garage," was killed in a high-speed crash while trying to set a new land-speed record, her family said on Wednesday. Combs, 39, was attempting to become the fastest woman on Earth when she was killed while racing on Tuesday on the Alvord Desert, a dry lake bed in southeastern Oregon, the family said in a statement.