NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Tomic withdrew from his match at the U.S. Open because of a left hip injury Friday, sending fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round.
Tomic had surgery on both hips in January. He said the discomfort he felt starting in the first round wasn't in the same spot, but he didn't want to risk aggravating it, especially against somebody like Ferrer who runs his opponents around the court.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Fans will have several ways to take part in the first College Football Playoff National Championship, even without tickets to the Jan. 12 game in Texas.
Game organizers announced Friday three primary fan events. They include an indoor experience and multiday music event open to the public, similar to those at the NCAA Final Four. People with game tickets can attend a free tailgate party outside AT&T Stadium on game day, including the bands and...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference says miscommunication led to Vanderbilt wearing jerseys that violated NCAA uniform regulations and that the Commodores have agreed not to wear the "Anchor Down" slogan again.
The SEC issued a statement Friday after Vanderbilt wore the slogan in place of players' names in Thursday night's 37-7 loss to Temple.
Vanderbilt asked the NCAA for approval and ordered the jerseys after getting approval of the...
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — NASCAR says Tony Stewart will be allowed to compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship if he qualifies despite missing three races following the death of a sprint car driver at a New York track.
NASCAR President Mike Helton said Friday that Stewart would need to win at Atlanta on Sunday night or at the regular-season finale next week in Richmond to lock up a spot in the championship.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo's respect for fifth-ranked Ohio State apparently grows on a daily basis.
The coach says, "It seems like every time I turn on the tape that team gets better."
The Midshipmen open the season Saturday against the Buckeyes, who have won 24 straight regular-season games. Ohio State has national championship aspirations despite losing starting quarterback Braxton Miller to a season-ending shoulder injury....
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former star Gabriel Batistuta, Argentina's record goal scorer for the national team, says he once asked a doctor to amputate his legs to relieve intense pain in his ankles.
Batistuta, speaking in a television interview in Argentina, said the pain suffered after retiring in 2005 became so intense that he "urinated in bed with the toilet only a few steps away. I couldn't move."
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw was an assistant on the Baltimore Ravens in the fall of 2005 when he heard about the most unlikely upset: UC Davis 20, Stanford 17.
The Cardinal have come so far since that stunning loss to a lower-tier California school that Shaw sees no reason to talk about it now. Instead, he is focused on taking the two-time defending Pac-12 champions even further, starting Saturday when No. 11 Stanford opens its season against an overmatched Aggies...