Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- With temperatures above 90 degrees, the U.S. Open has been a trying challenge at times for many of the competitors in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., but on Thursday afternoon, American player Jack Sock retired from the tournament after he collapsed on the court.
Sock, the New York Times says, collapsed on the baseline during his match against Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans. After five minutes or so of treatment, Sock retired. As he attempted to shake hands with his opponent, Sock looked unfocused and struggled to lift his arm.
The Times says that it was about 92 degrees at the time of Sock's collapse, but temperatures are generally higher on the court. The Oklahoman was up two sets to one at the time, and was trailing two games to one in the fourth set.
ESPN reports that the tournament has already tied the record for most men's retirements at a Grand Slam tournament with 11. The record for men and women at a major tournament is 15 retirements at the U.S. Open in 2011.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:
AMERICAN LEAGUE Chi White Sox 6, Minnesota 4 Kansas City 15, Detroit 7
NATIONAL LEAGUE Washington 15, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado 11, San Francisco 3 San Diego 10, L.A. Dodgers 7
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON Atlanta 20, Baltimore 19 Cincinnati 9, Indianapolis 6 Green Bay 38, New Orleans 10 N-Y Jets 24, Philadelphia 18 Tampa Bay 22, Miami 17 Detroit 17, Buffalo 10 Carolina 23, Pittsburgh 6 Jacksonville 17, Washington 16 N-Y Giants 12, New England 9 Chicago 24, Cleveland 0 Dallas 21, Houston 14 Kansas City 24, St. Louis 17 Tennessee 24, Minnesota 17 Arizona 22, Denver 20 Seattle 31, Oakland 21 San Francisco 14, San Diego 12
TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL (2) T-C-U 23, Minnesota 17 (16) Georgia Tech 69, Alcorn State 6 (22) Arizona 42, UTSA 32
Robert Laberge/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway(CORNELIUS, N.C.) — Michael Waltrip Racing has filed a notice with the state of North Carolina indicating that it is planning to permanently lay off more than 200 employees, Fox Sports reports.
MWR filed a notice with the state Sept. 1 say that as early as Nov. 1 the team intends to lay off 217 employees at its race shop in Cornelius. Team co-owner Rob Kaufman said last month that MWR would close up shop at the end of the season, noting that the race shop is for sale. In July Kaufman announced that he would purchase a stake in Chip Ganassi Racing.
Last month MWR announced that would not field a full-time car in 2016 and that it would release Clint Bowyer from the final year of his contract so he could sign elsewhere for next season.
"I think that just from a business standpoint, that didn't make sense any longer," Kaufman said two weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway. "You can't have a top-10 budget and top-10 resources and not be in the top 10 for a sustained period of time." He added, "From a business decision, it just made sense to not go forward with that organization because it just wasn't commercially viable."
No word yet on where Bowyer or David Ragan will land.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A drone crashed inside of Louis Armstrong Stadium during the US Open in New York Thursday night, officials said.
According to reps for the tennis tournament, the incident happened just before 8:30 p.m.
Tennis officials said a drone was spotted flying from the east into the southwest corner of the stadium during the match between Flavia Pennetta and Monica Niculescu.
There were no spectators in the immediate area and there were no injuries.
ABC affiliate WABC-TV in New York reports that a high school science teacher in New York City was charged with operating the drone. Daniel Verley, 26, was found at a marine a short distance away in the aftermath of the crash and was also charged with reckless endangerment.
Alex Goodlett/Getty Images(NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) -- More controversy for Rutgers University's football program.
A group of 10 Rutgers students, including five Rutgers football players, were charged on Thursday in connection with assaults and home invasions in New Brunswick.
The football players have now been suspended, according to the university.
One of the suspended players, 20-year-old Nadir Barnwell, was involved in a scandal dealing with Coach Kyle Flood who was investigated after contacting one of Barnwell's professors about the player's grades. An act that could potentially get the coach fired.
The arrests come two days before Rutgers' opener against Norfolk State.
Manuela Davies/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When 17-year-old Vicky Duval beat former champion Samantha Stosur at the US Open two years ago, it seemed like the beginning of a fairytale career.
Less than a year later, she was facing a major health crisis. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma just one day before the start of the Wimbledon tournament.
She won her first match, but by the second one she was overwhelmed.
“I cried the whole entire match. And I just kind of thought I was going to die, to me cancer meant death,” Duval, now 19, told ABC News.
The rising star of the Women’s Tennis Association left the court behind to begin chemotherapy.
“That was definitely the lowest point of my life,” the Miami native said.
Duval spent three months in treatment and many other months trying to rebuild her strength. She got through the worst of it by repeating the mantra “I’m not sick. I’m not sick.” Support from her fellow players — including tennis stars Venus Williams and Jelena Jankovic — helped her stay positive.
Today, Duval is cancer free and lives life to the fullest. On Instagram, she has posted videos of herself dancing, joking and laughing.
“It seems like nothing can really get me down, no matter what,” she said.
After a punishing 14 months away from the game, Duval is thriving and back at the US Open, where she’ll compete in the mixed doubles.
"This is what I worked for," she said. "It just feels so good to be back."
Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A federal judge has overturned Tom Brady’s four-game suspension ordered by the NFL.
The decision that will allow the New England Patriots quarterback to play in the team's season opener on Sept. 10 came down Thursday morning after weeks of unsuccessful negotiating.
In a 40-page ruling, Judge Richard Berman wrote that the league gave Brady "inadequate notice" of both the potential suspension and the misconduct he was accused of, that Brady was not afforded the chance to examine one of the league's lead investigtors, and that he was denied equal access to investigative files.
"The Court finds that Brady had no notice that he could receive a four-game suspension for general awareness of ball deflation by others or participation in any scheme to deflate footballs, and non-cooperation with the ensuing investigation," Berman wrote. "Brady also had no notice that his discipline would be the equivalent of the discipline imposed upon a player who used performance enhancing drugs."
Berman did not, however, agree with Brady's claims that Goodell was "evidently partial," that the evidence of ball deflation used to suspend him was not present in the report compiled by Wells, or that Goodell was "locked into" supporting the Wells report based on prior praise regarding the report's reliability.
Brady had been fighting the four-game suspension that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ordered over the "Deflategate" accusation that stemmed from the last year's playoffs.
Brady's suspension was first handed down in May, along with a fine levied against the New England Patriots. The suspension was then upheld by the NFL in July. The punishment revolves around the deflation of footballs used during the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18. The Patriots won that game 45-7, then went on to win the Super Bowl on Feb. 1 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Temperatures are running hot at this year’s U.S. Open, causing players like Thanasi Kokkinakis to forfeit their match. But tempers are running high, as well.
There was no love between 23-year-old CoCo Vandeweghe and her tennis racket Wednesday night when she not only lost her cool, but also her match.
The up-and-coming U.S. sensation is making shockwaves on social media, conjuring up images of some of the most epic courtside meltdowns: Andy Roddick’s racket rage; repeat offender, tennis bad boy John McEnroe; Andre Agassi’s words with a ref at the U.S. Open in 1990; and Serena Williams, who memorably mouthed off to a ref during a match at the Open in 2009.
Earlier this year, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, Novak Djokovic, apologized after his a fiery moment that frightened a young ball boy. Djokovic posted an apology on Facebook.
As for Vandeweghe and her tennis racket tantrum, it didn’t help her in the long run. She still lost her second round match, missing out on an opportunity to face Serena Williams in the next round.
She admitted after the match she was already looking toward that match in her head. She also said she watched the incident several times on television and said she did it out of nervous energy and pent-up frustration.
Photo by Horsephotos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The owner of American Pharoah has decided to continue racing the Triple Crown-winning horse even after his loss in last month's Travers Stakes.
"I have decided to continue to race American Pharoah," Ahmed Zayat wrote on Twitter, "The champ deserves another chance!" In a statement to ESPN, Zayat said that American Pharoah's ownership team is looking at the Breeders' Cup Classic for the horse's next competition.
"Not a moment has gone by since the race on Saturday when I have not thought about this decision," Zayat continued. "My initial concern right after the race was about American Pharoah's condition, because he did not run his 'A' race."
"After examining all the evidence and talking it over with our team...I believe there were a combination of factors that prevented American Pharoah from running his absolute best on Saturday. I have every confidence that he can run to his best again, and he deserves the chance to do so," Zayat concluded.
The horse's loss in the Travers Stakes was his first since his career debut. His victories at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes made him the sport's 12th Triple Crown winner.
Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images(DARLINGTON, S.C.) — Kasey Kahne is one of the drivers who will be turning back the clock this weekend at South Carolina's Darlington Raceway.
Hendrick Motorsports Wednesday revealed a throwback paint scheme that will be featured on Kahne’s car. The red-and-white No. 5 HendrickRideAlong.com Chevrolet SS will pay homage to the car driven by Geoff Bodine in 1984, the first year Hendrick Motorsports — then known as All-Star Racing — participated in the Cup Series.
In a story posted on the organization’s website, Kahne says it’s “neat” to take part in the tribute.
“There has been so much history at Hendrick Motorsports with wins and championships, and to go back to when it started with All-Star Racing, Geoff Bodine and kind of that paint scheme — to drive that car is great,” he adds.