The first match on the new-look Arthur Ashe Stadium yielded the U.S. Open’s first major surprise, when Dominika Cibulkova beat seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic. Last year’s men’s finalist Kei Nishikori fell to Benoit Paire.
Venus Williams survived 160 minutes of tennis and three plodding sets against Monica Puig in the first round of the U.S. Open.
Novak Djokovic—the best and most consistent tennis player in the world for five years now—has only won U.S. Open one time in his career.
‘Men in Blazers,’ a low-tech, witty podcast turned broadcast, is pulling in American soccer fans and corporate sponsors—a sign of the shift in U.S. appreciation of the sport.
Columnist Ralph Gardner Jr. takes on tennis champion Rafael Nadal in ping pong. It was probably a good thing that they didn’t keep score.
The U.S. track and field team is experiencing some growing pains. That was evident at the world championships in Beijing, where the U.S. finished third on the gold-medal table behind Kenya and Jamaica.
America’s Olympians now have officially qualifying health insurance, after the federal government and the U.S. Olympic Committee reached an agreement this week over the status of their coverage.
If Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had to lose a race this year, it’s fitting that it would happen at Saratoga, a track nicknamed the “Graveyard of Champions.”
This summer’s feats in soccer, tennis and even ultimate fighting fire up new fans—and showcase 40 years of gains.
Connors, a five-time Open champion who will turn 63 next week, is in Queens to help a friend, the struggling 21-year-old Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard. But he’s leaving town before the tournament begins.
Australia’s Nick Kyrgios arrives at the U.S. Open looking to cap his summer of controversy with a run to the late rounds. First, though, he’ll have to beat 2012 U.S.
Chicago Cubs win 2-0 as Los Angeles Dodgers face second no-hitter in 10 days.
In Dubai, a young female fighter who goes by the name “Joelle” brings fishnets and enthusiasm to a sport dominated by men.
Fresh off this summer’s World Cup victory, U.S. women’s soccer team midfielder Heather O’Reilly has turned her attention to a new goal: teaching the next generation of players.
Serena Williams made her U.S. Open debut in 1998. Here’s a look at her career at the season’s final Grand Slam through the years.
The U.S. Open has become a showcase for what tennis can be in America. The tournament, which begins Monday at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, has the legendary King’s fingerprints all over it, Jason Gay writes.
The U.S. decathlete bested his own world record by scoring 9,045 points at the world championships. But the American men botched a handoff in the 4x100 relay and were disqualified.
Rafael Nadal enters next week’s U.S. Open as the No. 8 seed, his lowest in the tournament since 2005. The area of his game that his slipped the most: his serve.
In rural Pennsylvania, IndyCar racer Marco Andretti lives on an estate once owned by father Michael Andretti and near his grandfather Mario Andretti
Aries Merritt didn’t break his world record or win gold. But in his condition, just making the podium was a triumphant.
In his first Grand Slam match since withdrawing from the tournament in 2012, Mardy Fish rallied to win in four sets over Italy’s Marco Cecchinato.
Following Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s stunning loss in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, will he ever race again?
It’s one of the toughest jobs in all of sports: U.S. Open line judge. Do you have what it takes to call a serve in or out when it’s coming in at 140 miles an hour?
Japan gains its 10th title, beating Lewisberry, Pa., 18-11.
Until roof construction for Ashe Stadium is finished, the goal for 2015 was to have the project hiding in plain sight.
Race analysis of the Travers Stakes by Predicteform.
Police say the man fell from the upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankees.
The president of fitness company Equinox Holdings on the rise of hardcore workout enthusiasts, how technology is changing health and the upside to losing your job (twice).
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt cruised past American Justin Gatlin to win his 10th career gold at the world championships. After the race, a photographer on wheels collided with him.
As new head coach of Houston, former Ohio State assistant Tom Herman is trying to replicate nearly every detail of Meyer’s national championship-winning program.