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U.S. Open: American teen CiCi Bellis upset of 12th seed

While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father …


Murray toughs it out

NEW YORK – Spinning in 70 mph second serves, grabbing at his hamstring during points, Andy Murray gritted his way through head-to-toe cramps to win at the U.S. Open. Murray …


Roger Federer’s confidence soaring before US Open

NEW YORK – The question made Roger Federer smile. Nothing particularly amusing about asking how he adjusts from playing mostly night matches in the U.S. Open’s early rounds to the …


Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd

Top-ranked Serena Williams is seeded No. 1 as she seeks her third straight U.S. Open title. The U.S. Tennis Association followed this week’s WTA rankings in announcing the seedings Wednesday. …


Grip on Sports: Mariners should hold off selling the farm

Friday: The All-Star Game was Tuesday night, right? Today is Friday. And baseball is just getting going again? These guys need another day off in the middle of the season? …


USGA executive director Mike Davis thrilled with condition of Chambers Bay

USGA executive director Mike Davis (pictured, foreground) says the organization could not be positioned any better for hosting the U.S. Open next year at Chambers Bay in University Place, Washington, …


After two heart transplants, Compton shines at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – Erik Compton was chatting at the podium when Rickie Fowler leaned in to take a selfie with his buddy in the background. Shows just how far Compton …


Kaymer runs away with U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the …


Martin Kaymer outlasts tough Pinehurst at U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer. Already with one bogey on his …


Rickie Fowler has it all — except career-defining win

Rickie Fowler has a great sense of fashion. He knows how to work a crowd.


Brendon Todd tumbles down U.S. Open leaderboard with 79

The bogeys piled up in a hurry for Brendon Todd.


UPDATED: Sat., June 14, 2014, 7:19 p.m.

Martin Kaymer outlasts tough Pinehurst for a 5-shot lead at U.S. Open

A tough Pinehurst No. 2 tried to make a game out of this U.S. Open. Martin Kaymer always had an answer.


Martin Kaymer extends U.S. Open lead with two-day record

PINEHURST, N.C. – Many U.S. Open observers felt the firm and fast conditions, the turtle-backed greens and tufts of gnarly grass in waste areas would cause a high percentage of …


Masters champion Bubba Watson headlines U.S. Open cuts

Masters champion Bubba Watson avoided major mistakes, putted well and seemed more comfortable in his second run through Pinehurst No. 2 at the U.S. Open.


UPDATED: Fri., June 13, 2014, 6:21 p.m.

Martin Kaymer sets U.S. Open record at Pinehurst

Martin Kaymer set a U.S. Open record Friday with a game so dominant that he did more than just build a six-shot lead.


Germany’s Martin Kaymer shoots opening round 65 to lead U.S. Open

PINEHURST, N.C. – Three days of practice at the new Pinehurst No. 2 was enough to make Martin Kaymer believe this would be the same old U.S. Open. So when …


UPDATED: Thu., June 12, 2014, 6:43 p.m.

Martin Kaymer seizes US Open lead with 65

Much to his delight, Martin Kaymer discovered that Pinehurst No. 2 was even more different than he imagined in the U.S. Open.


US Open has a brown, British look to it

PINEHURST, N.C. – The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question. Just which Open is …


Golfer DQs himself from Open to clear conscience

Jason Millard could’ve been playing the U.S. Open. Instead, he’ll be watching from home with a clear conscience. Millard initially qualified for a spot at Pinehurst No. 2, but he …


U.S. Open has a brown, British look to it

The Open starts Thursday, and for anyone who takes a quick look at Pinehurst No. 2, there is sure to be one question.


Phil Mickelson trying to keep his focus on Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. – Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. 2 with a lot on his mind. He was trying to sharpen his game, …


Justin Rose aims for consecutive U.S. Open golf titles

Justin Rose can expect a phone call of congratulations from Curtis Strange if successfully defends his U.S. Open title this week. It’s just not a phone call Strange wants to …


Doug Ferguson: U.S. Open eludes Mickelson

PINEHURST, N.C. – Even in the best of times, Phil Mickelson has ample reason to expect the worst at the U.S. Open. More than two decades of play in the …


A return to Pinehurst with a different landscape

PINEHURST, N.C. – The return to Pinehurst No. 2 always held the promise of being different. Just not to this degree.


Triumphant return

NEW YORK – Hard to believe this is the same Rafael Nadal who was home during the U.S. Open a year ago, nursing a bad left knee. Hard to believe …


Best bet on the Tube

The stakes are always high, the encounters always memorable. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have built the best rivalry in tennis on a mountain of big-time matches, the likes of …


Another slam for Serena

Facing her only test of the past two weeks, No. 1-seeded Serena Williams overcame No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for her fifth U.S. Open championship. …


Djokovic outlasts Wawrinka in semifinal

NEW YORK — The game took 21 minutes. It lasted 30 points. Novak Djokovic squandered five break points and lost that instant classic of a game but made Stanislas Wawrinka …


In brief: Wawrinka sends Murray to early exit at U.S. Open

Tennis: Trying to defend a Grand Slam title for the first time, and not quite two months removed from his historic Wimbledon championship, Andy Murray bowed out quickly, if not …


Venus notches flashback victory

NEW YORK – For years and years, a first-round victory by Venus Williams at a major tournament would hardly merit a mention. She is, after all, a seven-time Grand Slam …