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Andy Murray ousted from U.S. Open in 4th round by Kevin Anderson

NEW YORK – Andy Murray watched a 130 mph ace zoom by to create a two-set deficit at the U.S. Open, and then sat in his changeover chair and cursed …


Williams sisters will meet in quarterfinals at U.S. Open

NEW YORK – No need for any extra practice for Serena Williams after this performance. Plus, it’s not as if she needs to study too hard to figure out how …


U.S. Open: Roger Federer must decide whether to use new return against John Isner

NEW YORK – Roger Federer might not be so keen to try out his old-dog-new-trick, rush-the-net “SABR” – “sneak attack by Roger” – return strategy against his next opponent at …


Serena Williams pushed to limit in U.S. Open victory

NEW YORK – Can’t count out Serena Williams, no matter how big the deficit, no matter how off-target her strokes, no matter how much the pressure might be mounting as …


U.S. Open: Down 2 sets to none, Andy Murray comes back to win

NEW YORK – Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. Murray, after …


U.S. Open: Mardy Fish makes new memories in final match

Mardy Fish’s last U.S. Open memory will be of the Louis Armstrong Stadium crowd roaring for him. Failing to serve out the match, his legs cramping badly at the end …


Steady in face of Nick Kyrgios’ ’antics,’ Andy Murray wins at US Open

Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he …


Serena breezes

NEW YORK – Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete the Grand Slam became a lot …


Men have own story line at U.S. Open tennis

There is no question that the most talked-about topic heading into the U.S. Open today is Serena Williams’ Grand Slam bid. Even if she does dominate the conversation, a certain …


Give and Take: Sunday letters

U.S. Open coverage on Fox just horrible Regarding the U.S. Open TV coverage, I believe Joe Buck is totally wrong to say that the traditional golf TV viewer can’t be …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ holly_sonders And for those of u hating on my interview w/Jordan (Spieth). It’s appropriate to end with a smile. He’s the US Open champ! Lighten up folks (smiley face) …


Meehan: In the end, Chambers Bay looked the part

Bubba Watson called the U.S. Open greens at Pinehurst last year “unfriendly.” Zach Johnson said Merion was manipulated in 2013, adding to his disdain for the United States Golf Association. …


U.S. Open television ratings down

With Tiger Woods missing the cut, the U.S. Open’s TV viewership for the final round was down 30 percent from the last time the tournament was on the West Coast. …


Gunn shows his flair again

Jimmy Gunn, who made the cut thanks to a bogey by amateur Nick Hardy on the last hole Friday, made the most of his extended stay at the U.S. Open. …


Players continue to bay at Bay’s greens

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Chambers Bay let up a bit on the players Sunday, but the players didn’t let up on their criticism of Chambers Bay. After missing a 7-foot …


Spieth, 21, claims second major in row after Johnson 3-putts

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week. Co-leaders Jordan Spieth …


Johnson had one putt to win, two to tie, but needed three

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Dustin Johnson had his baby in his arms, a smile of sorts frozen on his face. There would be plenty of time later to sort through …


Spieth stands out beyond his peers

Of all things, it came down to a putting contest on the 72nd hole on Chambers Bay’s greens, a hot-button topic all week.


Grip on Sports: Sympathy not a word previously used in association with Tiger Woods

Friday: I’m not the biggest Tiger Woods fan. Arrogance turns me off. Woods was as arrogant as one could get – up until that night in Florida about seven years …


Jason Day shares U.S. Open lead with three others

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of the U.S. Open field after rolling in a pair of early 30-plus-foot birdie putts. About 90 minutes later, he …


Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive. Instead, Dustin Johnson showed up. For 10 …


U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …


Dwyre: Young Jordan Spieth poised to win second straight major tournament

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – As many U.S. golf fans mostly drooled and silently prayed, the boy next door, Jordan Spieth, hung tough in the U.S. Open here Saturday. You don’t …


Spin Control: No criminal charges allowed in case of late budget

The old saying that there’s never a cop around when you need one is particularly true right now in the Capitol, where the Legislature is violating the state budget law …


Give and Take: Tweets of the week

@ SRJimm Woods managed a joke after his 80: “The bright side is at least I kicked Rickie’s butt today.” Fowler shot 81. @RealSkipBayless I have never seen the greatest …


Jason Day shares U.S. Open lead with three others

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Jordan Spieth was three shots clear of the U.S. Open field after rolling in a pair of early 30-plus-foot birdie putts. About 90 minutes later, he …


Meehan: Local golf fans get peek at the best

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Keith Ross was on the Chambers Bay driving range at 5:45 a.m. Monday, waiting for Tiger Woods to arrive.


U.S. Open notes: Chambers Bay greens have given Rory McIlroy fits

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Rory McIlroy won the 2011 U.S. Open by eight strokes at Congressional but he hasn’t had much success in six other Opens, including the 115th edition …


U.S. Open notes: Jason Day collapses, says he’s been dealing with vertigo

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – Golf became secondary Friday afternoon when Jason Day collapsed near the ninth green, the last hole of his second round at the U.S. Open. Jordan Spieth, …


Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed handle most U.S. Open challenges, lead at 5 under

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – After Thursday’s 2-under 68, Jordan Spieth suggested he would be pleased with the same score for the next three rounds. Not going to happen. Spieth will …