New York. The US Open men's final will be played on Monday for the second year in a row, tournament officials said Friday after rain was...
New York. The US Open men's final will be played on Monday for the second year in a row, tournament officials said Friday after rain washed out all play for the day.
London. The English Football Association confirmed on Sunday they would be taking a "good close look" at Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor's controversial behaviour in the 4-2 win over his former club Arsenal. City's 25 million-pound summer signing left his mark on Saturday's game in no uncertain fashion. He first appeared to stamp on former team-mate Robin van Persie, leaving the Dutchman with a gashed face, and then ran the length of the pitch to taunt the Arsenal fans after scoring City's third goal. Referee Mark Clattenburg booked the Togo striker for his celebrations, which provoked fury among many Arsenal fans who had to be restrained by pitchside stewards, one of whom needed hospital treatment after being hit by a flying object in the melee. And Adebayor could well face further disciplinary proceedings after FA chief executive Ian Watmore told BBC Radio 5 that the player's actions would come under scrutiny.
NEW YORK. Preliminary plans have been developed for the US Open to consider a 100 million-dollar retractable roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium, United States Tennis Association executive director Gordon Smith said Saturday. As the Flushing Meadows fortnight prepared for back-to-back Monday finishes for the first time in 40 years thanks to rain delays, officials said they are giving stepped-up consideration of a roof to ease wet-weather scheduling woes.
RICHMOND. Denny Hamlin suffered his fair share of heartbreak at Richmond International Raceway, the home track where he so desperately wanted a win. He finally got it Saturday night, but the victory celebration was muted. Kyle Busch, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, fell eight points short of making the Chase for the championship in the tightest deciding race since the format was launched in 2004. "We did all we can do. We gave a valiant effort" Kyle Busch said.