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Fiery Blimp Crash Shocks Witnesses Near US Open

Witness says pilot parachuted to safety

(Newser) - "It started deflating, and then it started going down," witness Bryan Rosine tells the Journal Sentinel . "Then there was a bunch of kabooms and smoke clouds." One person is reportedly injured after an advertising blimp crashed Thursday near the US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.... More »

American Airlines Lost the Wrong Guy's Bags

Golfer Michael Buttacavoli withdrew from chance at US Open after his clubs misplaced

(Newser) - To compete in the qualifying rounds for the US Open, you sort of need your golf clubs—which is why one pro golfer is fuming at American Airlines for his now-squashed chances to make the cut. USA Today reports Michael Buttacavoli withdrew Monday from his last chance to play in... More »

Dustin Johnson Wins US Open Amid Rules Drama

It's his first major, and it wasn't easy

(Newser) - Dustin Johnson had everything going his way Sunday in the US Open. He was playing the best golf on the toughest course. He had a two-shot lead on the back nine at Oakmont. He even got a huge break on a ruling that allowed him to escape deep rough. That'... More »

Djokovic Beats Federer at US Open

Serb comes back from fall to win 10th Grand Slam

(Newser) - Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in four sets in the US Open final for his 10th Grand Slam title. The top-ranked Serb beat Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 to win three major championships in a year for the second time in his career. The second-seeded Federer is still stuck on... More »

Drone Crashes Into US Open Stands

Player thought she was going to die

(Newser) - A drone buzzed over the court during a US Open match in New York City's Louis Armstrong Stadium last night and crashed into an empty section of seats. A US Tennis Association spokesman says no one was injured and the New York Police Department is "conducting an ongoing... More »

11 Celebrities You Didn't Know Play Tennis

Kate Middleton, Scarlett Johansson among those who love playing

(Newser) - Part of the fun for US Open fans is spotting celebrities in the crowd: Notables like Michael Jordan, Anna Wintour, and Alec Baldwin have already been spied watching early matches, reports RadarOnline . But many fans don't know that these celebs love hitting the court as well. Here's a... More »

Ralph Lauren's New Tee Shows How Stressed You Are

'Polo Tech' compression shirt uses smart tech to gauge heart rate, respiration

(Newser) - Ball boys are constantly in the shadow of the tennis players they so faithfully follow. You may not know it, but they're under a lot of pressure—and Ralph Lauren plans to measure it with its new "Polo Tech" T-shirt, which ball boys are wearing at this year'... More »

Serena Williams Wins US Open

Comes back to beat Victoria Azarenka

(Newser) - Finally tested, even trailing, at the US Open, Serena Williams turned things around just in time. Two points from defeat, Williams suddenly regained her composure and her game, coming back to win the last four games and beat No. 1-ranked Victoria Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 tonight for her fourth championship... More »

US Open Ref, 70, Accused of Killing Hubby With a Mug

Lois Ann Goodman arrested in NYC

(Newser) - Drama at the US Open: Police arrested one of the tennis referees at her Manhattan hotel yesterday, charging her with the April murder of her husband at their California home. Lois Ann Goodman was in New York to work the tournament, and authorities say they would have arrested her at... More »

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of US Open

Injury will keep him from playing in year's last Grand Slam tournament

(Newser) - It's been a rough summer for Rafael Nadal: The US Open says the tennis player has withdrawn from the last Grand Slam tournament of the year because of injury. Citing left knee tendinitis, the third-ranked Nadal hasn't played a match since June 28, when he was upset in... More »

14-Year-Old to Play US Open

Andy Zhang to be youngest competitor ever

(Newser) - The field at this week's US Open will have a fresh face—very fresh. Andy Zhang, 14, will be the youngest competitor in the history of the tournament, the Golf Channel reports. Zhang was the second alternate, making the field after Paul Casey bowed out with an injury. "... More »

Serena's US Open Tirade to Cost Her $2K

Williams ordered to pay up after letting loose

(Newser) - How much cash will Serena Williams lose for calling the chair umpire a "hater" (among many other things) yesterday? Just $2,000, which sounds puny, and sounds even punier when you consider that's just 0.14% of the $1.4 million Williams earned at the US Open. The... More »

Stosur Stuns Serena 6-2, 6-3

Serena Williams loses point for yelling during shot

(Newser) - Already being outplayed by Sam Stosur in the US Open final, the last thing Serena Williams needed was to lose a game for yelling during a point. That's exactly what happened early in the second set, leading to an argument between Williams and the chair umpire, a scene less... More »

Injured Tiger Woods Will Skip US Open

Leg will keep him out for first time since 1994

(Newser) - Another rough milestone for Tiger Woods: He will miss the US Open for the first time since 1994 because his leg still hasn't healed, reports USA Today . Woods messed up his left knee at the Masters in April while hitting from an awkward spot, and he says it'... More »

Bleacher Brawl Mars US Open

Young man, older couple get into it during tennis match

(Newser) - The normally calm US Open was rocked by a physical fight in the stands yesterday. ("Most exciting moment ever, at a tennis match?" asks Gawker . "It seems likely.") A young man reportedly dropped the f-word several times during the first set, prompting a woman next to... More »

Tiger, Lefty, Ernie Fall Short at US Open

Graeme McDowell takes top honors

(Newser) - When Phil Mickelson made his birdie attempt from off the green on the opening hole yesterday, the gallery roared its approval. The fans were prepared to see Lefty charge. They did the same every time Ernie Els or Tiger Woods made a move, creating a rumble of energy through Pebble... More »

Networks Face Tiger-Sized Hole

Drop in ad revenue forecast as casual golf fans tune out

(Newser) - Broadcasters covering major golf events are expected to see a lot less green in the coming months because of Tiger Woods' troubles. Events like the Masters and PGA Championship and the US Open, carried by CBS, are likely to see a major drop in viewer numbers and advertising dollars as... More »

Tiger, Thierry, Roger Screw Up Gillette Campaign

Endorsement dream team turns into a nightmare

(Newser) - The dream team Gillette assembled for its sports marketing campaign is starting to look like a nightmare. The roster: Roger Federer, Thierry Henry and Tiger Woods. Ouch. Every one of those international superstars has been embroiled in recent controversy; Federer for his outburst at the US Open, Henry for the... More »

Serena May Be Suspended for Tirade

Williams could be barred from up to two tournaments

(Newser) - The International Tennis Federation is still mulling a number of penalties for Serena Williams' courtside tirade at the US Open and could end up suspending her from key tournaments. Williams has already been fined $10,500 by the US Tennis Association and has apologized for her obscenity-laced rant in which... More »

Williamses Quietly Take Doubles Title

(Newser) - The Williams sisters won the US Open women's doubles title this afternoon, less than 2 days after Serena's ugly exit in the singles semifinals. In an incident-free match, Serena and Venus defeated defending champions Cara Black and Liezel Huber 6-2, 6-2 for their 10th career Grand Slam doubles title and... More »

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