Juan Martin del Potro upsets Roger Federer at U.S. Open

Somehow, throughout the epic 14-year rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the two legends who have met 37 times including 12 matchups at grand-slam tournaments have never faced each other at the U.S. Open. They appeared to be on a collision course for a semifinal showdown this year, but perhaps it isn’t meant to be. The local crowd must ...

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Travis d'Arnaud has strong game after getting vote of confidence

Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that the Mets can move forward this offseason with the tandem of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki as their catchers heading into 2018. In the last two nights, d’Arnaud has shown why the Mets are feeling that way. Wednesday, the catcher hit a two-run homer in the Mets 6-3 win over the Phillies at ...

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Madison Keys defeats Kaia Kanepi to set up all-American semifinal

Of the four women in the U.S. Open semifinals, only Venus Williams was alive the last time four Americans occupied all the semifinal spots at the Open, albeit just 1 year old. That was in 1981, when Tracy Austin, Chris Evert, Barbara Potter and Martina Navratilova — who had just become a U.S. citizen — were all in the final ...

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Robert Gsellman solid in return as Mets take rain-shortened win

Robert Gsellman pitched one of his best games of the season and Travis d’Arnaud homered for the first time in almost a month as the Mets beat the Phillies 6-3 in a rain-shortened game at Citi FIeld Wednesday night. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Mets (60-79) won for just the ...

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Mighty Quinn: September 7

PLEASE VOTE FOR TAYLOR DESTEFANI:  MAXIM’S FINEST COMPETITION So who is Taylor Destefani and why are we asking you to vote for her? She’s Park Slope born (just like Mighty) and her parents, Lori Carano and Bobby Destefani, grew up in Rosedale (just like Mighty). Taylor is a bartender at Bounce Sports Club (55 West 21st St.) and Mighty’s yet ...

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Aaron Judge focused on playoffs, unfazed by second-half numbers

BALTIMORE — Aaron Judge still comes to the plate in the Bronx. There just seems to be less pomp and circumstance leading up to his at-bats. In recent home games, Yankee Stadium public address announcer Paul Olden hasn’t shouted, “Number Ninety-Nine! Aaron Judge!” as loudly as usual. Judge even changed walkup songs, going from “Goosebumps” to “Green and Purple” — ...

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CoCo Vandeweghe pulls off emotional upset over Karolina Pliskova

CoCo Vandeweghe fell to her knees on Arthur Ashe Stadium court after Karolina Pliskova drilled a forehand into the net on match point Wednesday, and after one hour and 34 minutes, the 25-year-old American had advanced to her first U.S. Open semifinal, with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 upset victory over the No. 1 women’s seed. “When I won this event ...

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Odell Beckham Jr. creates fundraising page for Harvey relief

Odell Beckham Jr. announced Wednesday that he has donated $ 100,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Giants’ star receiver opened a Hurricane Harvey relief fund in his name and said he has committed $ 100,000 to the Americares and Samaritan’s Purse organizations himself. “Please join me to help Texans in their time of need,” Beckham wrote on his fundraising ...

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Adam Warren placed on 10-day disabled list with back spasms

BALTIMORE — Adam Warren has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with lower back spasms, the Yankees announced Wednesday afternoon. The stint is retroactive to Sept. 2, so Warren would be eligible to return in about a week. Warren has been one of the Yankees’ many effective relief weapons, posting a 2.40 ERA across 56.1 innings this season. However, ...

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Francesa seems muzzled by WFAN suits while talking rival Carton

On the topic of Craig Carton, it appears Mike’s off. Mike Francesa fans tuning in Wednesday in the hopes of the Sports Pope weighing in on the arrest of morning co-host and bitter rival Craig Carton had to be disappointed. Francesa, who has publicly clashed with Carton for years, seemed to be muzzled by WFAN suits. He opened his show ...

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