• New life for the forgotten home of US tennis?

    New life for the forgotten home of US tennis?

    Record crowds watched this month as another world No. 1 and defending US Open champion, Novak Djokovic, was beaten in the men's final by Stan Wawrinka. The playing surface is now a blue hard court; the intimate, horseshoe-shaped stadium seating 14,000 people has been traded for a towering 23,771-strong venue with its new $150 million retractable roof. While that '77 final marked the start of a new era for US tennis, it also closed the door on another. In 2010, Forest Hills Stadium was almost replaced by a new housing development. But now, 101 years since it first hosted the US national tournament, the site is enjoying something of a renaissance. Thanks to the New York Empire, a new franchise

  • ABC News

    Zverev Stuns Wawrinka for St. Petersburg Title

    Promising German 19-year-old Alexander Zverev won his first tour title Sunday, beating U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka in a tight battle in the St. Petersburg Open final. Zverev took the first set before Wawrinka responded to draw level. The German was a break down in the decider, but fought back to win 6-2, 3-6, 7-5. Zverev becomes the first man to beat Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013, snapping an 11-match win streak in finals for the Swiss star, who had been trying to win back-to-back titles in his first tournament since the U.S. Open. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for Wawrinka. Earlier, Britain's Dominic Inglot and Finland's Henri Kontinen won the doubles title.

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    NFL Week 3 news, rumors on injuries, more

    Just the Monday night game is left in the Week 3 of the NFL regular season and only five undefeated teams remain. They are the Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. The Monday night game features the 1–2 Atlanta Falcons visiting the 0–2 New Orleans Saints. Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.  • The season is over for San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Te'o suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday.  • Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall is also out for the year. He told ABC7's Erin Hawksworth that he completely tore his ACL.  • Russell Wilson sustained a sprained MCL on Sunday,