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
After beating Redskins corner Josh Norman for a pair of nice catches on a drive in the fourth quarter, and seeing quarterback Eli Manning throw an interception in the red zone, Giants wideout Odell Beckham Jr. lost his mind on the sideline. Beckham, apparently frustrated he couldn’t score against his foe, took out his emotions on a kicking net on the sideline, and was seen crying. It comes a year after he feuded with Norman on the field when the corner was a member of the Panthers. Beckham had four catches for 87 yards after the drive concluded, and the Giants trailed 26–24.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki overpowered Japan's Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-3 to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday, her first tournament victory since February 2015. The Dane, who has battled back from a wretched run of injuries this year, weathered an early storm from her teenage opponent before running out a comfortable winner, claiming a second Tokyo title and the 24th of her career. "I'm very proud to win the tournament," Wozniacki told reporters.