NEW YORK (AP) -- Roger Federer saved two match points while coming all the way back from a two-set deficit to beat Gael Monfils 4-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 and reach the U.S. Open semifinals for the first time since 2011.
Frustrated by Monfils' unpredictable style, flummoxed by the swirling wind, and missing shots he normally makes, Federer twice was a single point from losing while down 5-4 in the fourth set. But he got out of that hole, starting a five-game run that put the match in his control for the first time all evening.
This was the ninth time Federer won a match after dropping the opening two sets.
Cilic wasn't allowed to play in last year's U.S. Open, forced to the sideline by a four-month doping suspension that he says he didn't deserve. But Cilic reached the second Grand Slam semifinal of his career, and first since 2010, by beating sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4).
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An attorney said Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.
Baine Kerr, one of the attorneys for the woman who said Winston sexually assaulted her, said the university interviewed his client ''early last month.'' He said ''an investigation is ongoing.''
Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs did not bring charges against Winston in the case, saying last December that there was not enough evidence to win a conviction against him.
The university would not confirm the investigation but said in a release, ''While we cannot comment on any individual case, in general, complainants control the timing in our process.''
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) - Rory McIlroy felt anything under par was a good score at Cherry Hills, even if he had reason to expect much better.
McIlroy ran out of par saves late in the opening round at the BMW Championship and had to settle for a 3-under 67, still enough for the world's No. 1 player to share the lead with Jordan Spieth and Gary Woodland.
U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer and Sergio Garcia were among those at 68, while Justin Rose wasted a fast start and was at 69. Phil Mickelson, who won the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills in 1990, opened with a 70.
McIlroy ran off four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn to reach 5-under par. He appeared to escape trouble with one of his best par saves of the year, hitting a lofted pitch from the side of a mound that landed just on the green and rode the slope to about 8 feet. He avoided a three-putt on the next hole by making a 7-foot par save.
But that was the end of that. McIlroy failed to save par from the bunker on the next two holes.
KARUIZAWA, Japan (AP) - Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 to help Canada retain a two-stroke lead after the second round of the Women's World Amateur Team Championship.
The 16-year-old Henderson, the low amateur at the U.S. Women's Open and U.S. Women's Amateur runner-up, had five birdies and two bogeys on Karuizawa 72 Golf East's Iriyama Course. She opened with a bogey-free 66 on Wednesday on the Oshitate Course.
Brittany Marchand added a 70 to give Canada a two-day total of 14-under 274. Augusta James had a 76, with only the top two scores each day counting in the team total.
Japan was second after its round at Oshitate, and two-time defending champion South Korea was third at 11 under.
The United States was tied for 10th at 6 under. U.S. Women's Amateur champion Kristen Gillman and Alison Lee shot 70 at Iriyama, and Emma Talley had a 72.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly was nearly lost for words upon learning follow-up tests revealed he shows no signs of having sinus cancer.
Kelly was informed of the results by his doctor, Peter Costantino, a week after having a series of biopsies performed at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital.
The results confirmed an initial physical exam Costantino performed two weeks ago, and come three months after Kelly completed radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
The NCAA announced it has asked Northern California U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken to dismiss two suits that were filed in March. Wilken ruled this summer against the NCAA in the O'Bannon case that challenged rules prohibiting college athletes from being compensated for their names, images and likenesses
One of the suits the NCAA is seeking to dismiss was filed in New Jersey by attorney Jeffrey Kessler on behalf of four athletes, including former Clemson football player Martin Jenkins. The other was originally filed in Northern California and former West Virginia running back Shawn Alston is the lead plaintiff.
Both could eliminate the NCAA's ability to control the costs of scholarships, and the Alston suit seeks hundreds of millions in damages.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USA's season, ending the stalwart defender's 15-year pro soccer career.
The 35-year-old Bocanegra announced his decision . Chivas USA is mired in last place in Major League Soccer and its regular season ends Oct. 26.
Bocanegra played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and he scored a record 14 goals as a U.S. defender. He has made 110 appearances for the national team, becoming the 12th U.S. player with at least 100 caps.