Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Serena versus Sharapova to headline Day One at U.S. Open
There will be no shortage of big-name players in action when the U.S. Open begins on Monday but the talk around New York for days has centered around the marquee matchup between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Williams and Sharapova - for years the two most recognizable names in women's tennis - will open the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium with their first-ever New York meeting in a match that may just have the feel of a championship final.
Indians LHP Perez sees 2020 contract option vest
In one of the more expensive strikeouts of the season, Cleveland Indians left-hander Oliver Perez saw his 2020 contract option with the team vest when he came into Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals and set down Ryan O'Hearn. Perez was guaranteed $2.25 million this season on the free-agent contract he signed in January, with another $2.75 to be locked in for next season if he made 55 appearances, which happened in Saturday's game.
Reports: Panthers quarterback Newton walking without boot
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was spotted Sunday without the walking boot he'd been wearing since he sprained his left foot, according to multiple reports. Newton suffered the injury on Thursday in a preseason game against the New England Patriots.
Golf: South African Van Rooyen clinches breakthrough win in Sweden
South African Erik van Rooyen holed a 12-foot birdie putt on the final green to pip England's Matthew Fitzpatrick and win his maiden European Tour title at the Scandinavian Invitation on Sunday. Van Rooyen, 29, who finished runner-up in Qatar and Morocco this season, stretched the lead to three strokes on the back nine at Hills Golf & Sports Club in Gothenburg.
Golf: Ko gets fourth win of year with five-shot runaway in Canada
World number one Ko Jin-young picked up her fourth win of the year when she blew away the field for a five-stroke victory at the CP Women's Open in Ontario on Sunday. The South Korean capped a flawless performance with eight birdies in an eight-under-par 64 that gave her rivals no chance at Magna Golf Club.
McIlroy wins Tour Championship and FedEx Cup, gets $15 million
Rory McIlroy won the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup in Atlanta on Sunday, collecting the biggest first prize in the sport, $15 million. Northern Irishman McIlroy emphatically outduelled Americans Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele with a four-under-par 66 in the final round at East Lake.
Reports: Raiders WR Brown loses second grievance hearing
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown still can't convince the NFL that he should be able to wear an out-of-code helmet, losing a second grievance hearing on the matter, according to multiple reports. The news was not all bad for the veteran pass catcher, though, as ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that Brown is making progress on an eventual endorsement deal with multiple equipment makers for a model that is expected to be approved.
Reports: MRI confirms torn ACL for Texans RB Miller
Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller will miss the upcoming season after sustaining a torn ACL in his left knee, multiple outlets reported on Sunday. Miller suffered the injury when his knee was hit by the helmet and shoulder pad of Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins during the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game. Miller's left foot was planted on contact, and the knee buckled inward.
Moffitt wins at Canadian Tire, notches second playoff win
Past NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the historical and scenic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park road course have ended in hot tempers and dramatic last-lap passes. By comparison, Brett Moffitt's 5.160-second victory in Sunday's Chevrolet Silverado 250 looked like a drive in the Park. The current series championship leader earned his second playoff win in as many 2019 playoff races with the largest margin of victory in the race's seven-year history over one of the very best road course racers in the world -- Canadian Alex Tagliani.
Ravens sign K Fry
The Baltimore Ravens signed kicker Elliott Fry, the team announced Sunday. Fry joins the Ravens just one week after he was waived by the Chicago Bears.