With no dominant force, U.S. Open women’s trophy up for grabs

As many as 10 women competing at this year’s U.S. Open have a realistic shot at raising the trophy including all-time great Serena Williams and big-hitting teenager Bianca Andreescu. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – French Open Womens Singles Semifinal match – Roland Garros – Serena Williams of the U.S. vs Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands – …

U.S. Open makes changes after Serena-Ramos incident

A year after Serena Williams infamously clashed with an umpire during her U.S. Open final loss over being assessed multiple violations that confused some viewers, tournament organizers have unveiled changes to make such rulings clearer to fans. FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the United States yells at chair umpire Carlos Ramos in the women’s final …

Former Olympic champion Zimmermann dead at 80: Austrian Ski Association

Former Alpine ski racer and Olympic gold medalist Egon Zimmermann has died at the age of 80, Austria’s ski association said on Friday. Zimmermann, born in the town of Lech in Austria, won the downhill gold medal at the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck. He had belonged to the Arlberg ski club and was an …