By Steve Keating

Ice hockey World Cup opens with upset as Europe shocks U.S.

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The World Cup of Hockey opened with an upset as Team Europe, a hybrid of smaller hockey playing nations, stunned the United States 3-0 on Saturday. Team Europe, cobbled...

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 5:00 AM

World Cup does not spell end of Olympics for NHL: Bettman

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - The success or failure of the World Cup of Hockey will not determine whether the National Hockey League continues its Olympic participation, said league commissioner Gary Bettman on Friday. While the World Cup,...

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 2:48 AM

Return of World Cup puts Olympics in spotlight

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - With the return this week of the World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League could be set to wave goodbye to the Winter Olympics and end a tumultuous relationship that for a decade seemed on the brink of divorce...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 11:52 PM

New champions add to fresh look of U.S. Open

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new roof was all the rage when the U.S. Open began two weeks ago but it was the crowning of a new world number one and two first-time champions that left their mark on a tournament that came to an emotional close on...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 12:06 AM

Membership in Big Four not of huge interest for Wawrinka

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following Stan Wawrinka's win at the U.S. Open on Sunday, it may finally be time to officially expand the 'Big Four' in men's tennis to the 'Big Five'. Since 2005, when Rafa Nadal won his first...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:33 AM

U.S. Open pauses to remember 9/11 under heavy security

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U. S. Open reached an emotional climax on Sunday as the year's final grand slam paused amid heavy security before the start of the men's singles to remember those who died in the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago....

Monday, September 12, 2016, 3:20 AM

Mattek-Sands and Safarova win U.S. Open doubles

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the U.S. and Czech Lucie Safarova fought back from the brink of defeat to steal the U.S. Open women's doubles title, 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 over the French top seed partnership of...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 12:52 AM

Kerber begins reign as number one with U.S. Open win

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the U.S. Open final on Saturday and claim her...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:38 AM

Kerber begins reign as number one with U.S. Open win

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber began her reign as world number one in imperious style battling past a determined Karolina Pliskova 6-3 4-6 6-4 to win the U.S. Open final on Saturday and claim her second grand slam...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 3:32 AM

Murray and Soares sweep to U.S. Open doubles title

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares swept the Spanish duo of Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-3 to win the U.S. Open doubles on Saturday for their second grand slam title of the...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 12:01 AM

Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach U.S. Open final

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the U.S. Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils. Often...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6:02 AM

Djokovic solves Monfils puzzle to reach U.S. Open final

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic scrapped his way into the U.S. Open final for a seventh time on Friday with a confounding 6-3 6-2 3-6 6-2 win over enigmatic Frenchman Gael Monfils. Often...

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 3:45 AM

Pavic and Siegemund win U.S. Open mixed doubles

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Croatia's Mate Pavic and Germany's Laura Siegemund claimed the first silverware of the U.S. Open on Friday, landing the mixed doubles title with a 6-4 6-4 upset win over the seventh-seeded U.S. partnership of Rajeev Ram...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:35 PM

Serena stunned by Pliskova in U.S. Open semis

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the second straight year Serena Williams saw her bid for a seventh U.S. Open title halted in the semi-finals with a 6-2 7-6(5) loss to Karolina Pliskova on Thursday that also ended her long reign as world number...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:27 AM

Williams wary of another semi-final slip-up

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams will be wary of another semi-final slip-up when she takes to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court on Thursday to face 10th seed Karolina Pliskova for a spot in the U.S. Open final. A year ago...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 9:15 AM

Williams fights off Halep to reach U.S. Open semi-finals

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Simona Halep did something no one else was able to do against Serena Williams at the U.S. Open on Wednesday but still could not stop the world number one from advancing to the semi-finals of the year's final...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:30 AM

TIU investigates irregular betting on U.S. Open match

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) is looking into a first-round match at the U.S. Open after irregular betting patterns were detected but the USTA said on Wednesday it was confident nothing nefarious had taken place....

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 1:17 AM

Pliskova earns breakthrough win to reach US Open semis

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova, a grand slam underachiever, took a big step toward shedding that unwanted label by sweeping past Croatian teenager Ana Konjuh 6-2 6-2 on Wednesday to roar into the semi-finals of...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 11:11 PM

Williams headlines fascinating quarter-finals

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ana Konjuh was not a year old when Serena Williams played her first U.S. Open match but both will be in the Arthur Ashe Stadium spotlight on Wednesday, with four gripping quarter-finals to take center stage at the year's...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 7:59 AM

Wozniacki drops wounded Sevastova to reach semi-finals

By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki reached the semi-finals of the U.S. Open on Tuesday with a ruthless 6-0 6-2 win over wounded Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Sevastova, the first Latvian...

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:17 AM