Sep 2, 2014 6:38 PM
Update on the latest in sports:
The Associated Press
Williams sisters exit doubles...Monfils into the quarters
NEW YORK (AP) The Williams sisters are out of the U.S. Open doubles event. Serena and Venus have been knocked out in the quarterfinals by Russia's Ekaterina Makaova (ma-kah-ROH'-vuh) and Elena Vesnina (vehs-NEE'-nuh) 7-6, 6-4. During the match, Serena had to call for a medical timeout for an issue with her right foot. She later indicated she just needed her ankle re-taped.
Serena is the top-seed and two-time defending champ who is still alive in the women's singles.
China's Peng Shuai (PEHNG SHWAY) had a grand slam breakthrough, beating Switzerland's Belinda Bencic (BEHN'-chich) 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Peng reaches a grand slam semifinal for the first time in 37 tournaments.
Roger Federer looks to get back to the quarterfinals tonight, after his fourth round loss last year. The 17-time major champion takes on Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut in the first meeting between the two.
Frenchman Gael Monfils (GAH'-ehl mohn-FEES') beat Grigor Dmitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010.
Women's quarterfinal play begins today, including a meeting between 10th seed Caroline Wozniacki (KEHR'-oh-lyn wohz-nee-AK'-ee) and No. 13 Sara Errani (ehr-AH'-nee) after Federer's match tonight.
The top-ranked Bryan brothers try to stay on course for their 100th doubles title when they play in the quarterfinals. Bob and Mike haven't drop a set as they try for a record 16th Grand Slam tournament title.
Serena and Venus Williams also are in doubles action.
Irsay is suspended and fined
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) The NFL has suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay for six games and fined him $500,000 after his guilty plea to driving while intoxicated. In handing out the penalty, commissioner Roger Goodell (guh-DEHL') says owners, management personnel and coaches have to be held to a higher standard than players. The fine is one of the biggest the league has ever handed out.
Goodell's action came shortly after Irsay's plea in a suburban Indianapolis court. He was arrested after being pulled over in March.
The 55-year-old Irsay admitted in court that he was driving under the influence of painkillers oxycodone and hydrocodone at the time.
He was placed on a year's probation and has to undergo drug testing for year. Irsay's driver's license was suspended for a year.
He apologized to the community and Colts fans for his actions.
A reinstatement, then a 10-game suspension
UNDATED (AP) Former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent is being allowed to return to the NFL, though he won't play right away.
The NFL outlined a series of conditions Brent must meet to be eligible to play when the Cowboys return from their bye week in November. Brent retired last year and was sentenced to 180 days in jail after a trial earlier this year. A 10-year prison sentence was suspended.
The NFL says Brent will be suspended for the first 10 games of the season for his intoxication manslaughter conviction in the 2012 death of teammate Jerry Brown. Brent also can't be involved in team activities for the first six weeks and must avoid any "adverse involvement with law enforcement."
Watt gets new deal
HOUSTON (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed. Multiple media reports said the agreement was for six years and $100 million, with $51.8 million guaranteed and a $10 million signing bonus.
Watt had two years left on a contract that was due to pay him $1.9 million this year and just under $7 million in 2015.
The 25-year-old Watt has emerged as one of the league's most dominant players, with 74 tackles for losses, 36 sacks and 27 pass breakups since he joined the league as the 11th overall pick in 2011.
Harbaugh: No tolerance for domestic violence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has reiterated that the team will not tolerate domestic violence.
Harbaugh gave his comments and maintained a firm stance about the topic during his radio segment on KNBR-AM. That came two days after 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested on felony domestic violence charges.
While Harbaugh cautioned against any rush to judgment regarding McDonald's arrest, he also says he would not allow any player who was found guilty of domestic violence on his team.
McDonald is out on $25,000 bail following his arrest early Sunday.
Top four stay in place, some lose ground
UNDATED (AP) The top four teams in this week's AP college football poll stayed the same, but some of them lost favor with voters following the first full weekend of football.
Florida State is still No. 1, but their 46 first-place votes standing has tumbled to 11 votes following their tough win over Oklahoma State. Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma follow the Seminoles in order. The Crimson Tide had trouble before beating West Virginia, and lost 44 points this week. They now have just a three-point lead over Oregon which received five first-place votes to Alabama's one.
Auburn, Georgia, Michigan State, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Baylor round out the top ten. The ninth-ranked Aggies jumped 12 spots from last week after knocking off then No. 16 Clemson by 24 points. The Tigers fell to No. 23.
Petty is ready
UNDATED (AP) Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty says he plans to play for the 10th-ranked Bears in Saturday's night game against Northwestern State despite two cracked small bones in his back. He says he feels great, a day after an MRI revealed the issue. Bears coach Art Briles said Petty won't play if he's not 100 percent.
The reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year took a shot to the back on his first series of the season in a 45-0 win over SMU on Sunday night. Petty played only the first half, and was clearly in discomfort while throwing for 161 yards with two touchdowns.
Kessler had toe issues
LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California's Cody Kessler has missed part of practice to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. But the Trojans starting quarterback says he'll be ready to go when the 14th-ranked Trojans visit No. 13 Stanford on Saturday.
Coach Steve Sarkisian says Kessler was bothered by a toe injury throughout USC's 52-13 victory over Fresno State last weekend. Kessler was named the Pac-12's offensive player of the week after passing for a career-best 394 yards with four touchdown passes and another rushing score.
Badgers Stave is out
MILWAUKEE (AP) Quarterback Joel Stave is out indefinitely with an injured right shoulder, leaving Tanner McEvoy as the unquestioned starter for No. 18 Wisconsin.
Coach Gary Andersen says Stave needs to rest. He has been dealing with the injury for a couple of weeks, and there is no timetable for his return.
McEvoy ran for 40 yards, but was 8-of-24 passing for 50 yards and two interceptions in the season-opening loss to LSU last week.
European team is rounded out
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) European captain Paul McGinley has picked veterans Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood along with first-timer Stephen Gallacher as his wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup.
That left former No. 1 Luke Donald off the team after he was on the winning side in each of his four Ryder Cup appearances. But he has struggled for form this year after making changes to his swing.
Gallacher's eighth top-10 finish in 2014 made him tough to pass up.
Europe will try to hold onto the Ryder Cup from Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles, Scotland.
U.S. captain Tom Watson will name his wildcard picks tonight.
Americans stay unbeaten
BILBAO, Spain (AP) The U.S. national team rolled along at the World Cup beating New Zealand 98-71. Anthony Davis led the way with 21 points and nine rebounds to help the Americans improve to 3-0 in pool play. Kenneth Faried (fehr-EED') chipped in with 15 points and 11 boards.
Next up for the Americans is the Dominican Republic Wednesday, before they close group play Thursday against the Ukraine, which is coached by former NBA coach Mike Fratello.
Two-sport start dead at 82
SAN DIEGO (AP) Charlie Powell, the San Diego sports all-star who was one of the first black NFL players and who later became a boxer and fought Cassius Clay, has died. He was 82.
His brother Jerry tells U-T San Diego that Powell died early Monday at a San Diego hospital after being treated for dehydration following a collapse at a hotel on Friday.
After graduating San Diego High in 1952 with 12 varsity letters, Charlie Powell turned down an offer to play for the Harlem Globetrotters. He briefly played professional baseball before joining the NFL when he was just 19 years old. He played for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders.
After retiring he turned to boxing, climbing to fourth in the world with bouts against Clay and Floyd Patterson.