Update on the latest in sports:


Day 2 action

NEW YORK (AP) —The women’s top-seed in the U.S. Open starts play with a match this evening. Two-time defending champion Serena Williams opens play with fellow American Taylor Townsend. This is Townsend’s third Grand Slam event, the first was this year’s French Open. The 18-year old gained admittance to the Open as a wild card entry.

The highest seed in action today for the men is No. 2 Roger Federer, who has a match tonight against Australian Marinko Matosevic (muh-RIHNK’-oh mah-TAH’-so-vich). This is Federer’s 60th straight Grand Slam appearance. He hasn’t lost in the first round since 2003 in the French Open.

In play this afternoon, John Isner (IHZ’-nur) of the U.S., the 13th-seed, opens against fellow American Marcos Giron (hee-ROHN’), while in women’s play No. 3 Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) has a match against a player from France and eighth-seed Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH’-noh-vich) is playing American Alison Riske.


Cueto looks for win No. 16

UNDATED (AP) — Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto (KWAY’-toh) can become baseball’s first 16-game winner tonight. He enters the Reds home game with the Cubs with a record of 15-7 with an earned run average of 2.20, second best in the National League.

A check of the division races and who is playing who tonight shows the following:

In the American League East first place Baltimore is home to Tampa Bay. The Orioles top the second-place Yankees, who are in Detroit, by six games. The Tigers are second in the AL Central and front-runner Kansas City, which leads by 1 ½ games, is home to the Twins tonight.

The Angels and Athletic share the lead in the AL West with identical records of 77-53. Tonight the Angeles are home to Miami’s Marlins while the A’s are visiting Houston.

Washington continues to set the pace in the National League East as the Nationals top the Braves by 7 ½ games. Tonight the Nats are in Philadelphia while the Braves are in New York playing the Mets.

The NL Central belongs to Milwaukee as the Brewers have a 1 ½ game lead over the Cardinals. The Brewers are in San Diego this evening while the Cards are visiting Pittsburgh. The Pirates are in third in the Central, six games back of the Brewers.

And in the National West the Dodgers are setting the pace as they top the Giants by five games. The Dodgers are at Arizona tonight while the Giants are hosting the Rockies.

Your remaining games this evening feature the Red Sox at Toronto, the White Sox home to Cleveland and Texas at Seattle.


Surgery today for Buckeyes’ QB

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller undergoes season-ending should surgery today. Coach Urban Meyer says Miller tore the labrum in his right shoulder a week ago. The loss of Miller is huge for the fifth-ranked Buckeyes who have to rely on redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to lead the team. Barrett has never taken a college snap.


New York area lands another major golf tournament

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Liberty National golf course in Jersey City, New Jersey, will host the 2017 Presidents Cup as part of a 25-year partnership with the PGA Tour. Having a major event is nothing new to Liberty National as the course hosted The Barclays, the opening FedEx Cup playoff event, in 2009 and 2013. The partnership means the tour will bring up to 10 more tournaments to the course that was built on a former landfill and is across from the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan.

The announcement means the New York area will get the Presidents Cup and the Ryder Cup in a seven-year span. The Ryder Cup is to be played at Bethpage Black on Long Island in 2024.