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ic takes on ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of three French players in the quarterfinals. The other two, 24th-seeded Lucas

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NEW YORK -- The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local):10:25 p.m.Novak Djokovic moved into the U.S. Open semifinals for the 10th consecutive year when No. 9 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stopped because of a hurt left knee, the defending champions third opponent to pull out with an injury.After the top-seeded Djokovic won the first two sets 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday night, Tsonga was visited by a trainer and had his left leg taped below the knee. Tsonga double-faulted on the opening point of the third set, then retired from the match.Djokovics second-round opponent, Jiri Vesely, withdrew from the tournament with a sore left forearm. The man Djokovic was supposed to play in the third round, Mikhail Youzhny, quit after six games because of a strained left hamstring.---8:25 p.m.Former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki reached her fifth U.S. Open semifinal, and first at any Grand Slam tournament in two years, by beating an injured Anastasija Sevastova of Latvia 6-0, 6-2 on Tuesday night.The 48th-ranked Sevastova twisted her right ankle on the opening point of the second game and clearly was hampered by that. During the changeover after the third game, a trainer examined and taped up the ankle during a medical timeout.Wozniacki, twice the runner-up at Flushing Meadows, will meet No. 2 Angelique Kerber in Thursdays semifinals.Its been quite a resurgence for Wozniacki, who is ranked only 74th after dealing with injuries and hadnt won a match at a major in 2016 until last week. But she eliminated 2004 champion Svetlanta Kuznetsova in the second round and No. 8 Madison Keys in the fourth.Wozniackis last trip to the semifinals of a major came in 2014, when she lost the U.S. Open final to her good friend Serena Williams. Wozniacki also was a finalist in New York in 2009, losing to Kim Clijsters. Wozniacki lost in the tournaments semifinals in 2010 and 2011.---6:20 p.m.Lopez and Lopez have once again beaten Bryan and Bryan at a major tournament.The eighth-seeded Spanish doubles team of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez defeated third-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to deny the Bryans their quest for a 17th Grand Slam title. It was a rematch of the French Open final, where the Lopezes also beat the Bryans in three sets.The Lopezes, who are not related, move on to the semifinals to take on the winner of the match between Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and No. 12 seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Alexander Peya of Austria.Marc Lopez teamed with Rafael Nadal to win the gold medal in mens doubles at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.---5:45 p.m.Roberta Vinci, who stunned Serena Williams on the way to last years U.S. Open final, says she will ponder retiring at the end of this season.After the 33-year-old Italian lost to Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-0 in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows on Tuesday, Vinci was asked by a reporter whether shed be back in 2017.I dont know. This is the question youre going to ask me now? a smiling Vinci said good-naturedly.A year ago, Vinci beat Williams in the semifinals, then lost to good friend Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the first Grand Slam final for each. Immediately after the match, Pennetta announced she would leave the tour after last season.Vinci is currently ranked No. 8. She was bothered over the past two weeks by an injured left Achilles tendon and back pain, but still reached her fourth quarterfinal in New York.I really dont want to be someone who says `Im retiring, then, after two weeks, `No, Im not retiring. `Im retiring. `Im not. I dont know. Its something Ill need to figure out at the end of the year, Vinci said in Italian, with a laugh. Lets see what Im feeling and if I have a desire to continue. Putting aside my injuries, Im playing good tennis.---4:17 p.m.Gael Monfils reached his first Grand Slam semifinal since 2008 with a straight-set victory at the U.S. Open over 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille, who upset Rafael Nadal a round earlier.The 10th-seeded Monfils beat Pouille 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in an all-French quarterfinal Tuesday.Monfils had lost six consecutive major quarterfinals since reaching his only previous semifinal, 8+ years ago at the French Open.But the entertaining Monfils has been playing the best tennis of his career lately, winning all 15 sets hes played at Flushing Meadows during this tournament.Pouille, meanwhile, ran out of steam. He never had won a U.S. Open match until last week and his 4-hour-plus win against Nadal on Sunday was his third five-setter in a row.---1:40 p.m.Roberta Vinci fell apart after losing the opening set on a foot fault, allowing No. 2 seed Angelique Kerber to take last nine games and win their U.S. Open quarterfinal 7-5, 6-0 on Tuesday.Kerber, who has a chance to overtake Serena Williams at No. 1 after the tournament, moved into her third Grand Slam semifinal of the year. She won the Australian Open in January, then lost to Williams in the Wimbledon final in July.At last years U.S. Open, Vinci stunned Williams in the semifinals, ending the Americans bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam.On Tuesday, she was two points away from taking the first set when she served for it at 5-4, but she got broken there. Then, trailing 6-5, and serving at love-40, Vinci was called for a foot fault on a second serve. That resulted in a double-fault that ceded the set. As she walked to the sideline, Vinci looked at the line judge who made the call and smiled sarcastically, giving him a thumbs up and applauding with her racket.In the second set, Vinci won only 10 points.---12:35 p.m.Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic says shell take the rest of the season off because of wrist and toe injuries.Ivanovic, the 2008 French Open champion, tweeted Tuesday about the decision to step away from the tour until 2017 -- making the announcement one week after losing in the first round of the U.S. Open.She said she has a recurring wrist injury and was advised by her doctor to take time off. In addition, she will have surgery on a toe she broke at the Australian Open in January 2015.---12 p.m.Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki and Roberta Vinci will seek to return to the U.S. Open semifinals Tuesday, part of a lineup that also features two Frenchmen battling for a spot in the final four.The No. 1-seeded defending champ Djokovic takes on ninth-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of three French players in the quarterfinals. The other two, 24th-seeded Lucas Pouille and 10th-seeded Gael Monfils, face off for only the second time. Monfils won the previous meeting in five sets at last years Australian Open.On the womens side, in a contest of unseeded players, the two-time U.S. Open runner-up Wozniacki plays Anastasija Sevastova, who had never won four straight matches at any major until now.The other womens quarterfinal features two top-10 players: second-seeded Angelique Kerber, this years Australian Open champ, and No. 7 Roberta Vinci, last years U.S. Open runner-up.The roof on Ashe may be a factor. Forecasts call for partly cloudy skies, blustery winds and a chance of afternoon showers. Discount Soccer Jerseys . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. Cheap World Cup Jerseys . 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Those players were Dallas Stars 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa, Winnipeg Jets 2013 fourth-rounder Jan Kostalek and Phoenix Coyotes 2012 seventh-rounder Marek Langhamer. Week 4 of the college football season has the Southeastern Conference in the spotlight as a couple teams try to break long losing streaks to their opponents, and a few coaches face referendum games with their fanbases.BEST GAMENo. 10 Texas A&M vs. No. 17 Arkansas at Arlington, Texas.No. 14 Tennessee-No. 19 Florida probably has the most pressure on one team -- hello, Volunteers. No. 12 Georgia-No. 23 Mississippi has star power with Nick Chubb, Chad Kelly and the potential for a bunch of points. But well go Razorbacks and Aggies, who have gone to overtime each of the last two seasons.Its very early, but the winner has to feel as if it could be the team in the SEC West to push Alabama. Thats especially the case of the Aggies, who could come out of this 2-0 in conference with both wins coming away from College Station.A game inside the game to watch: Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, maybe the best defensive player in the country, against Arkansas left tackle Dan Skipper, a 6-foot-10 NFL prospect. Garrett gets moved around and the Aggies other end, Daeshon Hall is good, too. Itll be interesting to see if the long reach of Skipper helps can fend off Garrett, who has three sacks.HEISMAN WATCHChubb is averaging 121 yards rushing per game and has scored three touchdowns. Solid work, but not exactly stuff that will get him into the Heisman Trophy conversation.He has a good chance to grab attention in Oxford, Mississippi. 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If the streak reaches 12, with the Gators set to start a backup quarterback in Knoxville, the locals might be ready to run coach Butch Jones right out of town.24 -- The number of plays 20 yards or more that Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson is responsible for in three games. He has six runs of at least 20 yards, tied for second most in the nation, and 18 passes of 20 yards or more, third-best in the country. Jackson and the third-ranked Cardinals travel to Marshall.OFF THE RADAREast Carolina will try to run its winning streak against Virginia Tech to three games and its streak against Atlantic Coast Conference opposition to seven in a row when the Pirates visit the Hokies.The Pirates already have one ACC victory this season. They beat North Carolina State. ECU also has the nations second-leading receiver in Zay Jones, who caught 22 passes -- one short of the NCAA record -- last week against South Carolina.COACH IN NEED OF A WINAuburn has lost seven straight home games against Power Five competition, the second-longest streak in the nation to Kansas nine straight. Any time your team is mentioned with Kansas football, things are not great -- thats where Tigers coach Gus Malzahn is right now.The Tigers host No. 18 LSU and are in danger of falling to 1/3 overall and 0-2 in the SEC while playing all the games at home. Malzahn needed to improve on last years 7-6 record, so this is no way to start.And if Malzahns team can spring the mini-upset, the temperature rises for LSU coach Les Miles, who will have a team that was considered a serious playoff contender with two losses before October.---Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAPwww.Collegefootball.ap.org ' ' '

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