SPORTSBREAK FOR SEPTEMBER 10
Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) is playing Andy Murray in the men's title match at the U-S Open. Djokovic, the second seed and defending champion, beat fourth seed David Ferrer (feh-REHR') to reach the final. Murray advanced by downing Tomas Berdych (TOH'-mahs bur-DEEK').
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are sticking with Joey Elliott. Head coach Tim Burke said today Elliott will start at quarterback Friday night against the Calgary Stampeders. Veteran Buck Pierce has been sidelined with a foot injury since July 13th but is expected to practise this week and be ready to face Hamilton on September 21st.
The opening week of the N-F-L regular season concludes tonight with two games. The Baltimore Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals in an A-F-C North battle. Meanwhile the Oakland Raiders are home to the San Diego chargers in an A-F-C West game.
Good news for the Arizona Cardinals. The N-F-L club learned today that quarterback John Skelton has a low ankle sprain. The team had feared the injury was a more serious high ankle sprain.
Jiyai Shin (jee-eye shihn) won this morning's playoff with Paula Creamer (KREE'-mer) in the L-P-G-A Tour's Kingsmill Championship. She made a two-putt par on the ninth hole of the playoff to beat Creamer. It was the longest playoff between two players in Tour history.
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox, the top two teams in the American League Central open a four-game series tonight in the Windy City. The White Sox will take a two-game lead over the second-place Tigers into the series opener. The Toronto Blue Jays are idle.