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Men's, women's semis set...Harvey could start twice down stretch...Ryan expects McCoy to play Sunday

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 10, 2015 at 3:31 a.m.



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NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Open semifinals are set after second seed Roger Federer and No. 5 Stan Wawrinka (vah-VRIHN'-kah) earned the right to face each other on Friday. Federer still hasn't dropped a set in the tournament following his 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 triumph over No. 12 Richard Gasquet (gas-KAY'). Wawrinka had dropped four straight meetings to Kevin Anderson before knocking off the South African, 6-4, 6-4, 6-0.

NEW YORK (AP) — Second seed Simona Halep (HA'-lehp) and No. 26 Flavia Pennetta have advanced to the U.S. Open women's semifinals by winning yesterday. Halep pulled out a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 triumph over 20th-seeded Victoria Azarenka after Pennetta rallied for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 triumph against fifth seed Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH'-toh-vah). Halep will take on Pennnetta in today's semis after top seed Serena Williams faces Roberta Vinci.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the plan for pitcher Matt Harvey could include regular season starts down the stretch against the Yankees and Nationals. Alderson also said the NL East leaders haven't determined how they might use Harvey in the postseason. Harvey and his agent said last week that he had a limit of 180 innings for the season, and he's now at 171 2/3 innings.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo coach Rex Ryan says he expects running back LeSean McCoy to be ready to play in the season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. McCoy's playing status had been in question as recently as last week, when the seventh-year player said he was optimistic but not entirely sure if he could play because of an injured hamstring. The Bills acquired the NFL's 2013 yards-rushing leader in a trade with Philadelphia.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive tackle Danny O'Brien has been suspended from the 23rd-ranked team for a violation of team rules. Volunteers coach Butch Jones says O'Brien will miss Saturday's game with No. 19 Oklahoma and no timetable had been set for the junior's return. O'Brien had two tackles and a sack last week against Bowling Green in his 12th career start.

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