Rebecca peterson from Sweden eliminated the seed Sloane stephens outside of the Citi Open, the hard-court tournament that serves as the focus for the US Open. Peterson, ranked 70 in the world, took the straight-set victory, 6-2, 7-5, over Stephens, the eighth player in the world, who had just suffered a third round defeat at Wimbledon. Peterson will face the American Sachia vickery or italian Camila Giorgi in the second round. In another action in Washington, eighth seed Monique Puig from Puerto Rico defeated the American Allie Kiick, 6-4, 6-2 and adolescent phenomenon Coco gauff lost to Zarina Diyas, 6-4, 6-2. . . An Egyptian player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced that the 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its investigation continues. He may not compete or attend any event sanctioned by the governing bodies of sport. Last year, his brother, Karim hossam, was found guilty of 16 counts of corruption, including providing inside information and facilitating betting. He was banned for life.
Pan American Games
USA wins gold in beach volleyball
Americans Karissa cook and Jace Pardon won the women’s beach volleyball final at the Pan American Games, as the United States defeated Argentina, 14-21, 22-20, 15-10. Cook and Pardon hugged and waved an American flag at the end of the game. Heavy fog from the nearby Pacific Ocean blanketed the hills surrounding the sandy site of Lima. But Cook said it was ideal. “My hometown is like that. Love this weather, ” said Cook, from Santa Cruz, Calif.
Kunitz from the Blackhawks retires
Chris Kunitz retired after winning four Stanley Cup titles in 15 NHL seasons, and he joins the Chicago Blackhawks front office as a player development advisor. Kunitz, 39, will work with the coaching staff for the Blackhawks and their American Hockey League branch in Rockford. He announced his decision in a statement released by the team on Tuesday. Kunitz has 268 goals and 351 assists in 1,022 NHL games with Anaheim, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Tampa Bay and Chicago. He also had 27 goals and 66 assists in 178 playoff appearances.
Maryland man lands record fish
A man from Maryland who says he had to outlive a mahi mahi to land it now has a place in the state’s record books to show his work. The state Department of Natural Resources said Jeff wright of Cambridge broke a 34-year fishing record when he caught the 72.8-pound fish off the coast of Ocean City last Sunday. Wright’s take breaks record held by Kim lawson, who coiled a 67.8-pound dolphinfish in July 1985. Wright said he battled the fish for 25 minutes before he finally gave up.
. . . Former Michigan State University president accused of lying about her knowledge of allegations against sports doctor Larry nassar receives approximately $ 2.5 million through a retirement program. The university announced Lou anna simon‘s retires on August 31. She resigned as president last year under pressure and denied any cover-ups and took unpaid leave while facing criminal charges. A judge is expected to rule later this year on whether Simon should stand trial for two felonies and two misdemeanors. Authorities say she knew in 2014 that Nassar was accused of assaulting a patient at a campus clinic. Nassar is jailed for possession of child pornography and assaulting young athletes. . . UConn Coach Randy Edsall said linebacker Eli Thomas won’t be returning to football after suffering a stroke last season. The eldest had been working on his rehabilitation since his stroke last October before a weightlifting session. He had returned to the squad and was named captain in the spring, hoping to eventually resume his football career. Edsall said Thomas will remain a part of the squad to some extent. . . The Minnesota Timberwolves have named Sachin gupta their executive vice president of basketball operations, continuing the front office makeover under the leadership of the new president Gersson Rosas. Gupta, whose hiring was finalized on Tuesday, was the assistant general manager last season for Detroit. Prior to that, he was with Houston for a year as a special advisor.