Djokovic, Osaka top seeds for U.S. Open

first_img(REUTERS) – World number ones and title holders Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka have been named the top seeds for the U.S. Open which starts on Monday in New York.Three-time U.S. Open champion Djokovic, who comes into the tournament having won his fifth Wimbledon title, is followed in the seedings by 2017 winner Rafael Nadal.Roger Federer will begin his quest for a 21st Grand Slam crown as the third seed. He is followed by Austrian Dominic Thiem, Russia’s Daniil Medvedev and Germany’s Alexander Zverev.Former champions in the list of 32 men’s seeds also include Marin Cilic (2014) of Croatia who is 22nd and Stan Wawrinka (2016) of Switzerland who is 23rd.French Open winner Ash Barty is seeded second behind Japan’s Osaka, followed by Czech Karolina Pliskova and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep.American Serena Williams, last year’s finalist who is seeking a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title, is seeded eighth while another former winner, Sloane Stephens, is 11th.Angelique Kerber, the 2016 champion, is seeded 14th.last_img read more

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Boys basketball Lakers beat Phoenix, 52-38

first_img Tags: boys basketballCazenoviaChittenango Though parked just outside the state Class B rankings with an 11-3 record, the Cazenovia boys basketball team is on the short list of title contenders.With a big game looming next Wednesday against its namesakes from Skaneateles after a week’s rest, the Lakers hosted Phoenix last Tuesday at Buckley Gym and, helped by a big third quarter, beat the Firebirds 52-38.Neither team had separated until Cazenovia, leading 26-25 at halftime, proceeded to bash Phoenix in an 18-4 run through that third period, never to get caught.Alex Moesch and Ryan Romagnoli each hit on three 3-pointers as Moesch got 17 points and Romagnoli had 13 points. Keegan Bailey also finished with 13 points as Ty Freyer had six points.Chittenango nearly got its best win of the season last Tuesday against Marcellus, leading for long stretches before the Mustangs rallied late to beat the Bears 62-53.Ignoring its own 3-9 mark, Chittenango steadily built a 31-25 halftime advantage, and still led going into the fourth quarter before Marcellus finally went in front thanks to a well-balanced attack.Bryce Bishop still led all scorers with 17 points, most of it from five 3-pointers. Alex Lum had 12 points, with Tyrus Kelly earning 12 points.But the Mustangs had four players reach double figures as Matt Kershaw,with 16 points, set the pace, Luke Ingianni getting 12 points as Jared Sammon had 11 points and Cory Cangemi 10 points.Those struggles continued on Thursday night as Chittenango fell to Westhill 66-30, never able to get to double-digit points in any single quarter against a much-improved Warriors defense.Kyle Manwaring still earned 11 points overall, but no one else had more than Kelly’s total of five points. On Westhill’s side, Zach Brown had 15 points, with James Kelley getting 14 points and Elliott Rouse adding 10 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

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