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Raducanu, Fernandez in teen women’s final

NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis will have its youngest Grand Slam champion in 17 years when 18-year-old Emma Raducanu (ra-doo-KA’-noo) faces 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez on Saturday.

It’s the first major final between unseeded players in the professional era and the winner becomes the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova’s victory at Wimbledon in 2004.

Fernandez has had the tougher road to the final, with four straight three-set victories. Three of them were against players ranked in the top five. The Canadian has spent 12 hours, 45 minutes on the court, five hours more than Raducanu.

Raducanu hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament. The qualifier from Britain is trying to become the first player to win the U.S. Open without doing so since Serena Williams in 2014.

Williams, then 17, played in the last Grand Slam final between two teenagers when she beat Martina Hingis, 18, at the 1999 U.S. Open.

The mixed doubles final, followed by a 20th anniversary remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, precede the afternoon final in Arthur Ashe Stadium.


Mets host Yankees on 20th anniversary of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets are set for an emotional game in Queens on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the first time the Subway Series will overlap with Sept. 11.

Both teams will wear hats representing New York’s first responders, two years after Mets slugger Pete Alonso said the league rejected his proposal for specially designed hats doing the same. Alonso instead had custom cleats made for each of his teammates — without asking MLB for permission — and later donated his shoes to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Then-Mets manager Bobby Valentine will throw out the first pitch to then-Yankees manager Joe Torre, and Hall of Famer Mike Piazza will be among the alumni in attendance. Piazza memorably hit a go-ahead homer for the Mets on Sept. 21, 2001 against the Braves in the team’s first game back at Shea Stadium.


Iowa-ISU not just for state bragging rights

UNDATED (AP) — The Iowa-Iowa State football game has been played 67 times since 1884, always for nothing more than bragging rights. That changes this year.

The national spotlight is on Ames on Saturday with the Big Ten’s Iowa ranked No. 10 and the Big 12′s Iowa State No. 9. Never before have the teams met when both were ranked, let alone in the top 10.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 are matched up in two games. The big one is in Columbus, where No. 3 Ohio State hosts No. 12 Oregon in the only other Top 25 matchup. The Buckeyes still have much to prove on defense, and Oregon will put stress on all three levels. The other game between the venerable conferences, Washington at Michigan, lost some of its luster after the Huskies dropped their opener to FCS member Montana.

Fans feeling nostalgic will want to tune in to see No. 5 Texas play Arkansas in a renewal of rivalry that was at its hottest in the 1960s and ‘70s when the Longhorns’ Darrell Royal and Razorbacks’ Frank Broyles ruled the old Southwest Conference. This will be the teams’ first meeting since Arkansas won 31-7 in the 2014 Texas Bowl in Houston.