Student-athletes are being used and abused by the NCAA, says commentator Frank Deford, and a new article supports his view. The article provides ample evidence that student-athletes are lacking in their rights as American citizens.
Serena Williams' recent outburst against an umpire at the U.S. Open represented poor sportsmanship, some say, and could have excluded her from a Grand Slam tournament. Professors and referees point to high salaries and contract pressures as the likely cause of the increase of angry athletes.
Novak Djokovic has won the men's title at the U.S. Open. He beat defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-1. Jon Wertheim of Sports Illustrated and Steve Inskeep recap Monday's final match.
For the fourth straight year, the men's final at the U.S. Open had to be postponed a day because of bad weather earlier in the tournament. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal play Monday. Australian Samantha Stosur defeated American Serena Williams in the women's final on Sunday.
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