Artist Stephen Layne is finishing up a 9-foot-tall clay statue of "Smokin' Joe" Frazier that captures Philadelphia's local hero in mid-punch. Frazier became the first fighter to beat Muhammad Ali when he out-slugged "The Greatest" for the heavyweight title in 1971.
Canada's Eugenie Bouchard is out of the U.S. Open. The Westmount, Que., native lost her fourth-round match 7-6 (2), 6-4 to Ekaterina Makarova on a sweltering Monday afternoon after needing treatment from medical staff midway through the second set.
When Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko fired head coach Ryan Nelsen and replaced him with Greg Vanney on Sunday, it marked the eighth coaching change in the franchise's tumultuous eight-year history.
Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi in the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.