NEW YORK -- Roger Federer stayed perfect at this U.S. Open, beating Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 Sunday and breezing into the round of 16.
To win his first Grand Slam of the season, the No. 2-ranked Federer needs to take his fifth straight title at Flushing Meadows. He has not lost a set in three matches, and raised his right fist after zinging a final, winning forehand down the line.
Second-seeded Jelena Jankovic won her sort of split decision, beating No. 21 Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals.
Jankovic went into her trademark splits early in the third set reaching for a shot. She lost the point and stayed splayed on the court, and fans wondered whether she'd hurt herself.
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But Jankovic bounced up and easily bounded around the court, quickly finishing off her 18-year-old Danish opponent.
• GOLF -- In Norton, Mass., Mike Weir holed a 5-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 4-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship, leaving him in a familiar position with hopes of a better outcome.
It was the 10th time the Canadian has had at least a share of the 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour, but he has only one victory when leading going into the final round.
Weir had a 17-under 196 total. He matched the course record Friday with a 61 and shot a 67 on Saturday.
Johnnie Walker Championship -- In Gleneagles, Scotland, France's Gregory Havret shot a 3-under 70 for a one-stroke victory in the Johnnie Walker Championship, and England's Oliver Wilson finished 10th to clinch Europe's 10th and final automatic Ryder Cup spot.
After the tournament, Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo used his two picks on Englishmen Ian Poulter and Paul Casey, a decision that left Darren Clarke off the European team for the first time since 1995.
• MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -- In Fort Mill, the Durham Bulls beat the Charlotte Knights 10-2 at Knights Stadium.
Durham's Chris Richard led the way for Durham with two home runs and five RBI.
Charlotte starter Wes Whisler fell short of his 13th win of the season. Whisler did go eight innings, allowing seven runs off of nine hits.
The Knights' only runs of the game came on RBI by Josh Fields and Jason Tyner.
• VOLLEYBALL -- Olympic beach volleyball stars Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh lost for the first time in more than a year, dropping a 21-19, 10-21, 25-23 decision to Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh in The AVP Crocs Cup Shootout.
With the loss, the two-time Olympic champions' winning streak ended at 112 matches and 19 titles. They last lost on Aug. 19, 2007, also to Branagh and Youngs.
• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Duke and James Madison were warming up prior to kickoff when two men unexpectedly parachuted into Wallace Wade Stadium with the game ball.
The men didn't hit any of the players on the field. They just hit the wrong field.
The News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., reports that the parachutists were supposed to land at North Carolina's season-opening game, eight miles away.
UNC assistant athletic director Michael Beale said the jumpers from Virginia-based Aerial Adventures canceled the leap into Kenan Stadium because of bad weather.
When the weather cleared, the pilot saw a stadium and the skydivers jumped. It was when they landed that they realized they missed their mark. The two men scrambled off the field with the game ball, and UNC associate athletic director Rick Steinbacher called Duke officials to apologize.