Roger Federer says he is ‘sick and tired’ of suggestions he calls the scheduling shots

(CNN)Roger Federer slammed Dan Evans 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in under 90 minutes at the US Open on Friday, then suggestions that he calls the shots in scheduling. Visit our tennis page for more news and info “I don’t remember that I asked for something,” Federer told reporters. “It’s maybe nice to be out of the sun, as well, I don’t know, I thought. But I definitely didn’t do it intentionally. I don’t even know if the team asked for day. I know there was questions to have a preference. “But that doesn’t mean like, ‘Roger asks, Roger gets.’ Just remember that, because I have heard this s**t too often now. “I’m sick and tired of it, that apparently I call …

Andrew Luck takes out a full-page ad in Indianapolis paper to thank fans one last time

(CNN)Andrew Luck is retiring from football, but he couldn’t leave the Indianapolis Colts without bidding the fans a proper farewell. “I’m proud to be a Midwesterner, a Hoosier, and a Colt.” His decision came after a four-year cycle of “injury, pain, rehab,” he told reporters last week. Luck, a first pick in the 2012 draft and four-time Pro Bowl QB, said the “unceasing” pain forced him out of the game. News of his retirement spread last week while he sat on the sidelines of a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Fans booed him off the field. But the Colts got to work, and within one day of Luck’s announcement, the team announced they’d selected backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett as …

Coco Gauff wins in her US Open main draw debut

(CNN)Could Coco Gauff match — or better — her magical Wimbledon run? Gauff, the youngest player in the draw, trailed by a set and a break. But she fought back — and igniting the crowd at Louis Armstrong Stadium while doing it. Gauff had 4-1 lead in the third set, but following a medical timeout Potapova broke back. But Gauff stopped Potapova’s win streak, breaking to win the match when Potapova’s forehand went long. “Honestly, I wanted to win, and I was just trying to calm myself down, and really it was the crowd that really helped me, because I was almost out,” Gauff said to ESPN. The two players’ combined age is 33 years old, making it the youngest …

Some fans booed Andrew Luck for retiring. But the NFL community is showing him lots of love

(CNN)As word spread Saturday night that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is retiring, some fans booed the four-time Pro Bowler after a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Injuries had kept Luck, 29, from playing in the preseason, but fans at the game in Indianapolis were clearly upset about the news. Cameras caught one man even taking off his Luck jersey as the game ended. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear it,” Luck told reporters afterward. “Yeah, it hurt.” James Irsay, the owner and CEO of the Indianapolis Colts, said at a press conference Saturday, “We have nothing but gratitude and thankfulness for the blood, sweat and tears he spilled as no. 12.” “Sheesh man, thank you …

American gold medalist kneels during national anthem at the Pan Am Games

(CNN)American gold medalist fencer Race Imboden knelt as the national anthem played Friday at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, to protest racism, gun control, mistreatment of immigrants and President Donald Trump. As Imboden knelt, his teammates Gerek Meinhardt and Nick Itkin stood tall. Several members of the silver medalist Brazilian team saluted and Canada’s bronze-winning team stood quietly. Taking a knee during the national anthem became a form of civil protest after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee throughout the 2016 football season in protest of police brutality and injustice against people of color. Since then, many athletes, from NFL players, to soccer star Megan Rapinoe to amateur high schoolers have knelt as a form of …

Ocasio-Cortez invites Megan Rapinoe to the House of Representatives in place of the White House

(CNN)On Tuesday, US women’s soccer co-captain Megan Rapinoe went viral after making it clear that she was not going to go to the White House if her team won the World Cup. Rapinoe accepted the invitation tweeting: “Consider it done @AOC” Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts got into the conversation and said she would bring red velvet cake for the occasion. Rapinoe made her comments about not wanting to go to the White House to a reporter for Eight by Eight, a soccer magazine. President Trump responded to Rapinoe’s comments on Twitter saying “I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job!” The team will play …

A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 11 people aboard died

(CNN)Professional parachute demonstrator Larry Lemaster, an Army veteran with more than 3,000 jumps, died doing what he loved, his wife, Anna Elkins, wrote on Facebook Saturday. The Beechcraft BE65twin-engine plane crashed during taking off Friday eveningat Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The names of the passengers have not been formally released by authorities. Elkins said her “heart also goes out to” the Oahu Parachute Center and the loved ones of friends who perished in the crash. “Today is the worst day of my life. My son has lost his father… He wants you to celebrate his life and your own. Love who you love with great intensity. Do what makes you happy. Be the …

Scientists say dinosaur fossils found in Colorado are those of a 68 million years old triceratops

Several weeks ago, construction workers digging near a Denver, Colorado, retirement home made a startling discovery: dinosaur bones. “Finds like this, while relatively rare, are a great reminder of how dynamic our planet is and how much more there is out there to discover.” Believe it or not, Denver is a fossil hotspot, especially when it comes to triceratops. In 2017, horned dinosaur fossils were uncovered at Thornton, a Denver construction site, and were revealed to belong to a triceratops relative, the torosaurus. Ever wonder why the Colorado Rockies sport a Barney lookalike as their mascot? Back when Coors’ Field was under construction, an unidentified fossil was discovered there, too. Scientists say the possibility of unearthing more fossils runs very …

Suspected gunman in David Ortiz’s shooting wanted for armed robberies in New Jersey

(CNN)The alleged gunman in the shooting of former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz in the Dominican Republic is wanted by New Jersey authorities for two armed robberies in 2017. Ortiz, 43, who is also known as Big Papi, was at a Santo Domingo nightclub Sunday night with television host Jhoel Lopez when they were both injured by gunfire. A bullet struck Ortiz in the back and went through his stomach, police said. Both victims are recovering. Authorities said a total of seven people were linked to the shooting. Six people were custody, and one remained at large Thursday, police said. Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte has said investigators don’t know a motive for the shooting but …

Former Florida Gators football captain charged with murder

(CNN)A former captain for the University of Florida football team was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday, making him the second player from that team to be accused of murder. Joiner, 33, played as a safety for Florida from 2004 to 2007 and was a key part of the 2006 national championship team. In his final season he tallied 64 tackles and was a captain of a team that included Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and a freshman tight end named Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez, who played for the Gators from 2007 to 2009 and went on to star for the NFL’s New England Patriots, was convicted of the murder of Odin Lloyd in 2015. He hanged himself in prison …

Chinese woman who paid $6.5M after her daughter got into Stanford says she did it to help others

(CNN)The mother of a Chinese student who was admitted to Stanford University said the family gave $6.5 million to the man at the center of a massive college admissions scandal — but as a donation to help others. After her daughter got into Stanford, the statement said, Singer asked her for a donation to the university through his foundation. Singer told her the donation was “for the salaries of academic staff, scholarships, athletics programs and helping those students who otherwise will not be able to afford to attend Stanford,” Zhao said. Mother says she fell victim to the scam While Singer’s company provided “educational advisory services,” she said, it did not guarantee admission into any school. Her daughter has a …