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Coco Gauff Will Play in the U.S. Open as a Wild Card

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The United States Open announced its wild-card decisions on Tuesday, confirming that Wimbledon’s breakout star, Coco Gauff, had been chosen for the tournament’s main draw.

Gauff, 15, will be making her second appearance in a Grand Slam main draw when she competes in Queens later this month.

Wild cards allow players who don’t have enough rankings points to gain entry into the main draw of an event without competing in its qualifying tournament. The Grand Slam tournaments distribute their wild cards in a way that promotes players from the host country.

After becoming the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon history, Gauff announced her arrival on the tennis scene last month with a first-round victory over Venus Williams, a five-time Wimbledon singles champion. Gauff followed that win with victories over two veterans, Magdalena Rybarikova and Polona Hercog, before losing in the fourth round to Simona Halep, the eventual champion.

Two so-called reciprocal wild cards went to the 2011 U.S. Open champion, Samantha Stosur, 35, of Australia, who is now ranked 131st, and to Diane Parry of France, 16.

Reciprocal wild cards are the result of agreements among the United States Tennis Association and the Australian and French tennis federations. Each gives two of its Grand Slam wild cards, one for women and one for men, to the others.

On the men’s side at the U.S. Open, wild cards went to several American players: Ernesto Escobedo, Bjorn Fratangelo, Marcos Giron, Christopher Eubanks, Jack Sock and Zachary Svajda, the national junior champion.

Sock, ranked 176th, has not won a match in singles this year. He will be playing for the fourth time since returning from an operation on his right thumb.

The omission of 112th-ranked Tommy Paul, 22, was probably the greatest surprise on the men’s side. Paul, ranked dozens of spots ahead of other Americans who received wild cards, has been one of the country’s most consistent young players this year, climbing more than 200 spots in the rankings over the last 12 months.

The French men’s reciprocal wild card went to Antoine Hoang, 23, who reached the third round at the French Open this year. The men’s reciprocal wild card for Australia has not been selected, possibly a result of turmoil in the ranks of Australian men’s tennis.

Andy Murray, the 2012 U.S. Open singles champion, withdrew from wild-card consideration after the tournament did not extend the timetable for announcing its choices. Murray, 32, who has been making a steady comeback from hip surgery, will compete in men’s doubles and mixed doubles with partners yet to be determined.



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Yankees Begin a Stretch Against the A’s With a Loss

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Olson and Mark Canha hit back-to-back homers in the first inning to lead the Athletics over the Yankees, 6-2, on Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games.

“I feel like we’ve been doing that lately,” Olson said. “If we give up a run or two, we find a way to come in and respond. To shut down any momentum is nice to do.”

Olson connected on a two-run shot down the right-field line with two outs in the first off Domingo German (16-3) for his 26th homer, and Canha followed with his 19th on a drive to right-center.

That helped carry the A’s to a win in the first meeting between the teams since the Yankees eliminated Oakland in the wild-card playoff last season. These teams could meet again come the postseason with New York holding the best record in the American League and the A’s moving one percentage point ahead of Tampa Bay in the race for the second wild-card spot.

This was the first of six games in less than two weeks between these teams, with Oakland visiting New York next weekend.

“You’d like to start out well, especially at home, knowing we’re going to play them six times in the next 12 days,” Oakland Manager Bob Melvin said. “It’s nice to get a first-game win.”

The early outburst proved to be more than enough for Homer Bailey (11-8), who shut the Yankees down after allowing a solo homer to Gary Sanchez in the first inning. Bailey allowed one run and seven hits in five and two-thirds innings to improve to 3-0 at home since joining Oakland last month in a trade from Kansas City. He walked none and struck out eight.

The Yankees have lost two straight after starting August with 15 wins in 18 games.

“We got a lot of hits, but we just couldn’t get that hit to kind of put us over the top,” Manager Aaron Boone said. “Been a couple days of that where we’ve had some opportunities and haven’t been able to cash in.”

Marcus Semien added a run-scoring double in the second inning, and Stephen Piscotty hit an R.B.I. single in the sixth

German had his career-best seven-game winning streak snapped after allowing six runs — five earned — and eight hits in five and a third innings.

Aaron Judge added a solo homer in the eighth for the Yankees, a 467-foot drive to left field that was the first long ball he has pulled all season.

“Direction doesn’t matter,” Judge said. “As long as they go over the fence and it adds runs, I’m happy with it. Left or right or center. Just glad to get one.”

On Wednesday night, Mike Fiers (11-3) will look to win his 10th straight decision when the A’s take on J.A. Happ (10-7) and the Yankees in the middle game of the three-game series.

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Vice President Mike Pence chairs the sixth meeting of the National Space Council and delivers remarks on expanding space exploration and strengthening the United States’ leadership in commercial space at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center National Air and Space Museum.

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