Elderly spectator dies during 2nd round of US Open
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — A 94-year-old man died Friday during the second round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
Authorities say the death appears to be of natural causes.
Rescue personnel and sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the grandstand next to the sixth green Friday after the Wauwatosa man was reported to be without a pulse. Lt. Robert Stuesser of the Washington County Sheriff's Department says in a release handed out by the United States Golf Association that emergency personnel performed CPR.
The man was transferred to an ambulance, where he was pronounced dead.
No other information was provided. The USGA says its "thoughts and prayers are with those surrounding this individual during this difficult time."
E. coli bacteria found in drinking water at US Open
ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Health officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Open is underway, but there have been no reports of illness.
The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department identified the bacteria in a water sample taken from a hydration station connected to a well near the 12th hole. That station is closed.
The health department says no one has reported becoming sick after drinking the water and E. coli bacteria have not been found at other hydration stations.
People who drink water containing the bacteria can become ill with flu-like symptoms.
The U.S. Golf Association says complimentary bottled water will be provided at all drinking water stations for the rest of the tournament, which runs through Sunday.
Lopez upsets Berdych, Zverev stops Haas at Stuttgart Open
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Feliciano Lopez upset Tomas Berdych 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-4 and Mischa Zverev ended veteran Tommy Haas' participation in the Stuttgart Open quarterfinals on Friday.
Lopez saved all nine break points he faced against the third-seeded Berdych.
Zverev defeated Haas 6-4, 6-4 for a semifinal against Lopez.
The 39-year-old Haas, who defeated Roger Federer in the second round on Wednesday, was playing for the last time at the grass-court tournament, and he was accompanied by his six-year-old daughter Valentina at the post-match news conference, where she sat on his lap.
"She is the biggest reason why I still do it," said Haas, who plans to retire at the end of the season. "On the whole it was a nice week."
Zverev said he was "a bit sorry, especially because I could always hear his daughter, who shouted, 'Come on, Daddy!' They're special moments. He's a champion."
Also, the fourth-seeded Lucas Pouille defeated Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 for a semifinal against French compatriot Benoit Paire, who beat Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 6-1, 7-6 (4).
Putin: fans expect more from Russia's misfiring soccer team
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's national football team has a prominent critic ahead of the Confederations Cup — none other than Vladimir Putin.
The Russian president warns that "fans and those who love Russian football expect better results from our national team," which has won just three of its last 15 games.
Speaking two days before Russia faces New Zealand in the opening game of the Confederations Cup, a key World Cup warm-up event, Putin adds "we'll hope that the guys play with full commitment, like real warriors and athletes, to at least please the fans with their effort to win."
Poor youth coaching and too many foreign players in the Russian league hold the team back, Putin suggests, but recent games show "there is potential."
Russia beat Hungary and drew with Chile in last week's friendlies.