By JOHN BRANCH
Ten football teams in the powerful Pac-12 — including No. 13 Stanford and No. 14 U.S.C., who play Saturday — have returning starting quarterbacks this season.
By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY
Roger Federer fended off two match points and came back from two sets down to defeat Gaël Monfils in a five-set quarterfinal match on Thursday night.
By TOM PEDULLA
Geno Smith, the Jets’ second-year quarterback, has shown more certainty as he tries to fully grasp the playbook assembled by Marty Mornhinweg, the Jets’ veteran offensive coordinator.
Seahawks 36, Packers 16
By KEN BELSON
Fueled by a noisy home crowd and an impressive performance from Percy Harvin, the Seahawks pulled away in the second half for a comfortable victory to open the N.F.L. season.
By TYLER KEPNER
Relievers, including some well-traveled ones, recorded a majority of the outs for the offensively-challenged Yankees in their latest narrow victory against the Red Sox.
Mixed doubles matches, which feature few recognizable names, rarely draw large crowds and are played only at Grand Slam and Olympic tournaments.
By BEN ROTHENBERG
Peng Shuai and Ekaterina Makarova will play in the final four of a major event for the first time Friday at the U.S. Open.