Rafael Nadal, the No. 2 seed, dispatched David Nalbandian in straight sets before experiencing a severe leg cramp during Sunday's action at the U.S. Open. He reacted to the pain (below) during his post-match news conference.
"I'm glad to have him back. He had a good average and he is good for the team. They'd been struggling without him and it's good to see him back on the roster list."
Nathan Young, Northwest, disability non-profit
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New Zealand All Blacks captain Richie McCaw signs his name on a rugby ball for a child during a fan event Sunday ahead of the seven-week Rugby World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. In a country of 4 million, rugby has been the most important game for more than 100 years.
"He's a young player and he might take some time to get back into the swing of things. He has so much talent and everyone is looking forward to his return."
Theadocia Austen CQ WHOLE NAME, Capitol Hill, public events coordinator
Washington Redskins rookie wide receiver Niles Paul, a fifth-round pick, is more known for his blocking skills, but with Santana Moss sidelined for three to seven weeks, Paul will be leaned on more heavily as a pass catcher. He had two catches for 25 yards in last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times).
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tom Milone (center) smiles in the dugout after hitting a three-run homer during the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
Andy Roddick, of the United States, acknowledges the crowd after defeating Jack Sock, also of the United States, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 during the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals batter Jesus Flores (26) looks to home plate umpire Mark Carlson, left, as Flores strikes out with bases loaded in the eight inning of their baseball game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Turner Field in Atlanta, as Braves catcher Brian McCann waits behind the plate. Atlanta won the game 5-2.
** FILE ** Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, shown with Class A Potomac, struck out four in six innings Thursday night for Class AA Harrisburg in his final rehab start. He's slated to pitch against Los Angeles at Nationals Park on Tuesday. (Associated Press)
Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks (16) celebrates his 95 yard kick off return touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Thursday, September 1, 2011, in the last pre-season game. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Washington Redskins wide receiver Brandon Banks (16) returns a kick off 95 yards for a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Thursday, September 1, 2011, in the last pre-season game. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)
Keyaron Fox of the Washington Redskins (51) brings down Allen Bradford of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (38) late in the first quarter at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Thursday, September 1, 2011, in the last pre-season game. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)