Red Stars re­turn Sept. 12

Chicago Sun-Times - - SPORTS -

The Na­tional Women’s Soc­cer League an­nounced the sched­ule for the first three weeks of its fall se­ries, with the nine teams di­vided into three pods to min­i­mize travel.

The Red Stars are grouped with the Wash­ing­ton Spirit and Sky Blue FC. Their first two games are on the road Sept. 12 against the Spirit and at home Sept. 20 against Sky Blue.

♦ Fa­vorite Tiz the Law, who won the first leg of the Triple Crown by capturing the Bel­mont Stakes in June, drew the No. 17 post po­si­tion for the resched­uled Ken­tucky Derby on Satur­day in Louisville, Ken­tucky. No horse has won from that post po­si­tion in 41 tries.

♦ Third-seeded Ser­ena Wil­liams be­gan her quest for what would be a record-ty­ing 24th ma­jor sin­gles ti­tle with a 7-5, 6-3 vic­tory against Kristie Ahn in the first round of the U.S. Open in New York. Sis­ter Venus lost to Karolina Mu­chova 6-3, 7-5.

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