US Open singles champs to get record $3 million
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The 2014 U.S. Open men’s and women’s singles champions will earn a record $3 million apiece this year.
The USTA announced Wednesday that the total purse for the tournament will be $38.3 million, an increase of 11.7 percent from $34.3 million last year. The previous winners of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season earned $2.6 million in 2013.
A player who loses in the first round of singles at Flushing Meadows will make $35,750. The U.S. Open starts on Aug. 25.
Louisville’s Pitino: ‘I can go for a long time’
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino’s game plan doesn’t include retirement any time soon.
The 61-year-old Louisville men’s basketball coach said Wednesday he “can go for a long time” thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes. Pitino said during a news conference that his “passion and enthusiasm is better at 61 than it was at 31, and I had great passion back then.”
Pitino is signed through 2021-22.