Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Maria Sharapova is out of the US Open.
In a post on Facebook Sunday, tennis star Maria Sharapova announced she will not take part in the US Open this year.
"Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open," Sharapova posted. "I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time. To all my amazing fans, I will be back in the Asian swing in a few weeks and look forward to finishing the year healthy and strong."
This marks the second time in three years that Sharapova has pulled out of the US Open.
Sharapova has not competed in any event since losing to Serena Williams in the July Wimbledon semifinals, citing a knee injury.
Michael Shroyer/Getty Images(BLACKSBURG, Va.) -- Virginia Tech will honor the two journalists who were tragically killed on air this past week.
In a statement on Sunday, the Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced the football team will wear special stickers on their helmets in memory of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot by a former co-worker while doing a live broadcast.
According to the statement, the sticker features the number 7, for WDBJ-7, and teal and maroon ribbons with the initials of the victims.
"Teal was Parker’s favorite color, while the maroon ribbon represents Ward, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011," said the statement.
The Hokies will wear the stickers for the season opener against Ohio State University on Labor Day.
Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Atlanta Police say a fan has died after falling during a game between the Braves and the New York Yankess Saturday night.
According to ESPN, the victim fell from the upper deck of Turner Field during the top of the seventh inning.
On Sunday, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office identified the man as 60-year-old Gregory K. Murrey from Alpharetta, Georgia.
The game continued as paramedics assisted the fallen fan.
Atlanta police told ABC News they are investigating the reason for the fall and the "circumstances of the wall."
On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves tweeted a new statement regarding the death of Gregory K. Murrey.
"The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the loss of Greg Murrey at last night's game. Greg was a valued and longtime season ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan. This tragic loss is felt throughout Braves Country, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Braves organization continue to go out to his family and friends."
Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR(NEW YORK) -- Jordan Spieth's reign as the world's number one golfer lasted just one tournament.
Spieth, the 22-year-old phenom who won this year's Masters and U.S. Open, claimed the top spot in the world rankings on the back of those major victories and a top-10 finish at the British Open last month. The Official World Golf Rankings are based on a two-year rolling average including results in each tournament a golfer appears.
Coming into the Barclay's Pro-Am this weekend, Spieth held a slight edge over McIlroy, but needed to finish in the top 60 to maintain that lead. Instead, Spieth shot a 177 in two rounds, missed the cut and lost his claim to the top spot.
Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will not play in Saturday's preseason game due to concern over concussion-like symptoms.
Griffin suffered the injury in the team's August 20 preseason game against the Detroit Lions. While he practiced all week, the team said on Twitter Friday that "further review by neuropsychologists" determined he should be kept out of competition and re-tested in one to two weeks.
A two-week timeframe would leave open the possibility of a quarterback change before the start of the regular season. Backup Kirk Cousins is likely to start for the Redskins on Saturday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
Noel Vasquez/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- He's been with the Dodgers since Brooklyn, and he's going to spend yet another year with them.
Los Angeles Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully announced Friday he will return for the 2016 season, marking his 67th year as the voice of the Dodgers.
The 87-year-old's decision was revealed on the video board at Dodger Stadium after the second inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The video involved cue cards and Jimmy Kimmel with Scully saying nothing.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Scully has cut back on his schedule the past few years, and doesn't travel for regular season games outside of California.
The broadcaster turns 88 in November and his work with the Dodgers marks the longest time a broadcaster has worked with a single team in professional sports history.