Chris Ashtons appeal against his 10-week suspension has been adjourned until Thursday. The Saracens winger was cited last month and found guilty of making contact with the eye area of Luke Marshall in the Champions Cup clash against Ulster on January 16.England international Ashton lodged an appeal within the three-day time limit of the decision on January 21, and his appeal was heard in London on Wednesday. Submissions were made by Saracens legal representative Chris Smith, while the independent appeal committee, made up of chairman Lorne Crerar, Rod McKenzie and Roger Morris, also heard submissions on behalf of the European Professional Rugby Club (EPRC) disciplinary officer Liam McTiernan.An EPRC statement issued on Wednesday confirmed: The hearing was adjourned and the appeal committee expects to announce its decision tomorrow (February 4). Saracens reached the Champions Cup last eight following a 33-17 win over Ulster Ashton will not be able to play again until Monday March 28 if the decision is upheld, meaning he will miss Englands Six Nations campaign, which finishes on March 19 with an away game against France.The former rugby league star was recalled to the England Elite Player Squad in January by new head coach Eddie Jones after an 18-month absence. Ashton was recalled to the England squad by Eddie Jones last month And the Australian told Sky Sports News HQ of Ashtons suspension: Im disappointed for him but theres the potential of an appeal so well have to wait and see what they do before we make a final decision. Also See: Six Nations newcomers Six Nations preview: England Six Nations odds Rugby Union on Sky Vapormax Plus Black Cheap . "No difference at all," chirped U.S. roommate and linemate James van Riemsdyk. "Its still the same cranky Phil. 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NEW YORK -- Serena Williams hadnt played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. An injury hampered her preparation, and she served miserably in the match.That was the story in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open, when a young Russian lefty named Ekaterina Makarova stunned Williams in straight sets. The victory fueled Makarovas surge up the rankings, and by the 2014 U.S. Open, she was in the top 20 and facing the American in the semifinals.That day is a much more pleasant memory for Williams -- a 6-1, 6-3 win that was part of a dominant run to the title. Its the kind of form shes hoping to regain as she begins her bid for a record 23rd major title.But Williams has played just three singles matches since Wimbledon, hindered by a right shoulder injury. In her last outing, a third-round loss to Elina Svitolina in the Olympics, her serve deserted her much as it did against Makarova in Melbourne 4 1/2 years ago.Usually I prefer to play more coming into the final Grand Slam of the year, but there is nothing we can do about it, Williams said Friday. You just have to make the best of every single opportunity. Thats all I can do now.And she wont get a chance to ease into the U.S. Open -- the luck of the draw was not kind to the top-ranked Williams. Makarova just missed out on a seed and is No. 29 this week.Theyll open the night session at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday.Other matches to watch on Day 2 of the U.S. Open:NOBODY LIKES LUKAS: In the nightcap on Ashe, second-seeded Andy Murray faces Lukas Rosol. The last time they met, Murray wound up grumbling across the court to his opponent: No one likes you on the tour -- everyone hates you.It all started when Rosol appeared to intentionally bump Murray during a changeover in that quarterrfinal match at Munich in 2015.dddddddddddd Murray later expressed some regret for his choice of words if not for his intentions in standing up to Rosol, who has a reputation for such gamesmanship.On Friday, Murray said he and Rosol hashed things out after the match and I have actually gotten along fine with him apart from that day.The 81st-ranked Rosol, who upset Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2012, will probably need much more than intimidation tactics to knock Murray off his game Tuesday. Murray has won 33 of his last 35 matches, picking up a second Wimbledon title and second Olympic gold medal along the way.DEL POTROS BACK: Since winning the 2009 title, Juan Martin del Potro has missed three of the last six U.S. Opens because of injuries. Hes back at Flushing Meadows for the first time since 2013, playing fellow Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the first round Tuesday.Ranked 142nd after three left wrist surgeries, del Potro needed a wild card to get into the tournament. But since the start of Wimbledon, hes defeated three of the U.S. Opens top four seeds. Tuesday will give the first indication of how physically and emotionally drained he still is from his stunning run to a silver medal at the Olympics.FLIPPING OUT: Venus Williams hasnt played a singles match since an early exit in Rio, either -- though she did wind up winning silver in mixed doubles. The sixth-seeded American opens her tournament against 93rd-ranked Kateryna Kozlova on Tuesday.The player who beat Williams in the first round at the Olympics, Kirsten Flipkens, gets another chance to upset a top-10 opponent when she meets fifth-seeded Simona Halep. ' ' '
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