Giants, Jets Move Game to Monday

Friday, Aug 26, 2011  |  Updated 10:36 PM EDT
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The Giants and Jets have postponed their preseason game to Monday at 7 p.m. due to the threat of Hurricane Irene.  

The game will be broadcast on NBC 4. 

Hurricane Irene is on track to reach the New York area by Sunday.

Other sporting events are also making new plans.  See a full list of Hurricane Irene cancellations and closures.

The New Haven Open, the final WTA tuneup before next week's U.S. Open, moved its championship match at Yale to 1 p.m. from 5 p.m. Saturday to avoid the storm.

"Right now it looks like the hurricane is not going to hit until early Sunday morning," said Anne Worcester, the tournament's director. "But, it's not just the actual playing time of the final, but our staff has to break down the site, so it has a lot to do with their safety."

The U.S. Open tennis tournament also was working on contingency plans to try to avoid problems from the hurricane.

As it is, rain on Thursday forced postponement of play in the tournament's qualifying rounds, and action was scheduled to resume at 10 a.m. Friday, an hour earlier than originally planned. The tournament then will try to have winners play a second match Friday in hopes of wrapping up the qualifying that day so as to avoid having to play Saturday. If the qualifying isn't completed before more rain arrives Saturday, matches could be moved offsite to an indoor facility.

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