9:44 AM ET Associated Press BEIJING — Anastasija Sevastova beat US Open champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the China Open final. The 20th-ranked Latvian will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the final. Wozniacki defeated China’s Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-3 in the other semifinal. Osaka, 20, required a medical break in
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Uganda international Joseph Ochaya has signed for Tout Puissant Mazembe, the Congolese giants have revealed. The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the five-time African champions after leaving Zambian Premier League side Lusaka Dynamos. Left-back Ochaya, who previously represented KCCA FC, Navibank Saigon and Ghanaian heavyweights Asante Kotoko, was part
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7:38 AM ET Associated Press SINGAPORE — Lin Yuxin of China beat the weather and broke the course record with an 8-under 62 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the Asia-Pacific Amateur. Lin is trying to join Japanese great Hideki Matsuyama as the only back-to-back winners of the Asia-Pacific Amateur in its 10-year history.
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3:29 AM ET LOS ANGELES — Late into Friday night, in the aftermath of a unique sort of masterpiece in Game 2 of this National League Division Series, Clayton Kershaw was asked, with his children on both knees, if his most recent triumph provided him with an extra dose of satisfaction, given the circumstances leading
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  shares Travis Head plays off the back foot © Getty Images Australia’s captain Tim Paine will go into his first Test since the fateful South Africa tour with three debutants, Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, in place of the banned trio of Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, all suspended by
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Lewis Hamilton took pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix with title rival Sebastian Vettel ninth after yet another Ferrari mix-up. Hamilton set his pole lap in the first part of the final qualifying session while Ferrari missed an opportunity to run in the dry as a result of team and driver errors. They erroneously
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12:44 AM ET The fight between light heavyweights Sullivan Barrera and “Irish” Seanie Monaghan was rescheduled on Friday. Shakur Stevenson, one of the top prospects in boxing, will face Viorel Simion on Oct. 13 instead of Duarn Vue, who withdrew with a detached retina. Canelo Alvarez, fresh from his huge majority decision victory over Gennady
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1:10 AM ET Associated Press INCHEON, South Korea — Strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Kong-rey hit the Korean peninsula on Saturday, ensuring that there would be no play on Day 3 of the eight-nation UL International Crown event in this city 25 miles west of Seoul. Brandt Snedeker birdied the final two holes
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12:21 AM ET Featherweight prospect Shakur Stevenson found out on Friday who his new opponent will be: battle-tested Viorel Simion. Stevenson, a 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and one of the top prospects in boxing, was due to fight Duarn Vue in his first scheduled 10-round bout in the co-feature of the Top Rank Boxing
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12:18 AM ET SEATTLE — The memories came back quickly for Kevin Durant as he entered KeyArena on Friday night. The 30-year-old superstar remembered walking down the same walkway he used as a rookie for the Seattle Supersonics in 2007. He appreciated the loud cheers he got both in pregame warmups and after being announced
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9:41 PM ET The Miami Dolphins promoted tight end Nick O’Leary to the 53-man roster on Friday. O’Leary, who played three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, was signed by the Dolphins to the practice squad on Sept. 18. A sixth-round pick out of Florida State in 2015, O’Leary had 32 receptions for 473 yards and
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8:59 PM ET Another top offensive prospect is leaving the Nebraska football team. Wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey, a sophomore, was granted his release after playing in the first four games for Nebraska. Greg Bell, the No. 2-rated junior college running back in the 2018 class, has received his scholarship release from the Cornhuskers after playing
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7:50 PM ET Kyrie Irving made a splash on Thursday night at the Boston Celtics‘ annual Fan Appreciation Night by announcing his intention to re-sign with them after season’s end. On Friday, he explained his decision further — casting light on the turnaround from his perceived indecision about whether to to stay in Boston. “I’m
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