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4:26 PM ET Jelena Ostapenko defeated the seventh-seed Liudmila Samsonova in straight sets by 6-1, 7-6(4) in one hours and 28 minutes to reach the Luxembourg Open final on Saturday. The Latvian won the tournament in 2019 and the result sees her progress into her second final of the year after winning the Eastbourne title
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12:35 PM ET Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays placed center fielder Kevin Kiermaier on the COVID-19-related IL due to general illness symptoms, and purchased the contract of right-hander Joey Krehbiel from Triple-A Durham before Saturday’s game against Detroit. Kiermaier was pinch hit for during the sixth inning of
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1:09 PM ET Associated Press CROMVOIRT, Netherlands — Kristoffer Broberg of Sweden smashed the course record he set a day earlier with an 11-under 61 on Saturday to open an eight-shot lead after three rounds of the Dutch Open. The 772nd-ranked Broberg opened with four birdies and an eagle in his first six holes in
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12:30 PM ET Defenseman Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for his 24th NHL season, rejoining the organization that originally drafted him in 1996. Chara, 44, played last season with the Washington Capitals, appearing in 55 games and contributing two goals and eight assists. He joined Washington on a
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11:18 PM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani will pitch for the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday after his sore arm apparently felt much better in a bullpen session. Ohtani threw about 30 pitches Friday, and the Angels decided their two-way superstar isn’t done yet on the mound as they finish out another
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11:36 PM ET Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — AJ Allmendinger slid sideways across the Bristol Motor Speedway finish line to edge rival Austin Cindric for both the Friday night win and the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular-season championship. The race was Cindric’s to win and the reigning Xfinity champion was four laps away from a second
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3:56 PM ET HENDERSON, Nev. — Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at the Pittsburgh Steelers, as the Pro Bowler has missed practice all week because of toe and ankle injuries. Jacobs rushed for two touchdowns but only 34 yards on 10 carries in the Raiders’ 33-27
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11:17 PM ET Associated Press LONDON — Casper Ruud‘s Davis Cup debut as a Top 10 player resulted in a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Khumoyun Sultanov on Friday, helping Norway take a 2-0 lead over visiting Uzbekistan in the World Group I playoffs. The 22-year-old Ruud — whose father, Christian, played for Norway’s Davis Cup
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11:22 PM ET Associated Press WEST LINN, Ore. — Jin Young Ko shot a 5-under 67 on Friday to take the second-round lead in the Cambia Portland Classic. The second-ranked South Korean star needed only 23 putts in her morning round, making six birdies and a bogey to reach 8-under 136 at hilly, windy and
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3:37 PM ET Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — LSU and Caesars Sportsbook announced Friday that they have entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement, making Louisiana’s flagship state university the first in the Southeastern Conference to enter a financial partnership with a gambling company. The value will be “multiple millions” of dollars, a person familiar with
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9:30 PM ET SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Purdue’s famous giant bass drum has drummed up quite a controversy before Saturday’s road game at Notre Dame Stadium. After being told that the World’s Largest Drum would not be allowed to enter the playing field through Notre Dame Stadium’s home entrance, Purdue’s All-American Band will play its
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