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Mihaela Buzarnescu picked a perfect way to break into the top 20 in the world rankings -- with her first career WTA championship.

Reuters 06 Aug 2018, 04:57 AM
  • Mihaela Buzarnescu picked a perfect way to break into the top 20 in the world rankings -- with her first career WTA championship. (Image Credit: Reuters)

NFL notebook: Eagles hand extensions to Pederson, Roseman

The reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles, fresh off winning the franchise's first Super Bowl in February, extended the contracts of head coach Doug Pederson and executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman through the 2022 season, the team announced Sunday. The duo of Pederson, 50, and Roseman, 43, steered the Eagles to a stunning 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII to cap a dream season.

Tennis: Zverev repeats in Washington with a win over De Minaur

Germany's Alexander Zverev beat Australian teenager Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-4 to defend his Citi Open title in Washington on Sunday. Zverev’s serve played a big role in the victory, his third of the year, as the world number three won all but two of his first-serve points in the final, which lasted 74 minutes.

Elliott claims first career Cup win, holds off Truex at Watkins Glen

Chase Elliott's days as a non-winner in NASCAR's premier series came to an end Sunday when he drove to victory in Sunday's Go Bowling at The Glen Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Watkins Glen International circuit in Upstate New York. Elliott, son former Cup champion and Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, mimicked his father's first career victory as that win, too, came on a road course - "Dollar Bill's" first Cup victory came at Riverside in the final race of the 1983 season.

MLB notebook: Scioscia denies planning to step down

Mike Scioscia, the sixth-longest tenured manager in major league history, denied a report he has made up his mind to step down from the Los Angeles Angels at the end of the season. Scioscia said that he'll talk to general manager Billy Eppler and owner Arte Moreno after the season, as he'd previously indicated after last season ended.

Golf - Putnam wins Barracuda Championship for the first title

Andrew Putnam grabbed his first PGA Tour victory on Sunday by winning the Barracuda Championship in Reno. Entering the day with a three-point lead at the event, which is played under the modified Stableford format, Putnam birdied two of his first four holes and scored nine points on the day to take him to 47, four clear of runner-up Chad Campbell.

Royer scores twice, Red Bulls top LAFC

Daniel Royer scored his second goal of the game in the 80th minute as the New York Red Bulls edged Los Angeles FC 2-1 Sunday night at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. Royer netted the game-winning goal by teaming up with Bradley Wright-Phillips, who was honored after the game for scoring his 100th career last month.

Kuznetsova survives four match points to win in Washington

Svetlana Kuznetsova fended off four match points en route to a 4-6 7-6(7) 6-2 win over Czech Donna Vekic in the Citi Open final in Washington on Sunday. It took a remarkable comeback by the 2014 champion to win an 11th consecutive match in the U.S. capital and secure her 18th career title.

Clippers finalizing a deal to send F Dekker to Cavs

The Los Angeles Clippers are in talks to finalize a trade of forwarding Sam Dekker to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Sunday. Per the report, the Clippers hope to open a spot on the roster while shipping out Dekker, a 24-year-old who has played in limited minutes in his first three NBA seasons.

Padres gain split with Cubs thanks to a late splurge

Cory Spangenberg doubled home the tiebreaking run with two outs in the eighth inning, and Hunter Renfroe triggered a four-run ninth with a two-run homer on Sunday as the San Diego Padres defeated the Chicago Cubs 10-6 at Wrigley Field to gain a split of the four-game series. Travis Jankowski drew a two-out walk from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. in the eighth and stole second ahead of Spangenberg's double.

WTA roundup: Buzarnescu wins the first title, breaks into top 20

Mihaela Buzarnescu picked a perfect way to break into the top 20 in the world rankings -- with her first career WTA championship. The fifth-seeded Romanian steamrolled the first-time finalist Maria Sakkari of Greece, winning 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday to win the inaugural Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Calif., and become the sixth first-time winner on the Tour this year.

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