Konta cruises past Kenin in San Jose and more about sports
50 got him into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this week, is now planning to play in five of the next six tournaments, including next week's PGA Championship in St. Louis.
Konta cruises past Kenin in San Jose
A day after handing Serena Williams the worst loss of her career, Britain's Johanna Konta continued her dominance over American competition with a 6-1 6-4 dismantling of Sofia Kenin at the Silicon Valley Classic on Wednesday. Konta's service game was once again sharp as she fired nine aces while winning 72 percent of her first serves and 81 percent of her second against the American teenager on a sun-soaked day at San Jose State University.
Back in world's top 50, Tiger ramping up for a busy stretch
Tiger Woods returned to the top 50 of the world rankings for the first time since 2014 this week, and his comeback is about to shift into a higher gear. Woods, whose jump to No. 50 got him into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this week, is now planning to play in five of the next six tournaments, including next week's PGA Championship in St. Louis.
NFL notebook: Patriots release injured WR Matthews
The New England Patriots announced they released wide receiver Jordan Matthews with an injury settlement on Wednesday, less than four months after signing him. ESPN's Field Yates reported earlier Wednesday that the team would place Matthews on injured reserve after earlier reports said the team was releasing Matthews. He is free to join another team and play this season if and when he is healthy.
DeAngelo Hall officially retires
Defensive back DeAngelo Hall formally announced his retirement Wednesday after 14 NFL seasons. Hall intercepted 43 passes and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection while playing for the Atlanta Falcons (2004-07), Oakland Raiders (2008) and Washington Redskins (2009-17).
Murray happy to come through hardcourt tests
Former world number one Andy Murray took another big step in his comeback from hip surgery by beating fellow Brit Kyle Edmund 7-6(4) 1-6 6-4 in the second round of the Citi Open on Wednesday. The 31-year-old Scot blasted a backhand cross-court return winner on match point to end the two-and-a-half hour contest and dispatch the fourth seed.
Giants RHP Cueto out for the year, to undergo Tommy John surgery
San Francisco Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. The season-ending surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlin Jobe clinic in Los Angeles.
Yanks' Gray defends himself after old tweet is questioned
New York Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray became the latest major-leaguer to have an old tweet questioned. While Gray was pitching Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles, a six-year-old tweet that included a racial reference surfaced. Gray said postgame that the tweet was an inside joke between friends.
Olympics: Italy to submit a three-way bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics
Italy's Olympic committee (CONI) voted on Wednesday to submit a joint bid formed by Milan, Turin and the Alpine resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo to host the 2026 Winter Olympics. CONI's executive committee unanimously backed the bid which it described as an "innovative project" that would that give "the greatest chances of success of the candidature for the whole of Italy," CONI said in a statement.
Colts OL Mewhort retires after four seasons
Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Jack Mewhort announced his retirement from the NFL after four seasons on Wednesday. "I would like to thank the Irsay family and the entire Colts organization for giving me the opportunity to live a childhood dream," Mewhort said in a statement released by the team. "The fans and the city of Indianapolis have treated me like one of their own, and I am forever grateful. Wearing the Horseshoe was one of the biggest honors I have ever known, and I will always bleed blue. Go Colts!"
Ohio State places Meyer on paid administrative leave
Ohio State placed head coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave Wednesday while it investigates whether or not Meyer knew of allegations of domestic violence against recently fired receivers coach Zach Smith. A report by college football reporter Brett McMurphy earlier in the day contradicted Meyer's recent comments at Big Ten media day that he was unaware of allegations against Smith. The report said Meyer was aware that Zach Smith was accused of domestic violence by his wife, Courtney Smith, since at least Oct. 2015.
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