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Reuters Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 11:08 IST

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Warriors' Curry falls apart on second day of Tour, finishes last

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry couldn't carry his golfing momentum over to a second day at the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic, slipping to a 16-over-par 86 and finishing last at 17-over 157 on Friday at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. The second-to-last finishers ended at 7 over.

Tennis: Tsitsipas stuns Zverev to keep dream run alive in Toronto

Greek tyro Stefanos Tsitsipas' dream run at the Rogers Cup continued on Friday as the teenager toppled defending champion Alexander Zverev 3-6 7-6(11) 6-4 to reach the semi-finals in Toronto. The win over world number three Zverev looked unlikely when the 19-year-old dropped the first set and fell behind 2-5 in the second.

Ex-MLBer Loaiza faces minimum 10 years in cocaine case

Esteban Loaiza, a two-time All-Star in his 14-year major league career, faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and a maximum of a life sentence after his guilty plea to cocaine possession with intent to distribute charges in San Diego on Friday. In his plea, Loaiza acknowledged having some 44 pounds of cocaine when he was arrested in February in Imperial Beach, near the border of Tijuana, Mexico, where he was born.

MLB notebook: Dodgers' Jansen reportedly could miss month

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen is reportedly expected to be sidelined up to a month after he was sent to Los Angeles from Colorado to see his cardiologist because of an irregular heartbeat on Thursday. ESPN reported Friday that Jansen is expected to be out "about a month," citing unnamed sources. Later in the day, the Dodgers announced they have placed Jansen on the 10-day disabled list and recalled ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Bridgewater, Darnold sharp for Jets in preseason opener

The New York Jets' preseason opener, a 17-0 home win over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday, spiced up the already intriguing quarterback situation, as rookie Sam Darnold and veteran Teddy Bridgewater each threw for almost 100 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time. Darnold, the third overall pick who didn't sign with the team until late last month, is trying to show that he is ready to step in. He completed 13 of 18 passes for 96 yards.

NFL notebook: Redskins rookie RB Guice to miss season

Washington Redskins rookie running back Derrius Guice will miss the season with what the team called an "ACL injury," the club announced Friday. Several media reports said Guice tore the ACL in his left knee. The Redskins additionally announced that tight end Manasseh Garner also suffered an ACL injury.

Brondello gets 100th win as Mercury rout Fever

Diana Taurasi and Stephanie Talbot scored 14 points apiece to help the Phoenix Mercury roll to a 94-74 victory over the visiting Indiana Fever on Friday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. DeWanna Bonner contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Mercury (17-14), who won for just the third time in their past 11 games. Brittney Griner added 12 points and nine rebounds, and Yvonne Turner had 10 points for Phoenix.

Athletics: Lomong claims 10,000m in Toronto

Lopez Lomong surged to the lead with 450 meters to go and won a sluggish 10,000 meters in 29 minutes 49.03 seconds as the United States dominated the opening day of the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) championships on Friday. Lomong, who fled South Sudan as a child to become a two-time U.S. Olympian, beat fellow Americans Elkanah Kibet (29:51.37) and Reed Fischer (29:59.63) in a race of just four runners.

NASCAR notebook: Suddenly Hendrick has Larson in search of speed

The racing world took notice when Chase Elliott won his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Watkins Glen International last weekend. One person in particular who noticed? Kyle Larson.

Tennis: Halep defeats Garcia to reach semi-final in Montreal

Top seed Simona Halep sent Caroline Garcia packing for the second consecutive year at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday with a 7-5 6-1 win to set up a semi-final showdown with Ashleigh Barty on Saturday. The French Open champion showed no signs of fatigue following her marathon three-set win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Wednesday, running down balls to extend points and wear down the slower Garcia.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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