Sports News Roundup: Kyrgios serves up a show to down Tsitsipas in Washington; Giorgi ends teenager McNally's run in DC semisDevdiscourse News Desk | Updated: 04-08-2019 13:30 IST | Created: 04-08-2019 13:26 IST
Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Bogey-free An leads by one shot going into final day at Wyndham
An Byeong-hun stayed ahead in his quest for a breakthrough PGA Tour victory on Saturday, remaining bogey-free for the tournament with a four-under-par 66 in the third round at the Wyndham Championship. The South Korean, joint leader in the first round and alone in front overnight, will start the final round on 17-under, one stroke ahead of Americans Webb Simpson (65) and Brice Garnett (66) at Sedgefield Country Club.
MLB roundup: Four Astros combine to no-hit Mariners
Four Houston Astros pitchers combined to no-hit the Seattle Mariners Saturday night in a 9-0 win in front of the home crowd, the second time the Mariners have been victims of a combined no-hitter this season. Aaron Sanchez made his debut with the Astros a memorable affair, twirling six innings. Right-handers Will Harris, Joe Biagini and Chris Devenski each worked an inning to complete the no-hitter, the 12th in franchise history. Houston improved to 11-1 against Seattle this season.
Tennis: Schwartzman downs Fritz to claim Los Cabos title
Diego Schwartzman saved three set points in opening stanza before going on to beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6(6) 6-3 in the final of the Los Cabos ATP tournament in Mexico on Saturday. It was a third career title but a first on hard court for the 26-year-old Argentine claycourt specialist, who dropped to the ground in jubilation after completing the win in an hour and 43 minutes when Fritz sent a forehand wide.
NBA fans reportedly will see the first showdown for Los Angeles supremacy on Oct. 22 when LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers meet Kawhi Leonard, Paul George and the Clippers. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the opening date on Saturday, adding the Toronto Raptors will begin defense of their NBA title that day against the new-look New Orleans Pelicans and No. 1 draft pick Zion Williamson.
Ato Boldon has long been unrivalled as Trinidad and Tobago's most famous sprinter but there might just be a challenger on the horizon after Nicholas Paul blitzed to a second Pan Am Games gold in track cycling on Saturday. Paul led the tiny Caribbean island nation to victory in the team sprint on Thursday and two days later was back in the saddle powering his way to the top of podium in what was a high speed cat and mouse battle with team mate Njisane Phillips.
Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2019 in emotional ceremony
The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed eight new members on Saturday night in Canton, Ohio, with the inductees sharing emotional stories of the hard work, family support and unbreakable bonds with teammates who helped them reach football immortality. Much of the emotion centered around the Denver Broncos, with cornerback Champ Bailey entering the Hall as a first-ballot inductee and longtime owner Pat Bowlen being enshrined posthumously, less than two months after his death.
NFL notebook: Gruden doubtful Redskins will trade Williams
Washington coach Jay Gruden said Saturday it's unlikely the Redskins will try to trade holdout offensive lineman Trent Williams. The Redskins placed Williams on the reserve/did not report list last week after he failed to show up for training camp. "I would seriously doubt that. So, no," Gruden responded when asked about trade rumors involving the Pro Bowl left tackle.
Kyrgios serves up a show to down Tsitsipas in Washington
The first meeting between Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas lived up to the hype on Saturday as the Australian saved a match point in a wildly entertaining 6-4 3-6 7-6(7) win to reach the Citi Open final. The big-serving Australian will face Daniil Medvedev for the trophy on Sunday after the Russian cruised to a 6-2 6-2 win over Peter Gojowczyk in the late match.
U.S. women cruise to 3-0 win over Ireland in stateside return
The U.S. women's soccer team cruised to a 3-0 win over Ireland in Pasadena on Saturday in their first match on home soil since claiming back-to-back World Cup titles in France last month. The team's "Victory Tour" got off to a winning start when Christen Press sent a high-arcing pass to Tobin Heath, whose header found the back of the net in the 16th minute.
Giorgi ends teenager McNally's run in DC semi-finals
Italy's Camila Giorgi ended American teenager Caty McNally's surprising run with a 7-6(5) 6-2 victory in the semi-finals of the Citi Open in Washington on Saturday. The big-hitting Giorgi, on the comeback trail after wrist and ankle injuries, prevailed in an opening tie break, then dominated the 17-year-old in the second set, winning five games in a row.