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Sports Summary: Nadal survives scare in Montreal; Twins' hot-hitting Cruz lands on IL

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Updated: 10-08-2019 10:49 IST
Sports Summary: Nadal survives scare in Montreal; Twins' hot-hitting Cruz lands on IL

Medvedev stuns Thiem, Nadal survives scare in Montreal

Daniil Medvedev and Karen Khachanov crushed second seed Dominic Thiem and third seed Alexander Zverev respectively to set up an all-Russian semi-final at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Friday. Later in the day, top seed Rafa Nadal overcame a sluggish start to defeat Fabio Fognini 2-6 6-1 6-2 to keep his title defense alive.

NFL roundup: Backup QBs lead Steelers past Bucs

With Ben Roethlisberger sitting out the Steelers' preseason opener, Mason Rudolph threw two touchdown passes and rookie Devlin Hodges added a scoring strike as host Pittsburgh beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28 on Friday. Josh Dobbs started at quarterback for Pittsburgh and completed 5 of 8 passes for 85 yards. Rudolph followed, going 5 of 8 for 91 yards. Hodges then hit on 8 of 14 passes for 79 yards.

Johnson seizes lead over Spieth with a final-hole birdie putt

Dustin Johnson sank an eight-foot birdie putt at the last to take a one-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth in the second round of the Northern Trust in New Jersey on Friday. Johnson shook off an opening bogey to make five birdies as the world number two shot a four-under-par 67 in the afternoon at Liberty National to move to 12-under for the tournament.

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce smashes 40-year-old Pan Am Games record

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke the 40-year-old Pan Am Games 200 meters record when the twice Olympic 100 meters champion clocked 22.43 seconds to win gold on Friday. The 32-year-old clipped two-hundredths of a second off American Evelyn Ashford's Games record of 22.45 set at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1979.

Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati

Andy Murray will return to singles action at the Cincinnati Open starting on Saturday after accepting a wildcard, Britain's former world number one said on Friday. The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion has not played singles since losing in the Australian Open first round in January to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, after which he had hip resurfacing surgery in a bid to salvage his career.

Jobs done at Pan Am Games now looks ahead to Olympics

Eve Jobs contributed to a United States bronze in team show jumping at the Pan Am Games and narrowly missed out on another in the individual event on Friday, putting the youngest daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the Olympic conversation. Representing the U.S. in an international competition for the first time, the 21-year-old took a small step towards easing out of the huge shadow cast by her late father with a confident, controlled performance.

MLB notebook: Twins' hot-hitting Cruz lands on IL

Minnesota Twins slugger Nelson Cruz was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday, one day after he sprained his left wrist. The 39-year-old designated hitter sustained the injury in the fourth inning of a 7-5 loss to the visiting Cleveland Indians in the opener of a key four-game series in the American League Central. Serena rolls past Osaka in Toronto, Halep retires

Serena Williams moved into the Rogers Cup semi-finals on Friday with a maiden career victory over Naomi Osaka in their first meeting since the American's infamous row with an umpire overshadowed last year's U.S. Open final. The 6-3 6-4 loss continued a run of poor form for Osaka but there was some good news later in the day when Karolina Pliskova lost to ensure the U.S and Australian Open champion would replace Ash Barty as world number one next week.

Trump: 'I'd love to see Kaepernick come in if he's good enough'

Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, President Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House on Friday. With one condition. Islanders get approval for $1.3 billion arena project

The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena that will be the new home of the New York Islanders as well as a 350,000-square-foot entertainment complex, according to a report by Newsday. On Thursday, the six-member Empire State Development board unanimously voted for the project proposal by New York Arena Partners, which also includes a 250-room hotel and 43 acres of parking on the vacant, state-owned property at Belmont Park on Long Island.

(With inputs from agencies.)