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Sports News Summary: Fencer faces disciplinary action for political protest: USOPC

Reuters Washington DC
Updated: 11-08-2019 22:36 IST
Sports News Summary: Fencer faces disciplinary action for political protest: USOPC

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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. Fencer faces disciplinary action for political protest: USOPC

United States gold medal-winning fencer Race Imboden will face possible sanctions for taking a knee during the medal ceremony at the Pan Am Games, the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said on Saturday. Part of the United States gold medal-winning squad in the team foil event, Imboden dropped to one knee during Friday's award's ceremony as the U.S. flag in a political protest. No stopping Hur as Mi-Jung wins Ladies Scottish Open

Hur Mi-Jung notched six birdies in the final 10 holes en route to an emphatic four-stroke victory in saturated conditions at the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old South Korean seized control with four successive birdies from the ninth hole at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick, the same course that hosted the men's Scottish Open last month. Reed earns one-shot Northern Trust lead over Ancer

Patrick Reed, without a win since his major breakthrough at last year's Masters, tamed demanding conditions to earn a one-shot lead over Abraham Ancer after the third round at the Northern Trust in New Jersey on Saturday. While overnight frontrunners Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth were blown away in testing winds on the exposed Liberty National course within sight of the Big Apple, Reed carded a handy four-under-par 67. Monfils wins tough quarter-final to set up Nadal clash

Frenchman Gael Monfils overwhelmed Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in a third set tiebreak to set up a semi-final meeting with top seed Rafa Nadal at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Saturday. Monfils, hampered by an ankle injury, prevailed 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) in a quarter-final that took two days to complete because of rain. MLB roundup: Alvarez's 7 RBIs carry Astros to rout of O's

Yordan Alvarez hit three homers, including a grand slam, and drove in seven as the visiting Houston Astros finished with six homers overall and defeated the Baltimore Orioles 23-2 Saturday night. Houston now has won eight straight, the longest winning streak in the American League. Baltimore has dropped five in a row, and all have come on the present homestand. NFL roundup: Raiders handle Rams in the opener

Mike Glennon and Nathan Peterman combined for 266 passing yards, and Peterman chipped in 56 rushing yards as the Oakland Raiders won their preseason opener 14-3 over the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. With starter Derek Carr sitting out, Glennon opened and went 17 of 25 for 200 yards, though he threw two interceptions. Peterman followed and finished 9 of 12 for 66 yards and a touchdown. He also ripped off a 50-yard run, weaving through the Rams defence. Murray to play singles in Zhuhai

Former world number one Andy Murray has added two tournaments in China to his schedule as he prepares to return to singles action next week at the Cincinnati Masters. The 32-year-old, who had career-saving hip resurfacing surgery in January after losing in the first round of the Australian Open, will play singles at Zhuhai and Beijing. Bodybuilding flexes muscles as niche sports Pan Am moments

El Salvador's Yuri Rodriguez and Paulina Zamora claimed the first, and perhaps the last, Pan Am Games bodybuilding gold medals on Saturday as some of the world's niche sports enjoyed their moment in the spotlight. Like any multi-sports Games, athletics, swimming and gymnastics received the lion's share of attention in Lima while the likes of artistic skating, bowling and Basque Pelota were played out in front of a handful of curious spectators. Pan Am Games: Canadians set two records, the U.S. wins four golds in athletics

Canadians Marco Arop and Genevieve Lalonde shattered Pan Am Games records and the United States won four gold medals as the track and field competition at the 17-day sporting gathering neared a close on Saturday. Sudan-born Arop charged home in one minute, 44.25 seconds to win the 800 meters ahead of Puerto Rico's Wesley Vazquez (1:44.48) with both droppings under Cuban Yeimer Lopez's 10-year-old Games record of 1:44.58. Canadian teenager Andreescu reaches Toronto final

Bianca Andreescu beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 7-6(5) at the Rogers Cup on Saturday to become the first Canadian woman to reach the championship match of the tournament since 1969. Andreescu, who shot to prominence with her Indian Wells triumph in March, extended her dream run in her home country when she fired a backhand winner on her fifth match point.

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COUNTRY : United States