Federer, Nadal withdraw from Canada’s Rogers Cup

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have pulled out of the Rogers Cup, leaving the Toronto tournament without three of the world’s top four men’s tennis players.

Tennis Canada announced the withdrawals Tuesday, a day after Wimbledon champion and world No. 2 Andy Murray said he would not defend his Rogers Cup title this year.

No. 3 Federer is coming off a run to the semis at Wimbledon, where he lost in five sets to Canada’s Milos Raonic.

Fourth-ranked Nadal has not played since withdrawing from the French Open after suffering a wrist injury.

STOCKHOLM OPEN: Fourth-seeded Annika Beck beat Romania’s Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 7-5 to advance to the second round.

CITI OPEN: Japan’s Risa Ozaki upset second-seeded Sloane Stephens in straight sets on the women’s side, and eight-seeded Sam Querrey advanced on the men’s side in Washington.

CROATIA OPEN: Damir Dzumhur of Bosnia-Herzegovina upset fifth-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain in the first round.


NFL: The Oakland Raiders signed cornerback David Amerson to a four-year extension.

n The Indianapolis Colts signed free-agent tight end Emil Igwenagu, clearing room on their 90-man roster by putting quarterback Josh Woodrum on waivers.

n Arizona added experienced depth to its secondary by signing eight-year veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins to a one-year contract.


TOUR DE FRANCE: British sprinter Mark Cavendish withdrew in a bid to improve his medal chances at the Olympics.


LONDON MARATHON: A British court has ordered Russian marathon runner Liliya Shobukhova to repay prize and appearance money from the London race after being banned for doping.

The High Court judgment mandates Shobukhova to repay $498,000 plus costs relating to her 2010 London Marathon victory and second-place finish the following year in the British capital.


EMPIRE LEAGUE: Chris Allen drove home a run on three hits and also scored, leading host Old Orchard Beach Surge (24-21) past the first-place Watertown Bucks 5-1.

AMERICAN LEGION: Alex Jacobs, Alex Libby and Rylan Benedict combined to hold Summit Natural Gas to one hit as Coastal Landscape prevailed 3-0 in Yarmouth.

n Drew Abramson singled in two runs as Yankee Ford opened a three-run lead in the third inning against Libby-Mitchell during 9-1 win in the Zone 3 regular-season finale in Scarborough.

n Eric Aiken raced home from second on a Cam Cousins single, breaking a tie during the bottom of the eighth inning of a 7-5 win in a Zone 4 playoff game in Wells.

n Ryan O’Neil slugged a two-run homer in the sixth as Staples Crossing advanced to Thursday’s Zone 4 state tournament playoff game with a 7-1 victory in South Berwick.

JUNIOR LEGION: Kyle King struck out eight over seven innings, holding Cheverus to one run on five hits as host Gorham won a South Division quarterfinal, 7-3.

n Kyle Hebert pitched a complete game, allowing just four hits as host Westbrook won a South Division elimination game 5-2 over Deering.

n Zach Johnson had an RBI double and also scored as Morrill Post broke a tie with six runs in the sixth in an 8-5 win in a South Division playoff game in South Portland.

– From staff and news services