Williams, Federer rout opponents to advance to semifinals of Cincinnati tourney

Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of a tournament she has never won, needing only 58 minutes to beat Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-3 on Friday in the Western & Southern Open.

Roger Federer beat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5.


CELEBRATION OF WINKIN’S LIFE: John Winkin’s life will be celebrated Sunday at Lorimer Chapel at Colby College in Waterville. The tribute starts at noon with a reception following at Page Commons.

Winkin, 94, died July 19. He coached baseball at Colby College from 1955 to 1975 before starting a 20-year coaching career at UMaine.

LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES: Philadelphia’s Mo’ne Davis became the first girl to throw a shutout in World Series history, blanking Nashville 4-0.

In other games in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Japan beat Venezuela 1-0; Mexico edged Canada 4-3; and Pearland, Texas, beat Cumberland, Rhode Island, 6-4.


NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby said he’s pleased with the way his right wrist has responded to treatment and is anxious for training camp.

 The Anaheim Ducks re-signed winger Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $850,500 contract.


NCAA: Notre Dame football players KeiVarae Russell, DaVaris Daniels, Ishaq Williams and Kendall Moore are being held out of practice while the school investigates what it is calling “suspected academic dishonesty.”

 Oklahoma freshman running back Joe Mixon was charged with misdemeanor assault, accused of knocking a woman unconscious.


FIBA UNDER-17: Malik Newman led the two-time defending champion United States to the World Championship final, scoring 15 points in an 89-68 victory over Serbia at Dubai.


MANO A MANO CHALLENGE: Usain Bolt expects to run under 10 seconds in a 100-meter race set up on a Rio de Janeiro beach Sunday.

Bolt, the world record holder in the 100 meters with 9.58 seconds, also said he is looking forward to coming to the 2016 Rio Olympics.


ARRESTED: Fugitive MMA fighter War Machine, 32, was arrested in suburban Los Angeles on suspicion of beating his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas.

– From staff and news services