Former French Open finalist Simona Halep took less than 70 minutes to reach the third round of China’s Wuhan Open in Wuhan, China, after fellow Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu retired in the second set Monday.

Serena Williams, who was replaced by Angelique Kerber at No. 1 in the rankings with her run to the U.S. Open title, has withdrawn from both Wuhan and Beijing because of an injured right shoulder.


FOOTBALL: NFL scouts will get more access to college underclassmen under an agreement between the NFL and American Football Coaches Association.

Schools will be able designate five underclassmen for special eligibility after they have completed their second seasons of college football. NFL teams can scout them similarly to the way the league evaluates in their senior seasons.

Schools can petition the NFL to have more than five underclassmen given special eligibility.

• LSU starting defensive end Davon Godchaux was suspended indefinitely after being arrested following an incident with his girlfriend at his apartment.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: This year’s Puerto Rico Tipoff will move to Orlando, Florida, due to concerns about Zika virus on the island.

ESPN Events senior vice president Pete Derzis said the concern for the welfare of participants and spectators was “the primary driver” in the decision. Derzis said the plan is to return to Puerto Rico in the future.

ESPN Events owns and operates the tournament.


RUSSIA: CSKA Moscow Coach Leonid Slutsky says Tottenham fans have nothing to fear in Russia despite the violence between English and Russian supporters at the European Championship.

About 300 Tottenham fans are expected to attend Tuesday’s Champions League game against CSKA, the first visit to Russia by an English club since the violent clashes in Marseille in June.


WORLD CUP: Kings forward Marian Gaborik is leaving the World Cup of Hockey and will be out for eight weeks because of a foot injury.

Gaborik was injured during Team Europe’s 3-2 overtime win over Sweden in the tournament semifinals.


IDITAROD: Four-time Iditarod champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey has dropped out of next year’s nearly 1,000-mile race for health reasons, organizers said.

According to race marshal Mark Nordman, Mackey plans to take better care of his health so he can be ready to compete again in 2018.


RYDER CUP: Bubba Watson will be at the Ryder Cup, even if it’s not exactly the way he imagined it. U.S. captain Davis Love III announced that Watson has been added to the team as a fifth vice captain. The two-time Masters champion and seventh-ranked player in the world competed as a player on the last three U.S. squads, and said at the start of the year that his goals were to play in both the Olympics and the Ryder Cup.

Watson finished tied for eighth at the Rio Games, but he wound up just outside of the eighth and last automatic qualifying spot as a Ryder Cup player. He then began lobbying behind the scenes for one of the four captain’s picks at Love’s discretion.