Djokovic, seeking No. 1, moves to 3-0 at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic won his third straight match at the ATP finals in London on Thursday, finishing group play undefeated for the fourth time in the past five years.

The second-ranked Serb, who still has a chance to finish the season as the No. 1-ranked player, beat David Goffin 6-1, 6-2 at the O2 Arena.

Goffin was making his debut at the season-ending tournament, filling in for the injured Gael Monfils against Djokovic.

Andy Murray took over the No. 1 ranking from Djokovic this month, but if Djokovic does better than Murray this weekend, he will jump back ahead and finish on top for the third straight season and the fifth time in six years.

Murray is looking to extend his stay at the top through the offseason for the first time. He plays his third group match Friday against U.S. Open champion Stan Wawrinka.

Djokovic had already qualified for the semifinals after winning his first two matches at the O2. The second semifinal spot from the group went to Milos Raonic, who beat Dominic Thiem, 7-6 (5), 6-3.


PGA: A great week got even better when Stewart Cink opened with a career-low 62 and was one shot behind in the RSM Classic at St. Simons Island, Georgia.

And his wife, Lisa, walked all 18 holes at Sea Island.

Cink stepped away from the PGA Tour in May when his wife was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. After nine rounds of chemotherapy, she received what Cink said was a good report from doctors in Houston on Monday.

Mackenzie Hughes, the Canadian rookie on the PGA Tour, had thoughts of a sub-60 round but wound up with a 61 on the Seaside course.

LPGA: Shanshan Feng shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-shot lead over So Yeon Ryu and Charley Hull after the first round of the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.

Top-ranked Lydia Ko had a 70.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Lee Westwood shot a 6-under 66 in swirling wind to take a one-stroke lead in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship at Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Danny Willett and Alex Noren were the best of the four players bidding to win the Race to Dubai title after 71s. Henrik Stenson, the points leader, shot 72. Rory McIlroy opened with a 75, ending a run of 28 straight rounds of par or lower in the event.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN: U.S. amateur champion Curtis Luck and rookie professional Lucas Herbert each shot 5-under 67 to share the lead in Sydney, two strokes ahead of American star Jordan Spieth.


SPRINT CUP: Tommy Baldwin Racing has sold its charter to Leavine Family Racing.

Regan Smith drives the No. 7 Chevrolet for TBR and had two top-10 finishes this season.

Baldwin was noncommittal about remaining in NASCAR in some form. He said there “have been many teams like ours that have come and gone. I’m proud that we have been able to sustain ourselves from the very beginning.”