Sock, Johnson help U.S. stay alive in Davis Cup

Late substitute Jack Sock and partner Steve Johnson kept the United States alive in its Davis Cup quarterfinal with Australia, beating Sam Groth and John Peers 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in Saturday’s doubles at Brisbane, Australia.

The win on a hard court at Brisbane’s Pat Rafter Arena reduced Australia’s advantage to 2-1 ahead of Sunday’s reverse singles.

Serbia wrapped up a Davis Cup quarterfinal victory against Spain by winning a five-set doubles, as Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic beat Pablo Carreno Busta and Marc Lopez at Belgrade, Serbia.

France advanced after veterans Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut won a tight doubles over Dominic Inglot and Jamie Murray to beat Britain, 3-0.


MLS: Kei Kamara and Juan Agudelo scored second-half goals, and the New England Revolution beat the Houston Dynamo 2-0 at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Neither team had a shot on goal in the first half, but in the 52nd minute, Kamara got a breakaway score. Goalkeeper Tyler Deric blocked the initial shot but the rebound came back to Karama for his second goal for New England (2-2-1).

Agudelo added a goal off a rebound in the 72nd minute for his third goal.


NASCAR: Erik Jones led 112 of 200 laps to win the Xfinity Series race at the repaved and reconfigured track in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 20-year-old Jones got his seventh career Xfinity win, getting this one at the 11/2-mile track where he first got to Victory Lane two years ago.


FOOTBALL: A federal judge in Waco, Texas, ruled allegations that Baylor University violated Title IX by disregarding women’s rape claims against a football player, leaving another female student prey to sexual assault by him, can proceed to trial.

Trial will begin in July 2018.

The lawsuit filed by the Orange County, California, woman alleges the university was “deliberately indifferent” to rape allegations levied at Tevin Elliott, who was convicted in 2014 of sexually assaulting Jasmin Hernandez and is now serving a 20-year prison sentence.

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield pleaded not guilty to public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Mayfield, a Heisman Trophy finalist last year, was accused of running away and being tackled by an officer following an altercation near a popular downtown area in Fayetteville, Arkansas, in February.


SUPER WELTERWEIGHT: Casey Kramlich of Raymond remained undefeated as a professional by earning a six-round majority decision over Ray Oliveira Jr. of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in a super welterweight fight Friday night in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Kramlich overcame a second-round knockdown and finished strong in the final round to get a 57-56 edge from two of the three judges. The other judge scored the fight 56-56.

Kramlich is now 7-0-1, while Oliveira fell to 7-1.


TOUR OF BASQUE COUNTRY: Alejandro Valverde held off defending champion Alberto Contador in the decisive time trial at Eibar, Spain. Valverde won the six-day race in northern Spain by 17 seconds over Contador, the two-time Tour de France winner.