GYMNASTICS

Simone Biles won the women’s vault competition at the gymnastics world championships Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, to tie the record for world medals by any gymnast, but couldn’t add another in the uneven bars.

Biles successfully defended her vault title by sticking the landing on her two vaults, a Cheng and an Amanar, for a score of 15.399. Biles’ U.S. teammate, Jade Carey, took the silver at 14.883, with Ellie Downie of Britain third at 14.816.

That took Biles to 23 career world championship medals, equaling the mark set by Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus for any gymnast, male or female.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR: Chase Elliott rebounded from last week’s devastating engine failure to lead a Hendrick Motorsports sweep in qualifying for Sunday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Elliott turned a lap at 192.552 mph in qualifying.

Spencer Boyd was named winner of the Truck Series race after Johnny Sauter was stripped of the victory for forcing a driver below the out-of-bounds line at Talladega Superspeedway.

FORMULA ONE: Organizers canceled the qualifying session for the Japanese Grand Prix with Typhoon Hagibis set to hit the main island. Plans are for the race to be run as scheduled Sunday, with qualifying earlier in the day.

TENNIS

SHANGHAI OPEN: Daniil Medvedev of Russia reached a sixth consecutive tournament final by defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, 7-6 (5), 7-5.

Medvedev, who has won a tour-best 58 matches this season and 43 in straight sets, will meet Alexander Zverev of Germany in the final after Zverev stopped Matteo Berrettini of Italy, 6-3, 6-4.

UPPER AUSTRIA LADIES: American teenager Coco Gauff advanced to her first WTA final by beating Andrea Petkovic 6-4, 6-4 at Linz, Austria, and will meet Jelena Ostapenko for the title.

BASKETBALL

NBA: Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers will have tests Sunday to determine the severity of a right thumb injury suffered in the first quarter of a 91-77 loss to the Brooklyn Nets at Shenzhen, China.

ROAD RACING

HARTFORD MARATHON: Ryan Smith, 24, of Auburn, was the men’s winner in 2:18:25

Smith finished about three minutes off the course record set by Abiyot Endale in 2012.

GOLF

PGA: Lanto Griffin recovered from a rain-delayed double-bogey finish to his second round earlier to post a 7-under-65 – the day’s best score – and secure a one-stroke lead through 54 holes of the Houston Open at Humble, Texas.

CHAMPIONS: Woody Austin birdied his last two holes for a 5-under 67 that moved him into a tie for the lead with Doug Barron heading to the final round of the SAS Championship at Cary, North Carolina.

EUROPEAN TOUR: A blistering finish from five-time Tour winner Matthew Fitzpatrick of England saw him maintain his one-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Italian Open at Rome.

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