TENNIS

French Open champion Iga Swiatek is into the Adelaide International final in Australia against second-seeded Belinda Bencic after a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jil Teichmann.

Bencic advanced later Friday with a 7-6 (2), 6-7 (4), 6-2 win over American teenager Coco Gauff in 2 hours, 45 minutes. Bencic ended Gauff’s victory streak at five – three in the main draw and two in qualifying.

ATP: Top-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut beat sixth-seeded Ugo Humbert 6-3, 6-3 to reach the semifinals in Montpellier, France.

Bautista Agut will meet unheralded Peter Gojowczyk for a place in Sunday’s final. The other semifinal is second-seeded David Goffin against Egor Gerasimov.

Gilles Simon will step away from the tennis tour for an undetermined period of time because he said his heart isn’t in it right now.

The 36-year-old Frenchman wrote on Twitter on Friday that mental health is also a concern. He did not say whether he is considering retirement.

SOCCER

GERMANY: Josh Sargent helped Werder Bremen end Eintracht Frankfurt’s 11-match unbeaten streak, scoring the winning goal in a 2-1 victory.

The United States forward scored in the 62nd minute, had another goal ruled out, and saw another goal he set up ruled out on a busy night for the video referee.

EUROPA LEAGUE: Former European champions Manchester United and AC Milan will meet in the round of 16, putting 39-year-old Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic up against his former English club.

United will host the first leg on March 11. The return leg in Italy is one week later.

ENGLAND: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson faces a long spell on the sidelines after undergoing an operation on the groin injury he sustained in last weekend’s Merseyside derby loss against Everton.

Liverpool has not put a timescale on the midfielder’s recovery but said he will be out until at least April in another blow to its fading Premier League title defense.

BASEBALL

VERMONT LAKE MONSTERS: The Burlington-based team will be sold and will join a summer collegiate league, the team announced.

The investment group Nos Amours Baseball Club, led by Montreal native and businessman Chris English, plans to purchase the club. The team will join the Futures League, with franchises across New England.

The longtime minor league franchise has been owned by businessman Ray Pecor since 1994, when he bought the team and moved it to Burlington. The team lost its minor league affiliate status when Major League Baseball downsized the minor league system. The purchase deal is contingent upon pending agreements, including a new lease of the 114-year-old Centennial Field from the University of Vermont, according to the club.

SKIING

WOMEN’S WORLD CUP: Coming off a performance that included two golds and three medals overall at the world championships, Lara Gut-Behrami now has another title – overall World Cup leader. The Swiss skier won a downhill in Moena, Italy, moving her ahead of Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova in the standings.

Gut-Behrami finished a slim 0.02 seconds ahead of Ramona Siebenhofer on the sun-drenched Val di Fassa course. Recently crowned world champion Corinne Suter was third, 0.26 behind, to gain precious points in her pursuit of downhill standings leader Sofia Goggia, who is injured.

Vlhova finished ninth and now trails Gut-Behrami by 29 points in the overall standings, which she had led since November.


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