TENNIS

No. 1-ranked Ash Barty won her second successive Miami Open championship Saturday, beating No. 8 seed Bianca Andreescu, who retired because of an injury while trailing in the second set.

Andreescu conceded while behind 6-3, 4-0. She stumbled and went sprawling two games, turning her foot awkwardly while hitting a forehand.

GOLF

LPGA: Patty Tavatanakit opened a five-stroke lead on another hot and windy afternoon at the ANA Inspiration in Rancho Mirage, California, all but crushing her challengers’ hopes with a striking combination of power and touch.

A stroke ahead after each of the first two rounds at Mission Hills, the 21-year-old Thai player shot a 5-under 67 in 100-degree heat to reach 14-under 202 in the first major championship of the year.

Tavatanakit matched the tournament 54-hole record set by Pernilla Lindberg in her 2018 victory. Dottie Pepper set the overall mark of 19 under in 1999.

Defending champion Mirim Lee and Ally Ewing were second at 9 under.

PGA: Jordan Spieth shot a 5-under 67 to move into a tie for the lead heading into the final round of the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

Spieth and Englishman Matt Wallace were at 12 under after each player birdied their final two holes. Wallace also posted a 67. Charley Hoffman was alone in third at 10 under after shooting a 65.

BASKETBALL

USA BASKETBALL: Hall of Famer Grant Hill will be the replacement for Jerry Colangelo as managing director of the men’s national team following the Tokyo Olympics.

Colangelo, the managing director since 2005, has been planning to retire after the Tokyo Games.

SOCCER

ENGLAND: Benjamin Mendy broke a scoreless deadlock in the 58th minute, and Manchester City solidified its Premier League lead with a 2-0 victory over Leicester.

• Liverpool got two second-half goals from substitute Diogo Jota and another from Mohamed Salah to beat Arsenal, 3-0, and revive its hopes for a top four spot.

• West Bromwich Albion contacted police over racist abuse sent on social media to Callum Robinson after the forward scored twice in a 5-2 victory at Chelsea.

Monkey emojis were sent on Instagram to Robinson, who is Black, from an account purporting to be a Chelsea fan but without a full name or photo. Robinson posted a screengrab of the abuse on Instagram Stories.

SPAIN: Real Sociedad ended a three-decade title drought as it beat fierce Basque rival Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the delayed 2020 Copa del Rey final in Seville.

The match had been postponed since the end of last season in the hope that the coronavirus pandemic would improve enough to allow fans to attend.

GERMANY: Leon Goretzka scored in the 38th minute and Bayern Munich took a giant step toward a record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title with a 1-0 win at Leipzig.

Bayern leads second-place Leipzig by seven points with seven games remaining.

FRANCE: Neymar was sent off late and then tried to confront a player after the game as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain lost 1-0 at home to Lille, falling three points behind the new league leader in a tense title race.

Neymar was shown a second yellow card in the 90th minute for kicking right back Tiago Djalo off the ball, having been booked in the first half for shoving midfielder Benjamin Andre in the face. Djalo was also sent off, and both players tried to go after each other as they were escorted to their locker rooms.

– News service report


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