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Osaka to face Azarenka for WTA title, Raonic advances

[ad_1] Japanese fourth seed Naomi Osaka won the semi-final match she once vowed not to play, defeating Belgium’s Elise Mertens on Friday to reach the ATP and WTA Western & Southern Open final. Osaka’s 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) victory advanced her into Saturday’s championship match against two-time Australian Open winner Victoria ...

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NBA playoffs resume Saturday as sides detail new commitments

[ad_1] LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players want change that makes their communities safer. They want people to vote – hopefully in their home arenas. And they want to keep playing basketball. Teams returned to the court Friday after the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association agreed ...

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Feds gripe about wall backer’s rants against prosecution

[ad_1] Federal prosecutors are urging a recently indicted border-security advocate to clam up or face the possibility of a gag order limiting his ability to speak out publicly about the criminal case he is facing. Lawyers from the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan wrote to a federal judge Friday to ...

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Tigers, Twins have doubleheader postponed because of weather

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Friday’s doubleheader between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins was postponed because of bad weather. The teams now have a doubleheader scheduled for Saturday that allows them to make up one of Friday’s two games. A makeup date for the other postponed game has not been ...

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White House dismisses NBA’s call for social justice reform

[ad_1] The White House has summarily dismissed the NBA’s calls for social justice. There is no other way to say it. Protesting racial injustice in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake, NBA players did not participate in playoff games scheduled for Wednesday. The league postponed play. Blake, ...

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Bucks expected to forfeit Game 5, not prompt NBA-wide strike

[ad_1] NBA players went on strike, clashed with each other then ended their strike only a day later seemingly before making any tangible gains. How did they get to that point? The Bucks – seeking justice for Jacob Blake and the Wisconsin State Legislature to address police accountability, police brutality ...

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Yankees place Judge on IL, promote top prospect Florial

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have placed right fielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured with a strained left calf just days after the star slugger returned. Judge was activated Wednesday but aggravated the injury in a game at Atlanta and was removed in the sixth inning. He ...

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