Sports Digest: Djokovic overcomes obstacle at Italian Open – The Bethel Person

18September 2020

TENNIS

Novak Djokovic advanced to the Italian Open quarterfinals for the 14th straight year with a 7-6 (7 ), 6-3 success over Filip Krajinovic in Rome.

Djokovic, a four-time Italian Open champion, required 1 hour, 28 minutes to win the first set on a day when temperature levels scored to 90 degrees.

In the ladies’s competition, top-seeded Simona Halep improved to 7-0 in tennis’ reboot with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Dayana Yastremska.

COLLEGES

FOOTBALL: Baylor’s season opener against Houston, arranged less than a week earlier, was one of two Bowl Neighborhood video games delayed Friday– the day before they were expected to play.

Florida Atlantic’s opener versus Georgia Southern was delayed previously in the day, following the outcomes of FAU’s COVID-19 screening Thursday. In both cases, the schools involved said they would look for make-up dates.

Baylor stated it was unable to satisfy COVID-19 roster limits set by the Huge 12. The school did not offer specifics on the gamers or positions impacted by the coronavirus or the variety of players who were quarantined due to get in touch with tracing.

MALE’S BASKETBALL: The Maui Invitational is transferring to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic.

Among the premier preseason tournaments on the college basketball schedule, the event will be played at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Dates have yet to be completed. The NCAA announced Wednesday that the college basketball season will begin Nov. 25.

This year’s Maui Invitational field includes Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas and UNLV.

GOLF

LPGA: Protecting champion Hannah Green shot a 6-under 66 to grab a share of the lead with Cydney Clanton at the Cambria Portland Classic, which has been minimized to 54 holes because of poor air quality in Oregon caused by wildfires.

Green had the ability to end up in fading light after a 1 1/2-hour lightning delay, while lots of other afternoon starters were still on the course when darkness suspended play.

CHAMPS TOUR: Jim Furyk birdied four of the last six holes for an 8-under 64 and the first-round lead in the Pure Insurance Champion at Pebble Beach, California.

Attempting to sign up with Arnold Palmer and Bruce Fleisher as the only gamers to win their very first two starts on the senior trip, Furyk had a one-stroke lead over Ernie Els, Cameron Beckman and Stephen Leaney.

VEHICLE RACING

XFINITY: The last regular-season race of the Xfinity Series showed to be a preview of the upcoming playoffs, as title competitors Chase Briscoe and Austin Cindric dominated yet another occasion.

Briscoe passed Cindric with 5 laps remaining at Bristol Motor Speedway, pouncing when Cindric lost power steering. Briscoe raced to his series-best seventh success of the year, while regular-season champ Cindric slipped to a third-place finish.

Ross Chastain, poised for a possible promotion to the Cup Series with Chip Ganassi Racing, followed Briscoe past Cindric in the waning laps and ended up second.

SOCCER

CLUB WORLD CUP: The Club World Cup is unlikely to take place in December as scheduled due to the fact that of the pandemic interruption that postponed the crowning of continental champions, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

The seven-club competitors was because of be staged for a 2nd consecutive year by Qatar as part of preparations for the Gulf nation hosting the World Cup in 2022.

GERMANY: The new Bundesliga began with eight-time safeguarding champ Bayern Munich routing Schalke 8-0 in an empty stadium.

Serge Gnabry scored a hat technique, and newcomer Leroy Sane notched a goal and 2 helps.

MLS: Argentinian gamer Gonzalo Higuain signed with Inter Miami, a day after the 32-year-old forward terminated his agreement with Italian champion Juventus.

Higuain signed as a designated player whose income largest is not counted under the league’s salary cap.

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