Minor League Baseball
GreenJackets game suspended
In Asheville, N.C., the Augusta GreenJackets scored four runs in the top of the first inning before Friday’s scheduled game against the host Tourists was suspended because of rain.
The game is scheduled to be completed today as part of a 6:05 p.m. doubleheader.
Federer, teen moves on to semis
In Montreal, Roger Federer advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup and was joined later Friday by Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov, who followed his upset of Rafael Nadal with another three-set victory.
The 18-year-old left-hander from Richmond Hill, Ontario beat Adrian Mannarino 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 and awaits the winner of the late match between fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev and Kevin Anderson .
Shapovalov beat 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round and then knocked off the top-seeded Nadal in a third-set tiebreaker on Thursday in the round of 16.
He broke service for a 2-1 lead in the third Friday only to hand it back in the next game, but a roar went up when Mannarino wasted a chance to put away a game point and Shapovalov jumped on the chance to break for a 5-4 lead. He leapt in the air as he closed out the match.
The second-seeded Federer continued his mastery over 12th-seeded Roberto Bautista Agut with a 6-4, 6-4 victory. The 36-year-old Swiss will next face unseeded Robin Haase, a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 winner over Diego Schwartzman
NBC to stream Premier League
Trying to gauge what it can sell directly to cord cutters, NBC is launching its direct-to-consumer Premier League product with the start of the season this weekend.
The company still will air about 250 matches on its television networks, mostly NBCSN, NBC and CNBC. But 130 games are being moved to its stream.
Priced at $49.99 as “Premier League Pass,” on NBC Sports Gold, those matches previously had been available to cable subscribers as Premier League Extra Time on overflow channels and as part of the regular NBC Sports app.
Wu wins marathon to reach semis
In Chula Vista, Calif., Chia Yen Wu advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur after rolling in a par putt on the 12th playoff hole to win the longest 18-hole match in USGA history on Friday night.
The 13-year-old Wu made the putt after Lauren Stephenson’s putt lipped out. It was their fourth time playing the 407-yard 18th hole at the San Diego Country Club.
Wu’s 69-foot birdie putt on the 26th hole highlighted the match. She will face Texas senior Sophia Schubert, a 3-and-1 winner over Mexico’s Isabella Fierro.
Two of the top five players in the women’s world amateur rankings will square off in the other semifinal as No. 3 Albane Valenzuela and fifth-ranked Lilia Kha-Tu Vu each won their matches 4 and 3.
Louisville appeals NCAA penalties
Louisville said the NCAA “abused” its authority when it disciplined the school for a sex scandal that could result in the loss of its 2013 national basketball championship.