Saturday, June 23, 2018
Sports

Sports in brief

Tennis

Fish wins in return

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — American Mardy Fish beat Bobby Reynolds 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, Fish's first competitive match since September. He had been out because of a heart condition. "It's been a tough few months, for sure. You sort of feel like it was a win just to go back out there," Fish, 31, said, adding he hasn't disclosed the precise nature of his problem because "it's not something that's very easy to talk about."

Also, No. 3 seed Andy Murray eliminated Evgeny Donskoy 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.

Late Saturday Rafael Nadal, playing on a hardcourt for the first time in almost a year, defeated Ryan Harrison 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in a second-round match.

Among the women, No. 2 seed Maria Sharapova advanced to the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Carla Suarez Navarro. No. 6 seed Sara Errani and No. 13 Maria Kirilenko advanced, but No. 12 Dominika Cibulkova lost to No. 19 Klara Zakopalova.

Boxing

Hopkins extends mark, unsure what's next

Bernard Hopkins has another belt around his waist and a slice of boxing history to his name.

He just might not have another bout.

The oldest to win a major title, Hopkins, 48, said he could retire a champion if he's no longer inspired and the right bout doesn't materialize.

"If I'm not motivated, and the competition is not there, if it's a meaningless fight, it's time to roll, man," Hopkins said by phone Sunday.

Hopkins scored a 12-round unanimous decision late Saturday over Tavoris Cloud in New York to claim the IBF light heavyweight championship. Hopkins extended the record that he set by beating Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title on May 21, 2011.

Soccer

Chelsea forces replay vs. Manchester United

Chelsea's second-half comeback at Manchester United earned a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup and forced a replay in the quarterfinals. Substitute Eden Hazard began Chelsea's comeback with a goal in the 59th minute and Ramires tied it seven minutes later. Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney scored for Man U. No date was set for the replay. In the other quarterfinal, visiting Millwall tied Blackburn 0-0, also forcing a replay.

Elsewhere: Jack McInerney scored in the 79th minute as visiting Philadelphia defeated Colorado 2-1 in a MLS match postponed from Saturday because of snow. … Olympiakos clinched a record 40th Greek league title by beating AEK Athens 3-0 at home. … Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid in a 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo.

Et cetera

College Baseball: Host Florida State beat Boston College 9-1, tying the 1975 team for the program's second-best start to a season. Junior Peter Miller of Lutz pitched 52/3 shutout innings for the Seminoles (15-0, 3-0 ACC). The 2007 team started 23-0. … Jimmy Falla, Chris Norton and Austin Lueck each homered with two outs in a five-run seventh as USF (7-8) rallied for a 7-3 win over visiting Valparaiso.

Skiing: Overall champ Tina Maze of Slovenia beat American Mikaela Shiffrin in a World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany. … Austrian Marcel Hirscher clinched the World Cup slalom title in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, finishing second in a race won by Ivica Kostelic.

Iditarod: With less than 250 miles to go, Mitch Seavey took the lead at the checkpoint in Unalakleet, Alaska.

Times wires

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