Monday, November 20, 2017
Sports

Sports in brief

RECOMMENDED READING


Horses

American Pharoah to be first-time father

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a dad in waiting.

Untouched Talent is in foal to American Pharoah at the Ashford Stud farm in Versailles, Ky., the farm's owner, Coolmore America, said Friday. The announcement came two weeks after the 12-year-old mare became the first to be bred to racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

If all goes well, the birth of the first baby Pharoah is about 11 months away.

American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes last year to become the 12th Triple Crown champion. He closed his racing career with a win in the Breeders' Cup Classic in November and was retired after the race. Coolmore purchased the breeding rights last year for an amount reported to be in the $20 million range. The stud fee is $200,000, making Pharoah one of the most expensive stallions in North America.

Tennis

Wawrinka in Dubai final after Kyrgios injury exit

Stan Wawrinka advanced to the Dubai Championships final after unseeded Nick Kyrgios retired during their semifinal with a back injury in United Arab Emirates. Wawrinka was leading 6-4, 3-0 at the time.

Wawrinka, the second seed, goes for his second title of the year when he plays either sixth-seeded Feliciano Lopez or unseeded Marcos Baghdatis.

Kyrgios was the second significant retirement in two days. Novak Djokovic retired from his quarterfinal with infected eyes Thursday, ending his streak of consecutive finals made at 17.

Qatar Open: Eighth seed Carla Suarez Navarro beat No. 3-ranked Agnieszka Radwanska 6-2, 6-0 to reach the final at Doha. She faces unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 18, of Latvia, who reached her first WTA Tour final when unseeded Andrea Petkovic retired with a leg injury while trailing 7-5, 1-0.

Et Cetera

Soccer: England's most high-profile rivalry will be played out in European competition for the first time after Manchester United and Liverpool were drawn against each other in the final 16 of the Europa League. Among the other matchups in Europe's No. 2 competition after the Champions League, defending champion Sevilla — seeking a record third straight title — meets Swiss team Basel. … German federation general secretary Helmut Sandrock resigned, one week before the release of a report on Germany's successful bid for the 2006 World Cup and a dubious payment to the sport's word governing body, FIFA. He resigned to help the federation make a fresh start, the federation said.

Bobsled: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries of Canada clinched the women's World Cup title after coming second to American Elana Meyers Taylor in the final race of the season at Koenigssee, Germany. American Jamie Greubel Poser finished sixth in the race and took second place in the season standings. Meyers Taylor, a two-time Olympic medalist behind Humphries, missed four races this season with lingering symptoms of a concussion suffered in January 2015.

Track and field: The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it will rule on eight doping cases involving Russian athletes while Russia remains suspended from global track and field in the wake of a World Anti-Doping Agency report detailing systematic, state-sponsored drug use.

Times wires

Comments
USF’s Kevaughn Dingle suspended; Sanchez, Nadelman honored

USF’s Kevaughn Dingle suspended; Sanchez, Nadelman honored

USF freshman WR Kevaughn Dingle, arrested Friday on a felony sexual battery charge, remains on the team but has been suspended, coach Charlie Strong said Monday."Right now he's suspended, 'til we get all the details and see exactly what happens," Str...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Cannon Fodder podcast: One last look at Bucs-Dolphins

Cannon Fodder podcast: One last look at Bucs-Dolphins

Times Bucs writer Greg Auman looks back on Tampa Bay’s wild 30-20 win over the Dolphins, their second straight win and first on the road this season, the good and bad of that, plus a major off-field story now surrounding QB Jameis Winston. Listen bel...
Updated: 1 hour ago
War on I-4 predictions

War on I-4 predictions

Who will win the USF-UCF showdown on Friday? The Times' college football staff offers up thoughts on the rivalry.Joey Knight, @TBTimes_BullsUCF, 41-28. While I can envision the Bulls enthralling their fan base by unleashing the sleek components ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Gerald McCoy, Ndamukong Suh and why this man is smiling

Gerald McCoy, Ndamukong Suh and why this man is smiling

The topic for the Times' set-up package  for Bucs-Dolphins in Sunday's editions was Gerald McCoy vs. Ndamukong Suh.Admittedly, it's not James Winston vs. Marcus Mariota, but the two defensive linemen were taken back to back in the 2010 NFL Draft...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Buccaneers-Dolphins Turning Point, Week 11: Cool, calm Fitzmagic

Buccaneers-Dolphins Turning Point, Week 11: Cool, calm Fitzmagic

On Sunday, the Buccaneers and Dolphins played one of those football games that gets only an obligatory mention at the end of highlight shows. In that spirit, this week’s Turning Point will focus mostly on the final three minutes of Tampa Bay’s 30-20 ...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Florida Gators met with Chip Kelly on Sunday

Florida Gators met with Chip Kelly on Sunday

The Chip Kelly to Florida talk appears to be heating up.The Gators sent a group to New Hampshire on Sunday to talk with the former Oregon coach about its head coaching vacancy. The Buddy Martin Show first reported the meeting, which the Tampa Bay Tim...
Updated: 2 hours ago
RHP Brent Honeywell among 6 set to be added to Rays 40-man roster

RHP Brent Honeywell among 6 set to be added to Rays 40-man roster

Top pitching prospect RHP Brent Honeywell and at least five others -re set to be added to the Rays 40-man roster by tonight's 8 p.m. deadline, keeping them from being eligible for the Rule 5 draft.Honeywell, 22, had a solid season mostly at Triple-A ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Trump calls out Marshawn Lynch, who sat for the U.S. national anthem but stood for Mexico’s

Trump calls out Marshawn Lynch, who sat for the U.S. national anthem but stood for Mexico’s

President Donald Trump on Monday added Marshawn Lynch to the list of sports figures he has criticized on Twitter.Lynch has been regularly sitting during the national anthem this season and did so again when his Oakland Raiders played the New England ...
Updated: 4 hours ago
3-2-1, BAM! Watch the Georgia Dome being imploded in downtown Atlanta

3-2-1, BAM! Watch the Georgia Dome being imploded in downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA — One of the nation’s largest domed stadiums has been destroyed in a scheduled implosion in downtown Atlanta. Nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives were on hand to blast the Georgia Dome in Atlanta to smithereens Monday at 7:30 a.m. People gather...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Rick and Tom podcast: As Jameis Winston faces another accusation, Bucs win with Ryan Fitzpatrick

Rick and Tom podcast: As Jameis Winston faces another accusation, Bucs win with Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Bucs win again behind backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and a defense that creates five turnovers against the Dolphins. In their latest podcast, Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break down the game, including the calm that Fitzpatrick has brought and ...
Updated: 6 hours ago