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Up-and-comer upsets Federer in Germany

Roger Federer's bid for a ninth title at the Gerry Weber Open came to an end when he was beaten in the semifinals by Alexander Zverev, at 19 a rising German prospect who notched the biggest win of his young career.

Unseeded Zverev's 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 6-3 victory at Halle, Germany, over the top-seeded, eight-time defending champion gave him a place in his first final of the year. He meets unseeded Florian Mayer, who beat third-seeded Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-4. "I haven't really grasped it yet," Zverev said.

Federer, 34, remains without a title in a year marred by knee surgery and a back injury that forced him to miss the French Open. "Looking back on how I felt three, four weeks ago, this is pretty good," he said. "I know what I need to work on in the next 10 days (before Wimbledon starts June 27)."

Queen's Club: Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the final by beating fifth-seeded Marin Cilic 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in London. Murray plays third-seeded Milos Raonic, who beat unseeded Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4.

Aegon Classic: American Madison Keys broke into the top 10 in the women's world rankings for the first time by beating Carla Suarez Navarro and advancing to the final in Birmingham, England. The seventh-seeded Keys, 21, won 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) against the sixth-seeded Navarro. Keys will rise from No. 16 when the new rankings are released Monday. It will be the first time since 2005 that the United States has three women in the top 10. Serena Williams will be No. 1 and Venus Williams No. 9. In the final, Keys faces unseeded Barbora Strycova, who beat unseeded American CoCo Vandeweghe 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Et cetera

Soccer: Shea Salinas scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to give San Jose a 2-2 draw with host Orlando City in MLS on a night the families of the 49 people killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting and the first responders were recognized before the game.

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LONDON — One day after an unprecedented ruling that barred Russia's track and field team from this summer's Olympics, International Olympic Committee officials said they agreed with it, ending any hope the team had of gaining entry into the Games at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The IOC said Saturday that it "welcomes and supports" and "fully respects" Friday's ruling by track and field's governing body, IAAF, to maintain its ban on Russia because of what is considered a longtime, widespread doping conspiracy.

The IOC, which has ultimate authority over the Olympics, also noted that the IAAF has control over which track and field athletes are eligible to compete at the Games.

Russia's only recourse for fighting the decision now likely is at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, sports' highest court.

The IOC's statement also appeared to open the door to potential further sanctions against Russian and other athletes. "The IOC will initiate further far-reaching measures in order to ensure a level playing field for all the athletes taking part in the Olympic Games" in Rio, it said, without elaborating.

Olympics officials are to convene Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, to discuss more broadly who will be eligible to compete at the Rio Games, which begin Aug. 5.

Allegations of a government-run doping program in Russia have extended well beyond track and field. Athletes outside of Russia have agitated for investigations into the extent of the country's doping, emphasizing that time is of the essence as the Summer Games approach.

The IOC said Tuesday's summit would scrutinize countries whose national antidoping programs have been disciplined by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which itself has come under scrutiny over its handling of allegations of widespread corruption.

Sports in brief 06/18/16 [Last modified: Saturday, June 18, 2016 11:08pm]
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