Update on the latest sports
Zalatoris makes move, -2 through 4 holes
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — A whipping wind and dry conditions at The Country Club are sending scores soaring early in the third round of the U.S. Open.
The field was a combined 103 over par early in the afternoon, with only three golfers in the red. Co-leaders Collin Morikawa and Joel Dahmen tee off at 3:45 p.m. EDT. They were minus-5 through 36 holes.
Will Zalatoris was one of the few making birdies on Saturday morning, knocking in a 40-foot putt for birdie on the second hole and just missing another from 30 feet on No. 3. He sank a 15-footer for birdie on No. 4 to improve to 2 under for the day and 3 under for the tournament.
Zalatoris is looking for his first major championship. He finished second at the Masters last year, and was the runner-up at this year’s PGA Championship.
NHL-STANLEY CUP FINAL
Lightning and Avs make adjustments heading into Game 2
DENVER (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche have started a chess match of strategic adjustments heading into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.
After losing the opener in overtime, the Lightning will try to slow down the speedy Avalanche all over the ice. Colorado wants to figure out how to get more pucks through after Tampa Bay blocked 25 shots in Game 1. The Lightning expect goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) and top defenseman Victor Hedman to be better after getting off to a slow start in the series.
The Avalanche could be getting a veteran forward back for Game 2. Andrew Cogliano participated fully in practice and could return Saturday night after missing more than a week with an injured finger on his right hand.
Osaka to skip Wimbledon
UNDATED (AP) — Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Wimbledon for the second consecutive year. She says she is still having trouble with her left Achilles tendon.
The four-time major champion and former No. 1-ranked player posted a photo of herself on a grass court and wrote on Twitter on Saturday: “my Achilles still isn’t right so I’ll see you next time.”
Osaka withdrew from the grass-court Grand Slam tournament in 2021 as part of a mental health break she took after pulling out of the French Open.
The 24-year-old hasn’t played an official match since losing in the first round of this year’s French Open. She has played only 17 matches this season and her ranking fell to No. 43 this week.
In other tennis news:
— Coco Gauff’s best run yet in a grass-court tournament has come to an end. The 18-year-old American lost to Ons Jabeur 7-6, 6-2 today in the semifinals of the Berlin Open. Jabeur recovered from 3-1 down in the first set and dominated the second to set up a final Sunday against Belinda Bencic (BEN’-chich). Bencic is back in the Berlin final for the second straight year in her quest for a first grass-court title in seven years after a hard-fought win over Maria Sakkari in the semifinals.
— Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev will play Hubert Hurkacz (HUR’-kahts) in the final of the Halle Open in Germany. The top-ranked Medvedev advanced with a 7-6, 6-3 win over Oscar Otte, who beat Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) 4-6, 7-6, 7-6. Hurkacz hit 27 aces against 30 for Kyrgios, who lost despite holding in every one of his service games.
Ledecky reclaims 400 title at swimming worlds
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Katie Ledecky (leh-DEH’-kee) has started the United States’ medal collection at the world swimming championships with a gold by reclaiming her title in the women’s 400 meters. Ledecky clocked 3 minutes, 58.15 seconds on the first day of racing for her fourth world title in the 400 freestyle after 2013, 2015 and 2017.
Ariarne Titmus edged Ledecky for the title in 2019 and took her world record last month but the Australian has skipped the worlds in Budapest to focus on the on the Commonwealth Games. Canada’s 15-year-old Summer McIntosh finished 1.24 seconds behind Ledecky for the silver. Both were well ahead of the competition.