Update on the latest sports


Birdies move Scheffler into share of lead

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler birdied the first two holes of the final round in the U.S. Open to move into a tie for the lead

Scheffler started the day at 2 under and two holes later he had matched overnight co-leaders Will Zalatoris and Matt Fitzpatrick at minus-4.

Scheffler made a six-foot putt for birdie on No. 1 and a 15-footer on the second hole. He’s the reigning Masters champion, looking for his second career major victory.


World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events.

FINA (FEE’-nuh) members at the organization’s extraordinary general congress voted 71.5% in favor of its new “gender inclusion policy” that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events.

James Pearce is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam. He said that it is not about encouraging athletes to transition by 12, but that scientists say transitioning after puberty gives transgender women an unfair advantage.


Huske, Dressel claim more golds for U.S. at swimming worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Torri Huske and Caeleb Dressel have claimed more gold medals for the United States in butterfly races at the world swimming championships.

Huske improved on her own American record in the women’s 100 butterfly. The 19-year-old clocked 55.64 seconds to finish ahead of French swimmer Marie Wattel and China’s Zhang Yufei.

Dressel was half a second off the world record as he took gold in the men’s 50 butterfly with 22.57 seconds.


Hurkacz beats top-ranked Medvedev to win Halle Open

HALLE, Germany (AP) — Hubert Hurkacz (HUR’-kahts) has upset top-ranked Daniil Medvedev to win the Halle (HAH’-luh) Open and underline his credentials as a contender for Wimbledon two years running. The big-serving Polish player needed just 63 minutes to beat Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 and win his first grass-court title.

Hurkacz was a semifinalist at Wimbledon last year and seems on form again. Medvedev has now lost back-to-back finals on grass after being stunned by then-205th-ranked Tim van Rijthoven last week.

Elsewhere on Sunday:

— Ons Jabeur (ohnz jah-BUR’) won the Berlin Open after her opponent Belinda Bencic (BEN’-chich) retired with an ankle injury. Jabeur was leading 6-3, 2-1 when Bencic signaled she couldn’t continue after hurting her left ankle in a fall in the first set. Jabeur gave her words of comfort at the net and then rushed to prepare a cooler with ice for Bencic to rest her injured ankle. Jabeur moves to 3-5 in career finals. It was almost a year to the day since she won the Birmingham Classic and became the first Arab woman to lift a WTA singles title.