Update on the latest sports


Osaka advances as opponent withdraws

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open after her second-round opponent withdrew for medical reasons.

The defending champion was set to play Olga Danilovic of Serbia in the first match of the day in Arthur Ashe Stadium.

The U.S. Tennis Association said the match between women’s No. 12 seed Simona Halep and Kristina Kucova would move to Ashe.

Other matches on the Wednesday schedule include teenager Coco Gauff vs. fellow American Sloane Stephens.

Men in action include No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev (DAN’-ihl MEHD’-veh-dehv) and No. 3 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas (SEET’-see-pahs), who faced criticism from players for bathroom breaks he took in the first round against Andy Murray.


Phillies-Nationals rained out; makeup scheduled for Thursday

UNDATED (AP) — Philadelphia’s game at Washington scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed because of rain as the remnants of Hurricane Ida pass through the Mid-Atlantic.

The game, the NL East rivals’ final meeting this year, will be made up Thursday at 1:05 p.m.

Neither team immediately announced its pitching plans, but both could push their scheduled Wednesday starters back a day — right-hander Aaron Nola for Philadelphia and right-hander Paolo Espino for Washington.

The postponement also gives Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto (ree-al-MOO’-toh) an extra day of rest. Realmuto left Sunday’s game with left ankle soreness and has not played since. He had started at first base for the first time this season to fill the gap caused by a season-ending injury to Rhys Hoskins.

Philadelphia manager Joe Girardi said Realmuto could have played Tuesday, but with the possibility of a Wednesday rainout, he thought holding out the All-Star an extra day would be prudent.

Elsewhere in the majors Wednesday:

— Chris Sale is set to make his fourth start since coming back from Tommy John surgery when the Red Sox continue their series at Tampa Bay. Boston has outscored its opponents 34-4 in Sale’s first three starts. In his last outing, he joined Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax as the only pitchers on record with three immaculate innings when he struck out the side on nine pitches in the third inning against Minnesota. Right-hander Drew Rasmussen is slated to pitch for the Rays. The Red Sox are 20-23 since the All-Star break and have a one-game advantage over Oakland for the second AL wild-card spot. Tampa Bay has won nine in a row.

— The NL East-leading Braves send left-hander Max Fried (freed) to the mound against Dodgers right-hander Max Scherzer. Fried beat the Dodgers on June 6, allowing one run and six hits in six innings. Scherzer is 8-0 with a 2.67 ERA in 13 starts since June 4. The Braves will be minus All-Star second baseman Ozzie Albies, a day after he fouled a ball off his left knee at Dodger Stadium. The team said X-rays were negative and he will be reevaluated in a couple days.