Update on the latest sports


Medvedev, Svitolina cruise into quarterfinals

NEW YORK (AP) — No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev (DAN’-ihl MEHD’-veh-dehv) has cruised into the U.S. Open quarterfinals with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 win over No. 24 Daniel Evans.

Medvedev has yet to drop a set on his way to the quarterfinals for the third straight year. He next plays gualifier Botic van de Zandschulp (BOH’-tihch van de ZAND’-shoolp), the third unseeded player he’ll face at Flushing Meadows. Van de Zandschulp pulled off a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 5-7, 6-1 win over No. 11 Diego Schwartzman. He joined Nicolas Escude and Gilles Muller as just the third men’s qualifier ever to reach the quarterfinals.

No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina (svih-toh-LEE’-nah) advanced to the quarterfinals by beating two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep (HAL’-ehp) 6-3, 6-3. Svitolina has not dropped a set in the tournament.

Svitolina, who has never won a Grand Slam tournament, had lost twice before to the 12th-seeded Halep in majors.


Ray fans 10, Blue Jays finish 3-game sweep of struggling A’s

UNDATED (AP) — Robbie Ray struck out 10 while pitching one-hit ball into the seventh inning, Marcus Semien hit his 35th home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Oakland Athletics 8-0 to complete a three-game sweep.

Bo Bichette went 4 for 4, scored twice and drove in a run and Alejandro Kirk homered as Toronto reached double figures in hits for the fourth straight game. The Blue Jays have won seven of eight.

The playoff-contending A’s have lost 14 of 20 after winning 12 of the previous 15.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Five Detroit pitchers teamed up to allow Cincinnati just one run, Jeimer (JAY’-mur) Candelerio delivered a two-run triple and the Tigers took the rubber match of the three-game series 4-1. The loss dropped Cincinnati percentage points behind San Diego for the National League’s second wild card. The Padres host the Astros on Sunday. All-Star closer Gregory Soto threw a wild pitch in the eighth inning that scored Cincinnati’s only run, but he finished the game for his 18th save.


Yankees put Loaisiga on IL with strained rotator cuff

UNDATED (AP) — The Yankees have placed reliever Jonathan Loaisiga (loh-AY’-see-gah) on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right rotator cuff.

Manager Aaron Boone said Loaisiga experienced some pain Saturday morning after he surrendered a game-tying homer to Jorge Mateo in the seventh inning of Friday night’s 4-3 victory over Baltimore. An MRI showed the strain and Loaisiga was given a cortisone injection. Boone said Loaisiga will not throw for 10 days, and he is hoping the hard-throwing right-hander can return this season.

In other MLB news:

— Twins manager Rocco Baldelli plans to leave the team to return home to Minnesota for the birth of his child. Baldelli says he will be in the dugout for the start of Minnesota’s game at Tampa Bay but could depart before it ends. The schedule called for Baldelli to head to the clubhouse to prepare for his flight about three hours after the scheduled first pitch. Veteran coach Bill Evers will fill in for Baldelli, who may miss a four-game series that starts Monday night at Cleveland.


Cowboys’ Martin likely to miss opener after positive test

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys are expected to open the season at Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay without right guard Zack Martin after the four-time All-Pro tested positive for COVID-19.

Martin is the latest of several Dallas starters to test positive and miss time, but the others have since returned. Coach Mike McCarthy said news of Martin’s positive test came Saturday. Backup tackle Brandon Knight is also on the COVID-19 list.

Third-year pro Connor McGovern is the likely replacement for Martin as the Cowboys get set for Thursday’s visit to the Bucs and seven-time champion quarterback Tom Brady.


Verstappen’s like royalty as Dutch king watches home win

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Max Verstappen thrilled his home crowd by winning the Netherlands Grand Prix in style to reclaim the Formula One championship lead from Lewis Hamilton.

The Red Bull driver’s leading seventh win of the season and 17th of his career moved him three points ahead of the defending champion, who finished second but softened the blow with a bonus point for fastest lap. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas was third.

Verstappen started from pole position for a season-leading seventh time, and sixth in the past seven races, courtesy of a brilliant qualifying session. He leads Hamilton 7-4 for wins.