OSU standout takes down Russian in deciding match
• Ohio State star Kyle Snyder scored a late takedown of Olympic gold medalist Abdusalim Sadulaev in the deciding match, and the United States won the world freestyle wrestling title for the first time in 22 years. The U.S. and Russia were tied heading into the highly anticipated match between Snyder and Sadulaev. Snyder, the 2016 Olympic champion who led Ohio State to its second straight NCAA title last season, trailed before his spin-behind takedown in the final 20 seconds gave him a 6-5 victory.
Alaphilippe wins the eighth stage of Spanish Vuelta
• Chris Froome made a strong charge in the final climb to increase his overall Spanish Vuelta lead in the eighth stage, which was won by Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe. Alaphilippe broke from the leading pack in the final yard and crossed the line unchallenged to win his first Grand Tour stage after 124 miles from Hellin to Xorret de Cati. Jan Polanc was second and Rafal Majka third.
WNBA is allowing teams to choose how they stand
• The WNBA is going to let teams choose how they stand for the national anthem for the remainder of the season. The league confirmed that it has extended the suspension of the national anthem protocol put in place on Aug. 16. Over the past 10 days, teams have been able to lock arms with each other during the anthem to show their support for the victims of racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Va.
• Dallas Mavericks center Nerlens Noel has decided to wait a year to try to cash in as a free agent. Two people with knowledge of the agreement said that Noel accepted a $4.1 million qualifying offer for one year.
Gavrilova wins her first WTA tournament title
• Australian Daria Gavrilova won her first WTA tournament title, upsetting second-seeded Dominika Cibulkova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Connecticut Open. Gavrilova will face American Allie Kiick on Monday in the opening round of the U.S. Open. Cibulkova will play fellow Slovak Jana Cepelova.
West Coast is the winner of Travers at Saratoga
• West Coast invaded the East to win the $1.25 million Travers at Saratoga against all three winners of this year’s Triple Crown races. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, West Coast paid $14.20, $7.60 and $5.30. Gunnevera was second and Irap was third. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, Preakness winner Cloud Computing, and Belmont winner Tapwrit finished out of the money in the 12-horse field.
— From wire reports
Sports news roundup: Compiled Aug. 26