Atlanta’s Almiron to miss at least three weeks
• Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron is expected to miss at least three weeks because of a left hamstring injury.
The Paraguayan has nine goals and leads the team with 13 assists. He has started every game for the expansion MLS team and is a 2017 MLS All-Star.
He was hurt in Sunday’s 2-0 home win over Montreal Impact. Julian Gressel replaced Almiron following the injury.
The timetable for Almiron’s recovery leaves an opportunity for a return for the playoffs.
Trump tweets he’s proud
of drivers, crew, teams
• President Donald Trump tweeted he was proud of NASCAR because no drivers, crew or other team members protested during the national anthem Sunday prior to a race at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.
“So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!” Trump tweeted Monday.
Several team owners and executives had said Sunday they wouldn’t want anyone in their organizations to protest. Richard Childress, who was Dale Earnhardt’s longtime team owner, said of protesting: “It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.”
Childress said he told his team that “anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in.”
Stephens, Keys knocked out of China’s Wuhan Open
• U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens and runner-up Madison Keys were knocked out of the Wuhan Open in China in the first round.
In their first matches since the final at Flushing Meadows, the 17th-ranked Stephens lost to Wang Qiang of China 6-2, 6-2, while the 12th-ranked Keys was beaten by Varvara Lepchenko of the U.S. 6-2, 7-6 (4).
Stephens’ serve was broken early in both sets. Wang closed out the victory on her sixth match point.
Keys, seeded 10th, broke Lepchenko early in the second set, but the qualifier rebounded. Lepchenko was broken while serving for the match at 6-5 but rushed to 5-1 in the tiebreaker.
Uihlein retiring from
Titleist parent company
• Wally Uihlein, one of the most influential executives in the golf equipment industry, is retiring at the end of the year after 41 years at the parent company of Titleist in Fairhaven, Mass. Uihlein, the president and chief executive officer, told the board at Acushnet Holdings Corp. that he will step down Jan. 1. He joined Acushnet in 1976 as a regional sales representative.
— From wire reports
Sports news roundup: Compiled Sept. 25