TENNIS

No comeback for Kasatkina as Svitolina wins again

• Top-seeded Elina Svitolina retained her Dubai Championships title on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-0 win over unseeded Daria Kasatkina, who was finally unable to make a comeback.

It was the 11th singles title for the 23-year-old Svitolina, who had won a tour-high five titles in 2017, and added Brisbane to that list earlier this year. The fourth-ranked Ukrainian improved to 14-2 for the year.

• Third-seeded Lucas Pouille remains on course for his second ATP title of the season after beating qualifier Ilya Ivashka 6-3, 7-6 (6) to reach the Open 13 final in Marseille, France. Pouille will face Karen Khachanov of Russia, who beat fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2.

• American wild-card Francis Tiafoe reached his first career ATP final with a 7-5, 6-4 semifinal victory over Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in the Delray Beach Open in Florida. The 91st-ranked Tiafoe will play Peter Gojowczyk of Germany, a 7-6 (3), 6-3 winner over American Steve Johnson in the afternoon.

• Spain’s Fernando Verdasco and Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman advanced to the Rio Open final in Brazil. The eighth-seed Verdasco beat Italy’s Fabio Fognini 6-1, 7-5, and the sixth-seeded Schwartzman topped Chile’s Nicolas Jarry 7-5, 6-2 in the clay-court event at Jockey Club Brasileiro.

College SPORTS

Arizona’s Miller out against Oregon after wiretap report

• Arizona’s Sean Miller did not coach against Oregon on Saturday night, a day after ESPN reported through anonymous sources that he was heard on an FBI wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to current Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton. The school said Ayton was eligible to play against the Ducks and associate head coach Lorenzo Romar would lead the No. 14 Wildcats.

• Shaquille O’Neal’s son, Shareef, announced on Twitter that he is opening up his recruitment, citing the problems at Arizona. O’Neal is one of the nation’s top high school recruits and previously committed to Arizona.

• Miles Bridges was cleared to play by the NCAA, allowing him to help No. 2 Michigan State chase championships. Documents in a report showed the star forward may have improperly accepted benefits from an agency implicated in a federal investigation involving college basketball corruption.

Other sports

Jaguars sign QB Bortles to three-year contract

• The Jacksonville Jaguars signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year, $54 million deal that will keep him under contract through the 2020 season. The deal includes $26.5 million guaranteed.

• The Edmonton Oilers traded defenseman Brandon Davidson to the New York Islanders for a 2019 third-round draft pick. Davidson, 26, has three goals and two assists in 36 games with Edmonton and the Montreal Canadiens this season.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires