TENNIS

Federer, Zverev lift

Team Europe in Laver Cup

Alexander Zverev beat Kevin Anderson on Sunday night to give Team Europe a victory in the second Laver Cup.

Zverev won the final five points to defeat Anderson 6-7, 7-5, (10-7). His victory helped Team Europe beat Team World 13-8 in Chicago.

Roger Federer earlier put Team Europe ahead by saving three match points for a 6-7, 7-6, (10-7) victory over John Isner.

Isner staggered Federer with a body serve that caused the 20-time Grand Slam winner to stumble early in the match. But Federer regrouped and fought off two match points in the second-set tiebreaker before capturing the deciding 10-point tiebreaker used in the Laver Cup.

In the opening doubles match, Jack Sock and Isner saved two match points in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Federer and Zverev 4-6, 7-6, (11-9).

Team Europe won the first Laver Cup last year in Prague.

Kasatkina beats Tsurenko;

Osaka is ill, withdraws

Daria Kasatkina recorded her first victory over Lesia Tsurenko in three attempts in the first round of the Wuhan Open as U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka was forced to pull out of the tournament due to a viral illness.

Kasatkina, the No. 13 seeded Russian, defeated her Ukrainian opponent 6-4, 7-5 to set up a second-round match against either Bernarda Pera or the U.S. Open junior champion and qualifier Wang Xiyu.

No. 7-ranked Osaka withdrew from the tournament after losing in the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday.

 

GOLF

Lewis shoots 66, wins

again at Portugal Masters

Tom Lewis won the Portugal Masters for a second time after shooting a 5-under 66 in Sunday's final round.

Lewis finished 3 strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Eddie Pepperell (67) and Australia's Lucas Herbert (71).

Lewis made six birdies along with a single bogey on No. 10 to finish the tournament at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course on 22-under 262.

 

COLLEGES

Wake Forest forces out

defensive coordinator Sawvel

Wake Forest has fired defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel. Coach Dave Clawson announced the move a day after the Demon Deacons' 56-27 loss to No. 8 Notre Dame, while saying it was "not a spur of the moment decision."

Wake Forest promoted defensive analyst Tim Gilmore to a full-time coaching position and will split other defensive responsibilities among the remaining staff.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires