Fed­erer slides into the semis of ATP Fi­nals


A day af­ter the ATP Fi­nals lost Rafael Nadal to in­jury, Roger Fed­erer lifted spir­its at the O2 Arena by ex­tend­ing his stay to the week­end.

The 19-time Grand Slam cham­pion guar­an­teed his place in Satur­day’s semi­fi­nals by de­feat­ing Alexan­der Zverev 7-6 (6), 5-7, 6-1 on Tues­day.

Zverev, who won his open­ing match against Marin Cilic, will face Jack Sock on Thurs­day to de­cide who will join Fed­erer in the final four.

Sock recorded the United States’ first vic­tory at the event in 10 years by de­feat­ing Cilic 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (4) in the early match, with the Croat later be­ing elim­i­nated by Fed­erer’s vic­tory.

Sock lost his de­but match to Fed­erer, and is 1-1.

ELSE­WHERE Hall of Famer Do­err dies

Bobby Do­err, the Hall of Fame sec­ond base­man dubbed the “Silent Cap­tain” of the Bos­ton Red Sox by long­time team­mate and friend Ted Wil­liams, has died. He was 99.

Mr. Do­err died Mon­day in Junc­tion City, Ore., the Red Sox said Tues­day in a state­ment. The Red Sox said Do­err, a nine-time All-Star, had been the old­est liv­ing ma­jor-league player.

Signed out of the old Pa­cific Coast League on the same scout­ing trip that brought Wil­liams to Fen­way Park, Mr. Do­err played 14 sea­sons with the Red Sox and joined his fish­ing buddy in the Hall of Fame in 1986. Mr. Do­err had a .288 life­time av­er­age and helped the Red Sox reach the 1946 World Series.

“Jun­gle Jim” Rivera, an out­fielder on the 1959 “Go-Go” White Sox pen­nant-win­ning team died Mon­day night in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was 96.


The New York Lib­erty, one of the WNBA’s orig­i­nal fran­chises, are for sale. The Lib­erty have been owned by James Dolan and Madison Square Gar­den since the league was founded in 1996 and started play the next year.

New York has reached the play­offs in 15 of its 21 sea­sons but has not won the ti­tle.

Pence visit:

Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence’s at­ten­dance at last month’s 49ers-Colts game in In­di­anapo­lis — which he quickly left af­ter sev­eral 49ers knelt dur­ing the na­tional an­them — protest cost In­di­anapo­lis about $14,000 in po­lice over­time and other costs. The fig­ures were re­leased Tues­day by Cit­i­zens for Re­spon­si­bil­ity and Ethics in Wash­ing­ton.

Col­lege soc­cer:

Two-time de­fend­ing na­tional cham­pion Stan­ford dom­i­nated the men’s Al­lPac-12 team as se­nior for­ward Foster Langs­dorf was named the con­fer­ence’s Player of the Year for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son, se­nior To­mas Hil­liard-Arce was cho­sen the De­fen­sive Player of the Year and Jeremy Gunn was the Coach of the Year.

Stan­ford’s Corey Baird, Tanner Bea­son and Drew Skun­drich joined Hil­liard-Arce and Langs­dorf on the first team. Cal’s Drake Cal­len­der and Jose Car­erra-Gar­cia were also named to the first team.

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