Djokovic wins twice, returns to Rome final
Novak Djokovic won twice Saturday to play for another Italian Open title in Rome.
Djokovic, the four-time champion, will play Alexander Zverev, the youngest Masters Series finalist at 20 since Djokovic won Miami a decade ago at 19.
Djokovic closed out Juan Martin del Potro, 6-1, 6-4, in their quarterfinal suspended overnight because of rain. Then he dispatched Dominic Thiem, 6-1, 6-0, in the semifinals about seven hours later.
Zverev beat American veteran John Isner, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 6-1.
On the women’s side, Simona Halep advanced to the final by beating Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, 7-5, 6-1.
Halep will face Elina Svitolina for the trophy after Garbine Muguruza retired in the first set because of a neck injury.
In Indianapolis, Shenise Johnson scored eight of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, including a go-ahead jumper with 46 seconds remaining, and the Indiana Fever rallied to beat the Connecticut Sun, 81-79, on Saturday night in WNBA play.
Candice Dupree led Indiana with 19 points.
Jonquel Jones had 19 points for the Sun . . . .
Nneka Ogwumike scored 23 points, rookie Sydney Wiese added 22 — including six threepointers — and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the visiting Washington Mystics, 99-89, on Friday night.
Elena Delle Donne finished with 27 points for Washington, and Tayler Hill added 20. Kristi Toliver scored 15 points in her return to Los Angeles, where she spent seven seasons.
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Eric Fannell scored five goals and added two assists to lead the No. 3 Buckeyes to a 16-11 win over sixth-seeded Duke in the NCAA men’s quarterfinals in Hempstead, N.Y. Ohio State is to 15-4. Jack Bruckner scored three goals for the Blue Devils (13-5). Also in Hempstead, Austin French scored four goals and
Ethan Walker and Tyler Pace added three apiece to spark Denver (13-3) to a 16-4 rout of Notre Dame (9-6). PRO FOOTBALL
Joe Hills caught a three-yard pass with three seconds remaining as the Tampa Bay Storm defeated the visiting Washington Valor, 53-47, in an Arena Football League game.
It was Hills’s third score of the game, and he ended with 11 catches for 122 yards for the Storm (5-1).
Erik Meyer completed 21 of 35 passes for 269 yards and five touchdowns with one interception for Washington before taking a hard hit at 6:40 of the fourth quarter. He was replaced by Bernard Morris, who completed all four of his passes for 55 yards and a touchdowns.
Roger Jackson caught nine passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns for the Valor (1-4). HOCKEY
Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf was fined $10,000 for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup playoffs’ Western Conference finals.