Djokovic moves a step closer to 1st Cincinnati title
Novak Djokovic closed in on the one title that has eluded him, reaching the final of the Western & Southern Open on Saturday with a three-set victory over Marin Cilic.
His 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win moved him one victory away from the only ATP Masters 1000 title he's never claimed. Djokovic is trying to become the first to win all nine events since the series started in 1990.
One big hurdle: a potential rematch with Roger Federer, who faced David Goffin in the other semifinal. Federer has won an unprecedented seven Cincinnati titles, beating Djokovic three times in championship matches.
In the women's bracket, Kiki Bertens advanced to her first Western & Southern Open final, wearing down No. 8 Petra Kvitova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 for a chance at her second title of the season.
Top-ranked Simona Halep played later Saturday against Aryna Sabalenka, trying to reach the finals for the third time.
A week of rain delays and double-duty days wore on players, many of whom wound up playing twice in a day.
Mount Washington race: A 30-year-old Massachusetts man won a bicycle race up Mount Washington in Pinkham Notch, N.H., the highest peak in the northeastern United States.
Barry Miller, of Beverly, Massachusetts, was the top finisher in the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb up the 7.6-mile ascent to the summit of the 6,288-foot peak in 53 minutes and 34 seconds.
In the women's race, 40-year-old Aimee Vassee, of Longmont, Colorado, finished the course in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 5 seconds.
Ronaldo relies on teammates at Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo had to rely on his teammates to make a winning start to his Juventus career. For the thousands of fans who descended on the medieval city of Verona, this was one of the rare occasions when the five-time world player of the year couldn't score though he came close. Federico Bernardeschi scored a stoppagetime winner as the Bianconeri fought back from a goal down to beat Chievo Verona 3-2.
World Cup star Kylian
Mbappe's lethal finishing and confusing VAR decisions helped Paris SaintGermain to a second straight win at the start of its French title defense. Mbappe came off the bench to score twice in the 3-1 victory at Guingamp on but the victory was overshadowed by a contentious VAR decision in PSG's favor, and a seemingly clear penalty not given to Guingamp with the scores level.
Eden Hazard came
off the bench to set up a late winning goal by Marcos Alonso as Chelsea beat Arsenal 3-2 in a frenetic London derby for its second straight win in the Premier League.
Fury sets up Wilder fight: Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury won the second fight of his comeback, clearing the path to a potential bout with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder later in 2018.