Los Angeles Times

U.S. Open win moves Raducanu up 127 spots to No. 23

- Staff and wire reports John Emery Jr.

Emma Raducanu’s qualifier-to-champion run at the U.S. Open vaulted her 127 spots in the WTA rankings to a career-high No. 23 on Monday.

The British 18-year-old began the year ranked 345th, rose to 179th in July by reaching Wimbledon’s fourth round in her majors debut and arrived at Flushing Meadows at 150th. Then she won all 20 sets she played across 10 wins — three in qualifying and seven in the main draw — to become the youngest woman to win a major championsh­ip since Maria Sharapova was 17 at Wimbledon in 2004.

The player she beat 6-4, 6-3 in the final, 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez of Canada, also made a big jump, going from 73rd to a careerbest 28th.

The season-ending WTA

Finals have been moved from Shenzhen, China, to the Mexican city of Guadalajar­a. While the WTA didn’t give a reason, numerous sporting events have been relocated from Chinese venues because of travel restrictio­ns related to the coronaviru­s pandemic.

Carter promoted to LA28 CEO

Kathy Carter, who spent the last three years securing lucrative sponsorshi­p deals for the LA28 organizing committee, has been promoted to chief executive. Carter takes the lead on imminent budgetary decisions for the 2028 Summer Olympics, an undertakin­g expected to cost nearly $7 billion. She replaces Gene Sykes, who resigned in 2018.

— David Wharton

The Minnesota Twins’ charter flight destined for New York to play a makeup game against the Yankees had mechanical problems, forcing the team to change planes . ... Twins starter John Gant lasted 12 pitches against the Yankees, leaving after straining his lower abdomen . ... Boston activated reliever Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 injured list and returned lefthanded pitcher Austin Davis from the paternity list. ... Houston Astros starter Jake Odorizzi left his start in Texas with an apparent injury in the second inning.

Browns center JC Tretter said the NFL should discipline Kansas City assistant coach Greg Lewis for his role in a sideline skirmish with Cleveland safety Ronnie Harrison Jr. on Sunday. ... The Dallas Cowboys activated right guard Zack Martin off the COVID-19 reserve list, but defensive end

Randy Gregory is out because of the health and safety protocols . ... Detroit Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah has a season-ending Achilles tendon injury . ... The Tennessee Titans waived kicker Michael Badgley a day after he missed an extra point and a 46-yard field-goal attempt in their season-opening loss. ... Cleveland starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr., who was carted off the field in Kansas City with an ankle injury, is day to day . ... Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., whose 2020 season ended with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, was inactive for the opener and his status remains uncertain.

Oregon freshman linebacker Justin Flowe is out indefinite­ly with a foot injury and tight end Cam McCormick is out for the season with a leg injury . ... Boston College quarterbac­k Phil Jurkovec underwent hand surgery . ... Texas A&M quarterbac­k Haynes King is out indefinite­ly after having surgery to repair his broken right leg . ... Virginia Tech tight end James Mitchell is expected to have seasonendi­ng knee surgery . ... Purdue running back Zander Hor vath could miss four to eight weeks with a broken fibula . ... The SEC fined Arkansas $100,000 after Razorbacks fans rushed the field following the win over Texas. ... Louisiana State running back is expected to miss the remainder of the season for academic reasons.

The Columbus Blue Jackets said they have replaced assistant coach Sylvain Lefebvre, who declined to get a COVID-19 vaccinatio­n and therefore is unable to perform his duties, with Steve McCarthy . ... The NHL’s Nashville Predators’ home arena will require proof of COVID-19 vaccinatio­n or a negative test at least through Nov. 15.

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