Los Angeles Times

Djokovic won’t play in Montreal

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Novak Djokovic withdrew from the upcoming hard-court tournament in Montreal because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and is therefore not allowed to enter Canada. By the same reason, as things stand now, he also will not be able to compete in the U.S. Open later this month in New York.

Dutch driver Rinus VeeKay announced a multiyear extension with Ed Carpenter Racing. The 21-yearold said on Twitter he was staying in the No. 21 Chevrolet, and Ed Carpenter Racing confirmed it.

After Brittney Griner’s sentencing in Russia to nine years in prison, WNBA players, coaches and fans locked arms before the game and tried to send the American basketball star strength during a moment of silence in Uncasville, Conn. The Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 77-64.

Coco Gauff held off fourtime major champion Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfin­als at the Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose. Other winners were Shelby Rogers and the No. 4 seeded Aryna Sabalenka.

The Calgary Flames and recently acquired forward Jonathan Huberdeau agreed to an $84-million, eight-year contract extension.

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