Los Angeles Times

Medvedev puts an end to Djokovic’s win streak


Daniil Medvedev ended Novak Djokovic’s 20-match winning streak by beating the world’s top-ranked player 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final at the Dubai Championsh­ips in United Arab Emirates.

The third-seeded Medvedev will face defending champion Andrey Rublev in an all-Russian final.

Medvedev picked up trophies in Rotterdam and Doha before coming to Dubai and beating Djokovic to extend his winning streak to 13 matches, the second longest of his career.

Katie Volynets reached her first WTA semifinal by taking big leads in each set and holding off reigning NCAA singles champion Peyton Stearns to win 7-5, 6-3 in a matchup between a pair of 21-year-old Americans at the ATX Open in Austin, Texas.

ETC. Kings, Ducks make late deals

After making a splash earlier this week by trading goaltender Jonathan Quick,

the Kings completed only a couple of low-impact deals before the NHL trade deadline passed.

The Ducks continued their rebuilding process by trading defenseman John Klingberg to Minnesota and defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to Pittsburgh.

The Kings traded pugnacious but little-used forward Brendan Lemieux and a 2024 fifth-round draft pick to the Philadelph­ia Flyers for forward Zach MacEwen.

The Ducks received left wing Brock McGinn and a 2024 third-round draft pick from the Penguins for Kulikov. For Klingberg, the Ducks acquired from Minnesota a fourth-round draft pick in 2025, Boston College center Nikita Nesterenko, and defenseman Andrej Sustr. The Ducks retained 50% of the salaries for Klingberg and Kulikov.

— Helene Elliott

The Rams hired Ron Gould as running backs coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said. In February, Gould was hired by San Diego State as associate head coach and running backs coach. Gould had been running backs coach at Stanford and head coach at UC Davis.

Gould replaces Thomas Brown, who coached Rams running backs in 2020 and 2021, and tight ends and running backs last season. Brown was hired by the Carolina Panthers as offensive coordinato­r.

— Gary Klein and

Kirk Kenney

Orlando Magic center Jonathan Isaac had surgery for a torn adductor muscle and will sit out the rest of the season. Isaac played in 11 games this season, after sitting out 21⁄2 years because of a serious knee injury and other setbacks.

Chase Elliott injured his left leg in a snowboardi­ng accident in Colorado and will miss this weekend’s NASCAR race at Las Vegas. Hendrick Motorsport­s said NASCAR’s most popular driver had surgery Friday night . ... Chandler Smith won his first career pole for Saturday’s Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas . ... Kyle Busch won his fourth career NASCAR Truck Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, leading 84 of the 137 laps to claim victory.

The NCAA Football Rules Committee approved a proposal to keep the clock running when a team makes a first down except in the last two minutes of a half. The change would go into effect in the 2023 season if approved by an oversight panel on April 20.

The Washington Spirit signed 15-year-old Chloe Ricketts to a three-year contract with an option for a fourth, making her the youngest player to sign with a National Women’s Soccer League team.

 ?? KAMRAN JEBREILI Associated Press ?? DANIIL MEDVEDEV beat Novak Djokovic for the first time since 2021.
KAMRAN JEBREILI Associated Press DANIIL MEDVEDEV beat Novak Djokovic for the first time since 2021.

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