SA­BALENKA WINS CON­NECTI­CUT OPEN OVER SUAREZ NAVARRO

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Aryna Sa­balenka, of Be­larus, beat Carla Suarez Navarro, of Spain 6-1, 6-4 on Satur­day to win the Con­necti­cut Open, the fi­nal WTA tuneup be­fore next week’s U.S. Open.

The 20-year-old won the first five games of the match and lost just one ser­vice game on the way to win­ning her first WTA pre­mier ti­tle.

Suarez Navarro, whose sec­ond-round op­po­nent with­drew be­cause of ill­ness and had op­po­nents in the quar­ter­fi­nals and semi­fi­nals re­tire with in­juries, com­pleted just her sec­ond full match of the tour­na­ment.

Daniil Medvedev beat Steve John­son 6-4, 6-4 on Satur­day in the Win­stonSalem Open for his sec­ond ca­reer ATP World Tour ti­tle.

NBA

Player ar­rested dur­ing Los An­ge­les traf­fic stop: Los An­ge­les po­lice say NBA free agent Nick Young — he played for Golden State last sea­son — was ar­rested in Hol­ly­wood dur­ing a late-night stop for a rou­tine traf­fic vi­o­la­tion.

Of­fi­cer Mike Lopez, a depart­ment spokesman, says Young was ar­rested Fri­day for de­lay­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a mis­de­meanor. Lopez says Young didn’t obey the of­fi­cers, be­came up­set and caused a de­lay.

For­mer Ok­la­homa star Blake Grif­fin re­turned to the Nor­man cam­pus Satur­day for the ded­i­ca­tion of the Grif­fin Fam­ily Per­for­mance Cen­ter. The AP Player of the Year in 2009 made the largest do­na­tion ever from a Sooner bas­ket­ball player to help with the $7 mil­lion cen­ter. Grif­fin plays for the Detroit Pis­tons.

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