SABALENKA WINS CONNECTICUT OPEN OVER SUAREZ NAVARRO
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.
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.