Canadian teen reaches final in Stuttgart
Canadian teenager Felix Auger-Aliassime will play Italy’s Matteo Berrettini in the final of the Stuttgart Open.
The 18-year-old progressed to his third tourlevel final without playing Saturday as compatriot Milos Raonic withdrew ahead of their semifinal due to back problems. The 30th-ranked Berrettini defeated Germany’s JanLennard Struff 6-4, 7-5 in the other semifinal.
Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21st, is in a grasscourt final for the first time. His prior championship matches – at Rio de Janeiro in February and Lyon, France, in May – were on clay.
US men change Gold Cup squad: Midfielder Duane Holmes (left quadriceps strain) has been dropped from the U.S. CONCACAF Gold Cup roster and replaced by midfielder Djordje Mihailovic. Coming off shutout losses to Jamaica and Venezuela, the Americans begin their title defense against Guyana on Tuesday in their first competitive match since an October 2017 loss at Trinidad and Tobago locked them out of the World Cup.
Kings buy out Phaneuf: Los Angeles bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf’s contract Saturday. Phaneuf, 34, was on a seven-year, $49 million deal signed with Toronto in 2013; he has been traded twice since. The former Maple Leafs captain occasionally was a healthy scratch last season for the first time in his 14-year NHL career.
The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft.