Olympic gold medalists Vonn, Subban engaged
Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban can add a diamond (ring) to their gold (medals): The star athletes say they’re engaged.
Vonn, an Olympic downhill champion in Alpine skiing, and Subban, a defenseman for the NHL’s New Jersey Devils who won Winter Games hockey gold with Canada, posted the news on social media.
The 34-year-old American recently retired from a ski racing career that included a total of three Olympic medals, four overall World Cup titles and 82 World Cup race wins, a record for a woman.
Subban, a 30-year-old Canadian, won the 2013 Norris Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman. He was traded to the Devils from the Nashville Predators in June.
Gauff, McNally to team up again: Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will get a chance to play doubles at the U.S. Open and add to their winning streak as a team.
Gauff, the 15-year-old based in Florida who announced herself to the world at Wimbledon, and McNally, a 17-year-old from Ohio, were granted a doubles wild card by the U.S. Tennis Association on Saturday.
Each previously was given a wild card for the singles main draw, too. The tournament begins Monday.
A year ago, Gauff and McNally won a U.S. Open junior title in doubles. They then picked up the first WTA trophy for each by winning the doubles title at the Citi Open in Washington this month.
Magda Linette won ● her first WTA title Saturday, outlasting Camila Giorgi 5-7, 7-5, 6-4 in the final of the Bronx Open in New York.
Kovalev keeps title: Sergey Kovalev knocked out Anthony Yarde in Chelyabinsk, Russia, to retain the WBO light heavyweight title in his first defense since winning back the belt in February.
Kovalev was rocked by heavy punches from the British challenger in the eighth round but Yarde tired, allowing Kovalev to floor him with a left jab in the 11th.
Track and field
Sprinter to face hearing: Sprinter Christian Coleman faces a Sept. 4 hearing at which he’ll try to avoid a doping suspension after allegations he failed to provide authorities with his whereabouts so he can be tested for performance enhancers.