• 2nd-seeded Thiem reaches semifinals of clay-court Rio Open

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Second-seeded Dominic Thiem beat Diego Schwartzman of Argentina 6-2, 6-3 on Friday to reach the Rio Open semifinals, where he is the favorite following No. 1 Kei Nishikori’s defeat in the first round.

    Updated: 6:40 pm

  • Reds INF Dilson Herrera hampered by shoulder inflammation

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Dilson Herrera has inflammation in his right shoulder and will not throw for a couple days, taking the Colombian infielder out of the World Baseball Classic and hurting his chances for making the Cincinnati Reds.

  • Other nations shaking heads at US transgender toilet battle

    DUBLIN (AP) — Coming out as a transgender boy brought untold relief to Irish student Lucas Cross. After years of holding it in, he could finally start using the boys’ restrooms at school — because Ireland, like some other parts of the world, doesn’t make a federal issue about where children do their business.

  • For Venezuelan skier, Finnish slopes prove mighty challenge

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For a Venezuelan skier who had only trained on wheels beneath a bright sun, the slopes of Finland proved a mighty challenge.

  • Cabrera investigated for causing injuries to ex-partner

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former U.S. Open and Masters champion Angel Cabrera is being investigated for allegedly causing “minor injuries” to his ex-partner.

  • Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio’s electricity utility has turned the power back on at the famous Maracana stadium after it was shut off for almost a month in a dispute over $1 million in unpaid bills.

  • No. 4 Carreno Busta reaches quarterfinals at Rio Open

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Fourth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta has reached the quarterfinals of the clay-court Rio Open, defeating Victor Estrella Burgos 6-2, 4-6, 6-2.

  • Texas Rangers scout in Curacao dies after long illness

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers international scout Jose Luis Felomina has died in his native Curacao.

  • Novak Djokovic will return in Acapulco

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nursing an aching right shoulder injury, Novak Djokovic planned to return to tennis at Indian Wells in the California desert. But the Serbian star changed his mind and accepted a wild card to play in the Acapulco tournament that starts Monday.

  • Tanaka prepares for Tuesday start with simulated game

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees scheduled opening-day starter Masahiro Tanaka threw 74 pitches off a bullpen mound and during a simulated game Thursday in preparation for his first spring training appearance next week.