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Former Champion Klitschko Retires
The former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko announced his immediate retirement from boxing. The decision ends an era when the Klitschko name alone could guarantee one of the biggest fights of the year. At their peak, Klitschko and his brother Vitali held all of the major heavyweight titles between them.
Klitschko, who retired with a 64-5 record, lost his titles to Tyson Fury in 2015 and failed to regain the W.B.A. and I.B.F belts in April, when Anthony Joshua beat him by an 11th-round technical knockout.
Dolphins’ Tannehill Reinjures Knee
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill reinjured his left knee in practice when it buckled as he scrambled and fell without being hit. He underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam, but results were not definitive regarding the extent of the injury. Tannehill missed last season’s final four games, including a playoff loss at Pittsburgh, after spraining two ligaments in the same knee.
HALL OF FAME GAME With no stars and few starters on the field, the Dallas Cowboys edged the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18, in Canton, Ohio. The Dallas rookie Sam Irwin-Hill made field goals of 23 and 43 yards, the latter providing the winning points in the fourth quarter. The opening half featured a handful of big plays, with Arizona’s third-string quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, consistently finding open receivers down the middle.
Goldschmidt Hits Three Homers
Paul Goldschmidt broke a tie in the ninth inning with his third long homer of the game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks pulled out a rain-delayed 10-8 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.
AROUND THE MAJORS Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, and Rick Porcello ended a four-game losing streak with his first win since June as the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 9-5, in Boston. Keon Broxton drove in the go-ahead run and saved a run with a leaping catch, Matt Garza made a strong start in his return from the disabled list, and the Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, in Milwaukee.
Top Stars Withdraw From Rogers Cup
Andy Murray, the top-ranked men’s player, and Marin Cilic withdrew from the Rogers Cup as injuries continued to take a toll on the Canadian hardcourt event. Their withdrawal comes on the heels of the announcement by the United States Open champion Stan Wawrinka that he would not play in the men’s event in Montreal because of a knee injury. Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Rogers Cup women’s draw in Toronto with a sore left arm, putting her participation in the United States Open in doubt. (REUTERS)
TEENAGER ADVANCES The 17-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu became the first WTA player born in the 21st century to defeat a top-20 rival by defeating France’s 13th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 6-3, in the Citi Open quarterfinals in Washington. (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE)