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  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates winning the first set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates winning the first set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after losing a point to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after losing a point to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland reaches to return the ball against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Roger Federer of Switzerland reaches to return the ball against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France celebrates winning the first set against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
  • Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts after losing a point to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
  • Roger Federer of Switzerland reaches to return the ball against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France returns the ball against Roger Federer of Switzerland during the Rogers Cup Men's tennis tournament final in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Tennis

Tsonga beats Federer in Rogers Cup final

TORONTO – Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Rogers Cup yesterday, beating second-seeded Roger Federer, 7-5, 7-6 (3), for his fourth straight victory over a higher-seeded opponent.

The 13th-seeded Frenchman won his first ATP Tour title of the season and 11th overall. He beat top-ranked Novak Djokovic on Thursday, eighth-seeded Andy Murray on Friday and seventh-seeded Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday.

In the doubles final, Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya topped Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Meloof, 6-4, 6-3.

Tennis

Radwanska beats Venus to win Rogers Cup

MONTREAL – Agnieszka Radwanska beat Venus Williams, 6-4, 6-2, yeseterday to win the Rogers Cup title.

The third-seeded Radwanska, the first Rogers Cup champion from Poland, picked up her first tournament victory of the year and the $441,000 winner’s prize. The 34-year-old Williams earned $220,000.

The 25-year-old Radwanska used her relentless baseline game to dominate a tired-looking Williams, who was coming off an emotional, three-set victory over her top-ranked sister Serena in a semifinal on Saturday.

Golf

South Korea’s Lee wins Meijer LPGA Classic in a playoff

BELMONT, Mich. – Mirim Lee won the Meijer LPGA Classic yesterday for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating fellow South Korean player Inbee Park with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff.

The long-hitting Lee drove into greenside bunker on the second extra hole – the short par-4 17th – and blasted out to 5 feet. After Park’s 15-foot birdie try lipped out, Lee holed her putt for the victory.

They each parred the 18th to open the playoff. Park’s approach shot hit the cup on the way past and she missed a 15-foot birdie try. Lee two-putted from 35 feet.

Lee, a rookie on the LPGA Tour, closed with a 2-under 69 to match Park at 14-under 270. Park, a 10-time tour winner, finished with a 70. Norway’s Suzann Pettersen was a stroke back after a 69.

College

Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling

Mark Emmert said yesterday that college sports’ largest governing body will appeal Friday’s federal court decision that gives athletes a right to some of the millions of dollars they help generate.

U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled Friday the NCAA must allow football players in FBS schools and Division I men’s basketball players at least $5,000 a year for rights to their names, images and likenesses, money that would be put in a trust fund and given to them when they leave school.

In his first public comments since the ruling, the NCAA president said on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos that the NCAA would appeal “at least in part.”

Many legal experts expected the NCAA to appeal and say the case could wind up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Baseball

Tigers place pitchers Sanchez, Soria on 15-day DL

TORONTO – The Detroit Tigers placed right-handers Joakim Soria and Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, a blow to the AL Central leaders as they try to hold off Kansas City for the division lead.

Sanchez, who is 8-5 with a 3.53 ERA, left Friday’s game in the fifth inning with a strained pectoral muscle and returned to Detroit on Saturday to undergo an MRI. He’s expected to miss three to four weeks.

Soria, who was acquired from Texas on July 24, left Saturday’s game while warming up before the 10th inning with a strained muscle in his left side. He’s 1-1 with a 10.38 ERA in six games with Detroit.

Baseball

Nationals place OF Souza on DL, recall Taylor

ATLANTA – The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Steven Souza Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder bruise and recalled Michael Taylor from Triple-A Syracuse.

Souza hurt his shoulder in a collision with the right-field wall and left Friday night’s game. He appeared as a pinch-runner on Saturday night.

Taylor will make his major league debut less than a week after being promoted to Syracuse. He hit .315 with 22 homers, 63 RBI and 35 stolen bases for Double-A Harrisburg and represented the Nationals in the Futures Game.

The Nationals needed help for their outfield. Nate McLouth (right shoulder inflammation) is on the 15-day DL. Right fielder Jayson Werth has not started in the last two games due to a sore right ankle and right shoulder.

Baseball

Rockies place OF Gonzalez on 15-day disabled list

PHOENIX – The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendinitis and a sprained right ankle.

Gonzalez left Friday’s game at Arizona after going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. It is his second trip to the DL this season after inflammation in his left index finger sidelined the slugger for five weeks.

Gonzalez is batting .238 with 11 homers and 38 RBI in only 70 games this season.

The Rockies recalled outfielder-first baseman Ben Paulsen from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace Gonzalez on the roster.

Baseball

Angels’ Skaggs to have Tommy John surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Los Angeles Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs will have elbow ligament replacement surgery, likely sidelining him for the entire 2015 season.

The Angels announced Skaggs’s decision yesterday and transferred him to the 60-day disabled list. Skaggs will have Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Skaggs is 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 starts this season for the Angels, who reacquired their former draft pick from Arizona in the offseason in a trade for slugger Mark Trumbo. He hasn’t pitched since July 31 due to a partially torn ligament in his elbow.

The 23-year-old Skaggs says he chose surgery over rehabilitation because he thinks it’s the best thing for his career. He says he doesn’t plan to try to pitch late next season, instead coming back fresh for 2016.

Baseball

Dodgers’ SS Ramirez to DL with oblique strain

MILWAUKEE – The Los Angeles Dodgers placed shortstop Hanley Ramirez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right rib cage muscle.

Ramirez felt tightness in his right side before Friday night’s game, the start of a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. He walked in the first inning of that game before being removed in the bottom of the inning.

Ramirez had an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the oblique injury. He is hitting .277 with 12 homers and 58 RBI in 100 games.

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