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Williams bounces back

MASON, Ohio—Serena Williams bounced back from the most lopsided loss of her career, cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-1, 6-2 at the Western & Southern Open today.

Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam winner who returned to the tour this year after the birth of her first child, needed just 65 minutes to dispatch Gavrilova.

Jays able to avoid sweep

TORONTO—Kevin Pillar wasn't going to let Saturday's failed attempt at stealing second slow him down on the base paths.

After delivering a pinch-hit double in the sixth inning yesterday, the Blue Jays' centre-fielder was aggressive in his pursuit of the go-ahead run on an infield grounder by Randal Grichuk and it paid off.

Several games see players demonstrate during national anthem

Player demonstrations took place during the national anthem at several early NFL preseason games Thursday night.

In Philadelphia, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De’Vante Bausby raised their fists during the anthem, and defensive end Chris Long placed his arm around Jenkins’ shoulder. Jenkins had stopped his demonstration last December.