The Philadelphia Phillies, in the hunt for a wild card spot, have lost pitchers Jake Arrieta and David Robertson for the rest of the season with injuries to their throwing arms. Robertson had Tommy John surgery Thursday on his right elbow and is expected to be sidelined through next season. Signed from the Yankees on a two-year, $23 million deal in January, the 34-year-old reliever has pitched just 6⅔ innings, going 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA. The Phillies said Arrieta will have season-ending surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow later this month and is expected to be ready for spring training. Arrieta, in the second year of a three-year, $75 million pact, was 8-8 with a 4.64 ERA in 24 starts.
Urias to serve 20-game domestic violence ban
Dodgers reliever Julio Urias accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident in May, when he was accused of shoving a woman, and is expected to return in September. The league gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining without pay. MLB said Urias, 23, will participate in an evaluation and treatment program . . . Mike Brosseau's pinch-hit RBI single in the 13th inning drove in Eric Sogard to give the host Tampa Bay Rays a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers and end the club’s streak of 29 scoreless innings. Six Rays pitchers combined to set a major league record for strikeouts (24) without a walk . . . Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte (strained right hamstring) is out 4-6 weeks . . . Cleveland righthander Carlos Carrasco threw 25 pitches of batting practice at Class A Lake County on Friday — his first time facing hitters since his June leukemia diagnosis.
Barty, Djokovic upset in Cincinnati semifinals
Ashleigh Barty’s chance to move back to No. 1 was only one victory away. At the end of an up-and-down week, she didn’t have another comeback left. Neither did top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who went away with yet another disappointment in Cincinnati. Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Barty, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open at Mason, Ohio. Daniil Medvedev ended the day with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 stunner over Djokovic. In Sunday’s women’s final, Kuznetsova will face Madison Keys, who beat fellow American Sofia Kenin, 7-5, 6-4, with the help of 14 aces. David Goffin plays Medvedev after reaching his first Masters 1000 final by beating Richard Gasquet, 6-3, 6-4.
Augenstein, Ogletree in US Amateur final
John Augenstein and Andy Ogletree advanced to the US Amateur final at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina. Augenstein, a 21-year-old from Kentucky who will be a senior at Vanderbilt, beat Texan William Holcomb V, 3 and 2, while Ogletree topped teenager and fellow Mississippian Cohen Trolio, 3 and 1. Sunday’s 36-hole final will be split over two courses, starting on the resort's renovated No. 4 course and finishing at No. 2 — the site of three men's US Opens and the 2008 US Amateur . . . Thomas Pieters birdied the final hole to take a one-shot lead into the final round of the Czech Masters in Vysoky Ujezd, Czech Republic. Two shots off the lead after the second round, the Belgian closed at 6-under 66 for a 16-under 200 total. Adria Arnaus surged on the leaderboard with a bogey-free round of 7-under 65 with seven birdies to claim second place to himself at 15 under. Overnight leader Edoardo Molinari finished at 2-under 70 and share third with Rikard Karlberg (66), Robert Karlsson (67), and Hugo Leon (67). The trio is two strokes behind Pieters . . . Monday qualifier Doug Barron (10 under) had a one-stroke lead over Scott McCarron, Scott Parel, David McKenzie, and Marco Dawson in the PGA Champions Dick's Sporting Goods Open when lightning forced play to be suspended late in the second round at Endicott, N.Y.
Cannons edge Bayhawks in overtime
Zed Williams scored one of his three goals in overtime and Connor O’Hara added three of his own as the Boston Cannons took a 12-11 victory over the Chesapeake Bayhawks in a Major League Lacrosse game at Annapolis, Md., their fifth win in six road contests. The teams are now tied for first place with identical 7-4 records . . . Sacramento Kings guard De'Aaron Fox withdrew from USA Basketball's national team, meaning the Americans have 13 candidates for the 12-man World Cup roster. Fox alerted USA Basketball a few hours before the team was to fly to Australia for final preparations for the World Cup in China this month. Fox was believed to be a strong candidate for the World Cup squad. He played a team-low six minutes in the 90-81 win over Spain in a pre-World Cup exhibition at Anaheim, Calif., Friday night . . . IndyCar points leader Josef Newgarden will start on the pole Sunday at Pocono Raceway after rain washed out qualifying. The field was set on points: Alexander Rossi, 16 behind Newgarden in the standings, starts second . . . Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to win all three Grand Tours, has died. He was 76. The Italian Cycling Federation says efforts to resuscitate Gimondi failed after he suffered a heart attack while swimming on vacation in Sicily on Friday, and he died the same day. Gimondi won the Tour de France as a 22-year-old in his first year as a professional in 1965, the Giro d'Italia in 1967, 1969, and 1976, and the Spanish Vuelta in 1968 . . . Higher Power, a 9-1 long shot, won the $1 million Pacific Classic by 5¼ lengths at Del Mar, Calif., running 1¼ miles in 2:02.43 to beat Draft Pick and Mongolian Groom.