PRAGUE, Czech Republic — Kristyna Pliskova upset second-seeded Petra Martic 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Prague Open on Wednesday.

Pliskova, ranked 69th, hit nine aces and 28 winners on the way to her first win over her 14th-ranked opponent. It’s the eighth clay-court quarterfinal for the hard-serving Czech since she was runner-up in Prague in 2017.

“I feel I’m playing better on clay each year,” Pliskova said. “Everybody was saying I cannot move and stuff, but I don’t think it’s like this. I have more time, so it’s good for me that clay is not that

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LAS VEGAS — Canadian featherweight T.J. (The Truth) Laramie earned a UFC contract Tuesday night with a victory on Dana White’s Contender Series when injured opponent Daniel (Agent Orange) Swain was unable to come out for the second round.

The Contender Series, held at the UFC Apex production facility, offers fighters a chance to impress the UFC president — and possibly earn a UFC contract.

White was taken by Laramie’s aggressive fighting style.

“(An) absolute savage … I love savages. I love guys that fight like this kid fights. Welcome to the UFC, kid,” White told Laramie.

All five competitors

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Dario Zuparic’s first goal of the season gave Portland a 2-1 victory against Orlando in the MLS is Back finale Tuesday night.

Orlando was slow to react to Diego Valeri’s corner kick in the 66th minute, allowing Eryk Williamson to collect the ball, change direction and take a shot that Jeremy Ebobisse deflected to Zuparic’s feet. Zuparic didn’t have to do much to get it by Pedro “The Octopus” Gallese, who had made two fantastic saves in the lead-up to the corner kick.

The goal set off a raucous celebration on the sideline and sent

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Canadian qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez upset 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the Top Seed Open on Tuesday.

The 17-year-old Fernandez, from Laval, Que., is now 2-0 against the American in her career.

Fernandez, ranked 120th in the world, won two qualifying matches to reach the main draw in the second week of the WTA Tour’s restart following a four-month suspension of play because of COVID-19.

The 37th-ranked Stephens, seeded seventh, saved just one of five break points. Fernandez had the big edge in first-serve points won, being successful on

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Jason Garrett wasn’t interested in sitting around for a year after the Dallas Cowboys didn’t renew his contract as their head coach after 10 years in charge.

So when the New York Giants and new head coach Joe Judge called to ask him about becoming the offensive co-ordinator, he jumped at the chance

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since he was hired in January, Garrett refused to discuss his final days in Dallas. He thanked the Cowboys organization and players for his time there, but wanted to focus on the Giants and his return to the

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