ROME — Novak Djokovic behaved better Wednesday in his first match since being defaulted from the U.S. Open.

The top-ranked Serb was mostly courteous with the chair umpire and had no interaction with the line judges during a 6-3, 6-2 win over local wild-card entry Salvatore Caruso in his opening match at the Italian Open.

Also Wednesday, nine-time Rome champion Rafael Nadal made a solid return to competition after a seven-month absence by beating U.S. Open semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta 6-1, 6-1.

Nadal had not played a match since winning a title in Acapulco, Mexico, in February — having decided

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PARIS — Midfielder Teji Savanier scored once in each half as Montpellier beat Lyon 2-1 on Tuesday to move up to fifth place in the French league.

The match was rescheduled from the first round of games because Lyon reached the Champions League semifinals, losing to eventual champion Bayern Munich.

Savanier opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 38th minute and Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar was sent off just before the break.

Savanier slotted a shot inside the left post in the 59th to make it 2-0 but Lyon was awarded a way back into the game when

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Dustin Johnson will be looking to follow up on his FedExCup championship earlier this month with another strong effort when he tees off later this week as the +800 betting favourite on the US Open odds at sportsbooks monitored by

Johnson has reclaimed his perch atop the World Golf Rankings while finishing in the top two in each of his past four outings, and he will be looking to claim his second career major tournament win when the action gets underway on Thursday morning in the 120th edition of the US Open at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck,

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Sebastien Bourdais will return to IndyCar with A.J. Foyt Racing in a full-time job for 2021 that begins with the final three races of this season.

Bourdais, a four-time champion, had been scheduled to split the No. 14 at Foyt this season with both Tony Kanaan and Canadian rookie Dalton Kellett. The schedule was decimated by the pandemic so Bourdais, who was supposed to drive the first three races of the season, has yet to turn a lap in competition.

“We waited with anticipation for most of 2020 to put together a deal for 2021,” Bourdais said Tuesday. “I’m really

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