LONDON — Novak Djokovic ensured the world’s top four players reached the semifinals of the ATP Finals for the first time since 2004 by eliminating Alexander Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (4) on Friday.

The top-ranked Djokovic lined up Dominic Thiem on Saturday as he goes for a record-tying sixth title at the season-ending tournament, and a first since 2015.

No. 2-ranked Rafael Nadal will take on No. 4 Daniil Medvedev in the second semifinal. Nadal is trying for the 10th time to win his first ATP Finals crown.

Medvedev warmed up by blowing away Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-3 late Friday in

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SEATTLE — Russell Wilson rebounded from his worst performance of the season to throw for two touchdowns, and the Seattle Seahawks moved back on top of the NFC West with a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night.

Wilson was flawless, erasing the mistakes from the past four weeks when Seattle dropped three of four, including losses in the past two weeks to Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams. The skid left Seattle in a tie on top of the NFC West with the Rams and Cardinals.

For a few days, Seattle (7-3) will be back on top

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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Moving on from a devastating summer of losing his child, Camilo Villegas made a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole Thursday for a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead with Matt Wallace in the RSM Classic.

Villegas and Wallace each finished on the Seaside course at Sea Island with big putts. Villegas capped off a bogey-free round on the ninth hole for his lowest score on the PGA Tour in four years. Wallace hit into a hazard on the 18th and saved par with a 30-foot putt.

They were a shot ahead

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A potential tennis career on the WTA Tour remains a distinct possibility for Carson Branstine. For now the two-time Grand Slam junior champ wants to make sure she broadens her horizons.

The native of Irvine, Calif., who competes internationally for Canada, has settled in nicely since transferring to the University of Virginia.

Branstine, who teamed with Bianca Andreescu to win French Open and Australian Open junior girls doubles titles in 2017, said she doesn’t think going the college route will hold her back at all.

“I think it’s going to help me and it’s going to shape me into the

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BELLEAIR, Fla. — Women’s British Open winner Sophia Popov left top-ranked playing partner Jin Young Ko and everyone else behind Thursday in the Pelican Women’s Championship.

Popov shot a 6-under 64 in windy conditions to take a two-stroke lead over Ashleigh Buhai, with Ko eight shots behind after a 72 in her first LPGA Tour start of the year.

Popov was the surprise winner at Royal Troon in August.

“I think I’m playing with a different confidence level,” Popov said. “You know, the shots are there. I always had them I felt like. I think mentally I’ve never felt as

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Despite facing every obstacle in its path, the 2020 MLS season will see a champion raise the MLS Cup on Dec. 12.

One of 18 teams will have that distinct honour in this unique 2020 campaign, including fierce rivals Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact, who might square off against each other on the road to the MLS Cup Final. Here’s hoping that it produces the same level of entertainment from the 2016 Eastern Conference final.

As the post-season gets set for kickoff on Friday, here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.

How does

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Conor McGregor has officially put pen to paper and is set to face Dustin Poirier in an anticipated rematch at UFC 257 on Jan. 23.

McGregor’s The Mac Life website broke the news on Thursday that the former two-weight titleholder had signed the bout agreement finalizing the matchup. ESPN reported earlier in November that Poirier had already signed the bout agreement.

The fight will be contested in the 155-pound lightweight division. McGregor, despite being a former champion in the weight class, has only competed twice at lightweight during his UFC career – he beat Eddie Alvarez to win the belt

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OAKVILLE, Ont. — Brigitte Thibault of Rosemere, Que., and Mary Parsons of Delta, B.C., headlined Golf Canada’s 2021 amateur and juniors squads on Thursday.

The pair were part of Canada’s mixed team that won bronze at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

Joining Thibault and Parsons on the women’s amateur team are Taylor Kehoe of Strathroy, Ont., Alisha Lau of Richmond, B.C., Noemie Pare of Victoriaville, Que., Quebec City’s Sarah-Eve Rheaume and Brooke Rivers of Brampton, Ont.

The men’s amateur squad will include Matthew Anderson of Mississauga, Ont., Cougar Collins of Caledon, Ont., Laurent Desmarchais of Longueuil, Que.,

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