Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Murray expects to be back to peak physical fitness by January

Former world number one Andy Murray said he expects to be back to his physical best by January next year, 12 months after he had hip resurfacing surgery in a bid to salvage his career. Murray, 32, made his long-awaited singles return at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday -- his first singles match since an opening-round Australian Open exit in January -- where he lost in straight sets to Richard Gasquet.

Phillies name ex-skipper Manuel hitting coach

The Philadelphia Phillies replaced hitting coach John Mallee with former manager Charlie Manuel on Tuesday. The team currently ranks 24th in the majors in batting average (.245), 23rd in home runs (149) and 22nd in slugging percentage (.738).

MLB notebook: 2020 schedule released

All 30 teams are set to open the 2020 season on March 26, according to the regular-season schedule released Monday by Major League Baseball. It could become the first time that every team plays on Opening Day since 1968. A full slate was on tap in 2018, but two games were postponed due to weather.

Sharapova win sets up Barty battle in Cincinnati

Maria Sharapova overpowered Alison Riske 6-3 7-6(4) at the Cincinnati Masters on Monday to set up a tantalising second-round battle with world number two Ash Barty, who defeated the Russian at this year's Australian Open. Sharapova struggled at times with her accuracy but unleashed some massive serves and played stout defence at key moments on her return to the tournament after a five year absence.

Teenager Gauff, former champ Stosur get U.S. Open wildcards

American teenager Cori "Coco" Gauff and former champion Samantha Stosur were among players to be given wildcards into the main draw of the U.S. Open starting later this month, organizers said on Tuesday. Gauff, 15, stunned players and fans alike when she made her debut in the main draw of a Grand Slam at this year's Wimbledon, reaching the fourth round where she was beaten by eventual champion Simona Halep.

Reports: Rockies to part ways with C Iannetta

The Colorado Rockies will part ways with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta on Tuesday, per multiple reports. The 36-year-old is in the final season of a two-year, $8.5 million contract, but the team wants to make room for Triple-A Albuquerque catcher Dom Nunez.

Tsitsipas and Kyrgios to play in Laver Cup

World number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas is set to make his debut at the Laver Cup in Geneva in September for Team Europe while Australia's Nick Kyrgios was also named in Team World, the organizers said on Tuesday. The Laver Cup, a three-day team event between Europe and the rest of the world, became an official part of the ATP Tour in May this year following its runaway success in its first two editions in Prague and Chicago.

Tokyo paralympics marathon to start earlier due to heat fears

The marathon race at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics will start 30 minutes earlier than originally scheduled, as part of the organizers' efforts to tackle the heat threat to athletes and fans in the Japanese capital. With less than a year to go until the start of the Olympics, the Games' ability to contend with extreme heat is a key talking point, particularly after a worker at a Tokyo 2020 construction site died on Thursday, with heatstroke suspected as the cause.

Redskins rebuffing Williams trade suitors

The Washington Redskins have told inquiring teams that disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams won't be traded, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday evening. Per the report, Washington "hasn't flinched," rebuffing teams that have repeatedly called about Williams' availability amid his training camp holdout. ESPN's Jenna Laine reported separately that the Miami Dolphins are one team that has reached out.

MLB roundup: Yankees blast seven HRs in DH sweep of Orioles

Gleyber Torres hit two more homers off the Baltimore Orioles, and the New York Yankees recorded an 11-8 victory to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader Monday at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won their 14th straight meeting with the Orioles and lead the season series 15-2. With three homers in Game 2, they have 59 against Baltimore this season, extending the major league record for homers against an opponent in a season.