Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Ruiz-Joshua rematch set for Saudi Arabia in December
Mexican-American world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will fight Britain's Anthony Joshua in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on Dec. 7, Sky Sports reported on Friday. Ruiz produced one of boxing's biggest upsets by beating the 29-year-old Joshua with a seventh-round stoppage at New York's Madison Square Garden on June 1.
Medvedev stuns second seed Thiem in Montreal
Russian Daniil Medvedev crushed second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in straight sets as the eighth-seed powered his way into the Rogers Cup semi-finals at Montreal on Friday. The French-speaking Medvedev, cheered on by a partisan crowd, finished off a tired-looking Thiem 6-3 6-1 to end the Austrian's six-match winning streak in under an hour.
Johnson seizes lead over Spieth with final hole birdie putt
Dustin Johnson sank an eight-foot birdie putt at the last to take a one-stroke lead over Jordan Spieth in the second round of the Northern Trust in New Jersey on Friday. Johnson shook off an opening bogey to make five birdies as the world number two shot a four-under par 67 in the afternoon at Liberty National to move to 12-under for the tournament.
Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce smashes 40-year-old Pan Am Games record
Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce broke the 40-year-old Pan Am Games 200 metres record when the twice Olympic 100 metres champion clocked 22.43 seconds on Friday. The 32-year-old clipped two-hundredths of a second off American Evelyn Ashford's Games record of 22.45 set at San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1979.
Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati
Andy Murray will return to singles action at the Cincinnati Open starting on Saturday after accepting a wildcard, Britain's former world number one said on Friday. The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion has not played singles since losing in the Australian Open first round in January to Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut, after which he had hip resurfacing surgery in a bid to salvage his career.
One positive test so far at Pan Am Games say officials
There has been one positive test at this year's Pan Am Games out of 1,197 anti-doping controls, officials said on Friday with three days of competition remaining. The Pan American Games Sports Organisation said in a statement that the tests represented one of the largest sample sizes taken in the history of the Games, demonstrating the organizers' commitment to fair play.
Canadian Andreescu stuns Pliskova to reach Toronto semis
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu coped with leg pain to keep her dream Rogers Cup run alive with a 6-0 2-6 6-4 upset of Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova to reach the semi-finals on Friday. Andreescu, who has dealt with several injury setbacks in her young career, looked to be in trouble when she gingerly returned to the court from a medical timeout late in the second set with her right thigh heavily taped and her movement hampered.
Trump: 'I'd love to see Kaepernick come in, if he's good enough'
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be employed by an NFL team, President Donald Trump told reporters outside of the White House on Friday. With one condition.
Islanders get approval for $1.3 billion arena project
The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build 19,000-seat arena that will be the new home of the New York Islanders as well as a 350,000-square-foot entertainment complex, according to a report by Newsday. On Thursday, the six-member Empire State Development board unanimously voted for the project proposal by New York Arena Partners, which also includes a 250-room hotel and 43 acres of parking on vacant, state-owned property at Belmont Park on Long Island.
Rangers ban man indefinitely for racist acts
A fan accused of making racist comments and derogatory gestures at a Hispanic family was banned by the Texas Rangers for an indefinite number of future home games. In a statement released Friday, the club said, "The Texas Rangers are committed to providing a safe and welcoming fan experience for everyone who attends our home games. After reviewing information relating to the exchange that took place at last Saturday's game in which a family was subjected to offensive comments and a profane gesture made by a nearby guest, we are notifying the individual that he violated the club's fan code of conduct and is indefinitely prohibited from attending Rangers home games. We don't plan to comment further. Thank you."