Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Pera, Cornet advance as thunderstorms rumble in the Bronx
American Bernarda Pera and France's Alize Cornet advanced to the second round with straight sets victories at the rain-hit Bronx Open in New York on Sunday. Pera, who lost to Veronika Kudermetova twice this year, got her revenge with a convincing 6-0 6-2 win over the Russian to set up a last-16 match with third seed Barbora Strycova who received a bye.
Curry sponsors creation of Howard golf program
Stephen Curry is known for his threes. At Howard University, he's all about "fores." The NBA superstar will announce a seven-figure donation Monday to establish the first Division I men's and women's golf teams in the 152-year history of the historically black college, The Washington Post reported.
Berdych ends drought with opening win at Winston-Salem Open
Tomas Berdych earned his first ATP win in six months with a 6-1 3-6 6-3 first round victory over Andreas Seppi at the Winston-Salem Open on Sunday. The Czech, who missed four months prior to Wimbledon with a back injury, had not recorded a triumph since February in Dubai.
Marathon man Medvedev beats Goffin for Cincinnati crown
Russian Daniil Medvedev survived cramps and tantrum where he cracked a racquet to clinch his first Masters 1000 title on Sunday with a 7-6(3) 6-4 win over David Goffin in the final of the Cincinnati Masters. Medvedev saved two breaks points while serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set before winning the next four, three of them with aces to close out his dogged Belgian opponent.
Briton Campbell smashes cycling speed record at 174mph
British cyclist Neil Campbell has hit a speed record of more than 174mph to become the fastest man on bike with his pulsating ride at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire. Campbell undertook the attempt on Saturday using a 15,000 pounds ($18,175.50) custom-built bike, which was pulled to speed by a Porsche Cayenne before being released on the runway, allowing the cyclist to break the record on his own steam.
Raiders WR Brown attends practice
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown showed up to work Monday as his search for a suitable helmet continues. Multiple outlets reported that Brown attended team meetings, although a walk-through practice was apparently canceled.
Tiger leaves door open to playing on Presidents Cup team
U.S. Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods said on Monday he may select himself to play for the team in December but he would need to see how sharp his game is before making the call. Woods was not among the top eight players to automatically qualify for the squad after he finished 13th on the points list but he has the power to name himself to the roster with one of the four captain's picks for the event at Royal Melbourne.
ATP roundup: Medvedev outserves Goffin to claim Cincinnati title
Daniil Medvedev finished off David Goffin in style on Sunday with three straight aces to record a 7-6 (3), 6-4 win in the title match of the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati. The ninth-seeded Medvedev had 10 aces overall and won 90 percent of his first-serve points during a standout performance on the hardcourt in Mason, Ohio.
MLB notebook: Nationals slug 8 homers against Brewers
The Washington Nationals capped off a productive week on offense by slugging a franchise-record-tying eight home runs in a 16-8 rout of the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday afternoon. Brian Dozier (three hits, four RBIs) and Juan Soto smacked a pair of homers, and Matt Adams (three hits) and Anthony Rendon mashed three-run shots.
Relieved Thomas wins BMW Championship by three strokes over Cantlay
Justin Thomas faltered in the final round at the BMW Championship on Sunday but held on for an ultimately comfortable three-stroke victory at Medinah in suburban Chicago. He carded a closing four-under 68 to finish on a 25-under-par total of 263, while fellow American Patrick Cantlay shot a 65 for second place on 22-under.