Djokovic withdraws from Miami Open

Djokovic withdraws from Miami OpenAllen Kee/ESPN Images(MIAMI) — Another top player will not be on the court for the Miami Open. Six-time champion Novak Djokovic announced that he has withdrawn from the tournament due to a right elbow injury.

He joins No. 1-ranked Andy Murray, who withdrew from the Miami Open on Saturday due to a right elbow injury, and eight-time champion Serena Williams on the women’s side, who is out with a left knee.

I apologize to my fans and ppl who purchased tickets to watch me play live at @MiamiOpen. Sadly, I’m injured and won’t be able to compete.

— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) March 19, 2017

Djokovic lost to Nick Kyrgios in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California on Wednesday. The Miami Open begins on Tuesday.

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U.S. defeats D.R., will play Japan in WBC semifinals

U.S. defeats D.R., will play Japan in WBC semifinalsPhil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(SAN DIEGO) — The United States baseball team is heading to the semifinals of the World Baseball Classic for the second time. The team defeated the Dominican Republic 6-3 on Saturday night at Petco Park in San Diego, eliminating the defending champions.

The U.S. was propelled to victory thanks to a home run by Giancarlo Stanton, which gave the Americans a 4-2 lead, and a robbed home run by Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones off the bat of Baltimore teammate and Dominican Republic star Manny Machado.

Mr. Jones …
we don’t know why and we don’t know how. https://t.co/lS7eeaaisJ #WBC2017 pic.twitter.com/JbGgk1ma9U

— WBC Baseball (@WBCBaseball) March 19, 2017

The United States will face Japan Tuesday night in the semifinals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.

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