Redskins’ Adonis Alexander out 2 weeks with injury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Adonis Alexander is expected to miss at least two weeks with a right quadriceps injury.
Coach Jay Gruden confirmed the injury timeline on Sunday. Alexander hasn’t practiced since Tuesday, when he left the field during the team’s afternoon walkthrough.
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Alexander left training camp to see a specialist in New York, where he received treatment for the injury. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the treatment.
Alexander returned to Richmond on Thursday sporting a brace on his right leg. Given the prognosis, he’ll likely miss Washington’s first preseason game at Cleveland on Thursday and potentially its second game, at home against Cincinnati on Aug. 15.
Kyrgios edges Medvedev for Citi Open title
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios overcame a bothersome back and used two of his 18 aces to close things out Sunday, edging No. 3 seed Daniil Medvedev 7-6 (6), 7-6 (4) to win the Citi Open for his second title of the year.
Kyrgios, ranked just 52nd, followed up his thrill-a-minute semifinal victory over top-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas a day earlier with a much more mundane victory in the final.
There were zero break points for Kyrgios or Medvedev all match. The difference came down to Kyrgios’ superior play in the two tiebreakers.
It seemed to be touch-and-go for Kyrgios early on: He repeatedly clutched at his back, tried to stretch it out on his own during changeovers and then got treatment from a trainer during a medical timeout following the first set.
But the 24-year-old Australian managed to hang in there and used his big serve — reaching 140 mph in the second set — to get past Medvedev.
Jessica Pegula, Bills’ owners’ girl, wins women’s title
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jessica Pegula’s parents are used to seeing the athletes they root for come up short: Mom and Dad own the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres. On Sunday, their daughter was the one holding a trophy after winning her first WTA title.
Pegula, a 25-year-old American ranked 79th, picked up the biggest win of her professional tennis career by beating Camila Giorgi of Italy 6-2, 6-2 at the Citi Open.