Paula Badosa edged Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (5), 2-6, 7-6 (2) on Sunday to win the BNP Paribas Open in her debut in the Southern California desert, where the tournament returned after a 2 1/2-year absence because of the coronavirus. It was Badosa’s second title of her career, having won in Belgrade earlier this year. Cameron Norrie played Nikoloz Basilashvili in the men’s final later.
After allowing 12 runs in two starts against Houston during the regular season, Eduardo Rodriguez is scheduled to start Game 3 at Fenway Park against the Astros and José Urquidy. “I heard it’s supposed to be cold, like New England fall cold, but this is something that you have to put out of your mind," Astros manager Dusty Baker said. Charlie Morton will be on the mound for the Braves when the NL Championship Series resumes Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, following a day off.
Jon Gruden is no longer the Raiders' coach, and it didn't matter on Sunday.