Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.
Reports: Nationals re-sign INF Kendrick to one-year deal
The Washington Nationals have reached a one-year deal with infielder Howie Kendrick, bringing back the postseason hero for another season, according to multiple reports. Kendrick will return to the World Series champions for $6.25 million with a mutual option for 2021.
Golf: Members only as Jones extends lead at Australian Open
Former champion and overnight leader Matt Jones made the most of his local knowledge to build a three-stroke lead with a three-under-par 68 on a day of low scoring in the third round of the Australian Open on Saturday. The Australian broke clear of the pack with four birdies after the turn and came through a stumble at the 17th before picking another shot at the last to stand at 13-under going into the final round of the tournament.
Woodland one-shot ahead at World Challenge, Woods lurks
U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland birdied the final two holes for a one-shot lead after the Hero World Challenge third round in the Bahamas on Friday as tournament host Tiger Woods lurked two shots behind. American Woodland fired a wedge shot to within 18 inches of the cup at the final hole to cap off a four-under-par 68 at Albany Golf Club on the island of New Providence.
Knicks fire coach Fizdale after 4-18 start
The New York Knicks fired embattled head coach David Fizdale, the team announced on Friday. The move comes one day after Fizdale labeled the Knicks' performance as "sickening" following a 129-92 setback to the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden. The loss was New York's eighth in a row and 18th in 22 games this season.
NHL roundup: Capitals extend win streak to 6
Jakub Vrana scored the game-winning goal and also had an assist, and Braden Holtby made 27 saves to lead the visiting Washington Capitals to their sixth straight victory, a 3-2 decision over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Evgeny Kuznetsov and Travis Boyd also scored goals and John Carlson added his 32nd assist for Washington, which swept the three California teams on a road trip for the first time in franchise history. The Capitals also improved their NHL best road record to 14-2-1.
Golf: Reed violation 'opens the door' for Presidents Cup crowds - Leishman
Marc Leishman thinks Patrick Reed's rules violation at the Hero World Challenge has given the Melbourne crowd plenty of ammunition to try and get under the American's skin at next week's Presidents Cup. Reed was penalized two strokes on Friday after twice moving sand while taking practice swings to improve his lie at the invitational tournament in the Bahamas hosted by Tiger Woods.
NFL notebook: Jets RB Bell (illness) misses practice again
New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell was sent home and missed his second consecutive day of practice due to illness. His status for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins is in doubt and he is listed as questionable on the injury report. With 589 rushing yards on 183 carries, Bell's 3.2-yard average is a career low. His total of 55 catches ranks second on the Jets this season.
Joshua lightens the load as Ruiz Jr piles on the pounds
Lean-looking British challenger Anthony Joshua weighed in more than three stones lighter than world heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr ahead of their title rematch in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. Joshua hit the scales at 16 stones and 13 pounds (107.5kg), the former champion's lightest ever weight for a world title fight, at the Diriyah venue near the capital Riyadh on Friday.
Retired Olympic skater Kwan unscathed after auto collision
Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan was uninjured after an auto accident on Friday, when a mattress flew off of another vehicle causing a collision, according to her recounting of the bizarre incident. The 39-year-old retired figure skater said on social media that she was driving on an interstate in South Carolina when the poorly secured mattress came off the car it was attached to, causing a second vehicle to collide with hers.
Wozniacki to retire after Australian Open
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki said on Friday she will retire from tennis after January's Australian Open -- the venue of her sole Grand Slam triumph. The 29-year-old, who triumphed in Melbourne last year, said her retirement had nothing to do with her health and that she wanted to accomplish more in life off the court with her husband David Lee, a professional basketball player.