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Federer wins 100th title...Ariya Jutanugarn takes lead...MLS season starts

March 2, 2019

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Roger Federer has won his 100th career title. The record 20-time Grand Slam champion beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 6-4 today in the final of the Dubai Championships. He joins Jimmy Connors in reaching 100 tour-level tournament titles, eight of them in Dubai. Connors ended his career with 109 titles.

SINGAPORE (AP) — The No. 1 player in the world is No. 1 after three rounds at the HSBC Women’s World Championship in Singapore. Ariya Jutanugarn (ahr-EE’-uh juh-TAN’-uh-garn) started third round two strokes behind American Amy Olson but moved to the top of the leaderboard with a one-stroke lead after a 6-under 66. Minjee Lee was in second place after a 67 and Jodi Ewart Shadoff in third after a 68.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins is out on bond after being charged with drug and gun violations. Collins was arrested after an early-morning car crash yesterday and subsequently cut by the Ravens. Collins has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute and having a handgun in a vehicle. He was released on $7,500 posted bond. Collins was a restricted free agent before his release. If not claimed on waivers, he becomes a free agent.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Former Baylor football player Shawn Oakman says he wants to try to enter the NFL after being acquitted of sexual assault. The defensive end was Baylor’s career leader in sacks and was pursuing a professional career when he was arrested in April 2016, two weeks before the NFL draft, and accused of raping another student. A jury in Waco, Texas, found Oakman not guilty on Thursday.

UNDATED (AP) — Major League Soccer starts its 24th season today — with 24 teams. The Philadelphia Union hosts Toronto FC in the opening match this afternoon. FC Cincinnati joins the league this season, with Nashville and Miami teed up to start next year and Austin coming aboard in 2021. One more expansion club, to be announced by the end of this year, will bring the league to 28.