Courtney Reimer scored two goals and Hannah Friedrich had two assists to lead the St. Louis University women's soccer team to a 5-0 win over Duquesne in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Hermann Stadium.
The Billikens (15-3-2) tied the school record of 14 consecutive games without a loss. They will play in the semifinals Friday against La Salle at Hermann at 1 p.m. (Stu Durando)
SLU men fall, tie for third: Playing for a share of first place in the Atlantic 10 on Saturday night, St. Louis University lost its final regular-season men's soccer game 2-0 to Fordham at Hermann Stadium and settled for a tie for third place. (Stu Durando)
Nadal withdraws: Injury blighted Rafael Nadal again as he pulled out of his Paris Masters semifinal on Saturday, meaning top-ranked Novak Djokovic will go for his fifth title at the indoor tournament against Denis Shapovalov. Fans hopeful of seeing a 55th career matchup between Nadal and Djokovic in Sunday's final were disappointed to learn, moments before the second semifinal, that Nadal withdrew because of an abdominal injury. Earlier, Djokovic reached his sixth Paris Masters final beating Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4. (AP)
Barty advances in China: Top-ranked Ash Barty advanced Saturday to the final of the WTA Finals in Shenzhen China, where she faces defending champion Elina Svitolina. Barty, like Svitolina, dropped the opening set of her semifinal before beating second-ranked Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. Belinda Bencic retired in the third set as Svitolina outlasted the injured Swiss to win 5-7, 6-3, 4-1. (AP)
Harvick wins pole: Kevin Harvick will start from the pole at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth after a qualifying lap of 189.707 mph Saturday night. Harvick goes into Sunday's race fifth in points with two races remaining to qualify for one of the three remaining championship-contending spots in the finale. (AP)
U.S. Grand Prix qualifying: Lewis Hamilton's race start at the U.S. Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, will be far from ideal. His position in the season championship is still just fine. The Mercedes driver will start a distant fifth Sunday after a disappointing qualifying where teammate Valtteri Bottas grabbed the pole position with a lap record at the Circuit of the Americas. (AP)