Sports at a glance
Two-way tie at RSM event
ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Camilo Villegas made a 10-foot birdie putt on his final hole Thursday for a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead with Matt Wallace in the RSM Classic.
Villegas, who is trying to return from shoulder surgery, and Wallace each finished on the Seaside course at Sea Island with big putts. Villegas capped off a bogey-free round on the ninth hole for his lowest score on the PGA Tour in four years. Wallace hit into a hazard on the 18th and saved par with a 30-foot putt.
They were a shot ahead of eight players, a group that included Sea Island resident Patton Kizzire and Robert Streb, who won his only PGA Tour title at Sea Island five years ago.
They each had 5-under 67 on the Plantation course, which played about three-quarters of a shot harder.
Nadal moves on to semifinals
LONDON — Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals at the ATP Finals for the first time in five years and knocked out the defending champion in the process, beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 Thursday at the O2 Arena.
It is the sixth time in 10 appearances that Nadal has reached the last four of the season-ending tournament, which is the biggest title he has yet to win in his illustrious careers.
Tsitsipas won it on his first try last year but exited after a second loss of the group stage, done in by a shaky serve in the third set when he was broken three times. Nadal will play Daniil Medvedev in the semifinals on Saturday.
Elsewhere in sports:
n The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Pitt’s Dec. 12 football game at Georgia Tech will now be played on Thursday, Dec. 10, and kick off at 7 p.m. The game was postponed from Saturday, Nov. 14, because of COVID-19.
done for year
SAN FRANCISCO — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the upcoming season, the team said Thursday.
The team said in a tweet that an MRI performed in Los Angeles had confirmed the injury.
Thompson was injured during a pickup game in Southern California on Wednesday. General manager Bob Myers had said athletic trainers would head to Southern California to accompany Thompson as he got his test.
Thompson didn’t play at all during the coronavirus-shortened season as he worked back from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee.
The Associated Press