Tottenham, Liverpool pick up Champions League wins

Son Heung-min filled the void left by Harry Kane’s injury-enforced departure by giving host Tottenham a 1-0 win over Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal Tuesday.

Twenty minutes after Kane hobbled off the pitch with a left ankle injury that could end his season, Son netted in the 78th minute having just received treatment himself on the field.

It handed quadruple-chasing City its first loss in any competition since January.

• In Tuesday’s other Champions League match, host Liverpool built a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into the second leg of the quarterfinals, courtesy of first-half goals by Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino.

• Cristiano Ronaldo was included in Juventus’ squad for Wednesday’s match at Ajax and is expected to start after two weeks out (thigh injury). In the marquee match, Manchester United hosts Barcelona.

• In MLS play, Bill Hamid recorded his fourth shutout in six games this season and host D.C. United tied Montreal 0-0.

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LPGA pioneer Smith dies at 89

Marilynn Smith, one of the 13 founders of the LPGA Tour whose 21 victories, two majors and endless support of her tour led to her induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame, died at 89 in Goodyear, Ariz.

Smith was last seen in public March 24 at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup, greeting players as they walked off the 18th green. Smith was president of the LPGA from 1958 to 1960, and in 1973, she became the first woman to work a PGA Tour event as a TV broadcaster.

The LPGA Tour began in 1950. Shirley Spork and Marlene Bauer Hagge are now the only surviving founders.

Women’s hockey: Kendall Coyne Schofield and Lee Stecklein scored two goals each, and the U.S. routed Russia 10-0 to complete an undefeated preliminary round at the world championships in Espoo, Finland. The U.S. will play Japan in the quarterfinals Thursday.

College baseball: Kyle Stowers homered and drove in four runs as No. 2 Stanford (21-5) cruised to an 11-1 win at USF (18-14).

Lawsuit: Lenny Dykstra has sued former New York Mets teammate Ron Darling, St. Martin’s Press and Macmillan Publishing Group alleging defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress over a passage in the pitcher’s new book accusing the outfielder of directing racist comments toward Boston pitcher Oil Can Boyd during the 1986 World Series.

In “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” Darling wrote Dykstra was “one of baseball’s all-time thugs” and was in the on-deck circle at Fenway Park before Game 3 of the 1986 World Series while Boyd warmed up “shouting every imaginable and unimaginable insult and expletive in his direction — foul, racist, hateful, hurtful stuff … worse, I’m betting, than anything Jackie Robinson might have heard, his first couple times around the league.”

“No such racist tirade ever occurred,” said the lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court.

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