Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

The Golf-LIV series is here to stay, says Mickelson

The LIV Golf Series is “here to stay”, said six-time overall winner Phil Mickelson as he called on the PGA Tour to work with the Saudi-backed series for the good of the sport. The breakaway tour launched in June and boasts 12 major champions among its players, but the PGA Tour, in an effort to limit the threat, has made sweeping changes, including increased purses and a revenue insurance program.

Soccer-Conte happy after Son reacts off the bench with a hat-trick

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte got the response he could only have dreamed of when Son Heung-min reacted to being forced to start on the bench with a stunning hat-trick to seal a 6-2 victory on Leicester City on Saturday. After going eight games in all competitions without a goal, Conte left South Korean striker Son out of the starting line-up for the Premier League clash on Saturday.

Tennis-Murray hopes for one last chance to play with Federer at Laver Cup

Andy Murray has said he is hoping for one last “special” chance to share a pitch with Roger Federer at next week’s Laver Cup in London and possibly team up to play doubles before the Swiss great withdraws from the sport. Federer, 41, who redefined the sport with his artistry and grace and won 20 Grand Slam titles, announced on Thursday that injury problems meant he would end his stellar career after the ordeal by men’s team.

Soccer-Isak penalty secures 1-1 draw for Newcastle against Bournemouth

Striker Alexander Isak equalized from the penalty spot to hand Newcastle United a 1-1 draw with Bournemouth in their Premier League clash on a frustrating Saturday at St. James’ Park. After dominating a first half which saw Kieran Trippier raze the outside of the post with a free kick, Newcastle had to come into the break wondering what they should do to score after a flurry of chances has been thwarted.

Tennis-Auger-Aliassime helps Canada clinch Davis Cup quarter-finals berth

A day after beating world number one Carlos Alcaraz of Spain, Felix Auger-Aliassime booked Canada’s place in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Saturday with a 6-3 6-4 win over Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic in group stage in Valencia. Laslo Djere gave Serbia the lead by beating Gabriel Diallo in the first set of singles before world number 13 Auger-Aliassime’s clinical display tied the game and secured Canada the crucial point to secure their spot in the Round of 16.

Soccer-Rodgers say they respect Leicester owners, as pressure mounts after heavy defeat

Under pressure, Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has said he will respect any decision made about his future by the club’s owners after his side’s season hit a new low with a 6-2 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday. Leicester had opened the scoring through Youri Tielemans’ penalty and were still very much in the game as they led 3-2 with just under 20 minutes remaining.

Soccer-Son return to form with hat-trick as Tottenham crush Leicester

Son Heung-min ended his drought in stunning fashion with a sublime hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur thumped Leicester City 6-2 to move top of the Premier League on Saturday. Rodrigo Bentancur’s first goal for Tottenham separated the sides in an entertaining brawl but Son, who started on the bench, exploded to form with three goals in 14 minutes.

Tennis-Murray lose double as Britain withdraw from Davis Cup

Great Britain were knocked out of the Davis Cup final as Andy Murray and partner Joe Salisbury lost a decisive brace to Dutch pair Wesley Koolhof and Matwe Middelkoop in Glasgow on Friday. Much like against USA in their opener on Wednesday, Murray and world doubles number one Salisbury took to the court with a tie locked at 1-1.

Boxing-Canelo takes victory over Golovkin in a trilogy

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended his bitter rivalry with Gennadiy Golovkin on Saturday as the Mexican won the Fighters Trilogy bout on a unanimous decision to retain the undisputed world super middleweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday. Alvarez was rarely troubled as his 40-year-old opponent, the current undisputed middleweight champion, struggled to match the energy and work rate of the defending champion, who beat Golovkin for the second time in three met.

Soccer-Early Grealish, Haaland’s goals help Man City win against Wolves at 10

Jack Grealish scored from the first minute and Erling Haaland netted his 11th Premier League goal of the season as Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 at Molineux on Saturday. Phil Foden added a third in the second half as City moved top of the table with 17 points from seven games, while Wolves are in 16th place having won just once this season.

(With agency contributions.)