Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.Tennis-Wozniacki beats second seed Pliskova to reach Miami finalCaroline Wozniacki capitalized on her renowned endurance as she made few unforced errors in wearing down Karolina Pliskova to win 5-7 6-1 6-1 in the Miami Open semi-finals on Thursday. Danish 12th seed Wozniacki frittered away three set points in the first set, but she made amends to eventually ease past the Czech second seed on the Crandon Park hardcourt.Schweinsteiger flummoxed by U
S. World Cup howlerFor all the talk of how the United States has embraced soccer, it became clear there is still some way to go to complete the conversion after newly arrived Bastian Schweinsteiger was asked if he thought his club, Chicago Fire, could win the World Cup.
Chicago is a huge sports city, boasting fanatical followers of ice hockey, American football, basketball and baseball. Last year, 60,000 even turned out to watch Ireland shock New Zealand in a rugby union test. But not everybody has quite bought into the "other football".
Golf: Play suspended by high winds at ANA InspirationOpening round play at the LPGA's first major of the season was suspended by high winds on Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club. Winds of 25 miles per hour (40 kph) and gusts of 35 mph were blowing when play at the ANA Inspiration was halted at 3:16 p.m. PT (2216 GMT) with players allowed to finish their holes before being taken back to the clubhouse.