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June 11, 2017 - 12:30 pm


Perfect 10: Nadal tops Wawrinka for record 10th French Open

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal won his record 10th French Open title by dominating 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in today's final.

No other man or woman has won 10 championships at the same major in the Open era, which began in 1968.

The 31-year-old Nadal was overwhelmingly good from start to finish against Wawrinka. Not only did Nadal win every set he played in the tournament, he dropped a total of only 35 games, the second fewest by any man on the way to any title at a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era with all matches being best-of-five-sets.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic have won their third consecutive Grand Slam title in women's doubles, beating Australians Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua 6-2, 6-1 in the French Open final.

It is the second championship at Roland Garros for the top-seeded duo of Mattek-Sands and Safarova, who also won the tournament in 2015, and their fifth major overall.

They also won the Australian Open in 2015 and this January, along with the U.S. Open last September.


Penguins look to repeat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins can become the first NHL team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cups when they play the Nashville Predators in Game 6 tonight in Tennessee.

The Penguins are trying to become the first team to win the Stanley Cup in consecutive seasons in nearly two decades since Detroit repeated in 1997 and 1998. One more win gives the Penguins the franchise's fifth Stanley Cup, tying them with Edmonton for sixth all-time.

All four of Pittsburgh's Stanley Cups have been clinched on the road with Chicago the last team to win the Cup on home ice back in 2015.

Nashville may be without defenseman Ryan Ellis, who didn't finish Thursday night's loss. Ellis was among several Predators who did not take part in an optional practice Saturday.


A look at what's happening around the majors today

UNDATED (AP) — Don't look now, but Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has been even better this season than when he won the National League Cy Young award a year ago. Scherzer will take the mound as Washington tries to salvage a game in its series with the Texas Rangers. Over his last three starts, Scherzer has allowed only two earned runs and struck out 38 in 24 2/3 innings.

Colorado won its seventh straight game on Saturday, its third in a row over the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs. The winning streak is the Rockies' longest since 2011, and they'll try to send the Cubs two games under .500 when the teams finish their four-game series at Wrigley Field.

After seeing his ERA climb as high as 5.29 following a loss to Tampa Bay on May 14, Boston's Drew Pomeranz has allowed only five earned runs in his last 22 innings — lowering his season ERA to 4.02 in the process. The left-hander will make his next start when the Red Sox host Detroit in tonight's game.

Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos has a nine-game hitting streak going into the matchup with the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The right-handed hitter had an RBI double in the fifth inning of Saturday night's game to extend his streak.

St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright had his worst start of the season his last time out on Tuesday, allowing nine runs in 3 2/3 innings in a 13-1 loss to Cincinnati. He'll return to the mound as St. Louis tries to complete a three-game sweep against the reeling Philadelphia Phillies — who have lost nine of their last 13 games.


Cink, Cabrera Bello, Crane share lead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Stewart Cink, Rafa Cabrera Bello and Ben Crane share the lead entering the last round of the St. Jude Classic, the final tuneup before the U.S. Open.

Cink had a good start on Saturday, with birdies on three of his first five holes. He opened up a three shot lead at 11-under after a seven-foot birdie putt on No. 5, but dropped back to the field after three bogeys on the back nine.

Cabrera Bello shot a 65 and Crane — who won the St. Jude Classic in 2014 — shot a 68 to join Cink at 9-under 201 for the tournament.


Thompson leads in Canada

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario (AP) — Lexi Thompson is in front going into final round of the Manulife Classic. Fellow American Lindy Duncan is a stroke behind.

Thompson is 17 under following her 5-under 67 on Saturday.

In Gee Chun is two shots back and one ahead of Alena Sharp and Ariya Jutanugarn.


Jobe, Day share lead entering final round in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An unexpected pair of leaders have emerged at the PGA Tour Champions event, while favorite Bernhard Langer stumbled yet again at the Wakonda Club.

Brandt Jobe shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to take a share of the lead following the second round. Jobe and Glen Day were at 11-under 133.

Jobe, who has never won on the senior tour, had a double-bogey on the par-3 ninth hole before rallying with six consecutive birdies.

Langer led a group at 7-under after having four birdies, an eagle and five bogeys in a round of 71.


LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch starts from the pole at Pocono Raceway.

Busch turned a lap of 179.151 miles per hour to win the pole for today's Monster Energy Race. Busch also won the pole for last weekend's race at Dover, but his run was derailed when a tire came off during a pit stop.

Bubba Wallace will be the first black driver to start a Cup race in more than a decade.


US players thinking of 3 points in Mexico, not border wall

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Getting three points, not heightened political tension between the United States and Mexico, is the focus of American players going into tonight's World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium.

Mexico upset the U.S. 2-1 at Columbus, Ohio, on the opening day of the final round of qualifying in November and is in position to sweep the Americans in a qualifying cycle for the first time 1972.

Mexico leads the hexagonal with 13 points, followed by Costa Rica, the U.S., Panama, Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago. The top three advance to next year's World Cup in Russia.


England beats Venezuela 1-0 to win U20 World Cup

SUWON, South Korea (AP) — England won the Under-20 World Cup final beating Venezuela 1-0 for its first global title since 1966.

England arrived in South Korea without winning a game in this competition in 20 years, and leave as the surprising champion.

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