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June 11, 2017 - 6:28 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.

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


Penguins a Game 6 win from defending Cup title

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are a win from becoming the NHL's first team to win consecutive Stanley Cup titles in nearly two decades.

To do so tonight, they'll need to beat the Predators at Nashville in Game 6 of a series in which the home team has yet to lose. The Penguins were outscored a combined 9-2 in losing Games 3 and 4 at Nashville before rebounding with a 6-0 win at Pittsburgh on Thursday.

The Detroit Red Wings are the most recent team to win consecutive Stanley Cups in 1997 and '98.

Crosby and the Penguins are seeking their third title since 2009, and the franchise's fifth overall.

The Predators are 9-1 in their "Smashville" country-music home in the midst of making the deepest playoff run in their 19 years of existence.

Country music star Luke Bryan says he would've rearranged everything for the opportunity to kick off NBC's broadcast of Game 6l.

Bryan also will be singing a four-song set from on the top of honky-tonk Tootsie's World Famous Orchid Lounge that will be shown inside Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and at three outdoor watch parties.


Judge 2 HRs, hits drive nearly 500 feet, Yanks rout O's 14-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie sensation Aaron Judge hit two more home runs, including a drive nearly 500 feet that cleared the distant bleachers at Yankee Stadium and sent New York romping past Baltimore 14-3 Sunday for its fifth straight win.

Even by his lofty feats, it was quite a power show by the 6-foot-7 Judge. He leads the majors with 21 homers and tops the AL with 47 RBIs and a .344 batting average.

In the sixth, Judge launched a mammoth shot to left-center field that was estimated at 495 feet, the longest homer in the majors this season, according to Statcast. The ball bounced off the bare hands of a fan standing behind a fence beyond the back row of the bleachers.

Then again, out that far, who could expect to need a glove for a souvenir?

Judge lined a drive into the right-center seats in his next at-bat, and also doubled earlier.

The 25-year-old Judge leads all American League players in fan voting for starting spots in the All-Star Game. The outfielder enhanced his credentials by going 4 for 4 with a walk, scoring four times and driving in three.

Elsewhere around the majors:

— Seth Lugo became the latest member of the Mets to make a successful return, pitching seven impressive innings in his season debut to lead New York over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday. Lugo came back from right elbow inflammation that sidelined him all season. He gave up one run and six hits, striking out seven and walking two. Lugo also doubled off Jaime Garcia and scored in the third for a 2-1 lead.

— Ivan Nova pitched six shutout innings, Elias Diaz drove in two runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Jeff Locke and the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Sunday. Nova allowed one hit, struck out four and walked none. He showed no ill effects from the left knee inflammation that bothered him in his previous start. It was Locke's first start in Pittsburgh since he signed with Miami in free agency. The left-hander spent the first six years of his career with the Pirates.

— Dexter Fowler hit a three-run homer and Adam Wainwright tossed five solid innings, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. St. Louis has won three in a row following a season-high seven-game losing streak. The Phillies have dropped five in a row.

— Addison Russell had a go-ahead home run for his first big contribution since an absence in the wake of a Major League Baseball investigation into domestic abuse allegations, and the Chicago Cubs stopped the Colorado Rockies' seven-game winning streak, 7-5 Sunday. Russell and Kyle Schwarber had back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning. Miguel Montero and Ben Zobrist also connected, helping the World Series champion Cubs even their record at 31-31.

— Mallex Smith had three hits and used his speed to set up the go-ahead run and the Tampa Bay Rays took three of four from the Oakland Athletics with a 5-4 victory Sunday. Smith had a bunt single leading off the seventh and went to third after reliever Daniel Coulombe was charged with an error for an errant throw to first that ended up in the right-field corner. Tampa Bay went ahead 5-4 when Corey Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly on the next pitch.

— Carlos Carrasco took a shutout into the sixth, three relievers combined for 3 2/3 scoreless innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday. Carrasco was pulled after Todd Frazier's two-run double cut Cleveland's lead to one. The right-hander allowed seven hits, struck out four and walked one in 5 1/3 innings. He was followed by Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw and Cody Allen who finished the game for his 15th save.

— Albert Pujols homered early and Eric Young Jr. had a career-high four RBIs, including a three-run shot in a six-run fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied for a 12-6 win over the Houston Astros. Pujols hit his 601st career home run and his 56th against the Astros in the first inning, and the Angels had a 3-0 lead in the third before Houston got going.


Berger wins at St. Jude Classic for second straight year

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Berger shot a 4-under 66 to erase a three-shot deficit and win the St. Jude Classic for a second straight year.

The 24-year-old is the fourth back-to-back winner at St. Jude and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and '04.

Berger played a bogey-free round on Sunday, avoiding trouble on a fast, firm course at TPC Southwind. His 17-foot birdie putt on No. 15 put him ahead for good and he finished at 10-under 270.

South African Charl Schwartzel shot a 66 and South Korean Whee Kim shot a 67 to finish in second, one shot behind Berger. Amateur Braden Thornberry and Billy Horschel were among five players two shots back.

Stewart Cink, Ben Crane and Rafa Cabrera Bello started Sunday with a one-shot lead on a crowded leaderboard that included 12 players within three shots of the lead.


Jobe wins senior event in Iowa by 1 shot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Brandt Jobe won the PGA Tour Champions event Sunday by one shot, finishing at 14-under 202 for his first victory in 19 years.

Jobe shot a 69 in the final round to snap a winless drought that had stretched back to 1998, when he took first in a tournament in Japan.

Scott McCarron, who won in Iowa in 2016, was second at 13 under after shooting a final round 66.

Kevin Sutherland holed out for an eagle on No. 18 to join McCarron at 203.

Money leader Bernhard Langer finished at 12 under, while Scott Verplank, Tom Lehman and Steve Flesch were another shot back.

Marco Dawson and Stephen Ames finished at 207.

In other golf news:

— Davis Love III is making his 24th appearance in the U.S. Open, only this time he will be cleaning clubs instead of hitting shots. He's caddying for his son, Dru. Davis Love IV, who just finished at Alabama and turned pro, qualified for his first U.S. Open as an alternate from the Georgia sectional qualifier. Love is a former PGA champion and two-time Ryder Cup captain who will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame this fall.


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.


Evander Holyfield: "My mom wouldn't let me quit."

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — Evander Holyfield, boxing's only four-time world heavyweight champion, was inducted Sunday into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and "The Real Deal" delivered one more time.

The youngest of nine children, Holyfield spent nearly his entire speech crediting his mother and his siblings for much of his success.

"This Hall of Fame thing is all about the help I got from someone else," Holyfield said. "My mom wouldn't let me quit."

Holyfield's impressive career spanned more than three decades — 160 wins as an amateur, 44 more as a pro — and included undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight titles, and two memorable fights against Mike Tyson and another against Riddick Bowe.

Also inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, were: three-division champion Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico; the late super flyweight champion Johnny Tapia; Australian trainer Johnny Lewis; judge Jerry Roth; journalist-broadcaster Steve Farhood; broadcaster Barry Tompkins; and Eddie Booker and ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Sr., also honored posthumously.


Fireworks, honors in Usain Bolt's farewell in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — World record holder Usain Bolt has bid farewell to the tracks of his native Jamaica, winning a 100-meter race amid fireworks and honors.

Some 30,000 people attended the JN Racers Grand Prix race, labeled "Tribute to a Legend." Among them were IAAF President Sebastian Coe and Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Bolt finished Saturday night's 100-meter sprint with a time of 10.03, well short of his nearly eight-year-old world record of 9.58., but equal to his first 100-meter race 10 years ago.

The 30-year-old Bolt is the only runner to win gold at 100 and 200 meters in three consecutive Olympics.

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