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Reuters Sports News Summary

Updated: 10-06-2019 10:33 IST
Reuters Sports News Summary

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Neville concerned by England's second-half dip

England cannot afford to drop their intensity in the second half and must be ruthless in possession if they are to progress at the women's World Cup, coach Phil Neville said after Sunday's 2-1 win over Scotland. England was leading 2-0 but tired after the hour mark in Nice and after repeatedly giving away possession allowed Scotland to pull one back in the 79th minute.

Nadal racks up 12th French crown as Thiem runs out of steam at Roland Garros

Defying the years and one of the most fierce onslaughts he has ever faced at Roland Garros, Rafa Nadal won his 12th French Open crown on Sunday, leaving Dominic Thiem crushed and a packed Parisian stadium shaking their heads in wonder. The first set had been one for the ages, the second ran it close, but after three hours and one minute, all that mattered was that Nadal was once again in familiar pose, flat on his back on the clay, a 6-3 5-7 6-1 6-1 winner to clinch his 18th Grand Slam triumph in total.

MLB roundup: Nats club 4 straight HRs vs. Padres

Pinch hitter Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon connected on four consecutive eighth-inning home runs off San Diego reliever Craig Stammen on Sunday afternoon to break a tie and lead the visiting Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Padres. The four homers came in a span of seven pitches with one out in the eighth. It was the second time in Nationals history that players had connected on four straight home runs, the first being on July 27, 2017, against Milwaukee.

WWC roundup: Cristiane's hat trick boosts Brazil

Cristiane's hat trick powered Brazil to a 3-0 win Sunday over first-time Women's World Cup participant Jamaica in Group C play in Grenoble, France. She scored in the 15th, 50th and 64th minutes to become the ninth woman with at least 10 career World Cup goals. It was the first hat trick since 1999 for the Brazilians, who played without six-time world player of the year Marta due to a left thigh injury.

The penalty was harsh but not deciding factor, says Scotland's Kerr

A "harsh" early penalty took the wind out of Scotland's sails in their debut at the women's World Cup on Sunday but there were lots of positives to take from their 2-1 loss to England in Nice, coach Shelley Kerr said. Fran Kirby's driven cross struck the arm of Scotland defender Nicola Docherty in the box and a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review saw England awarded a penalty, which Nikita Parris fired home with 14 minutes on the clock.

MLB notebook: Yanks RHP German (hip) lands on 10-day IL

The New York Yankees placed right-hander Domingo German on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hip flexor strain. German is 9-2 this season, tied for the American League lead in wins entering Sunday with Houston's Justin Verlander and Chicago's Lucas Giolito.

Ex-Red Sox star Ortiz shot in back: Dominican police

David Ortiz, a three-time World Series champion during his career with the Boston Red Sox, was shot in the back Sunday in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, national police told CNN. Dominican National Police spokesman Felix Duran Mejia said the incident occurred at the Dial Discotheque in Santo Domingo. Multiple media outlets reported Ortiz was undergoing surgery late Sunday night.

Newspaper snafu: Blues' celebratory letter published

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch didn't do the local hockey team any favours on Sunday morning with a premature celebration. Hours before the Blues would be hosting the Boston Bruins with a chance to win the Stanley Cup, the newspaper published multiple congratulatory advertisements and a letter from Blues owner Tom Stillman thanking the fans for helping the franchise win its first Stanley Cup in its digital editions.

Warriors' Durant listed as questionable for Game Five

The Golden State Warriors on Sunday listed All-Star Kevin Durant as questionable for their must-win Game Five of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. Head coach Steve Kerr said Durant would train with the team on Sunday for the first time in more than a month. Media reports said Durant was not on the court for very long and was photographed leaving with an ice bag on his injured calf.

Bruins trounce Blues to send Stanley Cup Final to Game Seven

The Boston Bruins staved off elimination from the Stanley Cup Final with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday to force a decisive seventh game in the National Hockey League's championship series. Goals from Brad Marchand, Brandon Carlo, Karson Kuhlman, David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara gave Boston a big win while Ryan O'Reilly was the sole scorer for St. Louis.

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