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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.
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, expected to be OK
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. Ortiz's father, Enrique (Leo) Ortiz, told reporters late Sunday night that David Ortiz was out of surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera.
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.
California racing course refuses to close after two more horses die
The Santa Anita Park horse racing track near Los Angeles will not close before season-end as requested by regulators, its owners said on Sunday after media reported that two more horses died at the course, bringing the toll to 29 since Christmas. The leading thoroughbred racetrack voluntarily closed for most of March after a spate of racehorse deaths, most of them due to injuries. Following an inquiry by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the track re-opened, pledging to implement safety reforms.
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.
Matildas admit work to be done to keep World Cup dream alive
Ante Milicic has only four days to resurrect Australia's women's World Cup campaign after an upset loss to Italy and nothing is going to be ignored before they face Brazil in Montpellier on Thursday. The heavily-favoured Matildas were stunned by a stoppage-time Barbara Bonansea header in Valenciennes on Sunday, which gave the Azzurri a 2-1 victory in the Group C clash.
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