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Sports News Roundup: Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump; Rogers Cup and more


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Updated: 06-08-2019 10:46 IST
Sports News Roundup: Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump; Rogers Cup and more

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Following is a summary of current sports news briefs.

MLB roundup: Dodgers win 11-10 on Muncy walk-off double

Max Muncy hit a game-ending two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a wild 11-10 victory over the visiting San Diego Padres on Sunday. After Corey Seager reached base on an error by Padres second baseman Luis Urias, Muncy worked an eight-pitch at-bat before sending his two-run double to right. Muncy also hit a home run, while Russell Martin and A.J.

Pollock went deep as well. Browns' Kitchens fires back at Wylie, warns leakers

Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens dismissed criticism from former offensive line coach Bob Wylie, telling reporters on Monday, "Bob doesn't wear brown and orange anymore." "I had the opportunity to hire Bob," Kitchens added. "I didn't want to."

Canadians Shapovalov, Raonic advance in Montreal

Canadians Denis Shapovalov and Milos Raonic fed off a supportive home crowd to advance in straight sets to the second-round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Monday. Shapovalov defeated France's Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3 7-5 to snap a five-match losing streak while Raonic crushed 16 aces en route to a 6-4 6-4 win over another Frenchman, Lucas Pouille, earlier in the day.

NFL notebook: Brady finalizes contract, could be 2020 FA

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady finalized a contract extension on Monday that technically runs through the 2021 season, but he could become a free agent this March. The six-time Super Bowl champion will make $23 million in 2019, tied for sixth-highest among quarterbacks.

Former champs Wozniacki, Bencic advance at Rogers Cup

Two former champions cruised through first-round matches at the Rogers Cup on Monday, as Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and Switzerland's Belinda Bencic each won in straight sets in Toronto. Wozniacki, the 2010 winner of the event and the 15th seed this week, handled Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva 6-4, 6-2 in 87 minutes. Bencic, the 2015 winner and 11th seed this week, dispatched Russia's Anastasia Potapova 6-2, 6-1 in just 64 minutes.

Raonic moves on to second round at Rogers Cup

Canadian Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup on Monday, defeating Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-4 at IGA Stadium in Montreal. Raonic, the 17th seed, held serve throughout the match, connecting on 16 aces. He broke Pouille's serve twice -- one in each set -- to send the momentum in his direction.

MLB notebook: Cano reportedly has torn hamstring

An MRI revealed a torn hamstring for New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano, according to multiple reports Monday evening. Cano is expected to miss significant time because of the injury but will not need surgery to repair the tear, according to SportsNet New York.

Six rings in, Brady counts dollars, digs into doubters

Tom Brady cashed in again with a contract extension that runs through the 2021 season, with a clause that could guide him to free agency in March 2020. But the New England Patriots' quarterback isn't focused on finances or free-agent visits, rather he's digging in again to those who doubted he could become a great player when he emerged as a starter in 2001.

Giants WR Tate to appeal suspension on Tuesday

Wide receiver Golden Tate's appeal of his four-game suspension will be heard Tuesday, New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. Tate was suspended last month for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The appeals hearing will be held in New York City.

Lewis offers support for Pan Am Games, attacks Trump

American sprint great Carl Lewis offered enthusiastic support for the Pan Am Games on Monday, but the nine-time Olympic champion had none for Donald Trump, branding the U.S. president a "racist" and a "misogynist". Lewis, who represented the United States at four Olympics and is widely regarded as one of the country's greatest athletes, arrived in the Peruvian capital ahead of the start of the athletics competition on Tuesday.

Also Read: Sports News Roundup: Raonic moves on to second round at Rogers Cup; Poston jumps to No. 77 in world rankings

(With inputs from agencies.)