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Thiem reaches final...Caps bring home the cup...Trump may pardon Ali

June 8, 2018

PARIS (AP) — Dominic Thiem has reached his first Grand Slam final and ended the surprising French Open run of 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato of Italy. In Sunday’s final, Thiem will face either No. 1 Nadal or No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro. Thiem is the only man to defeat 10-time French Open champion Nadal on clay this season.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Washington Capitals have their first NHL title, after a 4-3 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights last night in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. Ovechkin capped his playoff MVP campaign with an early power-play goal, and Devante Smith-Pelly tied it with a full-stretch goal midway through the final period of the Capitals’ fourth consecutive victory over the Golden Knights.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he may pardon another late heavyweight boxing champion — this time, Muhammad Ali. Trump tells reporters he’s looking at “thousands of names” of people who could be granted clemency. Trump’s already granted a posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson — convicted of violating a law that made it illegal to transport women across state lines for “immoral” purposes. Ali was convicted of draft evasion.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an audit of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown. The commission wrote to Chief Alfonso Morales asking for the audit and all body camera video of the arrest. Police officers confronted Brown last January after he had parked illegally in a drug store parking lot. Police video of the arrest shows officers swarming Brown and taking him down when he didn’t immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered.

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees and Mets open a three-game Subway Series at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom has been stellar for the Mets, but New York hasn’t been so great in return. DeGrom has a 0.99 ERA over his past nine starts, and yet the Mets are 2-7 in those games. The Yankees, meanwhile, have won seven of eight and are a half-game back of Boston in the AL East with Masahiro Tanaka set to start.

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