Ostapenko wins French Open ... Russell returns to Cubs lineup ... Belmont down to 11
PARIS (AP) — Unseeded Jelena (yeh-LAY’-nah) Ostapenko has won the French Open, beating No. 3 Simona Halep 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first tour-level title. The 20-year-old Ostapenko, who is ranked 47th, clinched it with her first match point, with a backhand down the line. Ostapenko hit 54 winners and had as many unforced errors.
CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell returned to the Chicago Cubs’ lineup today, two days after Major League Baseball began an investigation of the All-Star shortstop in the wake of domestic violence allegations. Russell batted eighth as the Cubs met the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston ace Dallas Keuchel won’t begin throwing again for about a week as he recovers from neck discomfort that has landed him on the disabled list for the second time this season. Keuchel was scratched from his start on Wednesday at Kansas City and placed on the 10-day disabled list a day later, a move retroactive to June 5.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation says the Florida Panthers have offered their coaching job to San Jose assistant coach Bob Boughner. The sides are working through details with the expectation that a deal can be finalized no later than Monday, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
NEW YORK (AP) — Today’s running of the Belmont Stakes is down to 11 horses. Epicharis was scratched by a veterinarian about 9½ hours before the race. The New York Racing Association says an exam revealed continued inflammation in the Japanese colt’s right front hoof.