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June 10, 2018


Nadal wins record-extending 11th French Open

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL’) has defeated Dominic Thiem (teem) 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 to win a record-extending 11th title at the French Open.

Nadal briefly interrupted the final in the third set because of a cramp in his left wrist.

Nadal becomes the second player in tennis history to win 11 singles titles at any Grand Slam tournament after Margaret Court, who claimed 11 Australian Open titles.

Nadal will remain at the top of the ATP rankings ahead of Roger Federer. Nadal and Federer have won the past six Grand Slam tournaments between them.

Earlier Sunday at the Open, Barbora Krejcikova (bahr-BOHR’-ah krah-CHEE’-koh-vah) and Katerina Siniakova (sih-NEE’-koh-vah) of the Czech Republic won their first Grand Slam title in women’s doubles.

The No. 6-seeded pairing beat Eri Hozumi and Makoto Ninomiya of Japan 6-3, 6-3.


Cards can’t lose in Cincy, aces land on DL

UNDATED (AP) — The Cardinals will try for their 14th consecutive win against the Reds, including their 12th straight in Cincinnati.

It’s St. Louis’ second-longest streak of domination in a rivalry that dates to the 1800s — the Cards won 18 straight in 1930-31.

Carlos Martinez will make his second start for St. Louis since returning from a strained muscle in his right side. He’ll face Reds righty Anthony DeSclafani.

Elsewhere in the majors:

— Two star pitchers were officially put on the disabled list Saturday: Washington’s Stephen Strasburg and the Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka. Strasburg left a start Friday with shoulder inflammation and had an MRI Saturday that showed no further damage. Tanaka strained both hamstrings sprinting for home on a sacrifice fly in a Subway Series game at the Mets. Neither pitcher has a timetable for their return.

— The Dodgers got encouraging news on starter Walker Buehler on Saturday, although they’re still monitoring his health. Buehler was diagnosed with bruised ribs, but scans and X-rays showed no further damage after the rookie right-hander was lifted from a start Friday. He was hit by a line drive in the ribs nearly three weeks ago and had still been feeling ill-effects. Buehler isn’t sure if he’ll require a DL stint.

— J.D. Martinez has been hounded by back spasms over the past week, getting pulled from two games and sitting out Friday, but he felt good enough to hit a tiebreaking two-run homer in a win Saturday and should be back in the lineup Sunday. Martinez leads the majors with 21 homers and 54 RBIs.

— Corey Kluber hasn’t walked a batter since May 8, a stretch of 33 1/3 innings, and he’ll try to extend that run when Cleveland faces Detroit. Kluber is 4-0 with a 0.81 ERA over five starts during his walk-less streak, and he’s struck out 38 in that span. The Tigers will counter with Artie Lewicki a day after winning on Jeimer Candelario’s 12th-inning home run.


Earl Thomas says he’s skipping Seahawks mandatory minicamp

UNDATED (AP) — Earl Thomas is putting the pressure on the Seattle Seahawks for a new contract, saying he will not participate in any team activities until his contract situation is resolved.

That includes the upcoming mandatory minicamp.

The three-time All-Pro safety posted a lengthy statement on social media Sunday, saying he wants “certainty in regards to the upcoming years of my career,” before he takes part in any Seahawks related activities. Thomas is entering the final year of his current deal signed before the 2014 season. He is scheduled to make $8.5 million in base salary in 2018.


Crawford scores TKO over Horn, wins WBO welterweight title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Terence Crawford threw a bevy of punches toward the end of the ninth round to stop Jeff Horn and win the WBO welterweight title Saturday night in Las Vegas.

After dropping Horn with 50 seconds left in the ninth round, Crawford unleashed a slew of punches that sent the former champion into the ropes, prompting referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight with 28 seconds left in the round.

The 30-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, improved to 11-0 in world title fights, the most wins by an active American fighter.


Dixon wins 2nd IndyCar race in a row at Texas

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Scott Dixon won his second consecutive IndyCar Series race to quickly break a tie for the third-most career wins in Indy-car history.

Dixon led 119 of 248 laps at Texas on Saturday night for his 43rd career victory. It is Dixon’s third win at the 1 1/2-mile Texas oval.


Dillon wins rain-shortened Xfinity race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Austin Dillon has won the rain-shortened NASCAR Xfinity race at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday.

The race was delayed around three hours at the start because of the weather, and there had been a threat of more rain for a while before the race was finally called after 91 of the planned 125 laps. It was the ninth career Xfinity victory for Dillon, and the first in 2018 for this year’s Daytona 500 winner.


Kim, Herbin share lead in ShopRite LPGA

GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Sei Young Kim birdied seven of her last 10 holes for a share of the lead with Celine Herbin in the suspended second round of the ShopRite LPGA.

Kim was 10 under for the tournament with three holes left when play was suspended in Gslloway, New Jersey, because of darkness.

Herbin had her second straight 5-under 66.

Herbin birdied No. 18 after play resumed following a delay of nearly three hours because of lightning strikes in the area.


Kristen Gillman helps US open big lead in Curtis Cup

SCARSDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Kristen Gillman won two more matches and the United States opened a 9-3 lead over Britain and Ireland in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge.

Gillman improved to 4-0 and helped the Americans move within 1 1/2 points of regaining the cup they lost in 2016 at Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. The U.S. leads the series 28-8-3.

The United States won five of the six matches Saturday, sweeping the morning four-ball session.


Andrew Putnam, Dustin Johnson turn St. Jude into 2-man race

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Andrew Putnam will be playing in the last group on Sunday for the first time looking for his first PGA Tour victory.

His playing partner will be Dustin Johnson, who’s already won once this year and needs his 18th career victory to reclaim his spot as the world’s top-ranked golfer .

Putnam matched the best round of his short PGA Tour career Saturday with a 6-under 64 and tied Johnson atop the leaderboard at the St. Jude Classic. Johnson had a 65 to match Putnam at 15-under 195 and said he’s in great position going into Sunday.

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