Bart Starr dies at 85...Truex wins at Charlotte...Pagenaud takes Indianapolis 500...Na wins Colonial
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) _ Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr has died at age 85. The Green Bay Packers say Starr died Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack in 2014. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) _ Martin Truex Jr. has won three of NASCAR’s last five Cup points races after taking the Coca-Cola 600 for the second time in four years. Truex held off Joey Logano and Kyle Busch at Charlotte Motor Speedway to win NASCAR’s longest race. He led 116 laps in a race that included 30 lead changes and 16 caution flags.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Simon Pagenaud (PA’-zheh-noh) gave Team Penske an 18th Indianapolis 500 victory by outdueling Alexander Rossi in a breathtaking 13-lap sprint to the finish. The two swapped the lead five times with Pagenaud storming to the front for good, seconds before he took the white flag. Pagenaud’s future at Penske has been in question, but an Indy 500 victory bought him breathing room. Takuma Sato was third, followed by Josef Newgarden and defending champion Will Power.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Kevin Na birdied four of the first eight holes, shooting a 4-under 66 and cruising to a four-shot victory over Tony Finau (FEE’-now) at Colonial. The South Korean-born American opened with a two-shot lead and was in front by at least that many for the final 16 holes. Local favorite Jordan Spieth’s (speeths) strong putting disappeared in a 2-over 72.
PARIS (AP) _ Roger Federer won easily yesterday in his first French Open match since 2015. The 20-time Grand Slam champion defeated French Open debutant Lorenzo Sonego 6-2, 6-4, 6-4. Venus Williams’ 22nd appearance at the French Open didn’t go as well, as the seven-time Grand Slam titlist dropped a 6-3, 6-3 match to ninth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3.