PARIS—For a few, fleeting moments yesterday, Rafael Nadal found his French Open supremacy seemingly threatened by Dominic Thiem, a younger, talented opponent challenging him in the final for the second consecutive year.
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ST. LOUIS—Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again.
The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was hospitalized Monday following surgery for a gunshot wound after being ambushed by a man in a bar in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.
OAKLAND, Calif.—People he'd pass on the streets of Toronto would tell Danny Green to stay positive and keep shooting, keep shooting, keep shooting. Fans filled his Instagram inbox with similar messages. Even Shaq had a few words for the slumping player on Wednesday.
TORONTO—Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s teammates know to not to miss the star rookie's at-bats, especially when the game can be altered with one of his potent swings.
Guerrero didn't disappoint last night, launching a line drive to straightaway centre field in the eighth inning to score three runs and help the Blue Jays rally for an 11-7 comeback victory over the New York Yankees.
TORONTO—The Toronto Raptors unravelled in the time it took plenty of stunned fans to file back into their seats with their halftime beers.
Eight straight missed shots and five turnovers. And just six minutes into the third quarter, the Raptors' double-digit lead had morphed into a 13-point hole too deep to dig out of.
ST. LOUIS—David Pastrnak flashed a wry smile, brimming with confidence.
No even-strength points through the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final for the first line put plenty of pressure on Boston's best players to produce. Pastrnak shrugged it off, saying on scale of 1 to 10 they felt the pressure level was something around a 2.
Then they got on the ice and delivered.
BOSTON—Blues defenceman Carl Gunnarsson bumped into coach Craig Berube in the bathroom before the start of overtime and told him: “I just need one more.”
“He hit the post in the third there, and he just felt good about himself, obviously. Which he should have," Berube said. "I liked hearing it.”
BOSTON—The Blues spent most of the past week saying how they couldn't afford to allow the Bruins to pile up power-play opportunities in the Stanley Cup Final.
That plan—and St. Louis' defensive discipline—slowly fell apart in their 4-2 loss in Game 1 last night.
The first NBA game was in Toronto. And now, the NBA Finals are headed there.
The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors.