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David Ortiz recovering after being shot … B’s rip Blues to knot final … Durant practices … Nadal takes another French crown

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) – The Boston Red Sox say they’ve been notified by the family of David Ortiz that the former slugger sustained a gunshot wound to his “lower back/abdominal region” and that he is recovering after surgery. Authorities say the 43-year-old Ortiz was shot at close range in an ambush at a bar in Santo Domingo Sunday evening. Ortiz’s father says his son is out of danger and that the bullet did not hit any major organ. Officials say the alleged gunman was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar.

ST. LOUIS (AP) РBrad Marchand and David Pastrnak  each had a goal and an assist as the Boston Bruins whipped the St. Louis Blues, 5-1 to force a Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. Marchand scored during a two-man advantage in the opening period, and it remained a one-goal game until the Bruins scored four times in the third. Tuukka Rask stopped 28 shots for Boston, which will host Game 7 on Wednesday.

TORONTO (AP) – Kevin Durant took the practice floor yesterday for the first time in more than a month, giving the Golden State Warriors hope that he’ll play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight at Toronto. Durant has been out since suffering a strained calf during Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Coach Steve Kerr had said the plan was to see if Durant could clear some hurdles that he hasn’t crossed during his recovery. Kerr said earlier in the series that Durant could return after completing one practice.

PARIS (AP) – Rafael Nadal pulled away in what had suddenly become a tight final to beat Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 for his record-extending 12th French Open championship. It raises Nadal’s Grand Slam title count to 18, within two of Roger Federer’s record for a man. The 33-year-old Spaniard improved to 93-2 at Roland Garros, including a combined 24-0 in semifinals and finals.

LANCASTER, Ontario (AP) – Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under 61 for a seven-shot victory over Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson. McIlroy began the day in a three-way tie for the lead before reeling off five birdies in his first seven holes, none from longer than 8 feet. He had a chance to fire a 59 as he approached 18, but his shot from a greenside bunker went long and he ended up tapping in for bogey to finish at a tournament-record 22-under 258.

 

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