AP Sports Wrap from Saturday, June 4 2016
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks are now down two games to one in the Stanley Cup finals after rallying for a win against Pittsburgh.
Joonas Donskoi (DAHN'-skoy) scored 12:18 into overtime to give the Sharks a 3-2 triumph over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Donskoi took the puck from behind the Pittsburgh net and skated into the slot before rifling a shot just underneath the crossbar.
The Sharks extended the game by netting a pair of tying goals, the last coming from Joel Ward with 11:12 remaining in regulation. Ben Lovejoy and Justin Braun traded goals 4:05 apart in the first period before Patric Hornqvist gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead in the final minute of the second period.
Martin Jones has stopped 40 shots for the Sharks, who host Game 4 on Monday.
Muguruza keeps Graf on top of slam count
PARIS (AP) — Steffi Graf remains the sole owner of the Open-era record for most Grand Slam singles titles.
Garbine Muguruza (GAHR'-bee-nuh moo-guh-ROO'-thuh) prevented Serena Williams from earning her record-tying 22nd major championship by defeating the top seed 7-5, 6-4 in the French Open final. Muguruza used her big groundstrokes to keep No. 1 Williams off-balance and overcome nine double-faults. Muguruza broke Williams four times, including three in a row.
The 22-year-old Spaniard claimed the title on her fifth match point after landing a lob on the baseline. Muguruza's victory came a day after Williams' coach said, "I don't know why everybody's so impressed with Garbine. Did she win a Slam ever?"
The outcome comes 11 months after Williams beat Muguruza in the Wimbledon final. Muguruza has won two of their five meetings, including a second-round victory in the 2014 French Open.
Today at the French Open, the French pair of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic (mih-LAD'-ehn-oh-vich) secured a rare triumph for the home nation. The fifth-seeded pair beat Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (vehz-NEE'-nuh), the No. 7 seeds from Russia, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.
In the day's main event, Andy Murray plays Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) in the men's final.
Cubs win again
UNDATED (AP) — Many baseball experts focused on the Chicago Cubs' hitting when they picked them to win the National League pennant this year. The pitching has been pretty good, too.
Jason Hammel is 7-1 after giving up two runs and just one hit in seven innings of the Cubs' 10th victory in 11 games, 5-3 over Arizona. He didn't allow a hit after Jake Lamb smacked a two-run homer in the first inning.
All five Cubs starters own ERA's under three, with Hammel at 2.14. Hammel is also hitting .269 after going 1-for-2 with a tiebreaking, two-run single
Dexter Fowler and Anthony Rizzo homered for the Cubs, who lead the majors at 39-15.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— San Francisco had won 18 of 22 and owned a 4-0 lead in the fifth inning before the Cardinals banged out four homers in a 7-4 win against the Giants in St. Louis. Brandon Moss and Aledmys Diaz homered to tie in the fifth, one inning after Stephen Piscotty and Matt Adams hit back-to-back home runs to start the sixth.
— The Dodgers were 4-0 winners over Atlanta behind Clayton Kershaw, who improved to 8-1 and trimmed his ERA to 1.46 by holding the Braves to three hits in six scoreless innings. Joc Pederson and Justin Turner each had two hits and an RBI for the Dodgers.
— Matt Joyce crushed a three-run homer that put the Pirates ahead 8-3 in the seventh inning of an 8-7 win over the Angels. Gregory Polanco provided a tiebreaking, solo shot and Jung Ho Kang (gahng) hit a second-inning blast to help Pittsburgh halt a four-game losing streak.
— Cincinnati pulled out a 6-3 win against Washington on Adam Duvall's third homer in as many games, a tiebreaking, three-run blast with two out in the eighth. Jay Bruce and Joey Votto (VAH'-toh) also homered in the Reds' fourth consecutive victory.
— Michael Conforto had two RBIs and scored the tiebreaking run on Matt Reynolds' RBI single in the eighth to lead the Mets to their second straight win in Miami, 6-4. Alejandro De Aza gave the Mets necessary breathing room with a two-run double that put them ahead 6-3 in the ninth.
— Domingo Santana belted a tiebreaking, solo homer in the eighth and Scooter Gennett added a two-run single in the ninth inning of Milwaukee's 6-3 win at Philadelphia. The Phillies blew a 3-1 lead and lost for the eighth time in nine games despite homers by Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez.
— San Diego beat Colorado 4-3 as Derek Norris smacked a go-ahead, two-run homer and Wil Myers hit a solo blast. The Padres got 3 1/3 shutout innings out of their bullpen after Andrew Cashner allowed eight hits over 5 2/3 frames.
— Elvis Andrus (AN'-droos) belted a three-run homer and scored three times as Texas thumped Seattle 10-4. Nomar Mazara hit a solo shot and a sacrifice fly to help the AL West leaders move two games ahead of the second-place Mariners.
— Cleveland tops the AL Central after Josh Tomlin gave up just one run over 6 1/3 innings of the Indians' 7-1 victory over Kansas City. Francisco Lindor (lihn-DOHR') and Tyler Naquin each ripped two-run homers after Mike Napoli delivered a solo blast in the Indians' fourth consecutive win.
— Mookie Betts and David Ortiz drove in two runs apiece and Xander Bogaerts (BOH'-gahrts) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored as Boston topped Toronto 6-4. Ryan Hanigan had trouble with Steven Wright's knuckleballer en route to three passed balls, one of which allowed two runs to score.
— Ivan Nova carried a shutout into the seventh inning and Starlin Castro was 3-for-5 with two RBIs in the New York Yankees 8-6 downing of Baltimore. The Yanks led 7-0 until Mark Trumbo, Pedro Alvarez and Adam Jones homered in the Orioles' six-run seventh.
— J.D. Martinez launched a go-ahead, two-run homer and had three RBIs as Detroit beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4, stopping Chris Sale's bid to become the majors' first 10-game winner of the year. Cameron Maybin added a pair of RBI singles to back Mike Pelfrey, who allowed two runs over six innings for his first victory in 19 starts since last August 12.
— Tampa Bay beat Minnesota 7-4 as Steven Souza Jr. slammed a go-ahead, three-run blast before Evan Longoria and Logan Morrison added home runs. Hank Conger also went deep and Matt Andriese (AN'-drees) gave up two earned runs in five innings to improve to 4-0.
— Carlos Correa's second RBI single of the night completed Houston's 6-5, 12-inning win against Oakland. Correa had three hits and Evan Gattis (GA'-this) belted a two-run homer in the Astros' seventh victory in eight games.
White Sox and Padres deal
UNDATED (AP) — The Padres and White Sox have pulled off a trade that sends pitcher James Shields and cash to Chicago for pitcher Erik Johnson and shortstop Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES') Jr.
Shields accepted a four-year, $75 million, four year package as one of several big-name players brought in by the Padres before the 2015 season. The roster overhaul fizzled, as the Padres finished three games worse last year than they did in 2014.
The 34-year-old Shields is 2-7 with a 4.28 earned run average. He allowed 10 runs over 2 2-3 innings in a 16-4 loss at Seattle on Tuesday.
Tatis is the son of former big leaguer Fernando Tatis.
In other major league news:
— Catcher Salvador Perez is back in the Royals' lineup after missing six games with a bruised left thigh. The three-time All-Star entered Saturday hitting .277 withi seven home runs and 25 RBIs in 46 games.
— Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (teh-SHEHR'-uh) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after tearing cartilage in his right knee during Friday's game at Baltimore. It's been a tough season for Teixeira, who's batting .180 with three homers and 12 RBIs.
— Rougned Odor (ROOG'-nehd oh-DOOR') is back in the Rangers' lineup after finishing his seven-game suspension for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista. Texas also recalled right-handed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen from Triple-A Round Rock and optioned infielder Hanser Alberto to that minor league team.
— The Seattle Mariners have called up top pitching prospect Edwin Diaz from Double-A Jackson. The hard-throwing Diaz was converted from starter to reliever since the season began and recorded 16 strikeouts in 11 2/3 minor league innings.
Three share lead through 54 at Memorial
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) still owns a share of the lead at the Memorial after carding a 2-under 70 in the third round.
Kuchar rallied on the back nine and regained the lead after a 2 1/2-hour storm delay, then chopped the 18th hole for a bogey to fall into a tie with William McGirt and Gary Woodland at 14 under. Kuchar's 70 followed back-to-back 66s.
McGirt grabbed a share of the lead with an 8-under 64 that included an eagle on the par-5 fifth hole and seven birdies.
Dustin Johnson, Emiliano Grillo, Jon Curran and Adam Hadwin are one stroke back.
Top-ranked Jason Day is three shots off the pace, while Rory McIlroy is five strokes back.
Three-way tie for first
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billy Andrade (AN'-drayd) shot a course-best 9-under 63 at Glen Oaks in Des Moines for a share of the second-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Principal Charity Classic.
Andrade broke the course record of 64 set by Bart Bryant in 2013 and matched by Bill Glasson in 2014
Joe Durant and Todd Hamilton share first with Andrade at 10-under, two strokes ahead of Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tom Lehman.
Icher first in line at Shop-Rite
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Karine Icher (EE'-chur) matched the Bay Course record with a 9-under 62 to take the second-round lead in the ShopRite LPGA Classic.
Icher had nine birdies in a 13-hole stretch in carding her lowest round on the LPGA Tour.
Japan's Haru Nomura and South Korea's Na Yeon Choi were a stroke back at 11 under.
New deal for McNabb
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenseman Brayden McNabb to a two-year contract after he provided two goals and 14 points in 81 games this season. He has scored 38 points in 152 games over two NHL seasons.
INDY CAR-DUEL IN DETROIT
Bourdais first under the flag
DETROIT (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais raced to his first IndyCar victory of the season, beating Conor Daly by 2 seconds Saturday at Belle Isle. It's his 35th career victory.
Bourdais led only 12 of the 70 laps Saturday on the 2.35-mile street course. But he was able to hold on the rest of the way after Daly made a pit stop on lap 61 and gave up the lead.
Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi finished 10th.
UNDATED (AP) — Funeral and memorial services have been scheduled for boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday at 74.
The funeral will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, with eulogies given by former President Bill Clinton, Billy Crystal and Bryant Gumbel.
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has ordered flags lowered to half-staff to honor Ali.
The three-time heavyweight champion had been hospitalized in the Phoenix area since Monday with respiratory problems and his children had flown in from around the country. A family spokesman says Ali died of septic shock "due to unspecified natural causes."
Ali dominated not just boxing but much of contemporary culture back in the 60's as an Olympic champion, a professional heavyweight champ and a leader of the civil rights movement.
President Barack Obama says Muhammad Ali "shook up the world, and the world is better for it."
Ali's daughter, Hana, has told reporters that after his other organs had failed, his heart kept beating for another 30 minutes.