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BOSTON (AP) — The St. Louis Blues will be without forward Robert Thomas tonight for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins. Coach Craig Berube (buh-ROO'-bee) says Thomas is banged-up and his absence is not related to the open-ice hit he took from Torey Krug in the Game 1 loss Monday. Blues defenseman Vince Dunn will miss his fifth consecutive game after taking a puck to the face on shot from San Jose's Brenden Dillon in the Western Conference final.
HOUSTON (AP) — Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has a fractured rib that will keep him out 4-6 weeks. It’s unclear when or how Correa was injured. He played on Sunday, then reported soreness around his ribs yesterday and was kept out of the lineup. He was sent for evaluation, and general manager Jeff Luhnow announced today that Correa was being placed on the 10-day injured list.
PARIS (AP) — Roger Federer needed just a little more than an hour and a half to advance to the third round of the French Open. The 37-year-old dispatched a 144th-ranked qualifier, Oscar Otte, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4. Rafael Nadal also advanced with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over qualifier Yannick Maden. Grigor Dimitrov (GREE'-gohr DIH'-mih-trahv) outlasted 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic (CHIHL'-ihch) 6-7, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the longest match so far at this year's French Open. It lasted nearly 4½ hours.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya has appealed the Court of Arbitration for Sport's decision to uphold testosterone regulations for some female athletes in track and field. The two-time Olympic 800-meter champion's lawyers say she has lodged an appeal with the Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland's supreme court. Under the IAAF's new rules, upheld by the CAS this month, Semenya is not allowed to run in international races from 400 meters to one mile unless she medically lowers her natural testosterone levels.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA says Division II and Division III schools will evaluate the new rule that allows college basketball players to sign with agents but maintain college eligibility while declaring for the NBA draft. NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn says schools in Division II and Division II will "evaluate the impact" of the new rule and consider whether to adopt it. The rule currently only applies to Division I players.
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