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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins head into a tension-filled Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final Sunday with the Bruins on the brink of elimination, down 3-2. Like so many before in the playoffs, this game is absolutely in danger of hinging on officiating. It might not necessarily be a missed call like the one that helped the Blues win Game 5 — it could simply be how much leeway the referees give the Blues and Bruins in Sunday night’s chapter of what has been a series of big hits and more than a little animosity.
PARIS (AP) _ Rafael Nadal has extended his domination of the French open but Dominic Thiem caused some moments of doubt when he evened the match at one set each. The Nadal pulled away to win 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 Sunday 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.
TORONTO (AP) — Kevin Durant played basketball again Sunday, but it was practice. The key is whether he can go tomorrow with his Golden State Warriors having their backs to the wall in game 5 of the NBA finals, down 3-1 to the Toronto Raptors. Durant has been out for more than a month with a strained calf. Durant was not made available to comment. The Warriors are 6-3 in the nine games Durant has missed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Canó stepped back on the field four days ago for the New York Mets and barely had to feel the infield dirt under his feet. The Mets say he’s been placed back on the 10-day IL with tightness in his left quadriceps. The move is retroactive to Thursday, after Canó aggravated the injury Wednesday night in his first game since May 22. He's scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Syracuse or Double-A Binghamton.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Frank Lucchesi, who replaced the fired Billy Martin as manager of the Texas Rangers in 1975 and was punched by a player upset over a demotion two years later, has died. He was 92. The Rangers said Lucchesi died Saturday. The San Francisco native lived in the Dallas area.
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