Update on the latest sports


Fitzpatrick hangs on, wins U.S. Open by 1

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick has won the U.S. Open, winning his first major on the same course where he took the U.S. Amateur title nine years earlier.

Fitzpatrick shot 2-under 68 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., to finish the tournament at 6-under 274 and defeat Will Zalatoris and Scottie Scheffler by one stroke.

Carrying that one-shot lead to the final hole, Fitzpatrick hooked his drive into a bunker to the left of the fairway. But he hit the middle of the green and two-putted from 18 feet for par. Zalatoris had a 14-foot birdie putt to tie, but missed it by a fraction.

Fitzpatrick won the U.S. Amateur at Brookline in 2013. He joins Jack Nicklaus as the only men to win a U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open on the same course.

It was the second straight runner-up finish at a major for Zalatoris, who lost to Justin Thomas in a playoff last month at the PGA Championship.


Jennifer Kupcho wins LPGA Meijer Classic in playoff

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — After missing a 2-foot eagle putt on the first hole of a playoff, Jennifer Kupcho won the LPGA Meijer Classic on Sunday when Leona Maguire’s 3-foot birdie try lipped out on the second extra hole.

Kupcho closed with a 1-under 71 to match playing partner Nelly Korda and Maguire at 18-under 270 at Blythefield Country Club.

Maguire finished with a 65. Korda, the winner last year, had a 72 after taking a one-stroke lead over Kupcho into the final round. Korda dropped out of the playoff with a three-putt par on first extra trip down the par-5 18th.

Kupcho won for the second time on the LPGA Tour, following her major victory in early April at Mission Hills in the California desert.


Blue Jays rally from 5 down, end Yankees’ 9-game win streak

UNDATED (AP) — The Yankees’ bats were productive but not enough, as the Blue Jays rallied for a 10-9 victory in Toronto, that brought New York’s latest win-streak, this one nine games, to an end.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. launched his fifth career grand slam and Teoscar Hernández hit a go-ahead, three-run homer for the Blue Jays. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 17th home run and George Springer also connected for Toronto, as the Jays scored all their runs on homers.

Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, Kyle Higashioka and Marwin Gonzalez each hit home runs for the Yankees, who led 8-3 in the sixth inning.

New York lost for just the second time in 18 games, and still has the best record in the majors at 49-17.

In other MLB action:

— Jack Suwinski hit his third homer of the game in the ninth inning, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3, walk-off victory over the San Francisco Giants to avoid a three-game sweep. The rookie drove a slider from Tyler Rogers to right for his second game-ending home run of the season. Suwinski is the second Pirates rookie to hit three homers in a game, joining Andrew McCutchen back on Aug. 1, 2009. The 23-year-old Suwinski took a sinker from starter Alex Cobb deep for a solo shot in the fourth before doing the same to Sam Long for a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

— Andrés Giménez drove in the go-ahead run with the bases-loaded in the ninth inning, Oscar Gonzalez hit his first major league homer and scored the winning run, and the Cleveland Guardians rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. The surging Guardians took two of three from the Dodgers and have won 15 of their last 19. They were 7 1/2 games back of AL Central leader Minnesota on May 29 but will begin a three-game series against the Twins beginning Tuesday only one game behind.

— Ian Anderson pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning, Matt Olson hit three doubles and the Atlanta Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 6-0. Travis d’Arnaud and Michael Harris II homered for the defending World Series champion Braves, who avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. The Braves, who arrived in Chicago with a 14-game win streak, went 21-8 in a stretch of 29 straight games against teams that were under .500 at the time of the matchup.

— Nick Pivetta pitched seven dominant innings with 10 strikeouts, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox held off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 to win their fifth straight series. Trevor Story added a solo shot and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a go-ahead single for the Red Sox, who rebounded after getting blown out 11-2 on Saturday night for their 13th victory in 17 games. St. Louis wrapped up just its second visit to Fenway Park in 14 years, and second since 2017. The Cardinals have lost three of four. Juan Yepez hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer for St. Louis.

— Victor Caratini and Hunter Renfroe hit two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 for their fourth straight win. The Brewers swept the three-game series and have won seven of their last nine. Milwaukee took a 4-3 lead into the seventh inning before Renfroe hit his 13th home run, a drive into the upper deck in left field off reliever Joel Kuhnel. The Reds loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh off reliever Trevor Kelley. Left-hander Hoby Milner was brought in to face lefty-hitting Joey Votto, who struck out on four pitches.

— Jerar Encarnación made a spectacular major league debut with a go-ahead, seventh-inning grand slam for his first hit and also threw out a runner at third base from right field, lifting the Miami Marlins over the New York Mets 6-2. A 24-year-old who started with the Marlins in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, Encarnación became the first player since at least 1901 with a grand slam and an outfield assist in his debut. He also stole a base in the ninth inning. Winner Sandy Alcantara allowed six hits in eight innings, struck out eight and walked one.

— Mike Trout is leading the Los Angeles Angels back toward .500. He homered for the fifth time in the five-game series as the Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0. Trout hit two home runs in the series opener and one in each of the final three games. The three-time AL MVP has 21 homers this season, four behind major league leader Aaron Judge of the Yankees.

— Anthony Santander homered and pointed to his dad sitting in front of the press box as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1. Santander’s home run on Father’s Day helped Baltimore win back-to-back series against Tampa Bay for the first time since 2017. Orioles starter Jordan Lyles was scratched Sunday morning because of a stomach virus. As a result, manager Brandon Hyde was forced into a bullpen game. Austin Voth, claimed by the Orioles off waivers from the Washington Nationals on June 7, made his first start of the season and 23rd of his five-year career. He threw 2 2/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

— Buddy Kennedy hit a grand slam for his first big-league homer, Christian Walker added two solo shots and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1. Merrill Kelly threw seven effective innings as the D-backs built their lead. The right-hander gave up one run on five hits, striking out five and walking none. The Diamondbacks took two of three games in the series. Chris Archer took the loss for the Twins, giving up two runs in four innings.

— Robbie Grossman homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 to split the four-game series. The Tigers and their league-worst offense scored five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time this season.

— Juan Soto hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-3 to avoid a five-game sweep. Washington ended an eight-game skid and snapped Philadelphia’s seven-game road winning streak. Nats starter Jackson Tetreault earned his first major league victory in his second appearance. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up three unearned runs over seven innings, with two walks, six hits and two strikeouts.

— The Colorado Rockies completed a three-game sweep, beating the Padres 8-3. Randal Grichuk homered as the Rockies beat San Diego for the 10th straight time at Coors Field. Padres third baseman Manny Machado was injured in the first inning and exited the game. Machado sprained his left ankle while taking a tumble running out a grounder. The Padres say X-rays were negative. Machado entered Sunday’s game batting .329 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs.

— Jared Koenig pitched into the sixth inning for his first career win, helping the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-0 to end an eight-game home losing streak. Seth Brown had three hits, including his first home run at the Oakland Coliseum in nearly a year. Sean Murphy also connected to help the A’s avoid a three-game sweep. Oakland still owns the worst record in baseball at 23-45. The Royals stranded six runners in scoring position.


More pitchers

UNDATED (AP) — Come Monday, there is going to be a little more room in big league bullpens.

Major League Baseball is finally moving forward with its plan for a 13-pitcher limit on active rosters.

The move could affect the game in a variety of ways, from more position players taking the mound to a few more trips to the minors for pitchers with options.

The 13-pitcher limit originally was announced by MLB before the 2020 season, but it was pushed back repeatedly because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Verstappen holds off Sainz to win in F1′s return to Canada

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Verstappen cruised to his sixth Formula One win of the season by holding off a late challenge from Carlos Sainz Jr. and pulling away in a fairly easy Sunday drive in the Canadian Grand Prix. Verstappen started from the pole at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and wasn’t challenged until the final 10 laps by Sainz.

The Ferrari driver was able to close the gap over the final 10 laps and pressured the reigning Formula One champion but faded on the last lap and finished .993 seconds behind the Red Bull.

Mercedes had a tremendous rebound as Lewis Hamilton and George Russell finished third and fourth.


World swimming bans transgender athletes from women’s events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events.

FINA (FEE’-nuh) members at the organization’s extraordinary general congress voted 71.5% in favor of its new “gender inclusion policy” that only permits swimmers who transitioned before age 12 to compete in women’s events.

James Pearce is the spokesperson for FINA president Husain Al-Musallam. He said that it is not about encouraging athletes to transition by 12, but that scientists say transitioning after puberty gives transgender women an unfair advantage.


Huske, Dressel, Walsh claim more golds for U.S. at swimming worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Torri Huske, Caeleb Dressel and Alex Walsh have all won golds for the United States on the second day of racing at the world swimming championships.

Only Nicolò Martinenghi prevented an American clean sweep as the 22-year-old claimed Italy’s first-ever gold medal in the men’s 100 breaststroke.

Huske improved on her own American record in the women’s 100 butterfly. Dressel was half a second off the world record as he took gold in the men’s 50 butterfly with 22.57 seconds. Walsh clocked 2:07.13 in the women’s 200 medley, the fifth fastest time ever posted. Her 16-year-old teammate Leah Hayes set a junior world record to finish third.