Update on the latest sports
Race favorite Scott Dixon runs out of gas early in Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scott Dixon has run out of fuel early in the Indianapolis 500 in a significant setback for the race favorite.
The six-time IndyCar champion started from the pole and was the oddsmakers favorite to win his second Indy 500. He was prevented from making a regularly scheduled stop when a crash involving Stefan Wilson closed pit road. That caused Dixon to run out of gas and he dropped to 31st and a lap off the pace.
Wilson was the first driver out of the race.
The Indy 500 is being held in front of 135,000 spectators, the largest sporting event in the world since the start of the pandemic.
Rain postpones Marlins-Red Sox game
BOSTON (AP) — Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins at Fenway Park has been rained out. It was called after about a 20-minute delay. The forecast for Sunday afternoon called for steady rain late into the night and wasn’t expected to subside until early Monday morning.
The makeup game is scheduled for Monday, June 7.
Miami lost the first two games of what was supposed to be a nine-game, 10-day trip, dealing with weather both days against the Red Sox.
Boston opens a three-game series in Houston on Monday.
Phillies OF Quinn goes on 60-day IL with Achilles injury
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn was placed on the 60-day injured list with a left Achilles tendon injury on Sunday.
Quinn left Saturday’s game at Tampa Bay in the fifth inning. He stumbled and fell while rounding third base on Ronald Torreyes’ two-run double, got up and hopped home on his right leg. He had to be carried off the field.
Quinn previously ruptured his right Achilles tendon during an offseason workout in 2013. He has a .173 batting average with two RBIs and four stolen bases in 28 games this season.
His latest injury came just four days after he returned from spending three weeks on the IL with a deep cut on his right index finger. He needed nine stitches to close the cut he got while attempting a bunt.
Thiem, Kerber out on Day 1…Osaka fined
PARIS (AP) — Two top players made early exits on the first day of the French Open, and another was fined.
No. 2-ranked Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for skipping a post-match news conference after her first-round victory. She was also threatened by all four Grand Slam tournaments with stiffer penalties, including being defaulted, if she continues to avoid meeting with the media. The fine will come out of Osaka’s prize money and was announced in a joint statement from the president of the French tennis federation and the heads of the other majors.
Osaka turned in a mistake-filled 6-4, 7-6 victory over 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig.
Three-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1 Angelique Kerber was ousted by a qualifier from Ukraine ranked 139th making her tournament debut.
Reigning U.S. Open champion and two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem (teem) is out after squandering a two-set lead. The fourth-seeded Austrian was beaten 4-6, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 by 68th-ranked Pablo Andujar.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT’-oh-vuh) saved a match point before rallying to beat Belgian qualifier Greet Minnen 6-7, 7-6, 6-1.
Kei Nishikori had a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win over Italian qualifier Alessandro Giannessi, his 10th win in his last 11 five-setters.