Update on the latest sports
Castroneves wins Indianapolis 500 for 4th time
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Helio Castroneves (EHL’-ee-oh kas-troh-NEH’-vehz) has joined the exclusive club of four-time Indianapolis 500 winners.
The Brazilian found himself in a closing duel with one of the young stars, 24-year-old Spaniard Alex Palou, but he passed Palou for good with two laps remaining and beat him by 0.4928 seconds for the victory Sunday. Former Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud, the 2019 Indy winner, was third, followed by Pato O’Ward, the 21-year-old budding IndyCar star.
Castroneves celebrated by scaling the fence at Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the largest sporting event since the start of the pandemic. Then the 46-year-old sprinted along the front stretch of the speedway waving to the 135,000 fans in attendance. He was interrupted during his victory jog by multiple drivers and most of Team Penske, the organization he spent more than two decades with and won three Indy 500s.
Castroneves joins A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears, his former mentor at Team Penske, as the only four-time winners of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Mears was the last driver to join the club in 1991.
Young leads Hawks to 113-96 win over Knicks, 3-1 series lead
UNDATED (AP) — Trae Young scored 27 points, John Collins added 22 despite a smack to the lip and the Hawks frustrated Julius Randle and the New York Knicks once again. Atlanta pulled away in the second half for a 113-96 victory that gave the Hawks a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Danilo Gallinari added 21 points.
The Hawks will look to wrap up their first playoff series victory since 2016 when they travel to Madison Square Garden for Game 5 on Wednesday night.
New York’s Julius Randle had his highest-scoring game with 23 points, but it was another frustrating day for the Knicks All-Star. He made just 7 of 19 shots.
Caldwell-Pope out for Lakers in Game 4; Davis, Paul active
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Starting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is out for Game 4 of the Los Angeles Lakers’ first-round playoff series with the Phoenix Suns due to a bruised knee. He went through a pregame workout before the game but Los Angeles decided to hold him out.
Caldwell-Pope was injured in the third quarter of the Lakers’ victory in Game 3.
Los Angeles forward Anthony Davis and Phoenix guard Chris Paul are active despite injuries. Paul was in the Suns’ starting lineup again despite being clearly limited in the last two games by his right shoulder injury.
Rays beat Phillies 6-2 for 15th win in last 16 games
UNDATED (AP) — Mike Zunino and Brett Phillips homered as the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays won for the 15th time in 16 games, 6-2 over the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Rays have won four consecutive games, including a two-game sweep over Philadelphia, after Kansas City stopped their 11-game winning streak on Tuesday.
Philadelphia, losers of eight of 11, got an run-scoring double from Brad Miller. Zunino hit his 12th homer in the second, and Phillips added a solo shot during Tampa Bay’s two-run fifth.
Elsewhere in the majors:
— Brandon Woodruff outpitched Max Scherzer, Avisaíl (av-ih-sah-EEL’) García homered again and the Milwaukee Brewers blanked the Washington Nationals 3-0. The Brewers won their fourth in a row. Washington totaled three runs in getting swept in the three-game series. Woodruff struck out 10, allowing only two hits in seven innings and leaving with a 1.27 ERA. Scherzer also struck out 10 and gave up two hits in six innings. García’s 10th homer was a two-run drive in the first inning. He’s hit seven home runs this month.
— Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernández and Rowdy Tellez (teh-LEHZ’) homered in the fourth inning off Aaron Civale (sih-VAH’-lee) and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. Winning pitcher Ross Stripling allowed one run and two hits in five innings. Josh Naylor homered for Cleveland’s only run. The teams played through rain and wind gusts of 45 mph Friday night before the game was finally called in the bottom of the seventh with Toronto winning 11-2. The Indians postponed yesterday’s game due to high winds.
— Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins at Fenway Park was rained out. It was called after about a 20-minute delay and rescheduled 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.
Phillies’ 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 over 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig. Osaka 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.
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 and losing to 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.
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.