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Bobrovsky makes 32 saves as the Panthers shut out the Oilers 3-0 in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sergei Bobrovsky backstopped the Florida Panthers to a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. The goalie everyone simply calls “Bob” made 32 saves for his second shutout of this postseason and third in the playoffs in his stellar 14-year NHL career. Bobrovsky is the biggest reason Florida has a lead of any kind in the final for the first time in franchise history. Carter Verhaeghe and Evan Rodrigues supplied the offense by scoring on two of the Panthers’ first five shots. Reigning MVP Connor McDavid and the Oilers dominated at times but could not crack Bobrovsky.

Dornoch pulls off an upset to win the first Belmont Stakes run at Saratoga Race Course at 17-1

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Dornoch has won the Belmont Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. His victory made it the sixth consecutive year a different horse won each of the three Triple Crown races. Dornoch was the best in a field of 10 that included Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan and Preakness winner Seize the Grey. Despite there not being a Triple Crown on the line, it’s a historic Belmont because the race was run at Saratoga for the first time in the venue’s 161-year history.

A bit of history for the Panthers, who lead a Stanley Cup Final for the first time

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — This one surely felt different to the Florida Panthers, for a lot of reasons. They led after one period of a Stanley Cup Final game for the first time since 1996. They led after two periods for the first time in a title-round game. They led a Cup final game by more than one goal for the first time – ever. Most importantly, for the first time, they walked out of an arena leading a title series. Sergei Bobrovsky was at a superstar level in net, Carter Verhaeghe and Evan Rodrigues scored and the Panthers beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Edmonton Oilers fall short against poise of experienced Florida Panthers, drop Game 1 of Cup final

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was an eye-opener for the Edmonton Oilers. Unlike the Florida Panthers — their opponent who got a taste of the final just a year ago — only a handful of Edmonton’s players have ever experienced Game 1 of a championship series: The energy. The pressure. The elevated competition. It showed, and in Edmonton’s first Cup final game since 2006, the Oilers had plenty of opportunities but could not finish, falling 3-0 to the swarming and stifling Panthers in Game 1.

Iga Swiatek wins a third consecutive French Open women’s title by overwhelming Jasmine Paolini

PARIS (AP) — Iga Swiatek has won her third consecutive French Open championship and fourth in five years by defeating Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-1. The top-seeded Swiatek trailed 2-1 early in Court Philippe Chatrier on Saturday before taking the next 10 games. She stretched her winning streak at Roland Garros to 21 matches. The 23-year-old from Poland is the first woman with three straight trophies in Paris since Justine Henin from 2005 to 2007. Swiatek also won the French Open in 2020 and the U.S. Open in 2022 and is now 5-0 in major finals. The 12th-seeded Paolini was appearing in a Slam final for the first time.

Mavericks’ plan to stop Celtics in NBA Finals: Get them to fight among themselves

BOSTON (AP) — Jason Kidd couldn’t figure out how to stop the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Now he’s hoping they will get in their own way. The Mavericks coach seemed eager to sow dissension in the Boston locker room on Saturday when he singled out Jaylen Brown as the Celtics’ best player. The comments were transparently designed to irk Jayson Tatum, an actual NBA first-teamer who was sixth in the voting for the league’s MVP. Tatum said it won’t work. And on that Brown agrees. The Boston Big Two say they are happy to share the ball if it leads them to an NBA title.

Scheffler builds a 4-shot lead at Memorial even with a triple bogey

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Scottie Scheffler had a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Memorial. He stretched his lead after hitting a bunker shot into a creek, a tee shot out-of-bounds for triple bogey and a three-putt bogey on his last hole. Muirfield Village was tough for everyone. Scheffler managed a 71 and leads by four shots over Collin Morikawa and Adam Hadwin. Morikawa had a clean card for a 68. Hadwin made his biggest mistakes on the same hole and squeezed out a 72. Scheffler is going for his fifth win of the year going into the U.S. Open.

Teoscar Hernández powers Dodgers to 11-3 win over Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Teoscar Hernández homered twice and drove in six runs, including a grand slam that helped power the Los Angeles Dodgers past the New York Yankees 11-3 for their second consecutive victory in this marquee matchup. Kiké Hernández also went deep and Shohei Ohtani had an RBI single to back rookie Gavin Stone, who has won three straight starts and five of his last six. After handing New York just its third series loss of the season, the Dodgers will go for a three-game sweep Sunday night. Aaron Judge hit two homers for the Yankees, giving him a major league-high 23, but they’ve managed only three runs in 23 innings at the plate since slugger Juan Soto exited Thursday night’s win over Minnesota with a forearm injury.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gives 3B Kiké Hernández a pass on fielding error during TV interview

NEW YORK (AP) — During his playing days, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says, he would not have volunteered to be interviewed on live television in the middle of a major league game. But he doesn’t fault Los Angeles third baseman Kiké Hernández for making an error Friday night as he was speaking with broadcasters on the Apple TV+ telecast in the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Roberts says he understands in-game interviews are part of sports now, so he picks his battles and has no plans to talk to Hernández about it. He says he knows Hernández likes the limelight and social media and wants to build his brand, but Hernández prepares well and plays hard so he’s OK with it.

Clark left off USA Basketball national team roster, AP Source says; Taurasi makes sixth Olympic team

Caitlin Clark won’t be headed to the Paris Olympics, according to a person familiar with the decision. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Saturday because no official announcement has been made. While Clark won’t be headed to Paris, the U.S. is expected to take five-time gold medalist Diana Taurasi for a sixth Olympics. Taurasi will be joined by Phoenix Mercury teammate Brittney Griner, according to the person. Joining the pair will be Olympic veterans Breanna Stewart, A’ja Wilson, Napheesa Collier, Jewell Loyd and Chelsea Gray. Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young, who helped the U.S. win the inaugural 3×3 gold medal at the Tokyo Games, also will be on the team.

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