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Canadian tennis aces advance at French Open

PARIS — Montreal-based tennis aces Leylah Fernandez and Felix Auger-Aliassime shook some early jitters and then bounced their rivals in first round action Sunday at the French Open.

Rocket blast Americans 6-1 in AHL series opener

LAVAL, Que. — The Laval Rocket's offence launched a potent attack Sunday in the opening game of the North Division Finals and quickly grounded the Rochester Americans 6-1 at Place Bell.
Thomas wins 2nd PGA title in playoff after 7-shot rally

Thomas wins 2nd PGA title in playoff after 7-shot rally

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Justin Thomas didn't pay attention to any score but his own Sunday in the PGA Championship, knowing he was seven shots behind but with only six players ahead of him on a Southern Hills course where anything could happen.

Bulldogs take a bite out of Battalion in 5-0 win

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Bulldogs have taken a big bite out of the North Bay Battalion in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. The Bulldogs defeated the visiting Battalion 5-0 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference Final.
NBA fines Mavs $100,000 for 3rd bench violation in playoffs

NBA fines Mavs $100,000 for 3rd bench violation in playoffs

DALLAS (AP) — The NBA fined the Dallas Mavericks for a third time in the playoffs on Sunday because of violations of rules regarding their bench.
Quick qualifying run gives Palou another 2nd at Indianapolis

Quick qualifying run gives Palou another 2nd at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Palou gracefully accepted another second-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. He'd rather be winning. The Spaniard was runner-up to Helio Castroneves in last year's Indianapolis 500 and returned to the 2.
Zibanejad leads Rangers to 3-1 win over Hurricanes in Game 3

Zibanejad leads Rangers to 3-1 win over Hurricanes in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) — After two tough losses on the road put them in another series deficit, the New York Rangers again bounced back with a big home win.
Real Salt Lake edges CF Montreal 2-1

Real Salt Lake edges CF Montreal 2-1

MONTREAL — After a blazing start, CF Montreal could not seem to get anything going as they suffered their second consecutive 2-1 setback against Real Salt Lake on Sunday afternoon.
New scrutiny for Avs' Kadri after Binnington collision

New scrutiny for Avs' Kadri after Binnington collision

DENVER (AP) — That water bottle tossed toward Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri hardly came out of nowhere. For two straight postseasons, Kadri has been the agitator that makes Colorado go and the pest that drives the St. Louis Blues crazy.

Toronto Arrows face bigger challenge to make Major League Rugby playoffs

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Rugby ATL defeated Rugby New York 38-3 on Sunday to climb up the Eastern Conference standings and make the Toronto Arrows' playoff bid more challenging with two games remaining in Major League Rugby's regular season. The No.