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By Associated Press


Scotsman tenth to win at least three Indys

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Scotland's Dario Franchitti (DA'-ree-oh fran-KEE'-tee) finished first in the Indianapolis 500. It's his third win in the annual Memorial Day weekend race.

Franchitti was able to take the checkered flag because Takuma Sato (SAH'-toh) crashed on the final lap. The Japanese driver went for the lead going into the first turn, pulling even with Franchitti. But he went in too low, and the crash sent him into the outside wall. Sato's car barely missed Franchitti, who coasted across the line under a yellow caution flag to become the 10th driver to win at least three Indy 500s.

Franchitti's teammate, Scott Dixon, finished second. Tony Kanaan (kuh-NAHN'), who had the lead off the last restart with six laps to go, settled for third on a blistering day at the old Brickyard. The official race temperature was 91, one degree shy of the record set in 1937.

In the winner's circle, Franchitti donned a pair of white sunglasses to honor Dan Wheldon, who won the 500 a year ago but was killed in a crash at Las Vegas in the final race of the 2011 season. The crowd of more than 200,000 also donned white glasses on the 98th lap, matching the number of Wheldon's winning car.


Kyle Busch on the lead in Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Six-hundred miles over 400 laps. That's what the Sprint Cup drivers are facing in the annual Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. A year ago the winner was Kevin Harvick, who took the lead on the final lap after Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of gas. Jimmie Johnson, the winner of last week's All-Star race at Charlotte, has six victories on the track.

About halfway through the race, Kyle Busch has the lead.


Webber takes Monaco

MONACO (AP) — Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole, while Fernando Alonso moved narrowly into the championship lead in Formula One. Webber is the sixth different driver to win in the opening six races of the season, a first for the series. The win is the eighth of his career and second in three years at Monaco for Red Bull, which has won the last three at this track from the pole position.

Alonso, who is bidding for his third F1 title, headed into the race tied with two-time defending champion Sebastian Vettel with 61 points. He now leads Vettel and Webber by three points.


Dickey baffles the Padres...Yanks, Rangers, Angels, Pirates, White Sox break out the brooms

UNDATED (AP) — Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey struck out 10, reaching double digits for strikeouts in consecutive games for the first time in his career, and the New York Mets held San Diego scoreless for the second straight day in a 2-0 win. The 7-1 Dickey struck out 11 Pirates on Tuesday. He is the first Mets pitcher to have back-to-back games with at least 10 Ks since Pedro Martinez did it in May 2006.

Daniel Murphy had an RBI single and Mike Baxter scored on a passed ball as the Mets took advantage of a wild Edinson Volquez (VOHL'-kehz), who is 2-5.

New York won three of four over San Diego to move six games over .500 for the first time since July 18, 2010.

In other NL action:

— Jerry Hairston Jr. got a career-high five hits, Chris Capuano won again and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Houston Astros 5-1. Capuano improved to 7-1. Matt Treanor (TRAY'-nur) put the Dodgers ahead for good with a home run in the fourth inning that deflected off center fielder Justin Maxwell's glove as he made a leaping attempt in left-center field.

— Roy Halladay of the Phillies gave up a grand slam to Yadier Molina (YAH'-dee-ay moh-LEE'-nah) in an abbreviated two-inning start before leaving with shoulder soreness, and the St. Louis Cardinals avoided a four-game sweep with an 8-3 win over the Phillies. The Phillies were looking for their first four-game sweep in St. Louis in 99 years. Winner Adam Wainwright upped his record to 4-5. The 4-5 Halladay departed with a 3.98 ERA after an outing that matched the second-shortest outing of his career.

— The Chicago Cubs have lost 12 straight. Erik Bedard pitched six shoutout innings and Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, as the Pirates beat the Cubs 10-4. The three-run shot by Alvarez was the first this season for the Pirates with more than one man on base. Pittsburgh completed its first three-game sweep at PNC Park since Sept. 17-19, 2010.

— In Cincinnati Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer to help the Reds outslug the Colorado Rockies 7-5. The home run by Phillips was one of nine in the game, a record for Great American Ball Park. Winning pitcher Mat Latos allowed five hits, all solo home runs. He is now 4-2. The Reds won six of the seven games they had in the homestand.

— Melky Cabrera had a big day, tying a career high with four hits, including a home run, and scored all three runs, as the Giants edged Miami 3-2. Cabrera went 4 for 4 to hike his average to .369. He leads all of baseball with 73 base hits. To top things off, Cabrera stole two bases. Matt Cain benefited from the big day to get his fifth win in seven decisions, while Ricky Nolasco was the loser and drops to 5-3.

— Aaron Hill went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 on Sunday and win a series at home for the first time since a season-opening, three-game sweep of San Francisco.

— The Sunday night game has the surprising Washington Nationals trying for a three-game sweep in Atlanta. The Nats send out lefty Gio Gonzalez, who is third in the majors with a 1.97 ERA, against Brandon Beachy.

Over in the American League:

— Hiroki Kuroda (hih-ROH'-kee kuh-ROH'-duh) pitched eight scoreless innings and Andruw Jones hit a solo homer that helped the New York Yankees win their season-high fifth straight game, 2-0 over the Oakland Athletics. The Yankees got off to a strong start to their nine-game road trip by sweeping the three-game series in Oakland, extending their winning streak at the Coliseum to nine games.

— Adrian Beltre (BEHL'-tray) homered during a seven-run second inning, Yu Darvish posted his seventh victory and the Texas Rangers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-6 for a three-game sweep. The AL West leaders outscored the Blue Jays 34-16 in the series.

— Kendrys Morales had three hits, including a home run, scored twice and drove in two runs to help the Los Angeles Angels complete their first four-game road sweep of the Seattle Mariners in 27 years with a 4-2 victory. The Angels have won six in a row.

— Jeff Francoeur (fran-KOOR') and Billy Butler hit home runs to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2. Francoeur had a terrific series, hitting 7 for 12 against the Orioles, including two homers. Butler had home runs in successive games for the Royals, who won two consecutive games for the first time since a four-game winning streak from May 12-15. Baltimore's Adam Jones, whose six-year, $85.5 million contract extension was announced before the game, extended his career-long hitting streak to 18, the longest in the majors this season.

— Sean Rodriguez hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning off Boston closer Alfredo Aceves (ah-SEV'-ehs), and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox. Will Rhymes went 3 for 3 with three singles and an RBI for the Rays, who lost Saturday night on a pinch-hit, two-run homer by Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH'-kee-ah).

— Miguel Cabrera's two-run, one-out homer in the ninth inning lifted Detroit to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota. The win gave the Tigers a three-game sweep of Minnesota. Cabrera's ninth home run this season came on a 0-2 pitch from Matt Capps, who took his first blown save in 10 chances.

— Paul Konerko hit a tiebreaking three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 12-6 to complete a three-game sweep. The White Sox have won five straight for the first time this season and nine of 10 overall. Chicago has homered in 13 consecutive games for the first time since 2006, and scored nine or more runs in four consecutive games. The White Sox haven't accomplished that feat since June of 1938.


Thunder and Spurs open Western final

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The opening game of the San Antonio-Oklahoma City NBA Western Conference final is being played this evening in San Antonio. The Spurs are playoff-tested with three championships in the last decade and the most regular-season wins in the NBA since 2009. The Thunder are in the conference final after a whirlwind turn around for the franchise, which is just four years removed from having one of the worst records in the league.

Game 2 will take place in San Antonio Tuesday night.


Roddick eliminated

PARIS (AP) — Andy Roddick has been beaten on the first day of the French Open. The American was ousted by 88th-ranked Nicolas Mahut (mah-HYOO') of France, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2. The 26th-seeded Roddick is 7-10 this season, 0-4 on clay. Roddick, who won the 2003 U.S. Open, has only once made it to the fourth round in the French Open.

All five major champions in early action on Day 1 of the French Open successfully made their way through the first round.

Sam Stosur and Svetlana Kuznetsova (svet-LAH'-nah kooz-NET'-so-vah) were first up on the main two courts, and both won in straight sets. Juan Carlos Ferrero and Juan Martin del Potro (wahn mar-TEEN' dehl POHT'-roh) soon followed on the same courts, and with similar results. And 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic (ee-VAH'-noh-vich) then made it 5 for 5.

Also advancing, fifth-seed Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (SAHNG'-guh).

None of the top three men was in action today. Top-ranked Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) and Roger Federer will be on court Monday, while Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') is to begin his attempt for a record-breaking seventh French Open title on Tuesday.


Johnson edges Dufner

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Zach Johnson shot a 2-over par 72 in the final round of the PGA's Colonial, but finished play on top by one stroke over Jason Dufner. The last round was a tough one for Dufner, the leader after three rounds, as he shot a 4-over-74. Johnson got the win despite a double bogey on the 18th hole.

Dufner's 74 included two double bogeys, two bogeys and three birdies.


Chapman finishes on top

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman survived three bogeys over the last five holes to win the Senior PGA Championship. He finished with a 1-over-72 for the final round, good for a 13-under total. Finishing in second place, two shots back, was John Cook. The win is Chapman's first on the Champions Tour.

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