Weekend Sports In Brief
MAY 26, 2014 4:07a ET
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American to win the Indianapolis 500 since 2006, making a dramatic pass of Helio Castroneves on the final lap to win Sunday's race in the second-closest finish in history.
Hunter-Reay was passed for the lead with three laps remaining a year ago and went on to finish third. But after swapping the lead with Castroneves following a restart with six laps to go Sunday, it was the Andretti Autosport driver who made the final and decisive pass.
Castroneves finished second in his bid for his fourth Indy 500 victory. Marco Andretti was third and Carlos Munoz was fourth.
Kurt Busch finished sixth in the first leg of his bid to complete the Indy 500-Coca Cola 600 double. His quest to join Tony Stewart as the only other driver to complete the back-to-back races ended when his engine failed on lap 271 of the 400-lap NASCAR race.
Johnson was dominant at Charlotte Motor Speedway, winning the pole Thursday night and leading 165 of 400 laps in NASCAR's longest race. He won for the record seventh time at the track and 67th time overall.
Kevin Harvick was second, followed by Kenseth and Carl Edwards.
MONACO (AP) - Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole position Sunday to take the overall championship lead from teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished second to give Mercedes a fifth straight 1-2 finish.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Courtney Force raced to the 100th victory by a female driver in NHRA history Sunday in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Force is one of 14 female winners in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, a list that started with Shirley Muldowney in Top Fuel in 1976.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Josh Beckett pitched the first no-hitter of his stellar career and the first in the majors this season, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-0 Sunday.
Beckett struck out six, walked three and didn't come close to allowing a hit against a lineup that included two former NL MVPs and four former All-Stars.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Cubs want Manny Ramirez to mentor their minor leaguers at the very end of a colorful career that includes two World Series titles and a pair of suspensions for positive drug tests.
Ramirez signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Sunday and will be a player-coach at Triple-A Iowa after he gets some at-bats in extended spring training at the team's facility in Mesa, Arizona.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Yunel Escobar and Sean Rodriguez of the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes were ejected Sunday after both benches and bullpens emptied to join a scuffle on the field involving most of the players.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox put first baseman Mike Napoli on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained finger and recalled right-hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The moves were made before Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
PARIS (AP) - With his twin daughters watching from the stands, Roger Federer moved into the second round of the French Open after a 6-2, 6-4, 6-2 win over Lukas Lacko on Sunday.
Federer has played in only two clay-court tournaments this season. He reached the final in Monte Carlo but missed the Madrid tournament when his second set of twins, boys Leo and Lenny, was born.
Other men's winners included No. 6 Tomas Berdych, No. 8 Milos Raonic, No. 10 John Isner, No. 13 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny.
Defending women's champion Serena Williams and her older sister, No. 29 Venus, moved closer to a possible third-round meeting. Other women advancing: No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska, who weathered seven consecutive service breaks at the start before taking the last nine games; No. 8 Angelique Kerber; No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro; and No. 31 Daniela Hantuchova. The only seeded player to lose was No. 25 Kaia Kanepi of Estonia.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Real Madrid won the Champions League final Saturday for its record 10th European title, scoring three times in the second period of extra time to beat Atletico Madrid 4-1.
Gareth Bale scored on a header in the 110th minute, Marcelo connected in the 118th and Cristiano Ronaldo capped the spree on a penalty kick.
Atletico was on the brink of victory in regulation time, but Real's Sergio Ramos tied it on a header in the third minute of stoppage time at the end of 90 minutes.
Diego Godin put Atletico ahead when his 35th-minute header looped into the Real goal left vacant by goalkeeper Iker Casillas' rush out.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Landon Donovan broke the Major League Soccer goal record Sunday night, scoring his 135th and 136th regular-season goals in the Los Angeles Galaxy's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.
Playing for the first time since being cut from the U.S. World Cup team, Donovan broke a tie with Jeff Cunningham in the 49th minute with his first goal of the season, then added another in the 81st. Donovan also holds the MLS playoff record with 22 goals.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Adam Scott made a 7-foot birdie putt on the third hole of a playoff Sunday to end his first week as the world's No. 1 player with a victory at Colonial.
Jason Dufner, who made a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 18 in regulation, slid a 40-footer past when he and Scott played the 18th hole for the second time during the playoff. Scott then made the 7-footer for his 11th PGA Tour victory.
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) - Rory McIlroy won the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, overcoming a seven-stroke deficit with a 6-under 66 for his first victory of the year.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jessica Korda won the Airbus LPGA Classic for her second victory of the year, birdieing four of the last five holes to break out of a tight pack on Sunday.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Colin Montgomerie won the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday, finishing with a 6-under 65 for a four-stroke victory over 64-year-old Tom Watson.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dave Joerger decided to stay in Memphis and coach the Grizzlies, a day after meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves about their head coaching vacancy, his agent told The Associated Press on Sunday.
The Minnesota-born Joerger interviewed twice with the Timberwolves over three days, including a meeting with owner Glen Taylor on Saturday evening. But Joerger returned to Memphis on Saturday night and then had several conversations with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera before ultimately deciding on Sunday to stay put.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
LAS VEGAS (AP) - TJ Dillashaw pulled off a stunning upset, dominating bantamweight champion Renan Barao until the fight was stopped at 2:26 of the fifth round Saturday night at UFC 173.
Dillashaw landed a high left leg kick that sent Barao to the mat and added a few more strikes before referee Herb Dean stopped the fight.
MONTREAL (AP) - Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his World Boxing Council light-heavyweight title Saturday night, unanimously outpointing Poland's Andrzej Fonfara at Bell Centre.
MINSK, Belarus (AP) - Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin scored eight minutes apart to lead Russia to a 5-2 victory over Finland in the final of the ice hockey world championship on Sunday for its second title in three years.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Maryland captured its 11th NCAA women's lacrosse championship Sunday night, getting five goals from Beth Glaros in a 15-12 victory over Syracuse.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Rosie Napravnik won five races Saturday at Churchill Downs to take the lead in the jockeys' standings at the spring meet.
She is trying to become the first female jockey to win a riding title at the Louisville track. She has already won titles at Keeneland, Fair Grounds, Pimlico, Laurel and Delaware Park.
MONTECAMPIONE, Italy (AP) - Fabio Aru of Italy claimed a victory on the tough uphill finish to Montecampione in the 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday for his first Grand Tour victory.
The 23-year-old Aru cut into Rigoberto Uran's overall lead and is fourth - 2 minutes, 24 seconds behind the Colombian.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Taylor Phinney and Alison Powers will try to add to the time trial victories they earned Saturday when they start Monday's road race at the U.S. national cycling championships.
No woman has pulled off the double since Kristin Armstrong in 2006, and no man since Ron Keifel in 1983.