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Sports Report: California Chrome Goes For The Triple Crown Saturday


Horse Racing:

California Chrome will see the final race for the Triple Crown title on Saturday. The horse who previously won at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, will race at the Belmont Stakes to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner in American racing history.


The Stanley Cup finals starts tonight at 8 p.m. when the Rangers head to Los Angeles to see the Kings for Game 1.


In baseball, in interleague play, Miami slid past Tampa Bay 1-0, Seattle beat Atlanta 7-5, Kansas City defeated St. Louis 8-7, Minnesota topped Milwaukee 6-4, and it was the White Sox over the Dodgers 4-1.

In the American League, Oakland bested the Yankees 5-2 in 10, Cleveland edged Boston 5-3, Toronto trumped Detroit 5-3, Baltimore beat Texas 8-3, and it was Houston over the Angels 7-2.

In the National League, the Cubs defeated the Mets 2-1, Washington shut out Philadelphia 7-0, Arizona doubled up Colorado 4-2, Pittsburgh won against San Diego 4-1, and it was Cincinnati over San Francisco 8-3.


The Detroit Pistons have hired Jeff Bower to be their general manager. He had been the New Orleans Hornets GM in 2009-10. Bower was the coach at Marist College last season, but he resigned on Monday.

The Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy as their coach and team president last month.

The last of NBA games resume Thursday when Miami goes head to head against San Antonio in Game 1 of the finals.


Atlanta beat Los Angeles 93-85 and Phoenix defeated Seattle 87-72.

French Open:

It’s day 10 and men's second seed Novak Djokovic is two match victories away from becoming the eighth man to complete a career Grand Slam.

Djokovic has moved into the French Open semifinals with a 7-5. 7-6, 6-4 win over No. 8 Milos Raonic. Djokovic has reached the semifinals five other times but lost his only finals appearance two years ago.

Next up for the former No. 1 player is Ernests Gulbis, who followed his fourth-round win over Roger Federer by downing sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.

Maria Sharapova struggled before reaching the women's semifinals for the fourth straight year. The seventh seed dropped the opening set 6-1 and trailed 4-3 in the second before winning 7-5, 6-1 against Garbine Muguruza.

Also reaching the women's semis is 18th-seeded Eugenie Bouchard, who defeated No. 14 Carla Suarez Navarro 7-6, 2-6, 7-5 to earn a meeting with Sharapova.

The quarterfinals continue Wednesday at Roland Garros. Top seed and eight-time champ Rafael Nadal takes on No. 5 David Ferrer and No. 7 Andy Murray battles Gael Monfils in the men's quarters. The women's matchups have fourth seed Simona Halep against Svetlana Kuznetsova and No. 10 Sara Errani versus Andrea Petkovic.