Weekend Sports In Brief


SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) A turnaround season for the Pittsburgh Penguins ended with Sidney Crosby once again holding the Stanley Cup.

Crosby set up Kris Letang's go-ahead goal midway through the second period and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history by beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in Game 6 of the final Sunday night.

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Brian Dumoulin opened the scoring with a power-play goal and Patric Hornqvist added a late empty-netter. Matt Murray made 18 saves to give the Penguins a championship seven years to the day after they beat Detroit for their third title.

The game ended when Crosby cleared the puck the length of the ice with San Jose on the power play, setting off a wild celebration. All that was left was for Crosby to accept the Conn Smythe trophy as playoff MVP and then the Stanley Cup.


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State star Draymond Green was suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after the league assessed a Flagrant 1 foul from his scuffle with Cleveland's LeBron James.

The NBA announced the retroactive decision Sunday, issuing James a technical on the play late in Golden State's 108-97 victory Friday. A statement announcing the discipline said that Green ''made unnecessary contact with a retaliatory swipe of his hand to the groin'' of James.

Green has been on the cusp of trouble for much of the postseason. This is his fourth flagrant foul point, which resulted in the automatic suspension. He also has five technicals and was fined $25,000 for kicking Oklahoma City's Steven Adams in the groin during the Western Conference finals.


The sports world reacted strongly Sunday to the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Baseball teams across the country held moments of silence after a gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday. At least 50 people were killed and the gunman died in a gunfight with SWAT officers, according to police.

''We begin with our thoughts and prayers for the Orlando community and all of those affected by the tragic events this early morning,'' Father Geoff Rose of St Francis de Sales High School said Sunday at NASCAR's race in Michigan.

A moment of silence was also held prior to Sunday's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Penguins and Sharks, and many prominent athletes such as Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Sam took to social media to express themselves in the wake of the incident.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Peru stunned Brazil 1-0 Sunday night, eliminating it from Copa America on a late goal by Raul Ruidiaz that may have been a hand ball.

Peru beat Brazil for the first time in 31 years to win Group B and will face Colombia in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Dominated for most of the game, Peru's Andy Polo managed a takeaway and crossed to Ruidiaz in the box. He deflected the ball into the net, and Brazil keeper Alisson immediately complained the ball also made contact with Ruidiaz's hand. After a lengthy discussion by referees, the goal was allowed in the 75th minute.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Enner Valencia scored and had two assists to help Ecuador beat Haiti 4-0 on Sunday night and advance to the Copa America quarterfinals for the first time since 1997.

Ecuador (1-0-2), which locked up second in Group B play, will play Group A winner United States on Thursday in Seattle.

PARIS (AP) - Football hooliganism has been making a comeback at the European Championship and is challenging French authorities who have struggled to deal with the sudden surge in violence.

England and Russia were threatened with expulsion from Euro 2016 by UEFA on Sunday if there is further violence from their fans during the tournament. Clashes between English and Russian hooligans escalated over three days in the center of Marseille before vicious fighting spread to the stadium on Saturday.

The Interior Ministry said in a statement that 116 people had been arrested since Friday in incidents connected to the tournament, with 63 of them still being held in prison and the rest released. Three people had been expelled from France and five others barred from entering France, the ministry said.

LILLE, France (AP) - Bastian Schweinsteiger marked his return from injury by sealing Germany's 2-0 win over Ukraine in in the world champions' opening game at Euro 2016 on Sunday.

Schweinsteiger, who suffered his second serious knee injury of the year in training on March 22 and hadn't played since, came on in the last minute. He scored in the second minute of injury time when Mesut Ozil crossed for him to rifle in a volley on a counterattack.

Shkodran Mustafi's header put Germany on course in 19th minute of the Group C encounter, when the Valencia defender beat his marker to meet Toni Kroos' curling free kick from the right and head with power inside the left post.


BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) - Joey Logano pulled away from the pack to win the FireKeepers Casino 400, becoming the 10th driver to win a NASCAR race this season.

The pole-setter moved past rookie Chase Elliott on lap 153 Sunday and stayed ahead for the 15th Sprint Cup series victory of his career in the 15th race of the year.

Elliott finished a career-best second, followed by Kyle Larson, Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick at Michigan International Speedway.

MONTREAL (AP) - Lewis Hamilton pumped his fists in the air after claiming his second straight Formula One victory, and then headed to victory lane for a little shadow boxing.

''Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,'' he radioed to his crew. ''That was for Muhammad Ali.''

Leaving from the pole position, Hamilton gave up the lead on Sebastian Vettel's audacious move at the start, but then regained it midway through the race when the German went to pit row. For the last 30 laps, Vettel's Ferrari tried unsuccessfully to chase down the Briton. It was the fifth win on Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for Hamilton and the 45th of his Formula One career. With the victory, he cut Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's lead in the championship standings from 24 points to nine.

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - After another soggy day in Texas, the IndyCar Series will wait 2 1/2 months before a third try to race.

Only 71 of the scheduled 248 laps were completed Sunday before rain in an approaching thunderstorm hit the track. That was 54 laps short of what was needed to make it an official race after the Firestone 600 had initially been postponed Saturday night.

With a 50 percent chance of more rain Monday, IndyCar decided to resume the race Aug. 27, which is during what had been an open weekend for the series.


SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) - Brooke Henderson beat top-ranked Lydia Ko with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff Sunday in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship after overcoming a three-shot deficit on the back nine.

The 18-year-old Canadian, ranked No. 4 in the world, closed with a bogey-free 6-under 65 - the best round of the week at Sahalee - to match Ko at 6-under 278. Ko finished with a 67.

In the playoff on the par-4 18th, Henderson hit her second shot from 155 yards to 3 feet, while Ko's second from farther back in the fairway left her with 20 feet. Ko missed to the left, and Henderson tapped in to cap a week that started with a hole-in-one on her fourth hole of the tournament and ended with a major championship.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Daniel Berger won the FedEx St. Jude Classic on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, shooting a 3-under 67 to hold off Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker and Brooks Koepka by three strokes.

The 23-year-old Floridian had had never been in a final pairing until Sunday. When Mickelson, with his 42 career PGA Tour titles, closed within a stroke, Berger birdied three of his next four holes, highlighted by a 32-foot putt on the par-3 14th that pushed his lead to 13 under. Berger finished at 13-under 267.

IVANHOE, Ill. (AP) - Max Homa won the Rust-Oleum Championship on Sunday for his second Tour victory, closing with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Josh Teater and John Mallinger.

Homa birdied the par-5 14th and 15th holes, bogeyed the par-3 17th and parred the par-4 18th to finish at 13-under 275 at Ivanhoe Club.


MILWAUKEE (AP) - Mets manager Terry Collins was staying overnight in a hospital in Milwaukee after falling ill and missing New York's series finale against the Brewers.

Assistant general manager John Ricco said Collins became sick about 45 minutes before Sunday's game. He had no specifics on Collins' symptoms. Collins was accompanied by trainer Ray Ramirez to Froedtert Hospital in nearby Wauwatosa.

Ricco says there wasn't a high level of concern about Collins' condition, adding that Collins could be released Monday, when the Mets have an off day.

NEW YORK (AP) - Trey Griffey, the son of Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr., was selected Saturday in the Major League Baseball draft by the Seattle Mariners in the 24th round - fittingly, his father's old team and jersey number.

It appears the pick on the draft's final day was simply the Mariners paying homage to their former star. The younger Griffey is a wide receiver at the University of Arizona, but hasn't played baseball competitively since before high school.


DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos received their diamond-encrusted championship rings Sunday night at a private party celebrating their Super Bowl 50 title.

Injured cornerback Aqib Talib and outside linebacker Von Miller, mired in a contract stalemate, both attended the ceremony. Peyton Manning, who retired a month after the Broncos' 24-10 win over Carolina, sported his new ring on his right hand and the one he won with the Colts in 2007 on his left.

The Jostens rings, topping 5.05 carats, were packed with 212 diamonds set in a 10 karat white-and-yellow-gold ring. They feature the Super Bowl 50 logo and the team's three Lombardi Trophies placed above the team's logo on a field of pave-set diamonds.

NEW YORK (AP) - Curley Johnson, who punted for the New York Jets in their Super Bowl victory in 1969, died. He was 80.

The team announced that Johnson passed away Sunday at his home in Granbury, Texas, a day after celebrating his 61st wedding anniversary with his wife Janet.

Johnson, who also played running back, tight end and returned kickoffs during his career, signed with the then-Titans as a free agent in 1961 and played for the Jets franchise through the 1968 season.


UC Santa Barbara and Coastal Carolina are heading to the College World Series for the first time. The Big 12 is sending all three of its teams that made the NCAA Tournament to Omaha, Nebraska. No. 3 national seed Miami also advanced Sunday.

No. 1 Florida staved off elimination in its best-of-three super regional, keeping the Southeastern Conference's hopes of having at least one team make it to the CWS for a 24th straight year.

For Santa Barbara, Sam Cohen's walkoff pinch grand slam off star closer Zack Burdi in the bottom of the ninth inning produced a 4-3 victory over No. 2 national seed Louisville, undoubtedly the biggest hit and victory in the Gauchos' program history.

Coastal Carolina knocked off No. 8 LSU 4-3, also in walkoff fashion, on Michael Paez's single to score Anthony Marks from second base in the bottom of the ninth.