NICE, France (AP) — Dominic Thiem held his nerves to win his first ATP tour title on Saturday as he completed a tight 6-7 (8), 7-5, 7-6 (2) victory over fourth-seeded Leonardo Mayer in the final of the Open de Nice.
The 21-year-old Thiem, who defeated second-seeded John Isner in the semifinals, hit seven aces and fended off all six break points to come out on top of a nearly-three hour match at the French Open warmup tournament.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.
The moves were announced before Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Crisp hit .044 in 13 games this year. He began the season on the DL after having surgery on his right elbow and returned May 6.
VALDOBBIADENE, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador outclassed his rivals on a tough individual time trial Saturday to reclaim the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia after the 14th stage, which was won by Vasil Kiryienka.
Contador started the day 19 seconds behind Fabio Aru after a crash at the end of the previous stage saw him lose the pink jersey. A fantastic ride through another rain-affected stage saw the Spaniard finish third and move 2 minutes, 28 seconds ahead of Aru....
MONACO (AP) — Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year.
In last year's race, Rosberg took pole but angered Hamilton when he crashed under no apparent pressure right at the end of the session, bringing it to a halt just as Hamilton was poised to beat his time....