LE MANS, France — Toyota Gazoo’s No. 8 car comfortably won the 24 Hours Le Mans by five laps from Rebellion No. 1 on Sunday to secure a third straight victory in the prestigious endurance race.

It was also a third consecutive win for Swiss driver Sebastien Buemi and Japan’s Kazuki Nakajima driving. Brendon Hartley was the other driver, having replaced two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso.

Buemi and Hartley sat on the side of the car as Nakajima drove toward the podium. Hartley won for a second time after tasting success with the Porsche LMP Team in 2017 before

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SALT LAKE CITY — Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos felt like he was aging at an alarming rate Saturday night.

His team was up 2-1 on an under-manned Real Salt Lake at the end of 90 minutes, but still had to hang on through nine minutes of injury time to seal the three points.

“I was thinking ‘I’m 43 and I’m going to be 61 after this game,”’ Dos Santos said after his squad finally secured the victory.

“There was a moment where I looked at my watch and in my head I go ‘Four minutes still?!’ It felt

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Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 51 points, 21 rebounds and 13 assists to help the Boston Celtics to a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night as the Celtics finally got on the board in this Eastern Conference Finals series, now trailing Miami 2-1.

A wire-to-wire victory that saw Boston lead by as many as 20 points, the Celtics still didn’t make it easy on themselves. They saw their lead shrink to as few as five points with less than a minute to play before finally pulling away and putting the game to rest.

Here are

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BRISTOL, Tenn. — Feeding off one of the largest crowds at a sporting event during the pandemic, Kevin Harvick steamrolled his way into the second round of NASCAR’s playoffs in a championship that is clearly his to lose.

Harvick held off a charging Kyle Busch over the final 40 laps Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway for his career-best and Cup Series-high ninth victory of the season. He did it in front of a sold-out crowd of 30,000 spectators, the most Bristol was allowed to admit and the largest crowd since March.

“I hadn’t been to too many races where

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MAMARONECK, N.Y. — Matthew Wolff might be too young to realize he’s supposed to hit fairways to have a chance to win the U.S. Open. Or maybe he’s so good it doesn’t matter.

Wolff hit only two fairways Saturday and still matched the lowest score ever at Winged Foot in a major, a 5-under 65 that gave the 21-year-old Californian a two-shot lead over Bryson DeChambeau going into the final round.

Whether it was the first cut or the nasty rough, Wolff kept giving those hips one last swivel before blasting away and giving himself birdie chances. He made enough

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ROME — Canada’s Denis Shapovalov is through to the semifinals of the Italian Open.

The No. 12 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., edged No. 15 seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 in the quarterfinals Saturday to notch his first career win in three matches against the Bulgarian.

“It’s amazing to beat a player like Grigor,” Shapovalov said. “He’s someone I’ve looked up to since I was a junior. I’m a really big fan of his game and the way he plays. I’ve had some difficult matches against him.

“To get the win it’s a big step for me and a

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