Federer defeats Nadal to capture Shanghai title

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal to five matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.

The Swiss 19-time grand slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head record, didn’t face a break point in snapping Nadal’s 16-game winning streak, which included his China Open victory last week.

It was Federer’s 94th career title, moving him into a tie with Ivan Lendl in second place on the Open era list.

TIANJIN OPEN: Maria Sharapova won her first WTA title since returning from a doping ban by defeating Aryna Sabalenka in the final at Tianjin, China.

The Russian, a tournament wild card, overcame Belarusian teenager Sabalenka 7-5, 7-6 (8) despite trailing heavily in both sets.

Sharapova last won a title at the Italian Open in May 2015.


MDI MARATHON: Leah Frost of Portland won the women’s title for the fourth time in five years Sunday, and Bryan Morseman of Bath, New York, was the overall winner.

Morseman, 32, finished in 2 hours, 28 minutes, 18 seconds – nearly 10 minutes ahead of runner-up Judson Cake (2:37:57) of Bar Harbor.

Frost, 34, was 12th overall with a time of 3:05:02. Frost also won in 2013, 2015 and 2016.

The half marathon winners were Eric Ashe, 29, of Boston in 1:15:25, and Erica Jesseman, 28, of Scarborough in 1:21:57.


MLS: Diego Fagundez scored two goals in the second half and the New England Revolution beat 10-man New York City FC 2-1 on Sunday at Foxborough, Massachusetts.

New England (12-15-6) set a club record with 12 wins at home. NYC (16-9-8) had several possibilities to clinch a bye in the playoffs but needed at least a draw.


PGA: American Pat Perez won his first title in almost a year, clinching the CIMB Classic with a modest 3-under 69 in the final round on Sunday for a four-shot victory over compatriot Keegan Bradley at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

LPGA: South Korean Jin Young Ko overcame a sluggish start to shoot a 68 and clinch her first victory by winning the KEB Hana Bank Championship at Incheon, South Korea.

Sung Hyun Park was denied a chance to move atop the rankings after closing with a 68 and finishing two shots behind Ko.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Tyrrell Hatton sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Italian Open at Monza for his second victory in two weeks.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Colin Montgomerie shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 in the final round to win the SAS Championship in Cary, North Carolina.


NASCAR CUP SERIES: Having the best team in NASCAR has paid off, finally, for Furniture Row Racing.

The team on Sunday announced a full sponsorship package for Cup favorite Martin Truex Jr. in 2018 with Bass Pro Shops, 5-hour Energy and Auto Owners Insurance. Since its inception, the team has primarily been funded out of team owner Barney Visser’s pocket.


FOOTBALL: James Meggison ran for 102 yards and a touchdown, Marcus Gould kicked three field goals, and Sanford (4-3) pulled away to a 23-14 win over Cheverus (3-4) at Portland on Saturday.