Tristan Bradley of Bowdoin dominated the third set to capture the NCAA Division III men’s singles championship with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-0 win over Kael Shah of Denison on Tuesday at St. Louis.

Bradley became the second Bowdoin player to win the singles title, joining Grant Urken (2018). Bradley ended his senior season with a 26-2 record.

Bradley won four straight-set matches to reach Tuesday’s final. The victories came after Bradley attended graduation ceremonies in Brunswick on Saturday morning, followed by a flight back to St. Louis on Saturday evening in time for the start of the tournament on Sunday.


LPGA: Golf is all Lexi Thompson has ever known, and one of the more popular players on the LPGA Tour decided this will be her last year playing a full schedule.


Thompson chose the U.S. Women’s Open — the major she first played when she was 12 — to announce that she will step away at the end of the year. The 29-year-old American became emotional while talking about the amount of work no one sees and the loneliness she has faced.

Thompson said she has contemplated semiretirement the last few years and cited mental health as one of the factors that contributed to her decision..

Thompson is playing her 18th U.S. Women’s Open before turning 30. She won the first of her 15 LPGA title at age 16.


WNBA: DeWanna Bonner scored 19 points to become the fifth player in WNBA history to reach 7,000 career points and the Connecticut Sun eased by the visiting Phoenix Mercury to set a franchise record with six straight wins to start a season.

Connecticut (6-0), the only undefeated team in the WNBA, entered tied with its 2018 and ’21 teams as the only 5-0 starts in franchise history.


•  Kia Nurse scored 22 points and Aari McDonald added a season-high 21 points to rally the visiting Los Angeles Sparks to an 88-82 victory over the Indiana Fever, handing Caitlin Clark her third straight home loss.

Indiana earned its only victory of the season last weekend at Los Angeles, but neither Clark nor her teammates could recreate that finish.

Clark finished with a season-best 30 points, six assists, five rebounds, three blocks and three steals. She also made three 3-pointers.

• Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 21 points, Jewell Loyd added 19 and the visiting Seattle Storm pulled away in the third quarter for a 77-68 victory over the Chicago Sky.

Seattle (4-3) won its third straight game to move above .500 for the first time since the 2022 season.



NASCAR: Stewart-Haas Racing will close its NASCAR teams at the end of this season.

Co-owners Tony Stewart and Gene Haas announced the decision after nearly a year of rumors that their four-car Cup Series team was looking to sell its charters and either scale back or exit the stock car series completely..

SHR this year fields Cup Series cars for Josh Berry, Chase Briscoe, Noah Gragson and Ryan Preece. Berry and Gragson are in their first seasons with the team. SHR holds the 2025 option on Briscoe and he has not been contractually permitted to discuss future employment options even as rumors have swirled that SHR would close.

The move will also shutter the SHR Xfinity Series team, with two cars driven by Cole Custer and Riley Herbst.


NFL: The New England Patriots signed quarterback Drake Maye to a contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Maye, 21, was the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound quarterback threw for 3,608 yards and 24 touchdowns last year at North Carolina. He will compete for playing time with Jacoby Brissett. The Patriots also have Bailey Zappe and sixth-round draft pick Joe Milton III on the roster.

• The lawyer who represented two dozen women who accused Deshaun Watson of sexual assault or harassment said he is the lead counsel in a civil lawsuit filed last week against kicker Brandon McManus and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Tony Buzbee said on social media that the Buzbee Law Firm is lead counsel for two women who brought the case against McManus. ESPN reported Monday the women suing McManus allege he sexually assaulted them during a charter flight to London last year when he was playing for the Jaguars.

Buzbee said he and his clients attempted to resolve the matter without litigation.

•  New Orleans Saints defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon tore his Achilles tendon and is expected to miss at least the early part of the upcoming season, Coach Dennis Allen said.

Allen was explaining why Kpassagnon had been absent for voluntary offseason practices when he mentioned the injury, which he said occurred while the seven-year NFL veteran was sprinting during a drill in the indoor facility earlier in the offseason.


•  The Houston Texans agreed with wide receiver Nico Collins on a three-year extension worth up to $75 million with $52 million guaranteed.

The Athletic first reported the deal. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the terms negotiated by himself, Ryan Matha and Jason Rosenhaus to The Associated Press after sharing a social media post detailing the specifics of Collins’ extension.

The 89th pick overall in 2021 out of Michigan is coming off his best season after the Texans drafted C.J. Stroud with the No. 2 pick overall out of Ohio State. With the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, Collins had a career-best season with 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns.


BANNED: Olympic pole vault gold medalist Thiago Braz was banned for 16 months for doping and will miss the Paris Games, track and field’s Athletics Integrity Unit said.

Braz won the Olympic title at his home Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016 and took bronze in Tokyo three years ago.


The 30-year-old Braz’s ban expires in November and he has filed an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the AIU said.

Braz claimed his positive test for ostarine was caused by a contaminated nutritional supplement and the anti-doping tribunal judges accepted by a 2-1 verdict he was not at significant fault, the AIU said.

The track and field investigation unit said it would consider an appeal to CAS after asking the first tribunal to impose a four-year ban.

Braz was “reckless” and acted with “indirect intent,” the AIU said, because he was aware of concerns with Brazilian pharmacies and “manifestly disregarded that risk.”

He tested positive at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm last July, several weeks before the world championships.

Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator used to enhance muscle growth and performance.

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