David Ortiz stable after being ambushed and shot in Dominican Republic

Former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.

Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said Ortiz was at a bar in Santo Domingo around 8:50 p.m. when the gunman approached from behind and shot him. Ortiz underwent surgery and was stable, Bautista said.

The gunman was captured by a crowd and beaten, Bautista said. He said police are waiting until the man undergoes treatment before questioning him.

Ortiz, 43, hit 541 homers in 20 major-league seasons, including 14 with the Red Sox. He helped lead Boston to three World Series titles, and retired after the 2016 season.


McIlroy cruises

at Canada event

Rory McIlroy ran away with the Canadian Open, closing with a 9-under-par 61 for a seven-shot victory.

Starting the day in a three-way tie for the lead, McIlroy ended any suspense about who would emerge as the champion with five birdies in his first seven holes, none from longer than 8 feet.

Shane Lowry and Webb Simpson tied for second at Hamilton Golf and Country Club in Ancaster, Ontario.

• Lexi Thompson made a 20-foot putt for an eagle on the 18th hole to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J.

Trailing Jeongeun Lee6 by two shots after the 15th, Thompson finished birdie-par-eagle to finish a round of 4-under 67 and a 54-hole score of 12-under 201.

Lee6 lost her lead with bogeys on Nos. 13, 14 and 15.

• Scott McCarron pulled away for a 5-under 67 and a three-shot win over Billy Andrade and Kirk Triplett in the MasterCard Japan Championship in Chiba.

Soccer: Host nation Portugal won the inaugural UEFA Nations League tournament, beating the Netherlands 1-0 in Porto. Goncalo Guedes scored early in the second half to give Portugal its first trophy since the 2016 European Championship.

In the third-place game, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford scored a penalty kick and then saved one to give England a 6-5 victory over Switzerland in a sudden-death penalty shootout.

• Sloppy defense and careless goalkeeping sent the United States to a 3-0 loss to Venezuela in Cincinnati in its final exhibition before the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Motor sports: The

NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for 2 p.m. PDT Monday.

• Defending champion Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal after Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel was dropped to second because of a time penalty.

Basketball: Former Michigan guard Charles Matthews tore his anterior cruciate ligament in a workout with the Boston Celtics and will have surgery, agent Adam Pensack said.

Crime: A former Florida football player, Tony Joiner, was arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case in Fort Myers dating to 2016, police said. Joiner was a former safety under then-head coach Urban Meyer.

Horse racing: A second horse in two days has died at Santa Anita. Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a heart attack. A day earlier, Formal Dude pulled up in the 10th race after breaking down near the finish line.

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