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Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix to extend overall lead

From Staff And Wire Reports

Auto Racing: Sebastian Vettel was so far ahead of the pack in the Canadian Grand Prix that only the walls and the curbs were in his way.

The three-time defending Formula One champion improved his chances at a fourth straight season title Sunday, surviving an early brush with a wall and late trouble in Turn 1 to earn his first victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. Vettel’s Red Bull left from pole position and led almost the entire way to finish 14.4 seconds ahead of Fernando Alonso’s Ferrari.

Alonso passed Lewis Hamilton, the 2012 winner, at the start-finish line in the 62nd lap and held on for second place. Vettel’s teammate, Mark Webber, was fourth after running the fastest lap of the day, 1:16.182 on the penultimate lap. Monaco winner Nico Rosberg was fifth.

Delle Donne leads Sky over Silver Stars

WNBA: Rookie Elena Delle Donne scored a career-high 23 points, including two free-throws with 1.8 seconds left, to lead the Chicago Sky to a 72-70 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars in Rosemont, Ill.

Chicago (4-1) led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, but Jia Perkins tied the game 70-70 on a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left.

Brit wins Criterium du Dauphine

Cycling: Chris Froome of Britain won the Criterium du Dauphine and immediately set his sights on the Tour de France, which begins June 29.

Froome was second in the eighth and final stage through Risoul, France, behind winner Alessandro De Marchi of Italy.

Overall, Froome was 58 seconds ahead of Richie Porte, with Spaniard Daniel Moreno 2:12 back in third.

• Mollema takes Tour of Switzerland’s Stage 2: Bauke Mollema of the Netherlands surged up a rain-soaked final climb to win the second stage at the Tour of Switzerland, and Australian rider Cameron Meyer retained the overall lead.

Mollema passed Ryder Hesjedal of Canada with about 400 yards left in the ski resort of Crans-Montana (Switzerland). He clocked 2 hours, 43 minutes for the 72.8-mile route. The stage was shortened because snow blocked some mountain passes.

Crimson win 148th Harvard-Yale Regatta

Rowing: The Crimson easily won the 148th Harvard-Yale Regatta, completing the 4-mile, upstream race on the Thames River in New London, Conn., in 21:17.6. Yale finished with a time of 21:41.3.

Harvard is 94-54 in the event and has won 13 of the last 14 matchups. The win also completes a strong season for the Crimson, who won the Eastern Sprints championships last month and finished second to Washington at the International Rowing Association national championships May 31.

Harvard swept all four races in the annual event for the sixth straight year. Yale last won the Harvard-Yale Regatta in 2007.

Harry Parker, in his 51st season as Harvard’s head coach, is now 44-7 in the rivalry.

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