tennis

Vandeweghe reaches Stuttgart Open final

• CoCo Vandeweghe defeated Caroline Garcia 6-4, 6-2 on Saturday to become the first American to reach the Stuttgart Open final since Lindsay Davenport in 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany. She will face the fifth-seeded Karolina Pliskova in Sunday’s final. Pliskova hit six aces and converted three of her eight break opportunities to beat Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-4, 6-2 in the other semifinal. Vandeweghe and Pliskova will be going for their first singles title of the year.

• Rafael Nadal defeated David Goffin 6-4, 6-0 for his 400th career win on clay, reaching the Barcelona Open final for the 11th time in Barcelona, Spain. The top-ranked Spaniard will face 19-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, the first Greek player to make it to an ATP Tour final in 45 years. He defeated fifth-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain 7-5, 6-3.

auto racing

Gallagher secures first Xfinity Series victory

• Spencer Gallagher took the lead on the overtime lap to capture his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. Gallagher went by Tyler Reddick on the final lap after previous leaders Austin Cindric and Justin Allgaier both ran out of gas during late cautions. It was the only time Gallagher led during the 115-lap race and resulted in his first victory in 49 tries on the series.

• Former NASCAR driver James Hylton, the 1966 Rookie of the Year, was killed in a traffic accident, authorities said. He was 83. Hylton and his son, 61-year-old James Hylton Jr., died at the scene of the crash, which happened on Interstate 85 in Carnesville a little after 6 a.m., according to the Georgia State Patrol. Both were from Inman, S.C. Investigators said the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and hit an embankment, killing two passengers and leaving the driver severely injured. Franklin County Deputy Coroner Clayton Bryant said the three men had to be extricated from the GMC truck, which was pulling a trailer carrying a race car and other equipment. The driver’s name was not released.

colleges

Florida State baseball coach ties wins record

• Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin tied Augie Garrido for the most victories in NCAA history. The Seminoles defeated Miami 10-1, giving Martin his 1,975th victory. Martin’s first chance to claim the record to himself comes on Sunday when the teams finish a three-game series. Martin is in his 39th season as the Seminoles’ manager and has a .735 winning percentage, which is tops among active coaches. Florida State, which has won 40 or more games in 40 consecutive seasons, is 31-13. While Garrido’s 1,975 victories came at five different schools — San Francisco State, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Illinois and Texas — all of Martin’s have come at his alma mater. Garrido died on March 15 after suffering a stroke.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires