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Nadal beats Benoit Paire in straight sets at French Open

Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza all qualified for the second round of the 2017 French Open with relative ease on Monday, while Caroline Wozniacki had to dig deep against teenage star Jaimee Fourlis. Djokovic, the second seed, drew the tough opener of Marcel Granollers, and he took him down in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. Jack Sock of the US returns the ball to Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic during their first round match of the French Open tennis ...

Sportswriter loses job after 'disrespectful' Indy 500 tweet

Japanese driver Takuma Sato of Andretti Autosport celebrates with his team after winning the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis , Indiana, May 28, 2017 . Check out this clip from Senna's 1991 Brazilian GP win, his first, to get an idea of what I mean. "I think if we put aside the last 20 laps, which is obviously a massive disappointment, we reflect back on the month".

Warriors snatch victory from Cavaliers in National Basketball Association finals opener

Both did and suddenly the middle of the court was wide open and Durant went in for another uncontested dunk. The worse news for the Cavaliers and star playmaker LeBron James was that it wasn't even the best effort for an undefeated squad whose 13-0 playoff win streak matches the longest in National Basketball Association playoff history.

Major League Baseball hands down suspensions, fines for Nationals-Giants brawl

He walked away with just three earned runs on his record, but the Nationals saw 100 pitches in four innings, forcing a pitching change. The incident came with Washington up 2-0 in the eighth inning on the road against the Giants with no men on.

Preakness 2017 runner-up Classic Empire Belmont Stakes-bound

That's it. Not much to say. Eastern. The full finishing order of the 2017 Preakness Stakes will be posted below as soon as the race is complete and results are official. The victor was not controversial, and while Leparoux should have to explain to trainer Mark Casse exactly why he moved Classic Empire so soon, there were no excuses.

Venus reveals Serena's expecting a baby girl

Serena was at Roland Garros on Wednesday, watching her older sister beat Kurumi Nara of Japan in straight sets. RAFAEL Nadal confidently moved one step closer to a potential 10th French Open title with a 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 second-round victory over Robin Haase.

[Exclusive] Desailly tips Juventus to beat Madrid to Champions League glory

Real Madrid can make history by becoming the first team to retain the Champions League and complete a first LaLiga and Champions League double in 59 years in the process. Wales winger Gareth Bale has been Madrid's man in that position since he moved to the Spanish capital, but when he was forced to miss the last part of the season through injury, Spain worldwide Isco has proved he too is capable.

Bernhard Langer regains Senior PGA lead with late birdie run

According to Golf Digest, getting credit for nine senior majors would not only keep the South African tied for the most, but his claim to achieving the career senior Grand Slam is based on having won the Senior Open Championship . Langer never led until the final six holes and what he had to say afterward is valuable advice for anyone playing competitive golf. She won consecutive events previous year in Malaysia and Japan to cap a string of seven straight top-four finishes that started with ...

Nadal, Djokovic cruise as Muguruza downs ex-champ

Djokovic dropped serve four times and required nine set points to claim the second set, but can celebrate a victory in his first match under the tutelage of Andre Agassi. His opening match in Paris could have been a tricky one but Paire was unable to worry him, Nadal easing to his straight-sets win in under two hours.

Police officer who shot Tamir Rice has been fired

In a video of the shooting, the patrol auto skids to a stop just feet from the boy. But the technical reasoning city officials laid out Tuesday morning show that Rice's killer was sacked for misleading the department on his job application rather than for killing the boy.

Cops Release Video Of Tiger Woods' Awkward DUI Arrest

Before they start, Woods puts his right foot on the hood of the officer's vehicle, and spends some time tying his shoe. The controversy over Tiger Woods' arrest on Tuesday for the charge of DUI continued with Jupiter county police releasing a dashcam video of the incident.

NBA Finals 2017 | Cavaliers vs. Warriors picks, prediction

Bowman recalled with a grin. Because of this, assistant coach Mike Brown took over for Golden State. Look for Cleveland to take an early series lead and never look back. Durant is the difference. Draymond Green , 27, talked some trash to LeBron during Game 4 of the 2016 Finals , and after hearing that King James didn't like it, Klay Thompson , 27, said it was "a man's league" and LeBron should suck it up.

Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark

The Brewers extended their lead to 2-0 on Franklin's one-out RBI single and loaded the bases a batter later, when Anderson popped up while bunting. The analogy is apt, given longstanding riffs on Mets' fans torment, right up through this apparently snake-bitten season, one replete with all the crushing injuries and tabloid drama (see: Matt Harvey's misadventures out clubbing ) that's been magnified time after time by NY media, antagonistic Yankees fans and self-flagellating Mets ...

Surfing world icon Jack O'Neill who pioneered wetsuit dies

Register. He also coined the phrase "Surf Shop", for which he received a US trademark. Richard Novak, NHS Inc. founder and long-time friend, said he heard on Friday afternoon from an O'Neill family member of the iconic businessman's death.

Jay Z and Rihanna Sat Courtside at Game 1 of NBA Finals

Their interaction ― obviously ― garnered the attention of the paparazzi. At one point, the two men got together for a little court side photo-op, and the results were pretty interesting. You know when you and your friend are out having such an incredible time that you want to capture the moment with a picture? Last week it was reported that Jay Z's streaming service Tidal is undergoing another executive change as Jeff Toig, the current CEO, leaves the company after only 18 months at the ...

Juventus Must Win Champions League, Says Allegri

And Zidane is adamant the 32-year-old Portuguese forward's ferocious will to win is key to Real's success because he sets such high standards that his team-mates feel obliged to keep up. "I'm delighted to be in the final and I feel fortunate to be leading a team out in Cardiff on Saturday". Allegri said his team had matured since that loss to Barcelona and now had greater self-confidence.

Wenger To Arsenal Fans: I Can Take You To The Next Level

Usmanov, who owns just over 30% of the club but isn't a member of the board, backed the decision to retain Wenger as he believes the 67-year old is one of Europe's best managers. Arsenal did, however, claim FA Cup glory after a 2-1 win over Chelsea , with the announcement over Wenger's extension now having arrived four days after that success.

Paul Pogba documents pilgrimage to Mecca

The midfielder, dressed in white, is expected to adhere to the religious festival of Ramadan - which will see him fast until June 24. He signed for a world-record £89m deal from Juventus and Wright claims he will be a much-improved player once he focuses on his football.

Arsene Wenger extends his Arsenal stay for two more years

After all, the Gunners' fifth place in the English Premier League this season resulted in the club failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 1997. Wenger described his relationship with the club as a love affair , which made part of his decision to stay simple. Adams added he does not want Wenger's job to "end in tears".

Man Utd join Ryan Sessegnon race

Sessgenon, an attack-minded left-back known for his ability to get forward to great effect while maintaining his defensive responsibilities, made 30 appearances for the Championship side over the course of the campaign, racking up an incredible 7 goals and 3 assists from his full-back berth.

Thunder C Kanter's father detained in Turkey

Kanter is an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and supporter of Fethullah Gulen , a former Erdogan ally who is living in exile in the U.S. Kanter held a news conference in NY last month and said he has received death threats for criticizing the government in his native Turkey. Some believed that Kanter's father was essentially forced to rebuke his son publicly in order to appease the Turkish government.

Bernhard Langer wins Senior PGA for record 9th senior major

Player won the Senior Open Championship three times before it was officially considered a major by the PGA Tour Champions in 2003. Langer won the Regions Tradition last week . Langer made a good two-putt from 85 feet at the 10th, and Singh kept his share of the lead with a 7-foot par putt at No. 11. Feng won her seventh LPGA Tour title.

Penguins stress need for fast start to pivotal Game Three

Penguins forward Jake Guentzel has tied Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against Nashville at 1-1 late in the first period. The 23-year-old was among 17 Preds with at least one goal this spring. He later used that same catcher to dramatically snatch a heavy Roman Josi slapper. "You could tell they want to do that so whether it's from the point or from the sideboards they're trying to get pucks in there, and (Murray) did a great job of making those saves and sometimes second opportunities ...

Illinois House approves minimum wage hike

IL lawmakers braced Wednesday for the likelihood that they'll miss a key midnight deadline for a deal to end the longest state budget drought in modern American history, triggering a rule requiring even more votes to approve one later. Senate President John Cullerton says "I'm obviously ready to continue to negotiate and continue to work to try to pass a budget". As Daniel Biss argued to me, transactional politics has dominated Illinois Democrats; Rauner successfully ran on a clear ...

Vettel happy again after extending lead with Monaco GP win

McLaren sub Jenson Button went down the inside and upended Sauber 's Pascal Wehrlein - turning him upside down into the barriers and hilariously picking up a three-place grid penalty for his next race . Mercedes had nothing in reserve to prevent the Ferrari team from securing their first Monaco win in a decade and a half. "We get along well and I can understand Kimi's not totally happy today", he said.

Tiger Woods was asleep at the wheel, changed his story: police report

In 2009, Woods received a ticket for careless driving after his Cadillac Escalade collided with a fire hydrant and a tree. He also told an officer he had taken a medication, but the name of the medication is redacted in the report . Mothers Against Drunk Driving slammed the arrest Monday, calling Woods' example "dangerous and deadly". The 41-year-old underwent his fourth back surgery in April and was described by police as cooperative.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll arrested for DWI

Carroll, 30, signed a three-year, $10 million deal with the Cowboys in free agency. He previously played for the Philadelphia Eagles . The Cowboys could be missing three potential starters because of suspensions to start the season for the second straight year.

Rain saves Australia in ICC Champions Trophy opener

Hazlewood yet again went for few runs as he was thumped by Guptill of the second ball for a boundary and later on by Ronchi of the last ball as New Zealand managed to score 29 runs of the first four overs. "We are right behind (the CA) and what they are trying to do for the players and as partners of the game as well. It was pretty ordinary". Williamson underscored his status as one of the players to watch in this tournament, easing into his 97-ball innings before splattering ...

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They could applaud the solid start by Tyler Pill , an unknown quantity called up from Las Vegas who exceeded all expectations with 5 1⁄3 good innings. Cabrera and Wilmer Flores led off with singles before Rene Rivera doubled home Cabrera. Sandwiched in between, Gsellman drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.

Wolves appoint former Porto manager

The 43-year-old becomes the club's fourth manager in just 10 months. Lambert's situation has been of interest to Sunderland as they target an experienced Championship boss to replace David Moyes . The Championship club, who finished the season 15th in the Championship standings following a mixed set of results, are yet to make a decision on the new man to take the reins at Molineux .

JUST IN: Detroit Lions sign OG Connor Bozick

With two fullbacks battling it out this offseason, that could mean the Bears plan to actually utilize the position in Dowell Loggains' offense. Burton was waived on Tuesday in order to make room on the team's roster for newly signed running back Matt Asiata , who is coming over from the Minnesota Vikings.

Scripps National Spelling Bee finals: How to watch today

I don't want to give up just because I missed a word. She spelled both of her words on Wednesday correctly. No more than 50 out of the original 291 spellers will advance to the finals on Thursday at the National Harbor Resort in suburban Washington, D.C.

England pick Jake Ball ahead of Adil Rashid for Bangladesh clash

Woakes' injury was the latest in a series of issues undermining England's previously settled Champions Trophy squad. An unbeaten 133 by a hobbling Joe Root, a 95 by opener Alex Hales , and an unbeaten 75 by Morgan paced an aggressive England to what, in the end, was a comfortable win in sunny conditions.

Juventus different to 2015; Allegri warns Real Madrid

His last two goals were in the 2015 Champions League semifinals, but it was Buffon's Juventus which ultimately advanced to the final. "We are always living under this kind of pressure and I have seen it as a player and now I have seen it as a coach".

Kevin Durant Denies Staring Down Rihanna In Warriors' Game 1 Win

As he did in game four of the Western Conference Finals , Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wore an arm sleeve on his shooting (right) arm. The kid above, by the way, was flown to Oakland by the Warriors for Game 1 and got to meet Curry. "I wouldn't do my teammates any good if I wasn't just enjoying the moment".