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Sharapova bundled out of French Open

Jun 1, 2015

Sharapova bundled out of French Open

Defending champion Maria Sharapova’s bid for a third French Open title in four years is over. Coughing between points on an overcast day, the second-seeded Sharapova was outplayed throughout a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 loss to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic in the ...

Kirani James wins 400 meters at Prefontaine Classic

Jun 1, 2015

Kirani James wins 400 meters at Prefontaine Classic

Kirani James won the 400 meters Saturday in the Prefontaine Classic, pulling away from a strong field at Hayward Field. James, the 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada, and American rival LeShawn Merritt ran side by side on the final curve before James turned it ...

Nishikori cruises into French Open quarterfinals

Jun 1, 2015

Nishikori cruises into French Open quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori became the first Japanese man in more than 80 years to reach the quarterfinals at the French Open, breezing past Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 as rain played havoc with other matches at Roland Garros on Sunday. In a nearly ...

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

May 31, 2015

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

First choice Duramente won the Japanese Derby in record time on Sunday to close in on the Japanese triple crown, a feat accomplished by only seven horses in the long history of the sport. Duramente, ridden by two-time Derby winner Mirco Demuro, added to ...

Blackhawks top Ducks in Game 7, earn shot at Stanley Cup

May 31, 2015

Blackhawks top Ducks in Game 7, earn shot at Stanley Cup

Jonathan Toews and the Chicago Blackhawks dealt with Game 7 pressure in the same way they’ve handled just about everything during their incredible seven-year playoff run. Like champions. And after ending a remarkable Western Conference finals with a blowout victory, the Blackhawks get another ...

Williams survives upset bid

May 31, 2015

Williams survives upset bid

At the outset, Serena Williams was grimacing and cursing and, worst of all, losing by a lot. Then, suddenly, the 19-time Grand Slam singles champion was putting shots right where she wanted, imposing her will as only she can. And the only anger Williams ...

Tanaka, 19, claims WBO minimumweight title

May 30, 2015

Tanaka, 19, claims WBO minimumweight title

Kosei Tanaka won the WBO minimumweight crown on Saturday in his fifth pro fight, defeating Julian Yedras of Mexico by unanimous decision. The 19-year-old Tanaka, ranked second in the division, established a Japanese record for the fewest fights needed to win a world title ...

Murray pounces on Kyrgios

May 30, 2015

Murray pounces on Kyrgios

Andy Murray brutally crushed Nick Kyrgios’s hopes of shaking up the old order at the French Open Saturday with a straight-sets win to reach the last 16. Third-seeded Murray, twice a semifinalist in Paris, cruised to a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 victory, capitalizing on the ...

May 30, 2015

Eaton withdraws from Hypo Meeting due to back pain

Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems. Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this ...

Federer  moves into 4th round

May 30, 2015

Federer moves into 4th round

Stepping onto center court to take on 88th-ranked Damir Dzumhur, Roger Federer was on his guard. The 17-time Grand Slam champion had been caught cold at a previous French Open by a player ranked as low as the 23-year-old Bosnian, and he made sure ...

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

May 30, 2015

Lightning fell Rangers in Game 7

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create. Such as handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden, which they did Friday night with their second straight 2-0 road victory behind ...

May 30, 2015

Brady's appeal set for June 23

A person familiar with the situation says Tom Brady’s appeal of his suspension in the deflated footballs scandal will be heard on June 23. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because the date hasn’t been officially announced. The ...