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May 29, 2017

MondayAt Stade Roland GarrosParisPurse: $40.3 million (Grand Slam)Surface: Clay-OutdoorSinglesMenFirst Round

Steve Johnson (25), United States, def. Yuichi Sugita, Japan, 6-3, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-7 (3), 6-3.

Nikoloz Basilashvili, Georgia, def. Gilles Simon (31), France, 1-6, 6-2, 6-4, 6-1.

Milos…

May 29, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open (all times local):

9:00 p.m.

The first-round match between No. 9-seeded Alexander Zverev and Fernando Verdasco has been suspended because of darkness after the players split the first two sets.

Fans at Court Philippe Chatrier whistled and jeered when it…

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May 29, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The horde of 20-somethings and teenagers like Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and William Byron poised to take over NASCAR seems to grow larger every week. It might be time to add an older name in Austin Dillon to the “Who’s next?” breakout list.

Dillon, a NASCAR veteran at 27,…

NASCAR Charlotte Auto Racing

May 29, 2017

PARIS (AP) — If Novak Djokovic was hoping to take a little pressure and attention off himself after some rough results, he might very well have found the perfect way to do that by adding Andre Agassi as a coaching consultant of sorts for the French Open.

Well, for up to a week of the tournament,…

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May 29, 2017

BANGKOK (AP) — The 78-year-old Tamas Ajan has won a fifth term as International Weightlifting Federation president, amid criticism of the sport’s record of doping at the Olympics.

The IWF says Ajan beat Antonio Urso, the Italian leader of European weightlifting, 86-61 in a vote of member…

May 29, 2017

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Richard Childress wasn’t going to let just anyone drive the iconic black No. 3 Chevrolet following the death of the legendary Dale Earnhardt 16 years ago.

It had to be someone special.

“To put my grandson in that car was unbelievable,” Childress said.

Four years after that…

NASCAR Charlotte Auto Racing

May 29, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Keeping up with Ed Jones was a pretty tough task at the Indianapolis 500.

With a little more experience, it could become a mighty challenge.

Even before the Dubai-born driver started discussing his third-place finish, the best ever for Dale Coyne Racing, Jones had convinced…

IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

May 29, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The motorsports critics kept saying Andretti Autosport was stretching itself too thin by fielding an audacious six entries for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

Good thing Michael Andretti doesn’t listen to the critics.

Four of those entries combined to lead 95 of the…

IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

May 29, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Takuma Sato had victory in sight once before at the Indianapolis 500. When he attempted a last-lap pass, Sato lost control of his car, crashed and Dario Franchitti went on to his third victory in “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.”

In nearly the same position five years later,…

IndyCar Indy 500 Auto Racing

May 29, 2017

PARIS (AP) — Making a record 20th appearance at Roland Garros, Venus Williams is looking to finally get her hands on the French Open trophy.

Williams has played in the French Open more than any other woman, but has only gotten past the quarterfinals once — when she lost the 2002 final to younger…

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