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  • FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 file photo, Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova leaves after making a statement to the media in Prague, Czech Republic. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is to decide by the week's end whether she will be available to play the French Open following a recovery from an attack by a knife-wielding intruder. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, file)
    Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 4:22 pm

    PRAGUE (AP) — Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. She hasn’t played since December, when she was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder. Kvitova previously said she would sign up for the Grand Slam in Paris, which begins on Sunday, in hope of […]

  • Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, Tuesday May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion. An apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device that killed over a dozen people at the end of an Ariana Grande concert, Manchester police said Tuesday. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
    UEFA: ‘No specific intelligence’ of risk to Europa final
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 4:01 pm

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — After a deadly bombing at a concert in Manchester, UEFA said Tuesday it has “no specific intelligence” that the Europa League final featuring Manchester United will be a target. Man United plays Ajax on Wednesday in Stockholm, and security was already intensified following a deadly truck attack in the Swedish capital last […]

  • Ankle injury rules Genie Bouchard out of Nuremberg Cup
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 1:22 pm

    NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Former champion Genie Bouchard has withdrawn from the Nuremberg Cup because of a right ankle injury in training last week. Tournament director Sandra Reichel was informed of the Canadian’s decision late Monday. Bouchard, the 2014 winner, was replaced by Julia Glushko of Israel, who will play the second-seeded Yulia Putintseva. Kiki […]

  • Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant wears a Finals cap during the trophy presentation after their 129-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 12:31 pm

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It’s why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green embraced him at […]

  • This May 18, 2017, photo shows Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, with the bound volume of the 1876 constitution that founded the National League of Professional Base Ball and the modern business of big league sports, that is going up for sale at SCP Auctions in Laguna Niguel, Calif. A replica of a period baseball is at left; a modern ball is at right.  SCP Auctions expects the papers to draw millions when the auction starts Wednesday, May 24. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
    Big league baseball’s founding documents to be auctioned
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 11:30 am

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball’s National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond. The principles the document laid out, largely the work of Chicago White Stockings owner William Hulbert, […]

  • Nashville Predators fans celebrate after Game 6 of the Western Conference final against the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Monday, May 22, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 6-3 to advance to the Stanley Cup Championship. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
    Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 11:13 am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. Coach Peter Laviolette insists they won’t just be happy to be there either. “Our guys know the big picture,” Laviolette said. “They understand what it is that we’re trying to […]

  • Scott Dixon, of New Zealand, climbs out of his car following during a practice for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
    Column: Scott Dixon grabs Indy 500 spotlight, robbery aside
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 11:04 am

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso. Sure, “The Iceman” was robbed at gunpoint in the drive thru of a Taco Bell just a mile away from Indianapolis Motor Speedway not long […]

  • Los Angeles Angels second baseman Nolan Fontana forces Tampa Bay Rays' Michael Martinez at second base and throws to first in time to turn a double play on Derek Norris during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, May 22, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
    After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 10:41 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nolan Fontana was called safe and then out on the same play by the same umpire — without a replay review. Welcome to the majors, kid. Nothing is certain. Making his major league debut for the Los Angeles Angels, Fontana was initially ruled safe by second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt […]

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Zack Greinke throws a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, May 22, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
    Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 9:34 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke was dominant again, looking a lot like the pitcher who went 19-3 with a 1.66 ERA two years ago. His reaction: “It’s nice.” Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1 on Monday […]

  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Curry’s 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
    Associated Press | May 22, 2017 8:45 am

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, […]