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Seattle Mariners' Jean Segura slides safely home ahead of the tag by Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy (21) during the 10th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. Segura scored on a double by Guillermo Heredia. The Mariners won 3-2. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
May 23, 2018 - 3:02 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The injuries keep piling up, and the Mariners keep winning. Seattle had four everyday players out on Tuesday night, but it hardly mattered. Mike Zunino hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Guillermo Heredia doubled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th as the Mariners...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2005, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal kisses the trophy after defeating Argentina's Mariano Puerta in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament, at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris. Even as his 32nd birthday approaches, Nadal is as dominant a figure as anyone ever has been on any surface in tennis.(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Forget about trying to decipher whether a recent loss on red clay is better or worse for Rafael Nadal's mind-set as the French Open arrives. Did it alleviate a bit of pressure? Or did it make him feel more vulnerable? Did it make him aware things won't necessarily come as easily as...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, Rafael Nadal makes a return against Diego Schwartzman, of Argentina, at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain. Nadal will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ RAFAEL NADAL Ranked: 1 Age: 31 (turns 32 on June 3) Country: Spain 2018 Match Record: 23-2 2018 Singles Titles: 3 Career Singles Titles: 78 Major Titles: 16 — French Open ('05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '11, '12, '13, '14, '17),...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Russia's Maria Sharapova during their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Halep will be competing in the French Open tennis tournament that begins on Sunday, May 27.(AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:53 am
PARIS (AP) — Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ SIMONA HALEP Ranked: 1 Age: 26 Country: Romania 2018 Match Record: 28-6 2018 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 16 Major Titles: 0 — Best: RU, at French Open ('14, '17), Australian Open ('18) Last 5 French Opens: '...
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May 23, 2018 - 2:52 am
PARIS (AP) — How well do you know the French Open? Give this quiz a try: ___ 1st Round: Which of these players saved a match point en route to winning a title at Roland Garros? a.) Serena Williams. b.) Michael Chang. c.) Adriano Panatta. d.) Jennifer Capriati. ___ 2nd Round: In what year did the...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal, left, hugs Serbia's Novak Djokovic at the end of their semifinal match at the Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Nadal’s attempt to extend his record by winning an 11th title in Paris will be the main focus of the men’s draw. It’s been a while since the world has seen Djokovic at his best after a series of right arm problems interrupted a career that hit its zenith at the 2016 French Open. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:51 am
PARIS (AP) — As usual, all eyes are on Serena Williams, no matter what — whether she's attending the most talked-about wedding of the year or practicing at Roland Garros. That she recently engaged in those two activities on consecutive days, in different countries, highlighted what a star she is,...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Price ,coming off a complete-game victory over Baltimore, pitches against his original team and buddy Chris Archer when Boston visits Tampa Bay on Wednesday. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 23, 2018 - 2:49 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: OLD CONNECTIONS Red Sox lefty David Price (4-4), coming off a complete-game victory over Baltimore, pitches against his original team and buddy Chris Archer (3-3) when Boston visits Tampa Bay. "There will be a little bit of banter, but it's all...
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Marco Andretti, right, is congratulated by his grandfather Mario Andretti after qualifying for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 23, 2018 - 1:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Marco Andretti had already wagered a few bucks with teammate Alexander Rossi on the Super Bowl and then decided to up the ante. Andretti tweeted that if the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots, he'd meet fans at his hometown's downtown circle . The Eagles won and...
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FILE - In this Monday, May 14, 2018 file photo, people make bets in the sports book area of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Those who deal with compulsive gambling are worried that a rapid expansion of sports betting in the U.S. could cause more people to develop gambling problems. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:26 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A leading Australian gambling researcher says he hopes the U.S. entry into live sports betting might help his push for an international anti-corruption unit to monitor athletes, similar to the World Anti-Doping Agency for illegal drug-taking. Charles Livingstone, the head...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2017, file photo, Indianapolis 500 champion Takuma Sato, of Japan, poses with the Borg-Warner Trophy during the traditional winners photo session on the start/finish line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. The billboards went up all over Japan when Takuma Sato held off Helio Castroneves in a dramatic Indy 500, becoming the first driver from his nation to win one of motorsport's pinnacle events. Now, after a switch from Andretti Autosport to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, he's back to defend his title this weekend. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:26 am
The fans lined up one by one in the most orderly fashion, waiting for their chance to take a photograph or snag an autograph from the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500. Good thing they were patient, too. Takuma Sato spent time chatting with every single one of them. The meet-and-greet...
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