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Spectators wait for the start of the second round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Japan's Kei Nishikori and Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Sun is out after 3 days of damp, cold weather at French Open

The French Open is finally basking under blue skies after three opening days of damp, cold weather. Those already out on court Wednesday include fifth-seeded Kei Nishikori, former French Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova and 2014 finalist Simona Halep. Halep is on Court Philippe Chatrier against Zarina Diyas. On Court 2, ...

Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin hits a two-run walk-off home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Seattle. The Mariners won 6-5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Martin homers in 9th, Mariners rally to beat A's 6-5

Leonys Martin needed a few looks to figure out Ryan Madson's changeup, and then he solved the offspeed pitch in a big way. Martin hit a game-ending, two-run homer off the closer in the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on ...

Chicago Cubs left fielder Jorge Soler, left, and center fielder Matt Szczur celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in a baseball game, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in St. Louis. The Cubs won the game 12-3. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims for 20; Bradley halfway to Joe D

A look at what's happening all around the majors today: ___ GOING FOR 20 Jake Arrieta (8-0, 1.29 ERA) tries to win his 20th straight regular-season decision when the Cubs face the Cardinals. Chicago has won each of Arrieta's last 22 starts, in part because it is averaging eight runs ...

Ex-MLB player bidding to become next Vermont governor

A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist. Bill "Spaceman" Lee tells WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/1VhfM7r ) voters will "need umbrellas" if he's elected, because "it's going to be raining dollars," referring to ...

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots over Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) looks on. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

Suddenly, these Golden State Warriors who have been compared all season to the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s are on the brink of elimination. Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a ...

NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease. That study concluded that NFL officials improperly sought to influence ...

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez pops up during a minor league rehab start for the Trenton Thunder, against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A-Rod goes 2 for 4 for Trenton in start of rehab assignment

Rather than activate Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list, the New York Yankees sent him to Double-A Trenton to start an injury rehabilitation assignment. Sidelined since straining his right hamstring on May 3, Rodriguez was 2 for 4 for the Thunder in a 3-2, 11-inning win over New Hampshire on ...

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong, center, is helped by team trainers as teammates Andrew McCutchen (22) and Francisco Cervelli (29) along with manager Clint Hurdle, top left, and umpire Jeff Nelson look on after being hit in the head by a pitch from starting pitcher Jordan Lyles in the second inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Monday, May 23, 2016. The Pirates won 6-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Pirates' Vogelsong dealing with multiple facial fractures

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Vogelsong was "in good spirits" but added that doctors would not be ...

Andy Dalton on Bengals starting OTAs

Andy Dalton on Bengals starting OTAs

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton talks about practicing for the first time since breaking his thumb in December. Staff Video/Jay Morrison

Guzan pushes struggles aside, puts focus on starting for US

Brad Guzan wants to put a rough Premier League season behind him and take a break from uncertainty over his club future. U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann gave the Aston Villa goalkeeper plenty to think about in the next month, picking him to play in the Copa America over Tim Howard, ...

FILE- In the Sept. 12, 2015 file photo, Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. Baylor University officials say regents are still reviewing an investigation into how the Texas school handled reports of rape and assault by football players and expect to announce any actions by June 3, 2016. Baylor issued the statement Tuesday, May 24, 2016, after reports that President Ken Starr was fired. The school said it would not respond to "rumors." (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university said its governing board was still considering the results of an internal investigation into the matter. Asked about reports that the board of ...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes his way into the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles selected to host Super Bowls

If you spend billions of dollars to build it, they will come. Three times over. The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed ...

Ex-NBA player Kermit Washington arrested in Los Angeles

Kermit Washington, a former NBA player who notoriously gave a bone-breaking face punch to the Houston Rockets' Rudy Tomjanovich during a 1977 Lakers game, has been arrested by federal agents. Washington was arrested on a warrant Tuesday in Los Angeles. It's unknown if he has a lawyer. Officials won't discuss ...

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts after his team gave up a three point foul during second half Eastern Conference final playoff basketball action in Toronto on Monday, May 23, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Cavaliers lose series lead, invincible aura to Raptors

Upon their return from Canada, the Cavaliers had nothing to declare at U.S. Customs. Their lead in the Eastern Conference finals had already been confiscated. Cleveland was stripped of its dominance and a 2-0 advantage during a long weekend in Toronto, where the growing-confident-by-the-shot Raptors, propelled by a crowd and ...

Davis: Studies on Raiders move to Las Vegas are 'positive'

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas. Davis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that the initial reports have come back "positive" about the feasibility of such a move. Unable to get ...

FILE - In this April 16, 2016, file photo, Pittsburgh running back James Conner, who was undergoing cancer treatments and not playing, watches from the sideline during a spring NCAA college football game in Pittsburgh. Conner is cancer free and hopes to be ready in time for training camp after finishing up five months of treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission

James Conner's spring — much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd— included a phone call that changed his life. Only this one had nothing to do with the NFL draft. Months of worry and wearying cancer treatments that left the bruising running back exhausted at times ended for ...

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel sits at the back of the courtroom while his defense attorneys confer with the prosecution during his initial hearing, Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Dallas. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted by a grand jury last month after his ex-girlfriend alleged he hit her and threatened to kill her during a night out in January. No plea was entered, but defense attorney Robert Hinton says Manziel plans to plead not guilty. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Johnny Manziel's friends: 'He's in a horrible downward spiral'

The saga of Johnny Football has gone from the Heisman Trophy, the NFL and now to an intervention via a celebrity gossip website. TMZ has reported friends of Johnny Manziel told the site anonymously the former Cleveland Browns quarterback is in a 'downward spiral,' with one stating if he continues ...

Matt Murray back in goal for Penguins against Lightning

The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to rookie goaltender Matt Murray with their season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. Coach Mike Sullivan made the decision Tuesday, with the Penguins facing elimination for the first time this postseason. Tampa Bay holds ...

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan speaks to the media following an NFL football practice in Orchard Park, N.Y., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

Don't expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices. Mentioning what might be said during a post-practice team huddle is also out. And forget about learning who opened practice at quarterback, or any other position for that matter. Those are ...

A Miami Dolphins fan cheers for Reggie Bush during a pre-season game between the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on Aug. 19, 2011...(Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Miami will host 2020 Super Bowl

The NFL has awarded the 2020 Super Bowl to Miami, returning the title game to South Florida for the first time since 2010. And it’s not just any Super Bowl — the game will come on the 100th anniversary of the birth of the NFL, an occasion that local organizers ...

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