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  • Another player on Louis van Gaal’s summer shopping list appears to be off the market

    Mats Hummels is going nowhere, apparently.

  • Djokovic looms in Nadal's toughest-ever draw at French Open JOHN LEICESTER - Associated Press - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns gestures during a training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.

  • Cavs' Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2 Associated Press - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) moves the ball as Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) looks on during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.

  • Hawks Coach: Carroll's status vs. Cavs a game-time decision Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
    Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll lies on the court as Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap speaks after Carroll was injured against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta.(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll took part in shootaround Friday morning but is still questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

  • Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions REGINA GARCIA CANO - Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
    FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2015, file photo, Chase Outlaw, of Hamburg, Ariz., dismounts Sun Dome during the Professional Bull Riders Buck Off, in New York's Madison Square Garden. Serious injuries are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say the most pervasive injuries are concussions. The Professional Bull Riders’ circuit’s lead medical staffer says he hasn’t seen a drop in the number of concussions despite the widespread use of helmets. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. He adjusted a tight rope on his left hand, found his balance and signaled he was ready to dominate the bull for the next eight seconds — or, at least, hoped to.

  • Penske, Ganassi and Chevy dominate final Indy 500 practice JENNA FRYER - Associated Press - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
    In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, the car driven by Townsend Bell is pulled to the pit before the start of the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 22, 2015.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Will Power led the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 in a session that was dominated by Chevrolet.

  • ISIL claims responsibility for Saudi mosque attack Al Jazeera - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
    ISIL claims responsibility for Saudi mosque attack

    At least 19 people are killed after a suicide bomber detonates explosives during Friday prayers in Qatif province.

  • Would you just look at the outfit comedian David O’Doherty wore to cast his vote

    Vintage adidas Copa Mundial trainers and those stripy green socks – a winning combination.

  • Lies will be exposed on court, says honest Nadal Reuters - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
    Nadal of Spain returns to Ilhan of Turkey during second round match at Rome Open tennis tournament

    One thing that has been consistent about Rafa Nadal's disappointing season so far has been his brutal honesty. After a recent defeat by Italian showman Fabio Fognini the 14-times grand slam champion described his feared forehand as "vulgar" while other defeats have prompted him to admit he is suffering from nerves and …

  • US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid STEPHEN WILSON - Associated Press - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
    FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.

  • Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena By Julien Pretot - Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
    Williams of the U.S. serves the ball to Kvitova of the Czech Republic during her semi-final match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open. The American withdrew before her third-round match in Rome last week because of a right elbow …

  • Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500 DAVE SKRETTA - Associated Press - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
    In this May 17, 2015 photo, Carlos Huertas, of Colombia, takes off his helmet after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.  Huertas has been ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday's 99th running of the race.

  • Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier By Martyn Herman - Reuters - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
    Murray of Britain celebrates after beating Chardy of France during their second round match at Rome Open tennis tournament

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier. World number three Murray is in the same half of the draw as favourite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion …

  • Arsenal v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week. The 67-year-old, who replaced Gus Poyet as head coach in March on a contract until the end of the season, steered Sunderland away from Premier League relegation …

  • Slump means Quiros must handle demons better By Tony Jimenez - Reuters - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
    BMW PGA Championship

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and pain. Quiros triumphed six times in a golden spell between 2007 and 2011, …

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