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  • The Latest: Stan the man at French, through to 3rd round

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open: ___ 2:20 p.m. Serving badly but still winning, Stan Wawrinka is through to the third round with a 6-3, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 victory over 67th-ranked Dusan…

  • Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

    PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit at the French Open. After the 15th-seeded Williams lost 7-6 (5),…

  • The Latest: Venus Williams fined $3.000 at French Open

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open ___ 10.07 a.m. Venus Williams has been handed a $3,000 fine by tournament organizers for not showing up at a news conference following her first-round exit…

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer

    PARIS (AP) — Here’s guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker — or anyone else, for that matter — get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match today. Not after what…

  • Frenzied month for American sprinter Justin Gatlin

    Within a matter of days this month, Justin Gatlin had an Olympic relay silver medal stripped, shattered his personal-best mark in the 100 and missed a meet in Beijing over a misunderstanding. His reaction to…

  • SEC passes regulation to better identify concussions

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is taking steps to better identify concussions. The league passed a regulation Tuesday that requires an independent medical observer for conference and non-conference games beginning next season. Each…

  • 911 tapes released about NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. A…

  • Quarterback competition, not controversy, at Florida State

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher sees competition, not a budding quarterback controversy, with the addition of Everett Golson. The former two-year starter for Notre Dame is transferring to the Seminoles for…

  • US Open the most democratic of majors

    The names of golf’s two oldest championships are similar, and so are the concepts. The British Open and the U.S. Open are open to anyone who wants to qualify. The difference between them, other than…

  • SEC wants ‘level playing field’ regarding camps, transfers

    DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference wants a level playing field. Yep, the league that boasts seven consecutive national championships, resides in some of the country’s most fertile recruiting grounds and has loads of…

  • FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Worth watching security for Federer

    PARIS (AP) — Here’s guessing French Open security guards will not allow a selfie-seeker — or anyone else, for that matter — to get anywhere near Roger Federer following his second-round match Wednesday. Not after…

  • Maryland G Lexie Brown leaves school

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Lexie Brown has decided to leave the school after two seasons. Brown averaged 13.3 points per game last season and was selected to the All-Big Ten first team.…

  • Lexie Brown to transfer from Maryland

    WASHINGTON — One of the nice rewards of covering women’s college basketball is that, unlike the men’s game, the elite players remain for their full four years. No “one-and-dones”, “two-and-throughs”, or even “three and outs.” For…

  • Nadal asks that chair umpire Bernardes not work his matches

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal has asked the ATP that chair umpire Carlos Bernardes not be assigned to his matches for the time being because of a dispute between the two at a tournament in…

  • Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

    The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday…