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May 22, 2015 - 12:25pm
5 min 21 sec ago

NICE, France (AP) — Dominic Thiem hit 11 aces Friday to upset second-seeded John Isner and set up a final against Leonardo Mayer at the Open de Nice.

The big-serving Isner also had 11 aces and saved seven of eight break points in the first set but lost the first three games of the second set to slump to a 7-6 (5), 6-3 loss at the clay-court tournament.

The 42nd-ranked Thiem, who is chasing his maiden ATP tour title, said "you don't play a final every...

May 22, 2015 - 12:20pm
5 min 21 sec ago

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.

Coach Mike Budenholzer said Carroll's status would be a game-time decision.

The practice was closed to the media, but Carroll's knee was heavily wrapped and he walked with a slight limp on his way back to the locker room.

Carroll was...

May 22, 2015 - 12:17pm
5 min 21 sec ago

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

Power turned a fast lap at 229.020 mph in Friday's final session to put Team Penske on top of the leaderboard. He was followed by Scott Dixon, who turned a lap at 228.585, and then Tony Kanaan as Chip Ganassi Racing drivers went second and third.

Penske was also represented by Simon Pagenaud, who was fourth fastest....

May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
5 min 21 sec ago

GLAND, Switzerland (AP) — Michael Schumacher's manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident.

Sabine Kehm says in a video interview: "We are happy to say still he does improvement and I say this always considering the severeness of the injury he had."

She adds: "But of course it will take a very long time for everybody involved to fight, and we are happy...

May 22, 2015 - 11:58am
5 min 21 sec ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Serious injuries such as bone fractures and dislocations are occupational hazards for bull riders, but doctors, riders and researchers say concussions are at the top of the list.

The Professional Bull Riders' circuit provides a stable of doctors, requires helmets for anyone born after 1994 and insists that concussed riders pass a test before getting back in the saddle.

But in this era of concern about head injuries suffered...

May 22, 2015 - 11:49am
5 min 21 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.

The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered Thursday by workers at a construction site near the stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s.

The discovery of the device prompted police to evacuate hundreds of people from their homes and offices, as army bomb...

May 22, 2015 - 11:42am
5 min 21 sec ago

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have agreed to terms on a contract extension.

The extra year on the contract is worth $9.5 million and pushes the total value of the deal to $20 million through 2019. The person spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the agreement.

It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick,...

May 22, 2015 - 11:29am
5 min 21 sec ago

JESOLO, Italy (AP) — Alberto Contador lost the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia to Fabio Aru after he was involved in a crash toward the end of Friday's rainy 13th stage, which was won by Sacha Modolo.

Aru escaped the crash, which took out a number of cyclists just outside the final three kilometers (two miles) to move 19 seconds ahead of Contador. Mikel Landa moved into third, 1 minute, 14 seconds behind the Italian.

It is the first time Contador...

May 22, 2015 - 11:20am
5 min 21 sec ago

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.

Irving was listed as questionable after scoring only 10 points and sitting out the final 8 minutes of the Cavaliers win over the Atlanta Hawks in the series opener.

Coach David Blatt says Irving didn't attend the shootaround in order to meet with the team's head...

May 22, 2015 - 11:02am
5 min 21 sec ago

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.

The club says the free agent has agreed to a two-year deal.

Sam came out before last year's draft. He was selected in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams and cut in training camp. The Dallas Cowboys signed him to their practice squad but released him in October.

He is to be introduced at a news...

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