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Berdych breezes past Japanese qualifier at French Open

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:40 AM

PARIS (AP) — Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka.

Taking on a player looking for a first ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych used his powerful groundstrokes to overwhelm Nishioka from the start.

The hard-hitting Czech broke for a 2-0 lead and sealed the first set in 27 minutes.


Palestinians to push forth with bid to oust Israel from FIFA

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 07:22 AM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of the Palestine Football Association says he is pressing forth with his bid to oust Israel from FIFA despite efforts from its president to diffuse the crisis.

Jibril Rajoub says Monday that he "will not withdraw the motion and will not accept any compromise and any side deals."

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was recently in the region on a self-described "mission of peace" to resolve tensions between the two sides.


Badminton federation suspends membership of SportAccord

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:08 AM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Badminton World Federation has joined a long list of Olympic sports suspending its membership of SportAccord.

The BWF says in a statement Monday that its president, Poul-Erik Hoyer, had written to SportAccord president Marius Vizer to convey the decision which was based on the federation's disagreement with Vizer's comments about the International Olympic Committee and President Thomas Bach in Sochi, Russia last month.


The Latest: Lopez highest seed to fall so far at French Open

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 05:02 AM

PARIS (AP) — 2:00 p.m.

Feliciano Lopez of Spain, seeded 11th, is the highest seeded man to tumble so far, losing 6-3, 7-6 (9), 6-3 in the first round to 74th-ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili of Russia.

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1:35 p.m.

That was quick.

The Grand Slam debut of 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe, the youngest man at this French Open, lasted just 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 03:10 AM

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA Vice President Michel Platini says soccer's world governing body will lack credibility for as long as Sepp Blatter is president.

Blatter is clinging to power "at all costs" and fears an "emptiness" in life without FIFA, Platini says in an interview with French sports daily L'Equipe.

While Platini says he likes Blatter "as a person" and respects him, the comments ahead of FIFA's presidential election Friday point to a deep rift between the former allies.


Here is the Illinois Scorecard from the Associated Press:

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, May 25, 2015 - 03:01 AM

SUNDAY'S RESULTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 1

St. Louis 6, Kansas City 1

Arizona 4, Chicago Cubs 3

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Peoria at Quad Cities, ppd., rain

Kane County 2, Wisconsin 0

MONDAY'S SCHEDULE

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Chicago at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 6:07 p.m.


ECHL Playoff Glance

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:43 PM
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE
South Carolina 4, Reading 3

Friday, April 17: South Carolina 2, Reading 1, 2OT

Saturday, April 18: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Thursday, April 23: South Carolina 5, Reading 2

Saturday, April 25: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Sunday, April 26: South Carolina 4, Reading 3


LeBron's triple-double helps Cavs top Hawks in thriller

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:41 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead.


Rangers beat Yanks 5-2 for New York's 10th loss in 11 games

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:36 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer off Chris Capuano that bounced off the top of the left-field wall, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April and the Texas Rangers sent the New York Yankees to their 10th loss in 11 games with a 5-2 victory Sunday night.

Prince Fielder had three hits and two RBIs for the Rangers, who swept the three-game series and extended a winning streak to five for the first time since September.


NBA Playoff Glance

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 11:32 PM
All Times EDT
FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7; x-if necessary)
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlanta 4, Brooklyn 2

Sunday, April 19: Atlanta 99, Brooklyn 92

Wednesday, April 22: Atlanta 96, Brooklyn 91

Saturday, April 25: Brooklyn 91, Atlanta 83

Monday, April 27: Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115, OT

Wednesday, April 29: Atlanta 107, Brooklyn 97


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