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Leonard, George help Clippers beat Jazz, cut deficit to 2-1

Jun. 13, 2021 00:40 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clippers coach Tyronn Lue was looking for a prime performance from both Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. They both delivered Grade A games to get Los Angeles back into its second-round series against Utah. Leonard scored 34 points and George added 31 in...

Eriksen sends 'his greetings' to teammates after collapse

Jun. 13, 2021 05:25 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Christian Eriksen remained in stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital Sunday and “sent his greetings to his teammates” as he recovers from his collapse during a European Championship game, the Danish soccer federation said. The rest of the Danish...

England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

Jun. 13, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday. The boos, which could be heard over those fans applauding, came despite pleas from the team to respect the...

The Latest: Tsitsipas wins seesaw 1st set over Djokovic

Jun. 13, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won a seesaw first set in the French Open final against Novak Djokovic, 7-6, after erasing a set point in the tiebreaker with a...

French Open defends 'pragmatic' stance in Osaka dealings

Jun. 13, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open organizers defended their “pragmatic” approach in their dealings with four-time major champion Naomi Osaka during the tournament, saying Sunday they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw because she needed a mental health break. ...

Djokovic meets Tsitsipas in Old vs New final at French Open

Jun. 12, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

As big a deal, as significant an accomplishment, as it was for Novak Djokovic to eliminate Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals, there is still another match to play in Paris. And that four-set, four-hour-plus victory over 13-time Roland Garros champion Nadal...

Inspired by Novotna, Krejcikova wins 1st Slam title in Paris

Jun. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thinking of her late coach the whole time, Barbora Krejcikova went from unseeded player to Grand Slam champion at a French Open full of surprises. Krejcikova beat 31st-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the final at Roland Garros on Saturday...

Hadley leads by 4 entering Palmetto Championship final round

Jun. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley finished off his third round Sunday morning, shooting a 68 for a four-stroke lead at the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship. Hadley was among four players who couldn't complete the 18th hole at Congaree on Saturday as lightning and...

NBA disciplines security guard from Durant-Tucker skirmish

Jun. 12, 2021 23:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The NBA has disciplined the Brooklyn Nets security guard who went on the Fiserv Forum court and appeared to shove P.J. Tucker during a confrontation between the Milwaukee forward and Nets star Kevin Durant on Thursday night. NBA officials said the...

The Latest: Šilhavý says no hard feelings with Scotland

Jun. 13, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Šilhavý doesn’t believe there are any hard feelings between Scotland and his team after a racist incident involving Slavia Prague defender Ondřej Kúdela and...

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Askew gets call from old team as emergency replacement

Jun. 13, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Oliver Askew, like most race car drivers, never goes to a track without his helmet — one never knows when a team might need an emergency driver. So he was ready when Arrow McLaren SP needed a replacement for Felix Rosenqvist on Sunday at the Raceway at...

The Latest: Tsitsipas wins seesaw 1st set over Djokovic

Jun. 13, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 4:25 p.m. Stefanos Tsitsipas has won a seesaw first set in the French Open final against Novak Djokovic, 7-6, after erasing a set point in the tiebreaker with a...

The Latest: Šilhavý says no hard feelings with Scotland

Jun. 13, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Czech Republic coach Jaroslav Šilhavý doesn’t believe there are any hard feelings between Scotland and his team after a racist incident involving Slavia Prague defender Ondřej Kúdela and...

Wyoming store a witness to national collector card craze

Jun. 13, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — In a year when sports and trading card collecting has set records and sold out of stores, four athletes known by a single name top the list of most popular cards, joined by an unlikely addition. Kobe. LeBron. Michael. Zion. ...

England players booed for taking a knee despite plea by team

Jun. 13, 2021 09:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sections of fans at Wembley Stadium booed England players for taking a knee before the European Championship game against Croatia on Sunday. The boos, which could be heard over those fans applauding, came despite pleas from the team to respect the...

Hadley leads by 4 entering Palmetto Championship final round

Jun. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Chesson Hadley finished off his third round Sunday morning, shooting a 68 for a four-stroke lead at the rain-delayed Palmetto Championship. Hadley was among four players who couldn't complete the 18th hole at Congaree on Saturday as lightning and...

French Open defends 'pragmatic' stance in Osaka dealings

Jun. 13, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open organizers defended their “pragmatic” approach in their dealings with four-time major champion Naomi Osaka during the tournament, saying Sunday they tried to engage with her several times before she decided to withdraw because she needed a mental health break. ...

Eastern Michigan gets $1M gift for math, automotive programs

Jun. 13, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Eastern Michigan University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus Jack E. Roush who co-owns NASCAR team Roush Fenway Racing. The gift will support mathematics and automotive programs, Eastern Michigan said. A $400,000...

Krejcikova completes titles sweep in Paris with Siniakova

Jun. 13, 2021 08:50 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare sweep of titles at Roland Garros as she won a third women's doubles major trophy with fellow Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova on Sunday. Less than 24 hours after she claimed her maiden singles slam...

Australian swimmer breaks 100-meter backstroke world record

Jun. 13, 2021 06:45 AM EDT

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Swimmer Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100-meter backstroke world record on Sunday at the Australian Olympic trials. The 19-year-old McKeown had a time of 57.45 seconds at the South...