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French Open updates | Alcaraz makes quick work of 1st foe

May. 22, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Rising star Carlos Alcaraz showed what the fuss is all about with a quick and clean first-round victory in the main stadium at Roland Garros. The...

Verstappen leads Red Bull 1-2 in Spain, Leclerc abandons

May. 22, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Nothing was going right for Max Verstappen at the Spanish Grand Prix: the wind had blown his car off course, his Red Bull was struggling, and top rival Charles Leclerc seemed headed for a sure victory. His fortunes turned when Leclerc lost power and his...

Leclerc's perfect weekend in Spain ruined by faulty Ferrari

May. 22, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc was eyeing a perfect weekend in Spain. He dominated practice and qualifying and seemed only an easy Sunday drive away from winning the Spanish Grand Prix. With only open track ahead, Leclerc was poised to extend his lead in the Formula One...

Mbappé signs new 3-year PSG deal after rejecting Real Madrid

May. 21, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappé celebrated with fans at Parc des Princes then scored a hat trick after signing a new three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday and turning down the chance again to join Real Madrid. Before PSG beat Metz 5-0 in its final home game,...

Ferrari's Leclerc sweeps all three practices at Spanish GP

May. 21, 2022 09:33 AM EDT

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One points leader Charles Leclerc swept all three practices ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix and edged reigning world champion Max Verstappen in the final session ahead of Saturday qualifying. The Ferrari driver was just 0.072 seconds faster than...

German weather service says storm generated 3 tornadoes

May. 21, 2022 06:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A storm that swept across parts of Germany generated three tornadoes, the country's weather service said Saturday. One of them left a trail of destruction and more than 40 people injured in a western city. Meteorologists had warned of heavy rainfall, hail and strong...

Tillman, Wright, Carter-Vickers get looks for US Cup roster

May. 20, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

Malik Tillman, Haji Wright, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Djordje Mihailovic are joining the U.S. national team for four World Cup prep matches next month, signalling open spots remain on what is expected to be a 26-man roster in November. “Around the edges, there is room," U.S. coach...

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

May. 20, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease have previously been seen only among people with links to central and West...

US removes 5 groups from terror blacklist, retains al-Qaida

May. 20, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has removed five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations. In notices published in the Federal Register on Friday, the State Department said it had removed the groups after a mandatory five-year review of...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz lead men's field

May. 20, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the men to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: Turns 35 on Sunday 2022 Record: 12-4 ...