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Sharapova vows to 'rise again' after French Open snub

Maria Sharapova's racket sponsor backs French Open's decision to deny the former world number one a wildcard entry and blames the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for her exclusion. However, WTA chief Simon insists the FFT are not in a position to hand Sharapova further punishment. But Australia's former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash congratulated the French Tennis Federation on not giving the five-time Grand Slam victor a wildcard and urged the All England Club to do the same.



Blue Jays player suspended for calling pitcher gay slur

I have since apologized personally to Motte, but also need to apologize to the Braves organization and their fans, and most importantly, to the LGBTQ community for the lack of respect I displayed last night. Toronto suspended shortstop Yunel Escobar for a trio of games in 2012 after he wrote homophobic slurs on his eye black. Getting a rare chance to bat, Stroman smashed only the second homer ever by a Toronto pitcher as the Blue Jays bounced back from three straight losses to the ...



Maria Sharapova denied wildcard place at French Open

Qualifying rounds are scheduled to be played between June 26 and 29, with Sharapova having to go through three rounds in order to get among the 128 players in the main draw for Wimbledon , which takes place from July 3 to 16. The committee, headed by former British number one Tim Henman, is due to make its choices on June 20. 'There can be a wildcard for the return of injuries - there cannot be a wildcard for the return from doping, ' FFT chief Bernard Giudicelli Ferrandini said.


Harden, James top All-NBA team

Harden, James top All-NBA team

Harden, meanwhile, became the first player ever to score 2,000 points and assist on 2,000 points in a season, creating the most points per game (scored or assisted) in the National Basketball Association this season with 56.2. He joined Oscar Robertson (3 times) as the only players to have averaged at least 29.0 points, 11.0 assists and 8.0 rebounds in a single season. "Those guys had MVP seasons, and you've got to give the award to some different people every now and then", Lue said.


Jason Day: Past champ J. Day posts -10 with 8-birdie 63

Jason Day: Past champ J. Day posts -10 with 8-birdie 63

Aussie golfer Jason Day explains the reason behind he is withdrawing from the World Golf Championships-Match Play in Austin, Texas. CHAMPIONS TOUR: Fred Funk shot a 2-under 70 to hold onto the third-round lead at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Alabama.


Celtics' Thomas out for rest of play-offs with hip injury

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of play-offs with hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will be sidelined for the rest of the postseason after aggravating a hip injury during game two of the Eastern Conference finals, the National Basketball Association team announced on Saturday, May 20. "I picked his brain for as long as I could", Stevens said. Inside was UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, someone whose teams could better relate to what Cleveland had just done to Boston than what Stevens was trying to compartmentalize.