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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2018, file photo, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne (11) shoots against Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard (6) during the second half of Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-ups from last season’s WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Washington is led by Elena Delle Donne, who was the panel’s preseason player of the year. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
May 22, 2019 - 1:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time. The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that...
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Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco gestures during a news conference at the Monaco racetrack, in Monaco, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. The Formula one race will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 22, 2019 - 12:55 pm
MONACO (AP) — For Ferrari, the Monaco Grand Prix could be the last chance to get back into the Formula One title race. After five races and no wins for either Sebastian Vettel or Charles Leclerc, Ferrari's hopes of ending the dominance of Mercedes are already hanging by a thread. Vettel, the four-...
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Brad Keselowski crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, May 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)
May 22, 2019 - 12:54 pm
The Latest on NASCAR's $2 billion deal to acquire International Speedway Corp. (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. NASCAR is calling its $2 billion deal with International Speedway Corp. a merger. The stock car series says it is "pleased with the progress" the "merger agreement" represents. NASCAR...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during the men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 22, 2019 - 12:30 pm
Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 23-5 2019 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 74 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15 — French Open (2016), Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019),...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald speaks with his team during a break in the play in an NCAA college football game against Duke, in Evanston, Ill. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats’ quarterback competition. He is not ready to hand the job to Hunter Johnson, but the transfer from Clemson could be one of the most-pivotal players in the country. (AP Photo/Jim Young, File)
May 22, 2019 - 12:15 pm
Coming off a surprising appearance in the Big Ten title game, Northwestern and coach Pat Fitzgerald replace a four-year starting quarterback with a former five-star recruit this season. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Fitzgerald plays it coy with the Wildcats' quarterback...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy as she celebrates after defeating against Sloane Stephens, of the United States, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, in the finals of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:45 am
Women to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NAOMI OSAKA Ranked: 1 Country: Japan Age: 21 2019 Match Record: 19-5 2019 Singles Titles: 1 Career Singles Titles: 3 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 — Australian Open (2019), U.S. Open (2018) Last 5 French Opens: 2018-Lost in 3rd Round,...
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FILE - In this June 10, 2018, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts while holding the trophy after defeating Austria's Dominic Thiem in the men's finals of the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. Nadal, a French Open champion yet again a week past his 32nd birthday seems to stay forever young. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
May 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
The Big 3 are still very much around. They're still leading the rankings, still collecting the biggest trophies. And they're still the dominant figures in men's tennis, responsible for the main story lines when the French Open starts Sunday. Roger Federer returns to Roland Garros for the first time...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 file photo, Kenya Olympics athletic team manager Michael Rotich attends the Milimani Court in Kenya where he is facing doping allegations. Michael Rotich has been banned for 10 years for corruption after he asked for $12,000 to give athletes advance notice to help them beat doping tests. The ban was announced by the IAAF ethics board on Wednesday May 22, 2019, following a three-year investigation. (AP Photo/File)
May 22, 2019 - 10:22 am
The Kenyan track team coach who was sent home from the 2016 Olympics was banned for 10 years Wednesday for seeking a bribe of $12,000 to help athletes beat doping tests. Michael Rotich was banned by the IAAF ethics board following a three-year investigation prompted by an undercover sting by...
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FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. On May 22, 2019, the Borgata announced it will spend $12 million on a new sports betting bar and lounge project. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 22, 2019 - 10:04 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. The casino tells The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. It will also open a bar and...
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May 22, 2019 - 9:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — NASCAR is buying International Speedway for $2 billion.
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