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Unseeded Krejcikova beats Gauff, into French Open semifinals

By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer PARIS (AP) — Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova reached her first Grand Slam semifinal by coming back from an early deficit and beating 17-year-old Coco Gauff 7-6 (6), 6-3 at the French Open on Wednesday. Gauff led 3-0 at the outset, then 5-3, and held a total ...

Donovan Mitchell scores 45, rallies Jazz past the Clippers

By JOHN COON Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell did not feel like his usual self for an entire half. The Utah Jazz guard struggled with a bout of nausea and light-headedness before halftime Tuesday night. He felt even worse after his individual performance on offense ...

LEADING OFF: Cole vs Donaldson gets sticky, Texas cuts Davis

By The Associated Press undefined A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ STICKY SITUATION Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has found himself in a sticky situation. Days after Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson off-handedly alleged that Cole had been using foreign substances to ...

Softball coaches: NCAA can do better with gender equality

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma softball coach Patty Gasso has had enough. Her Sooners are closing out another dynamic season by playing Florida State in the best-of-three Women's College World Series final this week. But lately, she's had more on her mind than ...

Officiating takes center stage midway through NHL playoffs

By STEPHEN WHYNO AP Hockey Writer Officiating has been on center stage midway through the NHL playoffs. Star forward Connor McDavid didn't draw a single penalty when Edmonton got swept in the first round. Tampa Bay dominated a second-round series against Carolina thanks to a potent power ...

End of recruiting pause has football programs catching up

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Minnesota's P.J. Fleck spoke for many coaches nationwide last December when he noted he still hadn't shaken the hands of about half the prospects who were about to sign with his program. Those days finally are coming to an end. The NCAA has lifted the ...

Japan’s vaccine push ahead of Olympics looks to be too late

By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — It may be too little, too late. That's the realization sinking in as Japan scrambles to catch up on a frustratingly slow vaccination drive less than two months before the Summer Olympics, delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, ...

Red-hot Rays keep Yankees reeling with 3-1 victory

By The Associated Press undefined NEW YORK (AP) — Rich Hill finished May with the lowest monthly ERA in 75 years of a pitcher in his 40s, and the Tampa Bay Rays won for the 16th time in 17 games by keeping up their domination of the reeling Yankees with a 3-1 victory Monday. Hill (4-2), a ...

Mitchell scores 30, Jazz beat Memphis 120-113 to go up 3-1

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Sports Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Utah Jazz have put themselves in position to help erase a very bad memory from last year's Florida bubble. Donovan Mitchell scored 30 points, and the top-seeded Jazz grabbed a 3-1 lead Monday night by holding off the Memphis ...

Le grand retour: Federer wins return to Paris, Slam action

By JOHN LEICESTER and SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writers PARIS (AP) — They feted Roger Federer with as loud as applause gets from a crowd capped at 1,000 people in Court Philippe Chatrier — when he walked out with a wave, when he hit one of his 48 winners, even when he attempted a ...