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Nadal Shocked at French Open

Posted: May 31, 2009 10:31 PM ; Updated: May 31, 2009 10:43 PM

PARIS (AP) -- For 31 matches, Rafael Nadal ruled the red clay of Roland Garros, boasting an unbeaten record and an unbreakable will.

For 31 matches, this was his surface, his tournament, his time.

For 31 matches, dating to his debut on May 23, 2005, Nadal never truly was challenged, much less defeated, at the French Open, allowing him to win four consecutive titles and close in on becoming the first player in history with five in a row.

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Jimmie Johnson Edges Tony Stewart

Posted: May 31, 2009 10:29 PM ; Updated: May 31, 2009 10:43 PM

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Jimmie Johnson nosed past Tony Stewart with two laps left in a thrilling battle to the finish and won the Sprint Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway.

Johnson pushed Stewart over the final few laps Sunday on the concrete and finally caught him with an outside pass. Johnson won his second race of the season and got his fourth career Cup victory at Dover.

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All-Star Nelson to Return for Finals?

Posted: May 31, 2009 10:27 PM ; Updated: May 31, 2009 10:43 PM

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Orlando is evaluating All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson for a possible return to the Magic lineup for the NBA finals that begin Thursday night in Los Angeles.

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Red Wings Take Game 1 of Finals

Posted: May 31, 2009 11:17 AM ; Updated: May 31, 2009 11:35 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings gave Marc-Andre Fleury flashbacks. And, they weren't good. Johan Franzen scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Chris Osgood made 31 saves, helping the defending champions beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 Saturday night in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals.

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Texas, BC Play 25-Inning Game!

Posted: May 31, 2009 11:15 AM ; Updated: May 31, 2009 11:21 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Travis Tucker hit an RBI single with one out in the top of the 25th inning, leading Texas to a 3-2 victory over Boston College on Saturday night in the longest game in NCAA history.

The game eclipsed the previous record of 23 innings, set in 1971 when Louisiana-Lafayette defeated McNeese State 6-5. The game began at 7:02 p.m. EDT Saturday and concluded 7 hours, 3 minutes later at 2:05 a.m. Sunday.

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Lakers Finish Off Nuggets with Ease

Posted: May 30, 2009 1:05 AM ; Updated: May 30, 2009 1:45 AM

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DENVER (AP) -- One-half of the Kobe-LeBron dream matchup is set.

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