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Serena Survives Scare at French

Posted: May 26, 2009 1:53 PM ; Updated: May 26, 2009 1:56 PM

PARIS (AP) -- Serena Williams struggled to close her match at a windy French Open on Tuesday, wasting eight match points before finally beating Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.

The second-seeded Williams was broken twice during the second set, including when she was serving for the match at 5-4. At 5-3 with Zakopalova serving, she had five match points but couldn't end it.

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Reutimann Gets First Sprint Cup Win

Posted: May 25, 2009 10:48 PM ; Updated: May 26, 2009 12:48 AM

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- David Reutimann stared at the gray sky and silently prayed for one more heavy rain.

A gamble had put the journeyman driver in position for his first Sprint Cup Series victory, and so long as the clouds lingered over Lowe's Motor Speedway, it would come in the crown jewel Coca-Cola 600.

Reutimann didn't like his chances.

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Syracuse Rallies for Lacrosse Title

Posted: May 25, 2009 10:43 PM ; Updated: May 26, 2009 10:36 AM

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Cody Jamieson scored his second goal of the game just 80 seconds into overtime as Syracuse rallied from a three-goal deficit in the final 3:37 of regulation to beat Cornell 10-9 on Monday and win its second straight NCAA lacrosse championship.

The Big Red took a 9-6 lead with 5:31 left in the fourth before the Orange came back to win their unprecedented 11th college lacrosse title.

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Padres Make it 10 Straight Wins

Posted: May 25, 2009 10:43 PM ; Updated: May 26, 2009 12:48 AM

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PHOENIX(AP) -- The San Diego Padres were down by six runs with two innings to play. Their manager had been tossed. So had their starting catcher.

Those old road woes seemed to be back.

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Magic Hold Court, Lead Cavs 2-1

Posted: May 24, 2009 11:44 PM ; Updated: May 25, 2009 12:46 AM

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- LeBron James had no shot.

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Castroneves Wins Indy 500

Posted: May 24, 2009 11:20 PM ; Updated: May 25, 2009 12:46 AM

INDIANAPOLIS -- Five weeks ago, Helio Castroneves stared into the abyss, wondering if he would spend Memorial Day in a federal prison as his fate was in the hands of a 12-member jury as they deliberated his fate in a tax evasion trial.

After gaining his acquittal on April 17, Castroneves had gone from the abyss to the pinnacle of his racing career, winning Sunday's 93rd Indianapolis 500.

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