Motor racing: Patrick ends career with a bang and moves on

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Danica Patrick’s racing career ended with a bang on Sunday but not the fairytale finish she had hoped, crashing out of the Indianapolis 500. May 27, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick (13) crashes during the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Tom Figura/Indy Star via USA TODAY SportsBefore leaving the Brickyard that had been the stage for many of her career highlights, Patrick fulfilled one final obligation sucking up her disappointment for a meeting with the media…

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Golf: Rose triumphs at Colonial for ninth PGA Tour win

(Reuters) – Justin Rose used a blistering start to cruise to his second win of the PGA Tour season with a three-shot victory at the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas on Sunday. The Englishman, who began the day with a four-stroke lead, fired six front-nine birdies en route to a six-under-par 64 at Colonial Country Club that left him one shot off the tournament record score of 21-under 259 set by Zach Johnson in 2010. With the victory, Rose tied Nick Faldo for the most PGA Tour wins by an…

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Motor racing: Cool Power wins sizzling Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Australia’s Will Power filled the one hole in his resume by winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday while Danica Patrick’s ground-breaking career and Helio Castroneves’s shot at Brickyard history both came to a crashing end. May 27, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Will Power celebrates with crew after winning the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAn IndyCar series champion and four times runner-up, Power delivered a cool, calculated drive on a sizzling hot day…

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Falcons' wide receiver Jones insists no bad blood with team

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones insists there is no tension between himself and the organization. Dec 24, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) makes a catch while defended by New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Jones has skipped Atlanta’s voluntary organized team activities but said there are no issues that have led to his absence. He also stated that his contract isn’t a problem. Jones has two seasons…

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Motor racing: Australian Power wins 102nd running of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Australia’s Will Power filled the one hole in his resume by winning the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday while Danica Patrick’s ground-breaking career and Helio Castroneves’s shot at Brickyard history both came to a crashing end. May 27, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Will Power celebrates with crew after winning the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAn IndyCar series champion and four times runner-up, Power delivered a cool, calculated drive on a sizzling hot day…

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Flustered Champion Ostapenko falls at first French Open hurdle

PARIS (Reuters) – A flustered Jelena Ostapenko became only the sixth female Grand Slam champion to fall at the first hurdle of her title defense on Sunday when she lost to Kateryna Kozlova at the French Open. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2018 Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko reacts after losing her first round match against Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova REUTERS/Pascal RossignolNever at ease on the Roland Garros main show court, the world number five slumped to a 7-5 6-3 defeat to a Ukrainian opponent who…

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Tennis: Nishikori feeling great and has hopes for Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori knows what he needs to go deep in the French Open — but it may be easier said than done. Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2018 Japan’s Kei Nishikori in action during his first round match against France’s Maxime Janvier REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes“You’ve got to be really focused… and also you’ve got to relax at the same time, you know?” he smiled after beating French wildcard Maxime Janvier 7-6(0) 6-4 6-3 on Sunday. Providing he can master the…

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Patriots quarterback Brady plays catch with Monaco pole-winner Ricciardo

Tom Brady has been absent from voluntary OTAs with the New England Patriots this offseason, but the quarterback isn’t struggling to find willing receivers. Even in Monaco. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S., May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo MunozOn Saturday, Red Bull Racing released a video of Brady, standing aboard a packed mega-yacht, throwing a pass to Monaco Grand Prix…

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Motor racing: Patrick's career comes to crashing end at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – Danica Patrick’s racing career came to a crashing end on Sunday when her car slammed nose first into a wall before the midway point of Indianapolis 500. May 27, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick puts on her helmet prior to the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsPatrick, the only woman to win an IndyCar race and start from pole at the Daytona 500, lost control on lap 68 of the 200-lap race,…

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Cavaliers to start Green in Game 7 with Kevin Love out

With Cleveland forward Kevin Love ruled out of Sunday’s Game 7 against the Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers will start Jeff Green in his place, coach Tyronn Lue announced Sunday morning. May 25, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots the ball against Cleveland Cavaliers center Kevin Love (0) during the first quarter in game six of the Eastern conference finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsLove has been placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol, but traveled with…

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