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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving Out for Finals

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images OAKLAND, Calif.—Kyrie Irving left the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room on crutches after their Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals on Thursday. He lingered inside with his family and friends, hiding his eyes behind sunglasses,...Show More Summary

First Djokovic Loses Momentum, Then He Loses the Sun

Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray's semifinal match was suspended in the fourth set due to weather, with Djokovic leading 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 3-3.

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: June 5

Friday's best options for daily fantasy using a combination of metrics

FIFA Admits to Paying Ireland $5 Million Over Henry Handball

FIFA, soccer’s world governing body, admitted on Thursday to paying Ireland $5 million in compensation for missing out on the 2010 World Cup after the game’s referee failed to call a handball by France’s Thierry Henry.

A Swiss Star Makes the French Final (No, Not That Swiss Star)

Stan Wawrinka beat France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday’s first semifinal at the French Open

Miguel Cotto Brings the Brawl to Brooklyn

On Saturday, Miguel Cotto, one of boxing's last great knockout artists, will take on Australian Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center.

Djokovic Can Finish His Coronation as Tennis’s King

With two more victories, the world No. 1 will win the French Open and complete the career Grand Slam--the last thing that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have on him.

FIFA Admits to Paying Ireland $5 Million Over Henry Handball

In the midst of an escalating financial scandal, FIFA admitted Thursday to giving Ireland $5 million in compensation for missing a place at the 2010 World Cup after Thierry Henry's handball set up France's winning goal.

Astros Plan to Ditch Hill in Center Field

The Astros plan to remove Tal’s Hill from center field as a part of a $15 million renovation for 2016 on Minute Maid Park.

NCAA Charges UNC With Lack of Institutional Control in Scandal

The NCAA has levied its most serious charge against North Carolina in response to the alleged academic fraud that persisted for years in courses frequented by athletes, according to documents released Thursday.

Battling an Illness, Serena Williams Nabs a Spot in French Open Final

Serena Williams reacts during the French Open semifinal. Reuters PARIS—At the French Open this year, any comeback seems possible for Serena Williams. Williams earned a spot in Saturday’s final with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 victory over Timea Bacsinszky on Thursday. Show More Summary

Where the Triple Crown Was Lost

Before American Pharoah takes his shot, a look at how the Belmont crushed the hopes of 13 others who had won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

This Time, Serena Dominates

Serena Williams finally remembered how to win easily. After dropping the first set in her last three matches, Williams crushed Sara Errani 6-1, 6-3 at the French Open on Wednesday to reach the semifinals.

Sepp Blatter Exit Hits Qatar Stocks and Could Hurt Economic Change

The tiny but very wealthy Gulf State of Qatar, which has faced persistent questions over its successful bid to host the tournament, has just lost one of its biggest supporters after FIFA President Sepp Blatter resigned his post on Tuesday.

Goodell Won’t Recuse Himself From Brady’s ‘Deflategate’ Appeal

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell rejected a request to recuse himself from hearing Tom Brady’s "Deflategate" appeal.

Falling Debris Injures Fans at Roland Garros

Three spectators were slightly injured by the falling piece of metal paneling that detached in strong winds

FIFA Scandal: Warner Lashes Out, Cites the Onion

In one of the stranger moments of soccer's strangest week, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner argued that he had been the victim of a U.S.-led conspiracy.

Serena Williams Escapes Upset Bid by Sloane Stephens

Serena Williams escaped another upset at the French Open on Monday when she beat fellow American Sloane Stephens 1-6, 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals.

Will the King of Clay Finally Be Deposed?

For the last decade, Rafael Nadal has nine times as many titles as he has losses. But the Spaniard’s game has lagged this spring, and the widow is open for someone to usurp his crown.

Sharapova Is Shown the Door in Paris

Last year’s French Open women’s champion will not be this year’s: Maria Sharapova, the No. 2 seed, lost 7-6(3), 6-4 in the fourth round on Monday to 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova.

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