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Golf's French Open Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd July SportsFrench OpenGolf
In his French Open debut, Kevin Stadler shot a bogey-free 7-under 64 to lead by a stroke after the first round on Thursday. The American golfer, who won the Phoenix Open in February and shared eighth place at the Masters in April, made seven birdies on a punishing golf course that will host the Ryder Cup in 2018. "Not making bogey was something I didn't think possible in my practRead More »

Sports Minute: French Open, Stanley Cup, Etc.

By Jim McCoy Mon 2nd June SportsFrench OpenStanley Cup finals
PARIS (AP) - Men's defending champion and top-seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL') has reached the quarterfinals at the French Open for the fifth straight year. He will face David Ferrer (feh-REHR') after eliminating Dusan Lajovic (DOH'-sahn LY'-oh-vihtch) of Serbia 6-1, 6-2, 6-1. PARIS (AP) - The last Americans at the French Open are headed home.Read More »

Bolt, Sanchez To Present French Open Trophies

Six-time Olympic track champion Usain Bolt and eight-time Grand Slam champion Arantxa Sanchez Vicario will present the men's and women's winners' trophies at the French Open this weekend. The French Tennis Federation says Sanchez Vicario, who won the French Open three times, will be alongside FFT President Jean Gachassin at Roland Garros for the final on Saturday.Read More »

Wednesday Roundup From The French Open

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th June SportsFrench OpenTennis
Here's what's happening Wednesday at the French Open: AZARENKA ADVANCES Third-seeded Victoria Azarenka became the first woman representing Belarus to reach the semifinals of the French Open by defeating Maria Kirilenko of Russia 7-6 (3), 6-2 on Wednesday.Read More »

Tuesday Results From The French Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th June SportsDavid FerrerFrench OpenTennis
FERRER WINS There was no stunning comeback for Tommy Robredo as fourth-seeded David Ferrer beat him 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday at the French Open. Ferrer won the all-Spanish match to reach the semifinals without dropping a set. Robredo got to the quarterfinals by becoming the first man since Henri Cochet at Wimbledon in 1927 to win three straight Grand Slam matches from two sets down.Read More »

French Open: Haas Making History, Nadal Celebrates With Victory, Sharapova Advances

HAAS TRIUMPHS Tommy Haas' resurgence at age 35 reached a new peak Monday, when he became the oldest French Open men's quarterfinalist since 1971 by beating Mikhail Youzhny 6-1, 6-1, 6-3.Haas also became the oldest man to reach the quarters at any major event since Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open. Seeded No.Read More »

French Open: Djokovic Wins, Former Women's Champ Loses In Upset

MEN'S BRACKET Top-ranked Novak Djokovic eased into the third round of the French Open with a 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 win over Argentina's Guido Pella on Thursday. Djokovic has won every Grand Slam title except the French Open and has made this year's tournament his priority.Read More »

Midday Sports Headlines

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th May SportsFrench OpenJim BrownNHL
NHL COACH FIRED The New York Rangers are looking for a new coach after firing John Tortorella after four and a-half seasons.Read More »

Women's Player Advances, Men's Player Bows Out at French Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th May SportsBernard TomicFrench OpenSam Stosur
Sam Stosur, the 2010 French Open runner-up, waited 2 1/2 hours to play because of rain, then quickly won her opening match at Roland Garros. The Australian swept the first nine games and drubbed 42-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm 6-0, 6-2. The match was delayed at the start on a 55-degree afternoon, and when the rain finally stopped, Stosur was ready.Read More »

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