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Chan sisters power on at French Open

By Dave Carroll

Taiwanese sisters Chan Hao-ching and Chan Yung-jan cruised into the third round of the women’s doubles at the French Open yesterday, ousting British duo Jocelyn Rae and Anna Smith 6-3, 6-2 on Court 3 at Roland Garros. The third seeds, the second-most successful sister pairing inFULL STORY

Cavaliers down Raptors to reach the NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 33 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers booked their place in the NBA Finals with a 113-87 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Friday. James contributed six assists and 11 rebounds as the Cavs completed a 4-2 series victory to advance to the FinalsFULL STORY

Crusaders go top, Sunwolves get demolished

The Crusaders yesterday beat the Auckland Blues 26-21 to reclaim first place in Super Rugby ahead of the tournament’s four-week break for June Test matches. Flyhalf Richie Mo’unga kicked 16 points — four penalties and two conversions from as many attempts. The Chiefs returned to first placeFULL STORY

England’s Ali makes Sri Lanka pay in second Test

Moeen Ali yesterday moved to within 15 runs of what would be his second Test century as England amassed an impressive first-innings total by lunch on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Durham. The all-rounder was unbeaten on 85, with EnglandFULL STORY

Australian Daniel Ricciardo takes first F1 pole in Monaco

Australian Daniel Ricciardo yesterday seized the first pole position of his Formula One career at the Monaco Grand Prix, with world championship leader Nico Rosberg joining him on the front row for Mercedes. The pole, in a time of 1 minute, 13.622 seconds, was former championsFULL STORY

Tanaka leads the Yankees to victory

Japan’s Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven shutout innings and Alex Rodriguez homered for the first time since coming off the disabled list as the New York Yankees beat Tampa Bay 4-1 on Friday night. Tanaka (3-0) scattered two hits and struck out four to run his career-bestFULL STORY

Chaves moves closer to Giro win

Colombian Esteban Chaves moved close to his maiden grand tour title in the Giro d’Italia when he snatched the overall leader’s pink jersey off Steven Kruijswijk’s shoulders after the Dutchman crashed on the 19th stage won solo by Vincenzo Nibali on Friday. Orica-GreenEdge rider Chaves, fifthFULL STORY

Farah opens outdoor season in style

Britain’s double Olympic champion Mo Farah surged into the lead with 60 meters remaining to claim victory in the fastest 10,000 meters of the year at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League on Friday. Farah shook off a valiant challenge by Kenyan William Sitonik to win hisFULL STORY

Everest deaths lead to risky body recoveries

The mountain is speckled with corpses. Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, perhaps 200. Most of the bodies areFULL STORY

FIFA impose bans, fines for homophobic chants

FIFA on Friday handed out fines to the soccer associations of Chile, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Paraguay and Peru for homophobic chants by supporters during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. Chile were banned from playing at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago for two officialFULL STORY

Dejdamrong loses ONE title in first Thai MMA event

By Adrian Hardie

Japanese challenger Yoshitaka Naito choked out Thailand’s Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in the fourth round to hand the Thai his first mixed martial arts loss and seize his ONE Championship strawweight title in Bangkok on Friday night. Former Lumpinee Muay Thai champion Dejdamrong was headlining the firstFULL STORY

Rashford’s rise no surprise for Hodgson

England coach Roy Hodgson said Marcus Rashford’s dream debut for the national side came as no surprise after the Manchester United sensation staked his claim for a Euro 2016 place with a record-breaking strike in a 2-1 win over Australia. England manager Hodgson had said theFULL STORY

Molder in front as play suspended

Bryce Molder on Friday had a one-stroke lead with three holes to play in the second round at Colonial when play was suspended because of darkness. At nine-under, Molder was a stroke ahead of Webb Simpson and two in front of second-ranked Jordan Spieth and PatrikFULL STORY

Willett shoots 68 for share of lead on 10-under-par

Danny Willett on Friday made six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine at the BMW PGA Championship, setting up a four-under 68 that gave the US Masters champion a three-way share of the second-round lead. Australia’s Scott Hend eagled the last for aFULL STORY

Girls avoid injury in last tackle powder puff game

The girls of Jupiter High School on Friday night proved their point, at least for now — that they can play tackle American football as safely as boys and have as much fun. Three months after school administrators tried to kill the nation’s only tackle powderFULL STORY

Ariya grabs LPGA lead in bid for third consecutive victory

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn, seeking her third consecutive victory this month, fired a four-under 68 to seize a two-shot lead after the second round of the LPGA Volvik Championship on Friday. The 20-year-old from Bangkok, who opened with a 65 on Thursday, remained bogey free through 36FULL STORY

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