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Switzerland's Roger Federer clenches his fist after scoring a point  as he plays Bosnia and Herzegovina's Damir Dzumhur during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 29, 2015 in Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Federer: So Far, So Good

Friday, May 29, 2015

Paris — One of Roger Federer’s 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. The other was glued to a mobile phone. Shame, really, that they didn’t look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer’s strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat’s paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur. The 23-year-old, the first Bosnian man to play at a major tournament, idolizes the 17-time Grand Slam champion. He had to pinch himself as they warmed up in a chilly breeze for their third-round match …

Warriors Guard Has Concussion

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with a concussion and will not practice until he is symptom free. The Warriors announced the diagnosis Friday after Thompson went through neurological tests earlier in the day. The All-Star guard took a knee to the head from Houston’s Trevor Ariza …

Pats Coach Mum on Footballs

Friday, May 29, 2015

Foxborough, Mass. — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of the 10 questions he was asked about Tom Brady, backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and how the team was handling …

In Brief: Spieth in Contention After Rain Alters Nelson

Friday, May 29, 2015

Irving, Texas — Jordan Spieth wasn’t sure what par was at his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson and thinks it actually might have helped him through some frustrating early holes. There’s a reason the Masters champion was uncertain — overnight rain turned one of the signature par 4s at …

Truex Jr. Inching Closer to First Win

Friday, May 29, 2015

Dover, Del. — Martin Truex Jr. is keeping the car that has led more laps than any other in the series each of the last two races. He’d just like the No. 78 to lead the last one …

Commentary: Montreal Deserves Another Turn at the Plate

Friday, May 29, 2015

For many baseball fans, the lasting image of the Montreal Expos is a cash-strapped team that played before mostly empty seats in a sterile stadium known as the Big Owe. Steve Rogers prefers to remember the good times, …

Analysis: Little Change at FIFA

Friday, May 29, 2015

One by one, in alphabetical order by country, soccer executives representing FIFA member nations big and small paraded to the voting booths Friday to cast secret ballots in the scandal-scarred organization’s presidential election. With more than 200 countries involved, the tedious procession inside Zurich’s Hallenstadion fueled tension, intrigue …

Rangers Round Up Sox

Friday, May 29, 2015

Arlington, Texas — Josh Hamilton homered in his first two at-bats, his first homers since he belatedly began his major league season this week back with Texas, helping the Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Friday …

Lightning Jolt Rangers in Seventh Game

Friday, May 29, 2015

New York — The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 on Friday night to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in …

FIFA Facing the Nuclear Option: A Boycott of the World Cup

Friday, May 29, 2015

The fallout from the FIFA arrests has only just begun, with renewed calls from politicians and soccer officials for president Sepp Blatter to step down. That’s unlikely: Blatter is expected to win re-election to a fifth term in …

U.S.-Swiss Raids on FIFA Timed for Effect

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bern, Switzerland — For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport’s governing body, …

Vindication? Not Exactly

Friday, May 29, 2015

Oakland, Calif. — Wearing a black NBA Finals cap and white team T-shirt, Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob waved to a cheering crowd at Oracle Arena as confetti fell all around. Lacob, booed off the same floor …

And Now, We Wait

Friday, May 29, 2015

Golden State coach Steve Kerr was chatting with assistant Luke Walton a few minutes before what became the Warriors’ clinching victory in the Western Conference Finals, and a realization popped into his head. “You know what we do …