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Angelique Kerber first French Open top seed to lose in first round

A French Open already missing Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova is now without No. 1-ranked Angelique Kerber, too, lending even more of a feeling that the women's championship is anyone's to win. Ke
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Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for NBA Finals

Las Vegas is betting against them and the bookies are hardly alone. Let's be honest, not many are giving the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a chance in the NBA Finals. They may be defending champions and
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Orlando Pride coach Tom Sermanni says team must eliminate costly mistakes

The Orlando Pride were confident they were going to earn their first road win of the season at Sky Blue FC Saturday. Instead, Orlando ended up with a 2-1 loss. It was the club’s third road defeat of t
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Sheets of food transform into 3-D shapes when dunked in water

Researchers have concocted something akin to edible origami, in the form of flat sheets of gelatin and starch that, when submerged in water, instantly sprout into three-dimensional structures, includi
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Targeted conservation could protect more of Earth's biodiversity

Major gains in global biodiversity can be achieved if an additional 5 percent of land is set aside to protect key species, say experts. Scientists report such an effort could triple the protected rang
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Modeling invasive activity: Zebra mussels' infiltration of North American rivers

The invasion of nonnative species has widespread and detrimental effects on local and global ecosystems. These intruders often spread and multiply prolifically, displace native species, alter the inte
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MLB: Indians send struggling starter Danny Salazar to bullpen

Cleveland Indians right-hander Danny Salazar, an All-Star last season, has been sent to the bullpen. Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 earned-run average in 10 starts. He has struck out 73 in 52 1/3 inni
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How Glenn Danzig got thousands of people to trek to the Orange County wilderness

“Moderate” is not the first word anyone would use to describe Glenn Danzig. As frontman of the long-running hard-rock band that bears his last name, the 61-year-old singer toggles between a tender
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Takuma Sato becomes first Japanese driver to win the Indianapolis 500

The century of racing in the Indianapolis 500 is filled with drivers who found disappointment, their dreams of winning the iconic race abruptly shattered by crashes, engine failures, botched pit s
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The draw of Yuja Wang and Bartók brings surprising consequences

Gustavo Dudamel begins a two-week cycle of Bartók piano concertos with Yuja Wang that also includes Janácek (the spectacular "Glagolitic Mass") and Stravinsky (the rarely heard "Requiem Canticles"
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More than 150 firefighters battle growing brush fire in Brentwood

More than 158 firefighters are battling a 30-acre brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response. The fire, which triggered the evacuation of five homes, was re
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Closure lifted after sharks again drive surfers and swimmers from water off San Clemente

San Clemente lifeguards lifted a closure Sunday afternoon after ordering Memorial Day weekend beachgoers out of the water in the morning when four sharks were spotted near the shore. An area one m
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Trump returns to an increasingly troubled White House and criticism from allies

Whatever respite President Trump may have received from his nine-day overseas trip came to an abrupt end Sunday as administration allies sought to beat back allegations about his son-in-law, Jared
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More than 100 firefighters battle growing brush fire in Brentwood

More than 100 firefighters are battling a growing brush fire in Brentwood in what authorities are calling a major emergency response. The brush fire was reported at 12:46 p.m. near a house at 2969
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Golf roundup: Kevin Kisner holds off hard-charging Jordan Spieth to win Colonial

Kevin Kisner birdied the first three holes on the back nine to take the lead and held on to win at Colonial despite a Sunday charge by defending champion Jordan Spieth. Kisner shot a four-under 6
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