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Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(PARIS) -- History was made on the very first day of play at the Clay courts of Roland Garros in the French Open, but top-seeded Angelique Kerber would rather not be a part of it.

Kerber lost in straight sets to Ekatarina Makarova in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) in the very first round. Kerber gave credit to Makarova, while also admitting clay courts are not her strongest to play on.

When asked if her sturggles were more physical or mental, Kerber said both were reason for the loss. Kerber became the first top-seeded woman to lose her opening round match at the French Open in the professional era. 

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- A scary scene for Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon. On Lap 53 Dixon went airborne after contact with Jay Howard. Dixon's car ended up flipping, hitting the inside fence and retaining wall in Turn 2, destroying the vehicle.


Crazy that after this crash, Scott Dixon only walked away in a boot and some ankle pain (H/T @NickBromberg)

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 28, 2017


Miraculously, both Dixon and Howard walked away from the crash and were released from the infield care center.

"I'm a little beaten up there, it was a bit of a rough ride," said Dixon, the 2008 Indy 500 winner. "... I think when you make those decisions, which way to go with the car, you're hoping Jay there is going to stay up against the wall."

Dixon also said he felt bad for his team that this was the way the race ended after all the hard work they put in.

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Japan's Takuma Sato has won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.

Driving for Andretti Autosport, Sato, 40, held off three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves of Brazil by 0.2011 of a second, with Ed Jones coming in third.

The win marked the ex-Formula One driver's second victory in IndyCar racing-- five years after he crashed on the final lap of the race trying to defeat Scotland's Dario Franchitti.

After celebrating the win by dumping a bottle of 2 percent milk on his head, Sato said it was a "fantastic race."

"It's beautiful, you know...I grabbed something I left over in 2012 and thanks everyone I can't thank you enough for everyone's support."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

L.A. Angels 5, Miami 2

N.Y. Yankees 3, Oakland 2
Toronto 3, Texas 1
Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 3
Chicago White Sox 3, Detroit 0
Boston 6, Seattle 0
Kansas City 5, Cleveland 2
Houston 5, Baltimore 2
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, postponed

Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 3
Washington 3, San Diego 0
Milwaukee 6, Arizona 1
Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Mets 4
L.A. Dodgers 5, Chicago Cubs 0
St. Louis 3, Colorado 0
San Francisco 6, Atlanta 3

Atlanta 75, L.A. Sparks 73
Phoenix 107, Dallas 65

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Hunter Martin/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning died overnight at the age of 85, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Saturday.

Over a 17-year career, Bunning pitched for the Detroit Tigers, Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1955 to 1971. He was one of only 18 Major League Baseball pitchers to throw a perfect game in recent times. In 1996, the nine-time All-Star was chosen for the Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee.

He was the second pitcher to record 100 wins and 1,000 strikeouts in the American and National leagues.

We mourn the passing of Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher and former U.S. Senator. He was 85.

— MLB (@MLB) May 27, 2017

After his baseball career, Bunning turned to politics. He became the only member of the Baseball Hall of Fame to serve in Congress.

The Kentucky Republican retired from the Senate after two terms, but he served 12 years in the House. He did not seek re-election in 2010.

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Amana Images/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- One New York City police officer may want to trade in his uniform for a basketball jersey.

Officer Garthlette James was on duty Friday in the NYPD's 50th precinct, which covers several neighborhoods in the Bronx, when he stopped in front of a basketball court, a now-viral video shows.

He then asks for a ball to attempt a seemingly impossible shot from outside the basketball court.

"We're going to make it. Trust," he says in the video to naysayers.

After three dribbles, the 29-year-old officer fires off the shot from the sidewalk -- and it goes in.

Cheers erupt from the court, the video depicts.

The officer, who has been with the department more than five years, celebrated with a huge grin.

See the shot in the video below.

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 iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

Miami 8, L.A. Angels, 5

Oakland 4, N.Y. Yankees 1
Toronto 7, Texas 6
Kansas City 6, Cleveland 4
Boston 3, Seattle 0
Tampa Bay 5, Minnesota 2
Houston 2, Baltimore 0
Detroit at Chicago White Sox, postponed

Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 2
Washington 5, San Diego 1
N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 1
Arizona 4, Milwaukee 2, 10 Innings
Colorado 10, St. Louis 0
L.A. Dodgers 4, Chicago Cubs 0
Atlanta 2, San Francisco 0

Minnesota 82, Connecticut 68
Washington 88, Chicago 79
Seattle 87, N.Y. Liberty 81

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The NBA and NHL finals were set Thursday night after the defending champions from both leagues advanced to the championship round.

The Cleveland Cavaliers continued to dominate the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, beating them 135-102 to take the series in five games.

Cavs forward LeBron James led the team with 35 points, surpassing Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time leading scorer in the playoffs.

"For my name to come up in a discussion with the greatest basketball player of all-time is like, wow," James told reporters after the game. "I did pretty much everything that MJ did when I was a kid. I didn't go bald like Mike but I'm getting there."

Cleveland will now face off against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. The Cavs will look to defend their title starting June 1 in Oakland, California.

In the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins bested the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Thursday night in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to take the series.

The Penguins will now try to become back-to-back champions when they go up against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals. Game 1 is set for May 29 in Pittsburgh.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:

Seattle 4, Washington 2
Cincinnati at Cleveland, postponed

Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 0
Boston 6, Texas 2
Houston 7, Detroit 6
Kansas City at N.Y. Yankees, postponed

Pittsburgh 9, Atlanta 4
Philadelphia 2, Colorado 1, 11 Innings
Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco 1
San Diego 4, N.Y. Mets 3
Arizona 4, Milwaukee 0
L.A. Dodgers 7, St. Louis 3

Cleveland 135, Boston 102

2OT/Pittsburgh 3, Ottawa 2

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Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- Wide receiver Victor Cruz signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears on Thursday, officially ending his tenure with the New York Giants.

"I'm excited," Cruz said on ESPN Radio's Waddle and Silvy. "I'm excited to come and have a fresh start and a new home and a new place."

Cruz called his Giants career "amazing," but said that he thinks he still has "a lot left in the tank."

He also said that his decision to join the Bears was based in part on his ability to have an impact on the team. "I just wanted to hear that I can have an opportunity to play," the 30-year-old said. "To come and be a direct impact to a football team. And Chicago showed me a lot of love."

The Bears lost receiver Alshon Jeffrey this offseason via free agency. Cruz will compete with injury-plagued 2015 draft pick Kevin White and undrafted breakout Cam Meredith.

"I looked at that receiver room and I saw a lot of young guys and a lot of talent in there as well," Cruz said. "A lot of guys that can benefit from just having someone like me in the room, to pick my brain and for me to tell them how I think we can get better."

Cruz was undrafted out of the University of Massachusetts in 2010. He caught 303 passes for 4,549 yards and 25 touchdowns with the Giants. But he missed much of the last three seasons due to knee injuries and the breakout of Sterling Shepard.





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