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Venus And Serena Williams Eliminated From Women’s Doubles At French Open

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are out of the French Open women’s doubles tournament.The third-seeded pairing of Andreja Klepac and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez beat the Americans 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-0 Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals. The Williams sisters last competed at a major tournament together at Wimbledon in 2016. They won their 14th Grand Slam title in doubles at the All England Club. Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova in the fourth round of the women’s singles tournament Monday. Venus Williams lost in the first round. ...Read more

Golden State Warriors Beat Cleveland Cavaliers In Game 1 Of NBA Finals

The Golden State Warriors were victorious over the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 124-114 win in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals. Golden State pulled off the victory despite LeBron James racking up 51 points — his most ever in a playoff game — on Thursday at Oracle Arena in Oakland.  Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 29 points and Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the game. Game 2 of the NBA Finals is on Sunday at 8 p.m. at Oracle Arena in Oakland. ...Read more

Serena Williams Rallies To Reach Third Round Of French Open

Serena Williams beat to No. 17 seed Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. She won 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to move on to the third round. Williams dropped the first set to Barty 6–3, but didn’t go down after that loss and mounted a comeback in the second set. She got the momentum early, taking a four games to one lead before winning the set 6–3. The 36-year-old unseeded Williams then took a 3–1 lead in the deciding final set before winning 6–4. Williams is seeking her 24th Grand Slam title. She’ll next face Julia Goerges or Alison Van Uytvanck in the third round.  ...Read more

President Trump To Impose Steel, Aluminum Tariffs On EU, Canada, Mexico

The Trump administration said Thursday it will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Europe, Mexico and Canada after failing to win concessions from the American allies. Europe and Mexico pledged to retaliate quickly, and financial markets fell amid fears of a trade war. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs would be 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, and go into effect on Friday, as the administration followed through on the penalties after earlier granting exemptions to buy time for negotiations. President Donald Trump had announced the tariffs in March, citing national security concerns. The European Commission’s president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Trump’s decision amounted to trade protectionism and that Europe would respond with countermeasures. “This is protectionism, pure and simple,” Juncker said. ...Read more

Woman Charged For Tennessee Deputy Slaying; Manhunt On For 2nd Suspect

Tennessee authorities charged a woman with murder in connection with the slaying of Dickson County Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker as police searched Thursday for a second suspect. Erika Castro-Miles, 38, faces one count of first-degree murder for the Wednesday shooting. An affidavit said she told police she watched as Steven Wiggins shot and killed Baker.  Police launched a manhunt for Wiggins, 31, in connection with the shooting after Baker’s body was found in his vehicle. Castro-Miles allegedly fled the scene after the shooting and police found her hiding underneath a house nearby. Police believe Wiggins to be armed and dangerous. He had multiple active warrants before the shooting, including for aggravated assault and theft. ...Read more

Kim Kardashian Meets President Trump To Discuss Prison Reform

Kim Kardashian headed to Washington DC to discuss prison reform with officials, including senior adviser Jared Kushner and President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Kim arrived at the White House with attorney Shawn Chapman Holley. It wasn’t originally clear if Kardashian would meet with the President, however, Trump tweeted out a photo of them in the Oval Office, writing, “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.” Kim’s visit was expected to include a conversation about the possibility of a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother who has been in prison for over 20 years on a nonviolent drug-related offense. Kim has been advocating for Alice’s clemency since late last year. Earlier in the day, Kim tweeted a message to Alice, saying, “Happy Birthday Alice Marie Johnson. Today is for you.” ...Read more

Samantha Bee Apologizes For Ivanka Trump Comments After Widespread Backlash

Samantha Bee has apologized for calling Ivanka Trump a “feckless cunt” on her TBS show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” on Wednesday night. In a statement, Bee said: “I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.”  The apology comes after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders singled Bee out for criticism and called the host’s language “vile and vicious.” “The collective silence by the left and its media allies is appalling,” Sanders said. TBS also apologized: “Samantha Bee has taken the right action in apologizing for the vile and inappropriate language she used about Ivanka Trump last night. Those words should not have been aired. It was our mistake too, and we regret it.” TBS initially had the clip of Bee’s segment available online and has since taken it down. ...Read more

Washington Capitals Beat Golden Knights 3-2 In Game 2 Of Stanley Cup Final

The Washington Capitals evened the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, with some help from Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby. Holtby made 37 saves, Ovechkin scored a power-play goal and Lars Eller added a goal and two assists in the Capitals’ 3-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 2. The Capitals hung on through a scoreless third period for their first Stanley Cup Final victory in franchise history.  The Caps are just 4-5 at home in the postseason, but they’ll be riding a wave of momentum since taking away home-ice advantage in their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. Game 3 is Saturday night in Washington. ...Read more

Harvey Weinstein Indicted In New York Rape Case

Harvey Weinstein was indicted Wednesday on rape and criminal sex act charges, the first criminal case to arise from a slate of sexual misconduct allegations against the former movie mogul. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said the indictment brings Weinstein “another step closer to accountability.” The announcement came hours after Weinstein’s lawyers said he’d decline to testify before the grand jury because there wasn’t enough time to prepare him and “political pressure” made an indictment unavoidable.  Weinstein was charged Friday with rape and criminal sex act charges involving two women in New York. Dozens more women have accused him of sexual misconduct ranging from harassment to assault in various locales. ...Read more

Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Ruled Out For Game 1 Against Cleveland

Warriors forward Andre Iguodala has been ruled out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against Cleveland. Iguodala is suffering with a left lateral leg contusion/bone bruise. After missing the last four games of the Western Conference finals, Iguodala, 34, was evaluated by Golden State’s medical staff on Tuesday. The Warriors announced that he “is making progress; however, the pain that accompanies the bone bruise persists, as does inflammation of the nerve surrounding his left knee.” Iguodala’s absence is a blow to the Warriors, who is working at their third NBA title in four years.  ...Read more