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SPURS WIN NBA FINALS OPENER AS JAMES LIMPS OUT
San Antonio beat Miami in the opening game of the NBA Finals as broken air conditioning and consequent sweltering temperatures cause LeBron James to exit early with cramps.
FIFA SAYS “NOT AFRAID” OF MYRIAD POTENTIAL PROBLEMS AT IMMINENT WORLD CUP
FIFA says it is “not afraid” of the myriad potential problems from unfinished stadiums, public transport strikes and other issues ahead of next week’s start of the World Cup.
SHARAPOVA TO FACE HALEP IN FRENCH OPEN FINAL
Maria Sharapova wins through to the French Open final, where she will face Simona Halep of Romania in her first grand-slam decider.
BRAZIL COACH PREDICTS WORLD CUP FINAL VS. ARGENTINA
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari predicts Argentina as the most likely opponent if the hosts go all the way to the World Cup final.
RED-HOT BLUE JAYS COMPLETE SWEEP OF TIGERS
Toronto emerges as the unlikely power team in the American League with a sweep of Detroit.
–KINGS BEAT RANGERS IN OVERTIME OF STANLEY CUP OPENER
The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime to take the opening game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup finals series.
–STERLING AGREES TO CLIPPERS SALE
Donald Sterling has agreed to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer for $2 billion and resolve his differences with the NBA, resolving the saga prompted by his racially-charged remarks caught on an audio recording.
MURRAY BEATS MONFILS TO SET UP FRENCH OPEN SEMI AGAINST NADAL
Andy Murray won a see-sawing five setter over Gael Monfils to set up a French Open semifinal against clay-court king Rafael Nadal, who beat David Ferrer in four.
–ENGLAND LOSES OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN TO INJURY IN DRAW VS. ECUADOR
England’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will undergo knee scans after being hurt in a 2-2 draw against Ecuardor in a pre-World Cup warm-up game.
WORLD CUP PREMIUM TICKETS SELL OUT
The remaining few tickets for the key World Cup matches have sold out, disappointing hundreds of fans who waited in line across Brazil.