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TORONTO (AP) — There’s good news and bad news as the Golden State Warriors prepare for Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Coach Steve Kerr is hinting that the team may be without star Kevin Durant for more than just one game with his strained calf muscle. Kerr says that "it's a long shot" that Durant will be able to practice with the team in Toronto before Game 2. On the plus side, Kerr says center DeMarcus Cousins is available for Game 1 tonight after recovering from an injury earlier in the playoffs.

UNDATED (AP) _ Dakota Hudson tossed six effective innings, Jedd Gyorko hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Thursday. Marcell Ozuna, Matt Wieters and Matt Carpenter also went deep for the Cardinals. In Miami, Brandon Crawford hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning, and the San Francisco Giants broke a seven-game losing streak by rallying past the Miami Marlins 3-1. The AL game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees has been postponed ahead of an impending storm.

PARIS (AP) _ Defending champion Simona Halep looked headed for a relatively straightforward, straight-set victory in the French Open's second round — until everything started to fall apart for her. Then she pulled it all back together to beat 87th-ranked Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 5-7, 6-3. Naomi Osaka survived another fraught match at the French Open to cling onto her quest for a third consecutive Grand Slam title. She beat former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3.

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ryan Moore opened with five birdies in seven holes and never missed a fairway after the first one, posting a 7-under 65 for his best start in his 14th appearance at Muirfield Village. He was one shot ahead of Jordan Spieth, who chipped in for birdie, for par and holed a 35-foot eagle putt. Time was on Tiger Woods’ mind as his group was put on the clock for being out of position. Woods made a pair of late birdies to salvage a 70.

UNDATED (AP) _ Quarterback Nick Foles has rejoined the Jacksonville Jaguars for organized team activities following his wife's miscarriage. Foles arrived at the practice facility Thursday morning and took part in the team's two-hour practice. He threw his first two interceptions of OTAs, both during red-zone drills. Foles' wife, Tori, announced Wednesday on Instagram that she had a miscarriage and said getting over the "traumatic loss" will take time.

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