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No Durant...No French Open...No jail time



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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant will be a spectator again for Game 3 of the NBA Finals tonight in Oakland between his Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors. The Warriors' era in Oakland is ending. Only two or three games remain, including tonight’s contest. The Warriors move across the bay from Oakland to San Francisco next season and start playing their games at the glistening new Chase Center, a building that will open in about three months.

PARIS (AP) _ Today’s French Open Tennis quarter finals have been washed out by rain. Tournament director Guy Forget says it is possible that the women's singles final at the French Open could be delayed a day because of the rain that has jumbled the schedule. The last two women's quarterfinals have been moved to Thursday along with the last two men’s quarter finals. Forget says the forecast calls for more rain Friday.

UNDATED (AP) _ A judge says a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California won’t be going to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a manager. Tony Bland dropped his head in relief Wednesday when he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years’ probation. Bland was the first of four assistant basketball coaches who pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy to learn his fate. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos will sentence two others later this week.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances faced hitters for the first time in almost three months, throwing 20 pitches to minor leaguers in a simulated game Wednesday. Betances has not pitched in a game since March 17, his fourth and final spring training appearance, because of a right shoulder impingement. He says he feels good.

UNDATED (AP) _ The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former UCF running back Taj McGowan a day after fifth-round draft pick Ryquell Armstead limped off the practice field. The Jags waived rookie defensive lineman Khairi Clark on Wednesday to make room for McGowan, who ran for 1,145 yards and 19 touchdowns in four years with the Knights. Also, the Cleveland Browns released left tackle Desmond Harrison, who started eight games as a rookie last season. Harrison was let go after coach Freddie Kitchens said the 25-year-old "missed a flight or something" and wasn't at mandatory minicamp.

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