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usatoday.com — Robin Soderling of Sweden celebrates during the 2009 French Open at Roland Garros in Paris. (June 2, 2009) (Photo: Matthew Stockman, Getty Images) Rafael Nadal has tasted defeat only once in 53 matches on his beloved red clay at Roland Garros.
usatoday.com — The Dodgers are 17-25 despite a high payroll under Don Mattingly. (Photo: Dale Zanine, USA TODAY Sports) Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is absolutely right, but, oh, so completely wrong. He talked Wednesday like a man knowing he's going to get fired in the next 24 hours.
usatoday.com — New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) has a shoulder injury, but won't require surgery. (Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Carmelo Anthony has a small tear in a left shoulder muscle, according to a person familiar with the injury.
usatoday.com — Sergio Garcia's remark shows how racist language has a terrible power to stir visceral emotions. We live in a post-racial world, or so we like to think, until, inevitably, we are reminded otherwise. The Sergio Garcia comments from this week showed that once again.
usatoday.com — Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart dives for extra yards against West Virginia on Oct. 30, 2004. (Photo: Tim Larsen, AP) A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday overturned a district court ruling that had dismissed a former Rutgers football player's lawsuit against video game manufacturer Electronic Arts for illegally using his likeness and biographical information in its college football games.
ftw.usatoday.com — Michelle Beadle doesn't like Erin Andrews and isn't shy about those feelings. On Tuesday's Dan Patrick Show, the NBC Sports Network host discussed her antipathy toward the Fox Sports star. She downplayed the beef by saying it's "no big deal," but followed up by telling Patrick that she wouldn't say hello to Andrews if she walked in the room.
ftw.usatoday.com — The West Virginia baseball team thought they were going to have some downtime. It had just finished the regular season at Oklahoma State and had several days to rest before the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City. Not exactly.
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