Monday, May 30, 2016
Professional Sports
Police: 7 arrested during Indianapolis 500 festivities

Indiana State Police say they made seven arrests during festivities celebrating the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.

State police said Sunday evening that troopers arrested an Indianapolis man after finding him in a parking lot near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway driving a stolen vehicle with a sleeping woman in the back seat. He faces preliminary charges of kidnapping, vehicle theft and other counts.

Paris Olympic bid leader: Roof at Roland Garros not crucial

On a day heavy rain washed out play at Roland Garros for the first time in 16 years, the leader of the Paris Olympic bid said the construction of a roof at the French Open is "not crucial."

The French Open is the only major tournament without a structure allowing play to go on during rainy days. The French tennis federation is planning to have one over center court by 2020 as part of extension works that are currently put on hold by legal action from local residents and environmental activists.

Teenage star Rashford signs new Man United deal through 2020

Marcus Rashford signed a new contract with Manchester United through June 2020, a reward for the teenage striker's breakthrough this season that could earn him a place in England's European Championship squad.

United announced the deal on Monday, saying Rashford has an option to extend the contract by a further year.

Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika

Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus.

The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk.

High-profile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer

Now that the season is over, Lionel Messi is getting ready to go to court.

Messi will appear in front of a judge this week to defend himself from accusations he failed to properly pay taxes for part of his earnings from Barcelona, becoming the latest high-profile player to have to deal with Spain's tough tax system.

French unions plan strikes to disrupt trains, ports, flights

Travelers beware: French labor unions plan a string of strikes in the coming days that will target trains, the Paris subway system, ports and possibly airports.

Unions are tapping months of public anger over a labor bill that would make it easier for employers to fire workers and lengthen the working week.

The Latest: 16 years since French Open last skipped a day

The Latest on the French Open (all times local):

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For the 1st time in 16 years, French Open is washed out

Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament.

Organizers said abandoned matches would be rescheduled for Tuesday. But after a first week of often poor weather and with more rain forecast, they now must fit dozens of unfinished and postponed matches into an ever-smaller window for the tournament to have finals over the weekend as initially planned.

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