PARIS — Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros — and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, 6-0 last month.

Iga Swiatek is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title of any sort. She’d never before been past the fourth round at a major tournament.

Look at the two of them now — French Open finalists.

Already the owner of a major trophy from this year’s Australian Open, the No. 4-seeded Kenin

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NURBURG, Germany — Lewis Hamilton’s bid to match the Formula One win record held by Michael Schumacher is back on, and he could achieve it in Schumacher’s home country of Germany.

Hamilton was chasing a record-equaling 91st win two weeks ago in Russia before his race was ruined by penalties for breaching an obscure rule on where drivers can practice their starts before the race. His Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas took the win.

That sets the stage for Hamilton to try again in Germany. He’ll have to do it in conditions which would have tested even Schumacher, who was nicknamed

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Earthquakes handed an undermanned Vancouver Whitecaps squad a 3-0 loss in California Wednesday.

Cristian Espinoza, Andres Rios and Paul Marie scored for the Quakes (5-6-5), who notched their third win in a row.

The Whitecaps (5-11-0) were forced to play with nine men for the final 15 minutes of the game after both Andy Rose and Erik Godoy were sent off with red cards.

The Whitecaps (5-11-0) played a promising first half, keeping the pressure up and peppering San Jose ‘keeper J.T. Marcinkowski with five on-target shots.

The California native stopped a total

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The Cleveland Browns will be looking to open their season on a 4-1 straight-up run for the first time since 1994 when they host the surging Indianapolis Colts on Sunday as slim 1.5-point underdogs on the Week 5 NFL odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

Cleveland has been red hot since suffering a 38-6 season-opening loss to Baltimore, racking up 39.33 points per game in three straight victories ahead of Sunday afternoon’s matchup at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Now squarely in the thick of the race for top spot in the AFC North, the Browns sit as a solid +500 wager on

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LAS VEGAS — Brooks Koepka is ready to get back to golf, announcing Wednesday he will play next week in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.

Koepka has not played since he missed the cut in the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 14. He withdrew ahead of the FedEx Cup playoffs because of lingering injuries with his leg, hopeful time off would allow him to play in the U.S. Open. Instead, he had to withdraw because he wasn’t fully healthy.

“I’m excited to get back out there,” Koepka said in a release announcing he was playing, along with

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PARIS — There were plenty of recent reasons for Stefanos Tsitsipas to doubt himself, to wonder how things could keep going so awry.

And yet here he is, a French Open semifinalist for the first time.

The fifth-seeded Tsitsipas completely changed the match’s complexion Wednesday with a little help from his opponent, 13th-seeded Andrey Rublev, using a run of five consecutive games, and 11 of 13, to take control on the way to a 7-5, 6-2, 6-3 victory in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros.

Tsitsipas trailed by a break early but got that back when Rublev made four unforced errors

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The Seattle Storm were crowned the 2020 WNBA champions after completing a sweep of the Las Vegas Aces.

However, Game 3 looked very different to the first two contests, with the Storm overwhelming the Aces by 33 points to take home their fourth title in franchise history and their second championship in three years.

The unstoppable duo

With her fourth 20-plus point performance of this playoff, it’s not a shock that Breanna Stewart was chosen as Finals MVP for this series. And a complement to Stewart all post-season long has been sharpshooter Jewell Loyd, who averaged 17.8 points during the

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