Sharapova jeered off court, Murray breezes through
Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open second round on Monday but was jeered by fans after she refused to carry out an on-court TV interview. Second-seeded Sharapova defeated Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash against Russian Fed Cup teammate Vitalia Diatchenko. "I totally understand that everyone usually does the interviews and answers a few questions," said Sharapova, who was also champion in 2012 and runner-up in 2013.
James defends Dellavedova over dirty play outcry
Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James defended Cleveland Cavaliers teammate Matthew Dellavedova of Australia after cries of dirty play from the Atlanta Hawks over two dives for loose balls. James scored 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and added 13 assists to lead the Cavaliers over Atlanta 114-111 in over-time on Sunday, giving Cleveland a 3-0 edge in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference final. Dellavedova rolled onto the legs of Atlanta's Kyle Korver in the previous game as both were trying to grab a loose ball on the court, resulting in a right ankle sprain that has sidelined the Hawks' 3-point sharpshooter for the remainder of the playoffs.
Biden reassures Iraq prime minister after U.S. defense secretary remarksBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Monday of the U.S. commitment to Iraq's fight against Islamic State militants after Defense Secretary Ash Carter questioned Iraqi troops' will to fight. Carter told CNN on Sunday that Iraqi forces showed no will to fight against Islamic State militants during the fall of Ramadi a week ago, and U.S. forces were trying to encourage them to engage more directly.
Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.
Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources
Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after Comcast Corp dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, clinched in February 2014, over antitrust concerns. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18.
Real Madrid fires coach Carlo Ancelotti
The Latest: Death toll from Mexico twister climbs to 13
Sharapova, Berdych advance at French Open
PARIS (AP) ? Maria Sharapova was unfazed by the boos she heard when leaving the center court of Roland Garros on Monday without treating the crowd to a post-match interview. After all, she had good reasons to rush to the locker room.
Malaysia finds 139 grave sites in migrant trafficking camps
Malaysian police said Monday they had found 139 grave sites and 28 abandoned detention camps used by people-smugglers and capable of housing hundreds, laying bare the grim extent of the region's migrant crisis. Thailand, meanwhile, deployed a helicopter carrier to serve as a temporary medical and processing centre as the United States offered to launch flights to locate vessels carrying migrants but abandoned by smugglers, with rights groups warning thousands of boat people may still be at sea. Malaysia's national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar announced the discovery of the grave sites and camps, but said it remained unclear how many bodies were buried in the inaccessible area of mountainous jungle along the Thai border.