No easy starts for top guns at the French Open
PARIS There will be no gentle start for the favorites at the French Open starting this weekend, with nine-time winner Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course.
New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams has been fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association (NBA) for public criticism of the NBA's concussion policy, the league said on Tuesday.
Williams was penalized for comments he made before Saturday's game against the Chicago Bulls when Hornets center Anthony Davis, the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, was sidelined by a mild concussion.
"Now, they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it's getting old," Williams told reporters on Saturday. "It's just the way the league is now.
"It's a man's game. They're treating these guys like they're five-years-old. He desperately wanted to come (to Chicago), but he couldn't make it."
(Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)
PARIS Czech Petra Kvitova said it was a "dream come true" to be included in the French Open draw on Friday having recovered from being stabbed during a burglary at her home in December.
VIRGINIA WATER, England Adopting the spiderman-style crouch to read the greens made famous by Colombian Camilo Villegas on the U.S. Tour, Germany's Max Kieffer powered his way into contention at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.