(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open their title defense as underdogs against the Golden State Warriors as the NBA Finals get underway next week.
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VIRGINIA WATER, England Matt Fitzpatrick is not one to panic and his inability so far this year to replicate the 2016 form that validated his reputation as one of the hottest young players in golf has yet to unduly trouble him.
For the first time in three years, Rafael Nadal will bounce through the Roland Garros gates at the peak of his powers and favorite to take his collection of French Open titles to 10.
PARIS The comeback of Petra Kvitova will sprinkle some much needed stardust on this year's French Open women's singles, with the absence of household names Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams making the draw the toughest to call in years.
MONACO Jenson Button is set to start Sunday's showcase Monaco Grand Prix from last place after McLaren's engine partners Honda detected a power unit problem that will incur a 15-place grid penalty.
NUREMBERG, Germany Title holder Kiki Bertens swept aside Czech qualifier Barbora Krejcikova 6-2 6-1 on Saturday to win her second consecutive Nuremberg Cup in a successful dress rehearsal for the French Open starting on Sunday.