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Pole sitter Dixon crashes at Indy...Vettel wins Monaco...No. 1 Kerber loses in 1st round of French Open

May 28, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pole sitter Scott Dixon is out of the Indianapolis 500 after being involved in a terrifying crash. Dixon’s car truck the car of Jaye Howard and catapulted toward the inside barrier, where it landed and split in half. Pieces of his car were strewn across the track. Dixon got out of the wrecked car under his own power and stepped into an ambulance for a trip to the infield care center.

MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Vettel has won the Monaco Grand Prix, beating his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen (KEE’-mee RAY’-koh-nehn). It was the four-time F1 champion’s third win of the season and 45th of his career, and extended his lead at the top of the standings to 25 points.

PARIS (AP) — Angelique Kerber is the first women’s No. 1 seed to lose in the first round of the French Open in the professional era. The German lost 6-2, 6-2 to 40th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Kerber now has just two wins from her past four tournaments.

PARIS (AP) — Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova (svet-LAH’-nah kooz-NET’-soh-vah) has reached the second round of the French Open by beating American Christina McHale in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4. And American Amanda Anisimova lost in her Grand Slam debut. The 15-year-old from New Jersey, ranked 262nd, fell to 90th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.

WASHINGTON (AP) — National League home run leader Bryce Harper is among four starters out of the lineup for the Washington Nationals in their series finale against the San Diego Padres. Washington won the first two matchups in the three-game series. Daniel Murphy, Jayson Werth and Matt Wieters are also out for the Nationals, who open a nine-game, 10-day road trip tomorrow in San Francisco.

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