Hunter-Reay wins in Indy…Rosberg takes Monaco Grand Prix…French Open has started play

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay (ray) took the checkered flag in the Indianapolis 500, holding off a charging Helio Castroneves (EHL’-ee-oh cas-troh-NEHV’-us). The two exchanged the lead over the last several laps before Hunter-Reay prevailed.


MONACO, Monte Carlo (AP) — In the first auto major race of the day Nico (NEE’-koh) Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix. The win is his second of the year on the Formula One circuit. Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who won the other four races of the year, was second and falls behind Rosberg in the world driver standings.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The third big race of the day is taking place tonight in Charlotte, N.C. Jimmie Johnson will start from the pole in the Coca-Cola World 600 with Kurt Busch, who finished sixth in the Indy 500, competing as well.


PARIS (AP) — The first day of play at the French Open is in the books and there were no surprises. As expected, women’s top seed and defending champion Serena Williams had little difficulty with her wild-card entry opponent while Roger Federer and John Isner (IHZ’-nur) also won.


CHICAGO (AP) — Manny Ramirez is back in baseball. The former star of the Red Sox and Indians has joined the Cubs organization as a minor league player-coach. Chicago president Theo Epstein says Ramirez will not be joining the big league club as a player.


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