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Helio Castroneves becomes the fourth four time winner of the Indy 500.
Probably good to know the other three: Rick Mears, AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr.

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open citing health issues. Osaka had previously stated she would not attend any press conferences as they had an adverse effect on her mentally and was willing to pay any fines that resulted from her missing them.

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Grammy-winning singer B.J. Thomas has died at the age of 78. Thomas is best known as the singer of "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head," the Oscar-winning song from the movie Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. He also had hits with "Hooked on a Feeling," "I Just Can't Help Believing," "I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry," and "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song." Thomas also won a Grammy for his 1976 gospel album, Home Where I Belong.

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The Canadian Football League franchise in Edmonton has announced that their new team name is the "Edmonton Elks". The team had been known as the "Edmonton Football Team" since July 2020 after dropping their old name, the "Eskimos", due to that word being increasingly seen in Canada as a racial slur against the Inuit.
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It's been reported that Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will retire after the upcoming 2021-22 season. "Coach K" has been at the helm of the Blue Devils since 1980; his 42 seasons is the second-longest current tenure in all of college basketball and longest in Division I (behind Herb Magee, who's been at the head of Division II Jefferson since 1967). Including his five years as the coach at Army before taking the Duke job, he has amassed a 1170-361 record, the most career wins of any college basketball coach, men's or women's.
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As a result of a second positive drug test, Medina Spirit has been disqualified and stripped of its win in this year's Kentucky Derby, and Mandaloun has been named the new winner. Also, Medina Spirit's trainer, six-time Derby-winner Bob Baffert, has been banned from the Kentucky Derby for two years.

UPDATE: Apparently, the disqualification is still pending, despite being reported by SB Nation.

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Prominent attorney F. Lee Bailey, whose notable clients included O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, dies at 87.

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Prince Harry & Meghan daughter: Lilibet 'Lili' Diana Mountbatten-Windsor

Bill Clinton & James Patterson book: The President's Daughter

Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga play Ed & Lorraine Warren in: The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It

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Unseeded Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikova won the women's singles title at the French Open today, for her first Grand Slam singles title. This is the sixth straight year that the women's singles title at Roland-Garros has gone to a first-time winner. Krejcikova is better known as a doubles specialist; she (with partner and fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova) will play tomorrow in the women's doubles final, against the team of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Pole Iga Swiatek (the 2020 singles winner at the French). Krejcikova has now won six Slams; she has three mixed doubles titles, two doubles titles, and one singles.

If Krejcikova can win the doubles title, it will be the first time a woman has pulled off winning both the singles and doubles crown at the French since Mary Pierce did it in 2000. (Serena Williams was the last to do it at the Australian Open in 2010, at Wimbledon in 2016, and at the U.S. Open in 1999, partnering with her sister Venus at each.)

UPDATE: Krejcikova and Siniakova won the women's doubles title on Sunday.
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Israel has a new PM for the first time in 12 years: Naftali Bennett
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-57464794
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Ned Beatty dies at age 83.

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teapot37 wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:37 pm
Unseeded Czech tennis player Barbora Krejcikova won the women's singles title at the French Open today, for her first Grand Slam singles title. This is the sixth straight year that the women's singles title at Roland-Garros has gone to a first-time winner. Krejcikova is better known as a doubles specialist; she (with partner and fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova) will play tomorrow in the women's doubles final, against the team of American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Pole Iga Swiatek (the 2020 singles winner at the French). Krejcikova has now won six Slams; she has three mixed doubles titles, two doubles titles, and one singles.

If Krejcikova can win the doubles title, it will be the first time a woman has pulled off winning both the singles and doubles crown at the French since Mary Pierce did it in 2000. (Serena Williams was the last to do it at the Australian Open in 2010, at Wimbledon in 2016, and at the U.S. Open in 1999, partnering with her sister Venus at each.)

UPDATE: Krejcikova and Siniakova won the women's doubles title on Sunday.
She won doubles.

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Best in Show for the 2021 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Pekingese named Wasabi

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The Senate has approved a bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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