Last Update on May 28, 2015 14:54 GMT
UNDATED (AP) -- The cities of Cleveland and Oakland are gearing up for the start of the NBA Finals. The first game of the series will take place on June 4 in Oakland as the Warriors entertain the Cavaliers.
Western Conference champion Golden State advanced with a win over Houston Wednesday night in Game 5 of their best-of-seven series while the Cavaliers closed out Atlanta in four straight Tuesday night.
Golden State guard Klay Thompson is one player who can use the time off as he suffered a concussion in Wednesday night's game. Thompson was injured after he faked a shot and Houston's Trevor Ariza (ah-REE'-zuh) knocked him to the floor with a knee to the head in the fourth quarter. Thompson received stitches in his right ear and passed a concussion test during the game but the Warriors said Thompson developed concussion symptoms after the game and will be evaluated by the medical staff. Thompson must pass the concussion protocol before he can return to play.
UNDATED (AP) -- It's an old fashioned doubleheader in Baltimore today as the Orioles entertain the White Sox. These are the games postponed by the rioting in the city last month.
A check of the schedule shows the two games in Baltimore as the only day games with just six more games this evening and of those six, five are on the West Coast. The evening portion of the card features Boston playing at Texas, the Athletics home to the Yankees, Cleveland at Seattle, the Padres hosting the Pirates and the Braves in San Francisco for a game with the Giants.
FRENCH OPEN-DAY 5
PARIS (AP) -- Serena Williams, the top seed for the women at the French Open, has advanced to the third round. She needed three sets to dispatch her unseeded opponent. Williams is through to the third round for the first time since 2013, the year she went on to win the second of her two French titles. She lost in the second round last year.
Men's No. 1 Novak Djokovic (NOH'-vak JOH'-kuh-vich) is also in action today with a match against an unseeded opponent as well.
Men's sixth seed Rafael Nadal (rah-fay-ehl nah-DAHL'), a nine-time winner of the event, is through to the third round after a straight-sets victory. Women's fourth seed and two-time Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIHT'-oh-vuh) was a winner in three sets as well.
Among the Day 5 losers was women's ninth seed Caroline Wozniacki (wohz-nee-AK'-ee).
Other Americans of note in action are John Isner (IHZ'-nur) and Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens.
UNDATSED (AP) -- Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA, has died at the age of 93. He spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization that oversees college athletics. His son Fritz made the announcement that Byers died Tuesday at his home in Emmett, Kansas, from a urinary tract infection that spread into his bloodstream.
Byers took over the NCAA in 1951 and was key to the schools maintaining strict control of all revenues the athletes generated. Then, the figures weren't too impressive. Now, the deals for football and basketball rights are worth billions.
He helped invent the now widely used term "student-athlete," which he said was intended to disguise the fact that players had become de facto professionals. He was a big proponent of having the NCAA oversee women's athletics as well and that came to fruition in the early 1980s.