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May 27

Underdog status can be huge inspiration for Andy Murray at the French Open

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are seen as favourites for the men’s title at Roland Garros but world No1 is not worried about people talking down his chances

Andy Murray finds himself in the peculiar position of being the highest-ranked player yet considered behind Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka in discussions about the French Open, which starts on Sunday.

Nadal, correctly, is an odds-on favourite to win a record 10th title here, although he probably will have a semi-final against the defending champion, Djokovic who, since Murray displaced him as world No 1 six months ago, has slowly rediscovered some of his old magic and brings a new coach to Paris, in Andre Agassi.

Related: French Open 2017: Johanna Konta a real contender despite clay conundrum

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/27/andy-murray-french-open-rafael-nadal-novak-djokovic

May 27

Two men killed in Oregon train stabbings after anti-Muslim rant

A man fatally stabbed two passengers aboard a Portland, Oregon, commuter train after they tried to stop him from harassing two young women who appeared to be Muslim, police said on Saturday. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested soon after…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/two-men-killed-portland-trying-stop-anti-muslim-081250930.html

May 27

Stanislas Wawrinka & Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warm up for French Open with wins

Stanislas Wawrinka and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga warm up for the French Open with gutsy victories in their respective ATP finals on Saturday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40072433

May 27

GB’s Evans ‘still finding way around’ before French Open

Dan Evans carries British hopes on day one of the French Open and Petra Kvitova returns to action following a knife attack.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40071852

May 27

French Open 2017: Johanna Konta a real contender despite clay conundrum

The surface may not be ideal for the world No 8 but Konta’s determination to adapt to its challenges, and uncertainty in the women’s locker room, boosts her chances at Roland Garros

Nerves can suffocate or liberate and few have embraced both ends of that neurological spectrum as dramatically as Johanna Konta. The days when she was so gripped by anxiety that she smothered her talent near to the point of disintegration are so distant it is hard to believe it is the same person who now strides into the locker room at Roland Garros as a respected contender.

This is her second slam as a top‑10 player, although it is on her least favourite surface. Nevertheless, in the absence of Serena Williams, no wildcard for Maria Sharapova and with the interim world No1, Angelique Kerber, still prone to the jitters, Konta has mainly herself and the clay underfoot to worry about.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/may/27/french-open-2017-johanna-konta-contender

May 27

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church is enduring a dark chapter in its history with the community increasingly victimized by attacks from Islamic militants, including Friday’s attack by gunmen on a bus transporting Copts to a monastery south of Cairo, leaving 29 dead.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/ap-explains-egypts-coptic-christians-111326369.html

May 27

Novak Djokovic ‘inspired’ by new coach Andre Agassi

Novak Djokovic says he is inspired by new coach Andre Agassi and “excited” by the new chapter in his career ahead of the French Open.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40070549

May 27

Putin, Macron to air tough issues at Versailles meet

France’s new President Emmanuel Macron will hold delicate talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday with the two countries harbouring longstanding differences over Ukraine and Syria. Coming just three weeks after an election in which…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/putin-macron-air-tough-issues-versailles-meet-072406759.html

May 27

China arrests Taiwanese activist for "subversion"

China has arrested a visiting Taiwanese rights activist on suspicion of subverting state power, according to reports. Lee Ming-che, a 42-year-old NGO worker, had been unreachable since March 19 after he entered the southeastern Chinese city of Zhuhai …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-arrests-taiwanese-activist-subversion-033810049.html

May 27

Texas governor draws criticism for joke about shooting journalists

Texas governor draws criticism for joke about shooting journalistsBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott joked about shooting journalists while visiting a gun range on Friday to sign a bill lowering the cost of a handgun license, drawing criticism from gun-safety and free-press advocates who called his remarks “dangerous.” Abbott signed the bill at an indoor gun range in Austin, the state capital, then demonstrated his own shooting skills at an upstairs firing gallery before holding up his bullet-pocked target and quipping, “I’m gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters. …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-governor-draws-criticism-joke-shooting-journalists-001214260.html

May 27

Obama in Berlin: 'We can't hide behind a wall'

Obama in Berlin: 'We can't hide behind a wall'Obama in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-berlin-cant-hide-behind-011446886.html

May 27

James Comey 'knew key Clinton intelligence was fake' and acted on it anyway

James Comey 'knew key Clinton intelligence was fake' and acted on it anywayA central piece of intelligence in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server was fake – and FBI Director James Comey acted on it anyway, CNN reports. The Washington Post reported last week that the FBI had obtained intelligence alleging then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had conspired with former Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to limit the FBI’s investigation into Ms Clinton.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/james-comey-apos-knew-key-001116634.html

May 26

Trump’s Budget Is American Caesarism

On militarism, exhaustion, and decadence.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-budget-american-caesarism-212231096.html

May 26

French Open 2017: Kvitova ‘wins biggest fight’ with comeback

Petra Kvitova says she has already won her “biggest fight” by returning to action at the French Open following a knife attack at her home.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/40063574

May 26

Chinese jets intercept U.S surveillance plane: U.S. officials

Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the South China Sea on Wednesday, with one coming within 200 yards (180 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials told Reuters. The officials, speaking on condition of ano…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-jets-intercept-u-surveillance-plane-u-officials-165753195.html

May 26

New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3

New video gives us an incredible look at Tesla’s Model 3

A brand new video of a Tesla Model 3 release candidate out on the open road provides us with our crispest look yet at Tesla’s highly anticipated EV. Indeed, with Model 3 production still on track to begin in July, it’s no surprise that Tesla has ramped up road testing in recent weeks, and in turn, we’ve seen a seemingly endless stream of Model 3 spy shots and videos surface online as of late.

The most recent video comes to us via the Northern California Dashcam YouTube account and depicts a white Model 3 cruising along the highway near the San Mateo bridge. While it’s hard to take anything away from the video with respect to what the final version of the car is going to look like, the video nonetheless provides us with a high quality and detailed look at what may very well be the most highly anticipated car release in years.

Say what you will, but it’s hard to deny that the Model 3 is an impressively sleek car given its entry-level price of $35,000.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kus7diFoAUM

The video doesn’t provide us with a clear look at the Model 3 interior, which is unfortunate given that there’s still a lot we don’t know about what the Model 3 is going to look like from the inside. While we know that there will be a 15-inch touchscreen on the center dash, there are still unanswered questions regarding the fit and finish options Tesla will make available on the Model 3. That said, a recent spy shot did reveal a Model 3 interior with a wood trim, strongly suggesting that the interior we saw when Tesla first unveiled the Model 3 won’t be as barren and boring as we thought.

That spy shot can be seen below.

http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/BGR_News/model-3-interior-wood.jpg?quality=98&strip=all&strip=all

For what it’s worth, Musk last year also promised that the steering wheel would see some substantial enhancements.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/716729420078133248?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fbgr.com%2F2017%2F05%2F18%2Fnew-model-3-design-photos-interior-wood%2F

Lastly, Tesla earlier this week confirmed a number of Model 3 details, including a base-level range of 215 miles and a 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/video-gives-us-incredible-look-tesla-model-3-192653674.html

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