Hesson to stay on as New Zealand cricket coach

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Mike Hesson will stay on as New Zealand cricket coach through the 2019 ICC World Cup after agreeing terms on a contract extension.

New Zealand Cricket on Thursday said batting coach Craig McMillan, team manager Mike Sandle and strength and conditioning coach Chris Donaldson have also extended their contracts.

Under Hesson, New Zealand has risen to the top-ranking in international Twenty20 cricket, No. 2 in one-day internationals and No. 5 in tests.

'Lost my way': Murray pushed to 5 sets again at French Open

PARIS (AP) As if ordering room service, Andy Murray's latest unheralded French Open tormenter requested that a can of Coke and a Mars bar be brought to him right there on Court Philippe Chatrier for sustenance during their five-setter.

Truth is, it was Murray who appeared in need of a jolt of some sort, especially while he was losing 16 points in a row during one stretch. (MORE)

Bulls vs Lions highlights round 14 in Super Rugby

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) The Hurricanes and Highlanders will meet this weekend in a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final, though the primary focus of the 14th round will be the contest for playoffs places in South Africa.

With four rounds of the regular season remaining, the Bulls and Lions sit atop the two African conferences but their positions, and the playoffs places that go with them, are under threat from the Stormers and Sharks. (MORE)

Goal-line technology to be used at Copa America

CHICAGO (AP) Hawk-Eye will be installed for next month's Copa America, marking the first use of goal-line technology by the soccer's governing bodies for South America and for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

The 16-nation tournament will be played at 10 U.S. sites from June 3-26. (MORE)

French Open Lookahead: Djokovic, Nadal seek milestone wins

PARIS (AP) Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both will be expected to beat much lower-ranked opponents in the second round of the French Open on Thursday.

If they do, they'll achieve milestone victories. (MORE)

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