Rain, set, match

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A week of precipitation-free play gave way to a bit of rain Sunday at the French Open in Paris. Rain suspended play for 2 hours and 40 minutes, which led to a fun scene at the Roland Garros.

I know many people – maybe most people – aren’t fans of the wave, but how can you not like a wave of umbrellas? And for those people who disapprove of the wave, I think they are the same crowd who are against children, puppies and chocolate.

Just speculation on my part. Rain pushed back play on Sunday, and later darkness forced suspension of the match between Roger Federer and Gael Monfils. Two women’s matches scheduled for Sunday, including Maria Sharapova and Lucie Safarova, were postponed until Monday. Ana Ivanovic and Elina Svitolina –sorry Alize Cornet — were winners of rain-delayed matches.


The Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox played under a closed roof Saturday, but water seeped through the Minute Maid Park windows from a storm during the game, causing minor flooding in parts of the ballpark. Check out the photos. With rain pounding outside, the Astros kept the park open for fans to stay as long as necessary. Nice move, ‘Stros!


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