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Sport Incredible images from Helio Castroneves' fourth Indianapolis 500 triumph

23:40  30 may  2021
23:40  30 may  2021 Source:   thelistwire.usatoday.com

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The French Open warned four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka that if she continues to avoid the media that she "would be exposing herself to possible further Code of Conduct infringement consequences."

Osaka, the No. 2 seed at the tournament, did not speak after her match in the first round on Sunday, a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Patricia Maria Tig. She was promptly fined $15,000.

"Naomi Osaka today chose not to honour her contractual media obligations. The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct," the French Open said.

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a close up of Naomi Osaka swinging a racket at a ball: Naomi Osaka in action during her match against Anna Schmiedlova at the 2019 French Open. © Susan Mullane, USA TODAY Sports Naomi Osaka in action during her match against Anna Schmiedlova at the 2019 French Open.

"The mental health of players competing in our tournaments and on the Tours is of the utmost importance to the Grand Slams."

Osaka could be subject to being kicked out of the tournament and "trigger of a major offence investigation that could lead to more substantial fines and future Grand Slam suspensions."

Naomi Osaka hitting a ball with a racket: FILE - In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after losing a point against Jessica Pegula of the United States during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Osaka's declaration that she won't participate in news conferences during the French Open is a natural topic for discussion on tournament media day in Paris. Other players say they understand Osaka's stance and respect her choice. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after losing a point against Jessica Pegula of the United States during their match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome. Osaka's declaration that she won't participate in news conferences during the French Open is a natural topic for discussion on tournament media day in Paris. Other players say they understand Osaka's stance and respect her choice. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)

Osaka announced that the she would not be speaking at Roland Garros, saying that it was a mental health issue, which creates a self-doubt with players who are forced to talk to the media after a loss.

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The official Twitter account of Roland Garros deleted a tweet, which posted a photo of other athletes participating in their media responsibilities. A caption read, "They understood the assignment."

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY Sports: French Open fines Naomi Osaka $15,000 for not speaking at tournament, warns of further consequences

IndyCar Detroit Belle Isle doubleheader: How to watch, start times, live streaming info .
After a two-year absence, the NTT IndyCar Series will return to Belle Isle Raceway in Detroit this weekend for a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader schedule of start times. There are 25 entries for each race as Santino Ferrucci was added this week in a third car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing after his sixth place in the Indy 500. Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Dallara-Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing) and Romain Grosjean (No. 51 for Dale Coyne Racing) will return in Detroit after missing the Indianapolis 500.

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