Alexander Rossi celebrates after winning the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) ORG XMIT: NAA148 (Darron Cummings / AP)

Alexander Rossi pulls off stunning upset in 100th Indy 500

Alexander Rossi outlasted his faster rivals – and his fuel tank – for a stunning victory Sunday in the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The unlikely win allowed the long-suffering Andretti family to celebrate in the biggest race of their storied careers and it left the top drivers in the field fuming over Rossi’s good fortune.

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Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka misses a return in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Serbia Viktor Troicki at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (Christophe Ena / Associated Press)

Wawrinka muscles into French Open quarterfinals

Hitting sublime backhands, defending champion Stan Wawrinka surged 7-6 (5), 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-2 into the French Open quarterfinals, so in control against Viktor Troicki on Sunday that he amused himself and the crowd by hitting with a ball boy while the Serb took time out for treatment in the third set.

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