Tennis

June 21, 2017 - 5:48 pm
MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Former top-ranked Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to tennis after a year out to have a baby — but she first had to save three match points at the Mallorca Open on Wednesday. Azarenka beat Japan's Risa Ozaki, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7) in the first-round match that started late...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's ESPY Awards nominees for best male and female athletes. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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FILE - This is a June 29, 2016, file photo showing Boris Becker at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Becker has been declared bankrupt by a British court after he failed to pay a long-standing debt. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, FIle)
June 21, 2017 - 3:03 pm
LONDON (AP) — Boris Becker was declared bankrupt by a British court on Wednesday after the former tennis player failed to pay a long-standing debt. A lawyer for the six-time Grand Slam champion pleaded with a Bankruptcy Court registrar in London for a last chance to pay a debt that Becker has owed...
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June 21, 2017 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star James Blake has agreed to drop his right to sue New York after he was mistakenly arrested and tackled by police. In exchange, a legal fellowship will be created in his name that will bolster the work of the city's police watchdog agency. The city and Blake's attorney...
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June 21, 2017 - 7:15 am
EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Novak Djokovic will play at the grass-court tournament in Eastbourne next week in preparation for Wimbledon. Organizers say the No. 4-ranked Djokovic has accepted a wildcard into the main draw. It will be the first time Djokovic has played a grass-court event between the...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:36 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Madrid Open organizer and former tennis player Ion Tiriac said Tuesday he won't award any more trophies at his tournament because he is upset by the way his friend Ilie Nastase has been treated. In an open letter to WTA CEO Steve Simon, Tiriac said he has decided not to...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
June 17, 2017 - 10:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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FILE- In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, Paul McCartney performs during a benefit concert at the Tobin Center, in San Antonio, Texas. Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain’s hierarchy, Friday, June 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
June 16, 2017 - 5:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney and J.K. Rowling just got promoted, so to speak, in Britain's hierarchy. Twenty years after he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Paul McCartney is being upgraded with a Companion of Honor award for services to music, alongside J.K. Rowling for her services to...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the cup after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Paris. Nadal has won his record 10th French Open title, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2017 - 3:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — As he sat in front of a TV to watch last year's French Open final, sidelined by an injured left wrist, Rafael Nadal had no way to know for sure, of course, that he would return to the height of his powers. For the second time in a row, the most important match at the most important...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the cup after defeating Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in their final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Sunday, June 11, 2017 in Paris. Nadal has won his record 10th French Open title, beating No. 3 Stan Wawrinka in straight sets (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
June 11, 2017 - 2:09 pm
PARIS (AP) — As he sat in front of a TV to watch last year's French Open final, sidelined by an injured left wrist, Rafael Nadal had no way to know for sure, of course, that he would return to the height of his powers. For the second time in a row, the most important match at the most important...
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