Tennis

Canada's Bianca Andreescu holds the winner's trophy as Serena Williams of the USA looks on after Williams had to retire from the final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 12, 2019 - 3:45 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Current and former players are praising teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada — not only for winning her third title of the year and first on home soil, but for the gracious way she handled a surprise retirement by Serena Williams. Andreescu won the Rogers Cup in Toronto on Sunday...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:35 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Marin Cilic became the first seed to lose in the Western & Southern Open when 39th-ranked Radu Albot beat him 6-4, 7-6 (6) in the opening round Monday. Unseeded Venus Williams won the last four games of her match against qualifier Lauren Davis for a 7-5, 6-2 victory, earning...
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August 12, 2019 - 10:02 am
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Two-time major champion Svetlanta Kuznetosva has moved into the main draw of the U.S. Open after Dominika Cibulkova withdrew because of an injured left foot. Mackenzie McDonald also has pulled out of the year's last Grand Slam tournament, citing ongoing recovery from a...
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Andy Murray, of Britain, smiles after practice at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
August 11, 2019 - 6:35 pm
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray smiled as he walked off the court after a brisk practice session, pain-free and moving better all the time. Retirement? Out of mind for now. Instead, the three-time major champion is back to playing singles at a Masters event. Murray is the first-day focus at the...
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Andy Murray, right, talks with Jamie Murray, left, both of Britain, as they played a doubles match against Raven Klaasen, of South Africa, and Michael Venus, of New Zealand, in the Citi Open tennis tournament, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
August 09, 2019 - 11:36 am
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Andy Murray says he has accepted a wild-card invitation to make his return to singles competition at the Western & Southern Open next week. Murray announced the news on his Facebook page Friday. The three-time major champion and former No. 1 hasn't played a singles match on...
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Rafael Nadal of Spain goes up to the net to return to Daniel Evans of Britain during the Rogers Cup men’s tennis tournament Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, in Montreal. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 08, 2019 - 11:17 am
LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are joining Novak Djokovic on the ATP Player Council, bringing the Big Three together to reshape a board that has been roiled by conflict. The governing body of men's tennis announced Thursday that Federer and Nadal were elected along with doubles...
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Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, falls to the court as he reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, in a final match at the Citi Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
August 04, 2019 - 11:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nick Kyrgios dealt with back, knee and forearm issues during the Citi Open. Between doubles and singles, he played every day, all week. He saved a match point. He beat a pair of top-10 opponents, the men seeded No. 1 and No. 3 at the hard-court tournament. In the end, he won the...
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August 03, 2019 - 9:44 am
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Dominic Thiem won his 14th career ATP title and first in Austria when he beat Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 7-6 (0), 6-1 at the Generali Open on Saturday. The fourth-ranked Austrian, who didn't drop a set all week in the last clay-court event of the season, called it "a...
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July 30, 2019 - 10:43 am
LONDON (AP) — An Egyptian tennis player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Tuesday that 21-year-old Youssef Hossam has been provisionally suspended while its...
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FILE - In this undated photo, Kansas City Chiefs football player Johnny Robinson is shown. Robinson will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Aug. 3, 2019. (The Kansas City Star via AP)
July 30, 2019 - 12:17 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It seemed that one by one, members of the only Kansas City Chiefs team to win the Super Bowl would get a phone call or a knock on the door letting them know they had become Hall of Famers. The quarterback, Len Dawson. The linebackers, Bobby Bell and Willie Lanier. Even the...
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