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Nishikori beats Querrey to make 3rd round at Citi Open

Kei Nishikori won his opening match on the pre-U.S. Open hard-court circuit, beating Sam Querrey of the United States 6-4, 5-7, 6-4 Wednesday in the second round of the Citi Open. Fourth-seeded Nishikori, who received a first-round bye, was playing for the first time since losing in the fourth round ...

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Jul 29, 2014

Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return

Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during ...

Johnson puts football first

Jul 26, 2014

Johnson puts football first

Andre Johnson had some issues with the Houston Texans. In the end, they weren’t serious enough to keep the star receiver off the field. Johnson was all smiles when he reported to camp on time Friday. He’s looking to move past an offseason where ...

Jul 22, 2014

Kirilenko, Ovechkin end engagement

Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko has called off her engagement to Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, R-Sport said on Monday, as another high-profile sporting romance hit the rocks. Just two months after newly crowned British Open champion Rory McIlroy and Danish tennis star Caroline ...

Jul 21, 2014

Wozniacki claims Istanbul Cup title

Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year and 22nd overall. The top-seeded Dane needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian. Wozniacki won 76 percent of points ...

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Jul 20, 2014

Wozniacki, Vinci set to clash for Istanbul title

Top seed Caroline Wozniacki will tackle Roberta Vinci for the Istanbul WTA title on Sunday as the magical run of 16-year-old Ana Konjuh was ended at the semifinal stage. Wozniacki made the final with a 6-2, 6-3 win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic, while second-seeded ...

Jul 18, 2014

Nara advances to Istanbul Cup quarterfinals

Kurumi Nara defeated Katerina Siniakova on Thursday in the second round of the Istanbul Cup to advance to the quarterfinals. Nara, who is ranked 38th in the world and the sixth seed, beat the 130th-ranked Czech 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (7-3), 6-2 to set up ...

Jul 18, 2014

McEnroe's son arrested for drugs

The son of tennis star and ESPN analyst John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal has been charged with drug possession. Authorities say Kevin McEnroe and another man were arrested Tuesday night during “a narcotics transaction” in New York’s East Village. McEnroe didn’t enter a ...

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Jul 7, 2014

Djokovic tops Federer in Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic’s large lead in the rollicking Wimbledon final was slipping away, due in no small part to Roger Federer’s regal presence and resurgent play. No man has won tennis’ oldest major tournament more often than Federer, and he was not about to let ...

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Jul 6, 2014

Kvitova beats Bouchard to win second Wimbledon title

Petra Kvitova plays so much better at the All England Club than anywhere else, and now she has two championships to prove it. In one of the most dominant performances in a women’s final at Wimbledon, the sixth-seeded Kvitova of the Czech Republic overpowered ...

Federer set to face Djokovic

Jul 5, 2014

Federer set to face Djokovic

Roger Federer was on the decline — or so the thinking went. He was past 30. Had back problems. Tried experimenting with a larger racket. Was a family man, a father to two sets of twins now. Slid down the rankings. Reached zero Grand ...

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Jul 4, 2014

Bouchard, Kvitova set to face off in Wimbledon final

Eugenie Bouchard defeated French Open runnerup Simona Halep 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 Thursday to become the first Canadian ever to advance to a Grand Slam tournament final. The 20-year-old Bouchard, who has not dropped a set in six matches, won on her sixth match point ...

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Jul 3, 2014

Murray routed by Dimitrov

Andy Murray’s reign as Wimbledon champion ended on Wednesday with a straight-set loss in the quarterfinals to Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov, who is making his breakthrough after years of being touted as the game’s next top player. Two other former champions, Roger Federer and Novak ...