Tennis

Slovakia's Petra Vlhova bites her gold medal of the women's giant slalom, at the alpine ski World Championships in Are, Sweden, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)
February 14, 2019 - 4:44 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships. Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become...
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February 14, 2019 - 2:38 pm
MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be played in Madrid. Thursday's draw for the six groups...
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February 14, 2019 - 12:51 am
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Isner snapped a six-match losing streak, beating Bernard Tomic 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday in the second round of the New York Open. The top-seeded American needed six match points to finish off Tomic for his first victory since last year's Paris Masters. He followed that...
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Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States, gold medal, celebrates during the flower ceremony after the women Super-G race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 12:19 pm
ARE, Sweden (AP) — During her inexorable rise to someday becoming the most successful Alpine skier in history, Mikaela Shiffrin has been shooting some admiring glances at another young female athlete excelling at her chosen sport. And she, too, is emerging from the shadow of an all-time great. "...
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February 11, 2019 - 9:24 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that on Monday the council backed an ordinance renaming Boulevard after Richmond native Ashe. He was the first black player...
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File- This Jan. 5, 2019, file photo shows Naomi Osaka of Japan talking to her coach Sascha Bajin, left, during her semifinal match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia. Osaka says she has split with coach Sascha Bajin a little more than two weeks after winning the Australian Open for her second consecutive Grand Slam title. Osaka posted a tweet on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, that says she "will no longer be working together with Sascha." She also thanked Bajin and wished him "all the best in the future." (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
February 11, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Naomi Osaka surprisingly split from coach Sascha Bajin, a little more than two weeks after she won the Australian Open for a second consecutive Grand Slam title and moved to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. "Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha," Osaka posted on Twitter on...
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Australia's Ashleigh Barty serves during the first-round Fed Cup tennis match against United States' Madison Keys in Asheville, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 10, 2019 - 7:43 pm
Romania upset defending champion Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday, along with France, Belarus and Australia. Romania reached the semifinals for the first time after its first victory against the Czechs, who won six titles in the last eight years. Irina-...
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In this Jan. 27, 2019, photo traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection Traffic passes by the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson at the intersection of Monument Avenue and The Boulevard in Richmond, Va., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A city councilwoman and others are attempting to get the Boulevard named after tennis star Arthur Ashe. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 10, 2019 - 4:26 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A movement to rename a Richmond, Virginia, thoroughfare for groundbreaking black tennis player Arthur Ashe Jr. is cresting just as the state finds itself in turmoil over a blackface scandal involving the governor and attorney general. The man behind the street renaming says the...
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Lindsey Vonn of the United States celebrates with the dog Lucy after the flower ceremony of the women downhill race at the 2019 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships in Are, Sweden Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The temperature: absolutely freezing. The time: barely after sunrise. The place: the bottom of a training hill in Vail, Colorado, waiting for Lindsey Vonn to finish a few runs to test her surgically repaired knee just before the 2014 Sochi Games — an Olympics she ended up missing because of that...
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February 09, 2019 - 12:34 pm
MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Pierre-Hugues Herbert beat former champion Tomas Berdych 6-2, 7-5 Saturday to set up an all-French Open Sud de France final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Berdych, who is unseeded at the tournament he won in 2012, dropped his serve three times and failed to convert any of...
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