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  • King Sep 11, 2019

    Tennis Court to Runway: Serena Williams Hits Fashion Week

    Talk about a quick recovery. Only three days after her shocking loss in the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams went from the court to the runway to present the latest collection of her fashion label, S by Serena. And she brought her baby daughter along for the ride: As she made her traditional post-show bow, wearing a snakeskin-style miniskirt that...

  • United States Sep 2, 2019

    Serena Turns Ankle in US Open Win; Djokovic Quits His Match

    Serena Williams was in pain — “acceptable” pain, her coach called it — after rolling her right ankle during the second set of a U.S. Open victory. That was the bad news. On a day that defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic pulled out of his match because of a problematic left shoulder, the good news for Williams as she pursues...

  • injuries Sep 1, 2019

    Coco Gauff Loses to 2018 Champ Osaka at US Open

    First, the tears came from Coco Gauff, as the 15-year-old American’s U.S. Open came to an end against defending champion and No. 1 seed Naomi Osaka. Then it was Osaka’s turn to cry, moments after comforting Gauff with a hug and some words of encouragement Saturday night. Gauff has generated all sorts of attention already by becoming the youngest woman...

  • player Aug 27, 2019

    Back at US Open, Serena Beats Sharapova for 19th Time in Row

    Serena Williams was not about to let Maria Sharapova make a match of this. So facing a break point early in the second set, Williams conjured up a backhand passing shot so good, so powerful, so precise, that Sharapova had no chance to reach it. Williams watched the ball land, and then raised a clenched left fist toward the night...

  • United States Aug 26, 2019

    Williams Vs. Sharapova Highlights Day 1 as US Open Starts

    The year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament gets started with quite a matchup: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova are scheduled to face each other at the U.S. Open for the first time.

  • United States Aug 9, 2019

    Tiger Woods Withdraws From FedEx Cup Playoffs, Citing Oblique Strain

    It was the first time Woods has pulled out in the middle of a tournament since the Dubai Desert Classic in February 2017, two months before he had a fourth surgery on his back to fuse his lower spine.

  • athlete Aug 2, 2019

    Tennis Star Coco Gauff Meets Idol Michelle Obama

    Despite making a first round exit at the Citi Open, rising tennis star Coco Gauff took a break from the courts on Thursday to meet and swap autographs with one of her role models, Michelle Obama.

  • United States Jun 17, 2019

    Woodland Captures US Open Title for First Major

    Gary Woodland denied Brooks Koepka’s bold bid at history and made U.S. Open memories of his own Sunday with two clutch shots, a birdie putt on the final hole and that silver trophy in his hands at Pebble Beach. Yeah, he’s got this. Koepka, trying to match a 114-year-old record with his third straight U.S. Open, kept the pressure on...

  • California Jun 15, 2019

    Woodland Sets Himself Up for the Weekend at US Open

    An impossible par from the rough. An improbable birdie from a divot. If Gary Woodland can handle whatever comes his way this weekend as well as he did Friday, he might be holding a trophy at the end of the U.S. Open. Woodland brought his power game to the majors once again, shooting 6-under 65 to head into the weekend...

  • United States Jun 13, 2019

    A Beautiful Course, a Beast of a US Open at Pebble Beach

    Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth began the final day of U.S. Open preparation with a walk along the beach. No other U.S. Open has such a calming effect, especially the seven-hole stretch along the Pacific coast with sweeping views of sea lions basking on the rocks below the sixth green and people walking dogs on the seashore below the 10th...

  • CEO Jun 10, 2019

    USGA Hoping to Get Back to Old-Style US Open at Pebble Beach

    The stage is set for what should be the ideal U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, perhaps the most popular of all U.S. Open courses with its magnificent Pacific coastline and small greens, with its history of high drama and great champions. The fairways are roughly the same width as always at Pebble. The rough is lush and penal. The forecast...

  • Japan Jun 1, 2019

    Serena Williams Joins No. 1 Osaka on Way Out of French Open

    Maybe it was the daunting deficit Serena Williams faced in the French Open’s third round. Maybe it was the way her 20-year-old American opponent, Sofia Kenin, was questioning line calls. Either way, as Williams attempted to start a comeback Saturday with a three-ace game, she followed those big serves with some serious staredowns. Whether it was meant to get herself...

  • Canada May 28, 2019

    Kevin Durant Ruled Out for NBA Finals Game 1; DeMarcus Cousins Questionable

    The Warriors will begin their NBA Finals showdown with the Raptors without Kevin Durant.

  • Stephen Ellison Apr 19, 2019

    Warriors Start, Finish Strong to Take Game 3 Over Clippers

    After blowing a 31-point lead and losing in Game 2, the Golden State Warriors left little doubt Thursday night, grabbing the early lead and finishing strong to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 132-105 in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.

  • Florida Apr 15, 2019

    Timeline: Tiger Woods' Career

    Here is a timeline of memorable events in Tiger Woods’ career.

  • United States Sep 15, 2018

    Serena Williams Talks Fashion, Not Fouls at Las Vegas Event

    Serena Williams talked about her fashion business and her family, but not tennis fouls during a Friday appearance before a business trade group in Las Vegas. The 23-time Grand Slam champion wasn’t asked about gender equality in sports or an argument she had last weekend with the chair umpire at her U.S. Open finals match in New York during about...

  • United States Sep 14, 2018

    Umpire in Serena Williams US Open Final Controversy Returns to Work

    The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final is pleased to be getting back to work. Carlos Ramos is assigned to the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States this weekend in Zadar. “I’m just focusing on this tie and working again. That’s all I can say,” Ramos told The Associated Press before the...

  • Twitter Sep 12, 2018

    Newspaper Reprints Controversial Cartoon of Serena Williams

    A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams jumping on a broken racket during her dispute...

  • United States Sep 10, 2018

    Boos at US Open Final Left Winner Naomi Osaka ‘a Little Bit Sad'

    Naomi Osaka didn’t see what caused the uproar during the U.S. Open final she was playing against her idol, Serena Williams, so she was confused when it left the crowd booing — apparently for her. Williams’ argument with the match umpire over a coaching violation turned into a point for Osaka, then a game, in a much-maligned coaching decision that...

  • United States Sep 10, 2018

    Serena Williams Fined Total of $17K at US Open

    Serena Williams was fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the U.S. Open final. On Sunday, a day after the match, the tournament referee’s office docked Williams $10,000 for “verbal abuse” of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket. The money comes...

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