The women's professional tennis tour is increasing efforts to protect players from predatory coaches and others. That is being led by the WTA's new director of safeguarding. Her name is Lindsay Brandon. She is a lawyer whose past clients included at least one tennis player disputing a doping…
The U.S. Tennis Association says it hopes that Novak Djokovic will be able to enter this year's U.S. Open after missing it last year because he couldn't travel to the United States. Djokovic is a foreign citizen who is not vaccinated against COVID-19. Government rules still prevent him from …
The Latvian Olympic Committee has stopped funding for Tennis star Jelena Ostapenko for competing in a tournament with Russians.
Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk refused to shake hands with her Russian opponent following her WTA Tournament victory.
Serena Williams has revealed that her five-year-old daughter is unlikely to follow in her footsteps.
Novak Djokovic has broken the record for the most time spent at No. 1 in the professional tennis rankings by a man or woman. He begins his 378th week in the ATP's top spot on Monday to surpass Steffi Graf's 377 leading the WTA. Djokovic already held the men's mark. He eclipsed Roger Federer'…
Novak Djokovic says he has asked American authorities for special permission to enter the United States to play tennis tournaments in California and Florida despite being unvaccinated against the coronavirus. The Transportation Security Administration has said the requirement for foreign air…
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open championship has returned him to No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the computerized rankings for men’s tennis. Aryna Sabalenka’s first Grand Slam title moved her up from No. 5.
Novak Djokovic has claimed his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5). The victory in Sunday's final at Melbourne Park also allows Djokovic to return to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
Aryna Sabalenka won her first Grand Slam title by coming back to beat Elena Rybakina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the Australian Open women's final. Sabalenka used 17 aces to help overcome seven double-faults Saturday in her first championship match at a major tournament. The 24-year-old Sabalenka is from Belarus. She improved to 11-0 in 2023. The only set she has dropped all season was the opener on Saturday against Wimbledon champion Rybakina.
Novak Djokovic will carry a 27-match winning streak at the Australian Open into the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas. That unbeaten run was put on pause a year ago when Djokovic could not participate in the tournament because he was not vaccinated against COVID-19. That is just one of several non-tennis matters that have swirled around the 35-year-old from Serbia. He will be seeking a 10th championship at Melbourne Park on Sunday. He also hopes to earn a 22nd Grand Slam title overall to tie Rafael Nadal's mark for men. Tsitsipas is trying to win his first major trophy. The winner will rise to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
Aryna Sabalenka figures she'll feel some jitters when she steps out on court to face Elena Rybakina in the Australian Open final. Saturday's contest is Sabalenka's first title match in singles at a Grand Slam tournament. Rybakina is familiar with this stage: She won Wimbledon a little more than six months ago.
Novak Djokovic put aside some shaky early play to beat unseeded American Tommy Paul and reach the Australian Open final, where he will face Stefanos Tsitsipas on Sunday. The winner will move up to No. 1 in the ATP rankings.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has reached her second final in the past three Grand Slam tournaments by beating Victoria Azarenka at the Australian Open. Rybakina will take on No. 5 Aryna Sabalenka.
Lincoln Southwest showed the Grand Island Senior High girls soccer team why it's one of the top teams in the state.
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Check out this year's All-Heartland Super Squad girls basketball teams.
Davis was the driving force behind the Centura girls first state championship. For those reasons, Davis has been named captain of the All-Heartland Super Squad girls basketball team.
The women’s college basketball Sweet 16 features a new format and a bit of history when it begins later this week. The NCAA changed its setup this season, going away from the traditional four sites to two. Greenville, South Carolina, and Seattle will each host eight teams before sending the winners on to Dallas for the Final Four. This weekend will also feature the second time since the tournament expanded to 64 teams that two of the No. 1 seeds didn’t reach the regional semifinals after Stanford and Indiana were knocked out.
Women's NCAA roundup: No. 9 Miami stuns No. 1 Indiana
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Destiny Harden made a shot in the lane with 3.5 seconds left to send ninth-seeded Miami past top-seeded Indiana 70-68 on Monday night, lifting the Hurricanes to their first Sweet 16 since 1992.
Jacy Sheldon made a tiebreaking jumper in the lane with 1.8 seconds left to lift No. 3 Ohio State to a 71-69 win over No. 6 seed North Carolina and help the Buckeyes advance to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season. With the game tied, Sheldon took the pass from Eboni Walker and floated in the game-winning score. North Carolina had one final chance, but turned it over with a second remaining. North Carolina rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a brief lead _ its first of the game. Deja Kelly, who left the game midway through the fourth quarter with a leg injury, tied the game at 69 with 9 seconds left.
Ben Shelton joins Tommy Paul and Sebastian Korda to give the U.S. three men in the quarterfinals in the Australia Open for the first time since 2000. Also reaching the men's quarterfinals were Novak Djokovic and Andrey Rublev.
No. 5-seeded Aryna Sabalenka has defeated Belinda Bencic 7-5, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals of the Australian Open for the first time. No. 4 Caroline Garcia faced Magda Linette later Monday for the final place in the women’s quarterfinals.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek and 2017 French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko has defeated Coco Gauff in the Australian Open's fourth round on Sunday.
Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has eliminated No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek in straight sets to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the first time. The 22nd-seeded Rybakina used her big serving to unsettle Swiatek and got the better of their baseline exchanges to win 6-4, 6-4 in about …
It's been almost two full decades since this many U.S. men reached Week 2 at the Australian Open. And while that group in 2004 included a couple of Grand Slam champions in Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick, everything is all so new for the quartet there this time.
Andy Murray's exhausting run at the Australian Open is over in the third round after a loss to Roberto Bautista Agut. The 35-year-old Murray had won two marathons just to get to this point at Melbourne Park, where he is a five-time finalist. This match went about 3 1/2 hours and Bautista Agu…
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Dave Hyde: Mike Gesicki, Bill Belichick and the larger free-agent alchemy of picking the right free agent
There’s an old scouting report typwritten in all capital letters that explains what New England is doing, why tight end Mike Gesicki might not be done and also why Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel was still right. The report was written by Bill Belichick before he was the Belichick we know. It involves the larger alchemy involved in free-agent decisions, more than just grabbing the biggest ...
Magic Johnson is, once again, trying to dish out an assist in 76ers managing partner Josh Harris' attempt to purchase an NFL franchise. Johnson, a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers and a Hall of Famer, has joined Harris' group in its bid for the Washington Commanders, according to Sportico. A spokesperson for Harris declined comment. This comes after Johnson was part of ...
WASHINGTON — Magic Johnson has joined Josh Harris’ bid to buy the NFL’s Washington Commanders, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
TAMPA, Fla. — The new face of the Bucs at quarterback arrived with a confident smirk. Baker Mayfield, 27, joined his fourth team since July when he signed a one-year contract with the Bucs on Monday. It’s not been the NFL career the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 draft and Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma envisioned. After four seasons with the Browns, he was traded to the Panthers last ...