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  • Rafael Nadal is upset in first round at Wimbledon

    Two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal of Spain became the victim of the first major upset of this year’s tournament, losing on Monday, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10-8), 6-4 to unseeded Steve Darcis of Belgium on Court No. 1. Nadal, seeded fifth, took a...
  • Maria Sharapova upset on day of big falls at Wimbledon

    A wave of injuries and upsets hit the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, taking No. 2 seed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus and No. 3 seed Maria Sharapova of Russia out of the women’s competition. Sharapova, hobbled by a hip injury, slipped...
  • Local roundup: Former U.Va., Oscar Smith QB heading to Winston-Salem State

    Former record-setting Oscar Smith High quarterback Phillip Sims, a former Virginia starter who was declared academically ineligible to play for the Cavaliers, said he’ll transfer to CIAA champion Winston-Salem State. The Rams were 14-1 and the...
  • Del Potro, Rybarikova win titles at Citi Open in D.C.

    Having not played John Isner in two years, it took Juan Martin del Potro a while to adjust to the hair-raising speed and peculiar trajectory of the 6-foot-10 American's serve. But once del Potro figured it out, abandoning his initial strategy of fielding...
  • French Open seeds: Sam Querrey is highest U.S. male at No. 18

    Looking for signs of a rebound for U.S. men's tennis? Don't look at the seedings for this year's French Open, which begins Sunday. The highest seeded American male is Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks, who is seeded 18th. Novak Djokovic is seeded No. 1 for...
  • Sloane Stephens, John Isner to play in Hopman Cup for U.S.

    Sloane Stephens, John Isner to play in Hopman Cup for U.S.
    Former Hopman Cup champion John Isner will partner with up-and-coming American Sloane Stephens next January in the Hopman Cup, a warm-up event for the Australian Open. The 20-year-old Stephens upset No. 1-ranked Serena Williams this year at the...
  • Roddick to play in Irvine

    Andy Roddick might have thought that it would be the end of grueling travel schedules when he retired from professional tennis last September. That hasn't entirely been true for Roddick, the former world No. 1 and 2003 U.S. Open champion. This week...
  • Isner, Mahut Rematch at Wimbledon on Longest Day of Year

    Isner, Mahut Rematch at Wimbledon on Longest Day of Year
    It takes just 10 seconds to read the 33 words printed on a new, oval plaque mounted outside Wimbledon's Court 18 to commemorate the longest ever tennis match, which took place at the All England Club a year ago. It is a typically understated...
  • Fish heads field for Legg Mason Tennis Classic

    American Mardy Fish shouldn't find Washington's Legg Mason Tennis Classic quite as lonesome as Wimbledon's second week is apt to be. The sole American man to advance to Wimbledon's round of 16, Fish will lead a strong contingent of countrymen into...
  • Stepanek defeats Young, heads to final

    In 16 years as a touring pro, Radek Stepanek had never faced Donald Young, a young American whose promise has been heralded since 2004. But when the two met Saturday for a place in the final of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, the 32-year-old Stepanek knew...
  • Sports TV and radio: Friday's 8/24 log (updated Friday AM)

    9:30 a.m.    Golf: Johnnie Walker Championship second round (in Perthshire, Scotland).--Golf 10 a.m.    Football: 1994 VHSCA East-West all-star game.--LSC 48 10 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR Nationwide Series’ final practice(at Bristol).--Speed 11 a....