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  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 8/25 log (updated Friday AM)

    7 a.m.    NFL preseason: N.Y. Giants at Chicago (d.).--NFL Network 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: West Ham at Swansea City.--ESPN2 8 a.m.    Golf: Johnnie Walker Championship third round (in Perthshire, Scotland).--Golf 8:30 a.m.    Horse...
  • Down the line: Tennis: Sonny Dearth's French Open picks

    Down the line: Tennis: Sonny Dearth's French Open picks
    My picks for the French Open, which starts at 5 a.m. Sunday, Eastern time, on ESPN2. The Tennis Channel and NBC also are providing coverage. MEN Round of 16: (1) Novak Djokovic over (14) Fernando Verdasco; (5) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga over (18) Stanislas...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 6/7 log (updated Thursday AM)

    8 a.m.    Tennis: French Open: primarily women’s semifinals (Sara Errani vs. Samantha Stosur; Maria Sharapova vs. Petra Kvitova).--ESPN2 9 a.m.    Golf: Nordea Masters second round (in Stockholm, Sweden).--Golf 10 a.m.    Basketball: NBA draft...
  • Down the Line: Sonny Dearth's Wimbledon picks -- watch out for Rafa and Maria

    Down the Line: Sonny Dearth's Wimbledon picks -- watch out for Rafa and Maria
    Projected results: MEN Round of 16: (1) Novak Djokovic over Victor Troicki; (6) Tomas Berdych over (18) Richard Gasquet; (3) Roger Federer over (17) Fernando Verdasco; (11) John Isner over (8) Janko Tipsarevic; (9) Juan Martin Del Potro over (7) David...
  • Venus Williams upbeat after loss in Eastbourne quarterfinals

     
    Venus Williams feels good heading into Wimbledon next week despite a 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 loss to Daniela Hantuchova in Thursday's Eastbourne quarterfinals. “It's not the best luck today, but I feel good about my preparation," said Williams, who was...
  • Second-seeded Kim Clijsters withdraws from Wimbledon

     
    Not long after the Wimbledon seedings were announced Wednesday, the women's field was shaken up as No. 2 seed Kim Clijsters of Belgium withdrew a day after injuring her right foot at the UNICEF Open in the Netherlands. "At this......
  • Wimbledon: Sabine Lisicki upsets Marion Bartoli to advance to semifinals

     
    Sabine Lisicki, a 21-year-old from Germany who needed a wild-card invitation to get into the Wimbledon draw, served nine big aces and recovered from losing three match points in the second set to upset ninth-seeded Marion Bartoli, 6-4, 6-7 (4),......
  • Maria Sharapova advances to Wimbledon final

     
    Maria Sharapova survived some shaky serving (13 double faults) by being overpowering from the baseline, and she beat unseeded German Sabine Lisicki 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour, 27 minutes in a Wimbledon semifinal. Sharapova, seeded fifth, won this tournament in......
  • Petra Kvitova defeats a noisy Victoria Azarenka to enter her first Wimbledon final

     
    Petra Kvitova, a 21-year-old from the Czech Republic, became the first left-hander since her hero Martina Navratilova to advance to the women's Wimbledon final Thursday, with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 win over fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. Kvitova,...
  • Petra Kvitova returns to Wimbledon semifinals

     
    Petra Kvitova cracked an ace on match point and the 21-year-old left-hander from the Czech Republic reached her second straight Wimbledon semifinal Tuesday with a 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2 win over 23-year-old Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria. Kvitova, seeded...
  • NBC out, ESPN in, no more Wimbledon tape delay

     
    Beginning next year, ESPN will televise all of the Wimbledon tennis tournament and will broadcast the entire event live, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who could not speak publicly about those contract talks. NBC released a...