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  • Youngsters look to spoil a marquee men's Wimbledon final

    — The new kids on the block are not a boy band here, but a threat to the usual order of things at Wimbledon. The men's semifinals are Friday, and two of the four players left are marquee upon which tennis thrives. They are Novak Djokovic of...
  • The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?

    The plight of U.S. tennis: too much money and mollycoddling?
    Sunday was a day of rest and reflection at Wimbledon. So we reflected. Eyes squinting, brow furrowed, chin resting in palm of hand, we pondered the issue: How good are our tennis players from the United States? Lousy. It was a short reflection....
  • At 32, Roger Federer still has quite the rivalry with Novak Djokovic

    At 32, Roger Federer still has quite the rivalry with Novak Djokovic
    If familiarity breeds contempt, then Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic should despise each other. That certainly is not the case, even though, when they take Centre Court at Wimbledon on Sunday for the men's singles final, it will mark the 35th time they...
  • Teenager topples Nadal at Wimbledon

    Teenager topples Nadal at Wimbledon
    LONDON - Rafael Nadal's charge toward a third Wimbledon title came to a juddering halt in the fourth round on Tuesday when he was beaten by 19-year-old Australian wild card Nick Kyrgios 7-6(5), 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3. Ranked 144th in the world, Kyrgios...
  • Federer advances to fourth round at U.S. Open

    Federer advances to fourth round at U.S. Open
    NEW YORK -- Grand slam king Roger Federer came back with renewed vigor after a weather delay to rout Spaniard Marcel Granollers 4-6, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 and charge into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Sunday. The 42nd-ranked Granollers surprisingly led...
  • Rafael Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury

    Rafael Nadal out of U.S. Open with wrist injury
    Spain's Rafael Rafa Nadal has pulled out of his U.S. Open title defense this month because of a wrist problem, the world number two said on Monday. The 28-year-old Spaniard sustained the injury in practice last month and has been training with a cast on...
  • Federer into U.S. Open quarterfinals for 10th time in 11 years

    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Roger Federer reached his 10th U.S. Open quarterfinal in 11 years with a straight-set victory over Roberto Bautista Agut during Tuesday's action at the year's final Grand Slam tournament. The second-seeded Federer wasn't...
  • Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open

    Top seed Djokovic cruises into second round of U.S. Open
    FLUSHING MEADOWS, N.Y. -- Top seed Novak Djokovic beat Argentina's Diego Schwartzman in three sets Monday night in their first-round match at the U.S. Open. Djokovic started his quest for an eighth Grand Slam title with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the...
  • Nishikori stuns top-seeded Djokovic in U.S. Open semifinals

    Nishikori stuns top-seeded Djokovic in U.S. Open semifinals
    Kei Nishikori of Japan became the first Asian man to reach a Grand Slam final in the 137-year history of tennis’s biggest tournaments, beating top-seeded Novak Djokovic 6-4, 1-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Nishikori broke...
  • Chinese tennis star Li Na will miss U.S. Open; right knee still sore

    A knee injury that has bothered No. 2-ranked Li Na since spring has now forced her to withdraw from the U.S. Open. Na is the only tennis player from China to win a Grand slam singles title —  she has two. Her announcement on Thursday came by way...
  • Sam, Scott highlight 2014 ESPYS

    Sam, Scott highlight 2014 ESPYS
    The 22nd annual ESPYS — ESPN's annual sports awards show — started off with cornerback Richard Sherman of Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks winning the award for Best Breakthrough Athlete. But two of the more memorable moments came when...