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  • Greg Schwem: Mark your calendar; a sports scandal is coming soon

    I am a fervent March Madness viewer but am dreading this year's NCAA basketball tournament for I fear the spectacle will be stained with controversy. I'm making my prediction based on the fact that the first two months of this year saw major scandals...
  • Novak Djokovic defeats new No. 1 Rafael Nadal for Beijing title

    Novak Djokovic defeats new No. 1 Rafael Nadal for Beijing title
    Novak Djokovic gained a measure of revenge by defeating Rafael Nadal, the world's newly minted No. 1 tennis player, in the China Open championship match  Sunday in Beijing. Djokovic almost made it look easy with a 6-3, 6-4 victory, although he...
  • Rafael Nadal upset by Juan Martin del Potro in Shanghai semifinals

    Rafael Nadal upset by Juan Martin del Potro in Shanghai semifinals
    Juan Martin del Potro served notice on Saturday that he's a force again in men's tennis by upsetting No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal, 6-2, 6-4, in the semifinals of the Shanghai Masters. Del Potro, who has climbed back to No. 5 in the world after a...
  • U.S. Open: Nothing soft about Williams sisters' games in openers

    NEW YORK — Venus Williams was dressed as if going to a garden party, her outfit covered in flowers that could only come from imagination and not reality. And some of her hair was dyed pink to match the flowers. But Williams came to Arthur Ashe...
  • Roger Federer acts his age in earliest U.S. Open exit since 2003

    NEW YORK — Roger Federer moved as if the tennis court were an unfamiliar place, a place where he needed guidance, where he needed advice on how to hit a forehand or when to unleash that one-handed backhand that had earned him five U.S. Open...
  • A confident Alison Riske upsets ailing Petra Kvitova at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — Alison Riske, an unseeded 23-year-old from Pittsburgh, showed no nerves and had plenty of big ground strokes in upsetting seventh-seeded and former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, 6-3, 6-0, in a third-round match at the U.S. Open on...
  • U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets

    U.S. Open: Novak Djokovic holds off Stanislas Wawrinka in five sets
    NEW YORK -- Top-seeded Novak Djokovic, who had beaten ninth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka all but two times in 14 matches, seemed on the way to a massive upset in the U.S. Open semifinals Saturday on Arthur Ashe Stadium before coming back from two sets down...
  • Nadal, el número uno del mundo, regresa a Miami

    Nadal, el número uno del mundo, regresa a Miami
    MIAMI — Tras un año de ausencia debido a problemas con una rodilla, el tenista español Rafael Nadal retorna al Abierto de Miami. Nadal, número uno del mundo y quien durante 2013 protagonizó una de las recuperaciones más espectaculares en la...
  • Novak Djokovic beats Stanislas Wawrinka to advance at U.S. Open

    NEW YORK — It was a single tennis game that lasted 21 minutes. Stanislas Wawrinka, a 28-year-old from Switzerland who has always played in the shadow of his countryman Roger Federer, saved five break points in that game in the fifth set. He...
  • Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal win Rogers Cup tennis titles

    Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal win Rogers Cup tennis titles
    Serena Williams won the Rogers Cup women's title for the third time and Rafael Nadal matched that feat while playing spoiler in the men's tournament to capture his eighth title of the year. Williams routed unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea, 6-2, 6-0,...
  • Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard reveals dream date: Justin Bieber

    Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard reveals dream date: Justin Bieber
    There are some odd questions in post-match interviews at a tennis tournament, but this one was rather cringeworthy. Nineteen-year-old Eugenie Bouchard, not long after reaching the final four at the Australian Open with an impressive three-set win over...