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  • Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open title

    Cilic crushes Nishikori to claim U.S. Open title
    NEW YORK -- Croatia's Marin Cilic swept past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-3 6-3 to win the U.S. Open on Monday and reach the pinnacle of the sport one year after a doping ban kept him out of the year's final grand slam. The big-serving Croatian...
  • Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles

    Dorothy Cheney dies at 98; won more than 390 national tennis titles
    Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney, who was the first American woman tennis player to win the Australian Open and went on to a prolific career on the senior circuit, has died. She was 98. Cheney died Sunday at an assisted living facility in Escondido after a...
  • Billie Jean King returns to Cal State L.A. to give life, tennis advice

    Billie Jean King returns to Cal State L.A. to give life, tennis advice
    Before she arrived, many of the kids didn't know who she was — "A neat lady who helps people and stuff," was one of the best guesses — but Billie Jean King was hardly deterred. The tennis great and equal rights icon walked carefully across...
  • Federer beats world No. 1 Djokovic

    Federer beats world No. 1 Djokovic
    SHANGHAI -- Roger Federer brought world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's winning streak to a halt when a 6-4, 6-4 victory in the Shanghai Masters on Saturday set up a final against unseeded Frenchman Gilles Simon. The 33-year-old Swiss was in aggressive mood...
  • Saturday's multi-sport college and local roundup: CNU takes Capital crowns in men's soccer, women's volleyball

    COLLEGES: Men’s soccer: Fifth-seeded Christopher Newport removed any doubt that it will qualify for the NCAA Division III tournament, taking the Capital Athletic Conference tournament title and automatic bid by winning 3-1 Saturday at No. 2...
  • Brooke Shields: Jealous Andre Agassi destroyed grand-slam trophies

    Brooke Shields: Jealous Andre Agassi destroyed grand-slam trophies
    Andre Agassi apparently has some jealousy issues. At least the now-retired tennis star did back when he was dating Brooke Shields, the actress writes in her coming memoir "There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me." So much so,...
  • Martina Navratilova doesn't believe Serena Williams had viral illness

    Martina Navratilova doesn't believe Serena Williams had viral illness
    Something was clearly wrong with Serena Williams at Wimbledon on Tuesday. But Martina Navratilova doesn't believe that the world's top-ranked player simply had a viral illness, as the tournament referee's office and the WTA later said. "I think virus,...
  • Serena Williams stunned in WTA Finals

    Serena Williams stunned in WTA Finals
    SINGAPORE - French Open runner-up Simona Halep drilled world No. 1 and reigning two-time champion Serena Williams in Wednesday's round-robin action at the season-ending $6.5 million WTA Finals. The fourth-seeded Halep stunned the U.S. Open champion...
  • Sidney Anne Willson, 87, amateur athlete and horse trader

    Sidney Anne Willson, 87, amateur athlete and horse trader
    Sidney Anne Willson, a stellar multisport athlete who went on to help her son run a horse-breeding farm in Howard County, died in her sleep Tuesday of natural causes at Shady Grove Center in Rockville. She was 87. In addition to tennis, a sport in which...
  • Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation

    Trailblazing athletes seek to ease path for next generation
    Three trailblazers came together Saturday night at a swanky fundraiser for the athletic program at Cal State L.A.: Billie Jean King, Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The university's young students might not know their stories, but they are reaping the...
  • Federer tops Simon for Shanghai title

    Federer tops Simon for Shanghai title
    SHANGHAI, China - Roger Federer outlasted Gilles Simon to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday for his fourth title of the season. The Swiss star will move to No. 2 in the world following a 7-6 (8-6), 7-6 (7-2) victory. Federer, 33, was broken on his...