Tennis

Alex De Minaur, left, and Nick Kyrgios of Australia winning a match point against Britain's Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)
January 09, 2020 - 1:13 am
SYDNEY (AP) — Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios combined to edge Britsh pair Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury on their fifth match point in the deciding doubles to give Australia a 2-1 win and a place in the ATP Cup semifinals. Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt gambled on sending his two singles players...
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People demonstrate in support of the twelve activists of the "Lausanne Action Climat (LAC)" collective at the opening of the trial against them for storming a Credit Suisse office in Saint-Francois in November 2018 and playing tennis inside the office, in Renens, Switzerland, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. The posters read: "Ecocide everywhere, justice nowhere" and "If the climate were a bank, they would already have saved it". (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 7:36 am
GENEVA (AP) — A dozen climate activists have gone on trial for storming a Credit Suisse office in Lausanne, Switzerland, and playing tennis inside, part of a protest against the bank’s investments in fossil fuels. In a trial billed as the first of its kind in Switzerland, the environmentalists from...
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Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts after missing a point during her match against Maria Sakkari of Greece at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 07, 2020 - 1:02 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka got an extended workout in her opening match at the Brisbane International, just two weeks away from the defense of her Australia Open title. Osaka defeated Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-2, 6-7 (4), 6-3 on Tuesday to set up a second-round match with American Sofia...
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Gael Monfils of France falls to the ground after playing a shot during his match against Cristian Garin of Chile at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 04, 2020 - 7:38 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic got more than he bargained for in his first competitive match of 2020 before fending off Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) late Saturday to secure Serbia's win over South Africa at the ATP Cup. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian...
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Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning his match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
January 03, 2020 - 10:09 am
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Nick Kyrgios served 20 aces in a win that cost him $4,000 in local currency and helped set up Australia’s opening ATP Cup win over Germany. It was all for a cause. Kyrgios, so often considered the bad boy of tennis for his emotional behavior and outbursts, promised to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Tommylee Lewis during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game in New Orleans. From the moment two officials watched a Los Angeles Rams defender slam into a New Orleans receiver well before the ball arrived and failed to throw a flag for pass interference that was obvious to tens of millions of fans watching at home, officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 01, 2020 - 12:09 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the moment two officials failed to throw a flag for obvious pass interference on a play that helped decide the NFC championship — stunning the players, coaches and millions of fans — officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019. No matter the sport, fans and...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, right, dunks against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
December 29, 2019 - 12:02 pm
He left Cleveland for Miami, finally became a champion, went back to his beloved northeast Ohio, delivered on another title promise, then left for the Los Angeles Lakers and the next challenge. He played in eight straight finals. No NBA player won more games or more MVP awards over the last 10...
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File-This Aug. 23, 2013, file photo shows Serena Williams, of the United States, looking up at the scoreboard during her match against Francesca Schiavone, of Italy, in the first round of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been voted the AP Female Athlete of the Decade for 2010 to 2019. Williams won 12 of her professional-era record 23 Grand Slam singles titles over the past 10 years. No other woman won more than three in that span. She also tied a record for most consecutive weeks ranked No. 1 and collected a tour-leading 37 titles in all during the decade. Gymnast Simone Biles finished second in the vote by AP member sports editors and AP beat writers. Swimmer Katie Ledecky was third, followed by ski racers Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 28, 2019 - 12:32 pm
Serena Williams dominated the decade, on the court and in conversation. There were, to begin with, the dozen Grand Slam single titles — no other woman had more than three over the past 10 seasons — and the 3 1/2 years in a row at No. 1 in the WTA rankings. And then there was the celebrity status...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, left, and Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (2) chase the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 111-106. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
December 27, 2019 - 12:05 pm
He was the Fun Guy. The board man who got paid. He overcame injury to reclaim his rightful place as one of the very best basketball players on the planet. He conquered the NBA world for a second time, bringing a championship to Canada. And then he joined the Los Angeles Clippers, ready to start...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, front row from left: Flavien Prat on Country House, Tyler Gaffalione on War of Will, Luis Saez on Maximum Security and John Velazquez on Code of Honor compete in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
December 26, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Your scholarship as a sports fan is up for renewal. Not to worry. Just answer a dozen questions from 2019 and you're on your way. The passing grade? That's up to the crew in the replay booth. JANUARY President Donald Trump served "massive amounts" of burgers, fries and pizza at the White House to...
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