FILE - In this July 6, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams stretches for a shot from her sister Serena during the women's singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. Serena won the match 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to win the championship. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)
July 07, 2020 - 5:23 am
EDITOR’S NOTE — Tennis history is filled with wonderful rivalries, and so many are remembered because of matchups in Wimbledon finals. The Associated Press is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the canceled grass-court Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be played. One...
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A billboard depicting Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic is seen on a building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Djokovic has tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in a tennis exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia. The top-ranked Serb is the fourth player to test positive for the virus after first playing in Belgrade and then again last weekend in Zadar, Croatia.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
June 24, 2020 - 9:47 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s parents defended their son on Wednesday and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-ranked player. Djokovic and his wife tested positive for the virus on Tuesday. The 17-time Grand Slam...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2002, file photo, Venus Williams, surrounded by reporters, smiles after she made a picture of her sister Serena after the women's final of the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Serena defeated her sister Venus 7-5, 6-3. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
June 05, 2020 - 11:06 am
EDITOR’S NOTE -- Every French Open features matches that are memorable for one reason or another. There are upsets. Comebacks. Dramatic moments. Historic accomplishments. The AP is republishing stories about a handful of such matches while the postponed Grand Slam tournament was supposed to be...
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May 28, 2020 - 1:49 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has admitted he’s found being a parent overwhelming at times and that the “life-changing” experience of having children brought back the trauma he experienced following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Speaking during a new BBC documentary airing...
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In this Sunday May 17, 2020, photo provided by Christina Mushi-Brunt, AP Sports Writer Cliff Brunt and his 14-year-old son, Elias, watch the final episodes of The Last Dance in Oklahoma City. For the past five weeks, the docuseries that revisited Michael Jordan’s basketball career gave them something to look forward to during the coronavirus pandemic and helped them connect their generations. (Christina Mushi-Brunt via AP)
May 19, 2020 - 1:44 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Back in the day, I watched Michael Jordan drop 63 on the Boston Celtics on a small black-and-white TV with dials. I was a teenager as Jordan became a global icon. I remember the crazy dunks, the commercials, the baggy shorts and the shoes. Now, as a pandemic slowed America, I...
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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck is shown before an NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Buck is one of many announcers who has had to trade the press box for a home office. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
April 17, 2020 - 9:34 pm
Joe Buck has taken up a different type of commentary with games at a standstill. Instead of setting the scene from the 18th fairway, the Fox announcer can be heard describing a toddler’s short game on social media. “This kid’s got it,” Buck said of 18-month-old Harrison Viñal’s swing. “I’ve got him...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, United States' Allyson Felix speaks during a press conference of the U.S. team prior to the World Athletics Championships in London. Early in her career, Allyson Felix would shy away from speaking on controversial subjects. The nine-time Olympic medalist stayed in her lane. Not anymore. Not since the birth of her daughter, Camryn. Felix wants her legacy to be improving maternity rights for athletes over her times and gold medals. "I feel like I'm right where I'm supposed to be," Felix said. "I feel stronger than ever, just with everything I've been through.”(AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
March 12, 2020 - 3:14 am
Allyson Felix sometimes "races" a "sprinter" at practice who's difficult to catch and always seems to have another burst. Of course, Felix's 15-month-old daughter, Camryn, does tend to veer outside of her lane. These days, so does mom. For years, Felix kept her opinions closely guarded. No more...
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St. Louis Blues players' fathers stand for the national anthem prior to the Blues' NHL hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
February 14, 2020 - 1:35 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jay Bouwmeester's cardiac episode was a scary experience for the St. Louis Blues. Even for a bunch of tough hockey players, having dad around certainly helps. St. Louis is on its annual father's trip, and the dads are providing some valuable counseling after the 36-year-old...
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Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the Genesis Invitational pro-am golf event at Riviera Country Club, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)
February 12, 2020 - 4:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas are separated by about 17 years on the calendar and 70 victories on the PGA Tour, neither of which has kept them from becoming friends away from golf. Thomas first met Woods in 2015 on the range at The Players Championship his rookie year. They grew...
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin stands in the fish Rea after winning an alpine ski, women's World Cup super-G, in Bansko, Bulgaria, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)
February 03, 2020 - 12:35 pm
Two-time Olympic champion skier Mikaela Shiffrin says her father, Jeff, has died. He was 65. “My family is heartbroken beyond comprehension about the unexpected passing of my kindhearted, loving, caring, patient, wonderful father,” the family posted on Shiffrin’s social media accounts. The U.S Ski...
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