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Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

Serena earns 17th Grand Slam title

on September 8, 2013, 7:50 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Top-seeded Serena Williams won her fifth US Open championship and 17th Grand Slam tournament title overall by beating No. 2 Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 in a windy final. Sunday’s match was the toughest test these two weeks for the No. 1-seeded Williams, who also beat Azarenka in three sets in last year’s final. Williams hadn’t lost a set […]

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Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

Djokovic to face Nadal in US Open final

on September 8, 2013, 7:33 AM / in Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) The game that will be talked about for years and years required 198 strokes, 30 points and 21 minutes to decide. Entire sets have taken less. It might be easy to conclude that Novak Djokovic won his tense, topsy-turvy U.S. Open semifinal against Stanislas Wawrinka despite dropping that epic third game of the fifth set. The truth […]

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Rematch! Serena Williams faces Azarenka in US Open final

on September 7, 2013, 8:54 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

NEW YORK (AP) At the end, and only at the very end, did Serena Williams face anything resembling a challenge in her U.S. Open semifinal. Six times, Williams was a single point from winning. Six times, she failed to come through. All that did, of course, was delay the inevitable Friday. On match point No. 7, Williams delivered a 107 […]

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Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

Rough Tennis Weekend For the Americans

on September 3, 2013, 5:49 AM / in Sports, Tennis

Maybe this is way the Mayor of Jackson wants to build more tennis courts… its his patriotic duty. Federer falls to Robredo in 4th round, no Slam final in 2013 Right from the start, Roger Federer looked very little like, well, the Roger Federer who routinely reached the final weekend at Grand Slam tournaments. In the opening game of his […]

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Second Round Results at The U. S. Open Tennis

on August 31, 2013, 2:53 PM / in Sports, Tennis

August 30 Mikhail Youzhny(21) def. Alexandr Dolgopolov 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 Tommy Haas(12) def. Yen-Hsun Lu 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) Marcel Granollers def. Rajeev Ram 3-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 7-5 Novak Djokovic(1) def. Benjamin Becker 7-6 (7-2), 6-2, 6-2 Julien Benneteau(31) def. Jeremy Chardy 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 Tomas Berdych(5) def. Denis Kudla 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-3), 6-3 Tim Smyczek def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. 3-6, 7-6 (8-6), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Joao Sousa def. Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 Denis Istomin def. Tobias Kamke 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 Andreas Seppi(20) def. […]

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The US Tennis Open 2013 Begins

on August 27, 2013, 6:58 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Serena Moves on…. Serena Williams was so dominant in the first round of the US Open, her opponent really needed a hug. So midway through the second set of defending champion Williams’ 6-0, 6-1 victory Monday night, Francesca Schiavone wandered behind the baseline, found a ball boy and enveloped him in a full-fledged embrace. The No. 1-ranked and No. 1-seeded […]

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IHRA’s all-time winningest driver Clay Millican returns to Memphis International Raceway

IHRA’s all-time winningest driver Clay Millican returns to Memphis International Raceway

on August 22, 2013, 6:37 AM / in NASCAR, News, Sports

  Millington, Tennessee (August 21, 2013) – Clear your calendar now! You don’t want to miss when the most decorated man in the history of the International Hot Rod Association makes his triumphant return at his home track, Memphis International Raceway, for the IHRA Summit Racing Equipment World Finals / Nitro Jam event on October 11-12, 2013. Millican, a West […]

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The Pin Stripes

The Pin Stripes

on August 16, 2013, 6:20 AM / in Baseball, News, Sports

Report: A-Rod hires top lawyer Facing a fight with the Yankees and MLB that could make it all the way to federal court, Alex Rodriguez reportedly has retained top New York lawyer Joe Tacopina. Tacopina has had several high-profile criminal cases, including those of Kenneth Moreno, an NYPD officer acquitted of rape, and former senator Hiram Monserrate, who pleaded guilty […]

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Tennis Shorts

Tennis Shorts

on August 16, 2013, 6:06 AM / in News, Sports, Tennis

Former doubles champ Bob Hewitt charged with rape BOKSBURG, South Africa Former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault of minors in cases that date back as far as the early 1980s. Prosecutors on Friday charged the 73-year-old Hewitt with raping a girl under the age of […]

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NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2013 race day weather forecast

NASCAR at Pocono Raceway 2013 race day weather forecast

on August 4, 2013, 9:48 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

By Brian Neudorff When NASCAR goes to Pocono, fans immediately assume rain is in the forecast. It rained Saturday but drier weather awaits NASCAR today for the Sprint Cup race. Pocono Raceway has a history of rain either threatening, delaying or even postponing a race when NASCAR visits. Today rain is not expected to cause any problems for the Sprint […]

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ADRL RETURNS TO MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

on July 31, 2013, 8:09 PM / in NASCAR, Sports

WHO: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY WHEN: JULY 1, 2 & 3 Attached: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS WHAT: The 2013 ADRL Tour presented by Speedtech, returns to rock Memphis International Raceway August 1-3, 2013.  Don’t miss your first glimpse of the unbelievable racing action that is what ADRL is known for on Thursday, August 1st at ADRL Team Testing.  The gates open at […]

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Phil Mickelson wins British Open

on July 21, 2013, 2:33 PM / in Sports

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) Phil Mickelson is mystified no more by links golf. He has his name etched in a silver claret jug to prove it. Mickelson delivered his best closing round ever in a major Sunday — at the British Open, of all places — when he ran off four birdies over the last six holes for a 5-under 66 […]

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Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

Murray wins Wimbledon in Three Sets

on July 7, 2013, 11:37 AM / in Sports, Tennis

  Andy Murray CAPTURES THE  WIMBLEDON  TITLE! He beats Novak Djokovic 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 to win his second Grand Slam. It’s a first for a British male in 77 years! More on the way: This one is forever. For Andy Murray. For Britain. It took forever. Andy Murray is the Wimbledon champion. How many times has he heard that in […]

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Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

Bob, Mike wrap up ‘Bryan Slam’

on July 6, 2013, 5:07 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) The Bryan brothers got big air at Wimbledon on Saturday. Yes, there was a little more room than usual between their feet and the ground for their latest version of the ”Bryan Bump” – the famed chest bump they use to celebrate their victories – because of what that victory meant. Their 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over […]

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Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

Bartoli routs Lisicki to win Wimbledon

on July 6, 2013, 5:05 PM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) One of the strangest Wimbledons ever produced one of its quirkiest champions — Marion Bartoli — winner of a hard-to-watch final that had the overwhelmed runner-up in near tears while the match was still going on. Bartoli, whose power game bothered Sabine Lisicki as much as any of her notable eccentricities, won 6-1, 6-4 Saturday to capture her […]

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Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

Murray makes the Finals at Wimbledon

on July 5, 2013, 4:08 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Trying to become Britain’s first male champion at Wimbledon since 1936, Andy Murray reached the final for the second consecutive year, beating 24th-seeded Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 Friday in a match that concluded under the Centre Court roof. After dropping the first set, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third against the big-serving Janowicz before taking […]

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Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

Novak Djokovic beats Juan Martin del Potro in 5 Sets

on July 5, 2013, 12:09 PM / in Sports, Tennis

It was a good thing that Djokivic was in great shape because he needed it. In the longest semi final in the history of Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic reaches his second Wimbledon final after beating Juan Martin Del Potro in five sets. The No.1 seed won 7-5, 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 in a match lasting four hours and 42 minutes. It […]

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A look at 10 men, women left at Wimbledon who are trying to reach 1st Grand Slam quarterfinal

on June 30, 2013, 2:12 PM / in Sports, Tennis

Associated Press Of the 32 men and women set to play in Wimbledon’s fourth round on Monday, 10  will be trying to reach a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time. So who are these players? How old are they, where are they from —  and how  did they get here? A quick primer: —  Kenny de Schepper, 26, France, […]

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Federer, his racket showing age

Federer, his racket showing age

on June 27, 2013, 6:27 AM / in Sports, Tennis

At this point, Roger Federer is just too stubborn. I get it. I understand. You do something a certain way, and every day for nearly a decade, that way recites back to you: You’re the best ever. You’re the best ever. But the Federer era ended Wednesday. After reaching the quarterfinals or better in 36 consecutive majors spanning nine years, […]

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Sharapova upset by qualifier

Sharapova upset by qualifier

on June 27, 2013, 6:08 AM / in Sports, Tennis

LONDON (AP) Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players. The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle Larcher de Brito of Portugal in the second round at the All England Club. It’s the second significant […]

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