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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2023: Tennis sans Serena starts in earnest

Jan. 10, 2023 07:10 AM EST

Tennis will move on from Serena Williams. It has to. Might not be easy, mind you, given what a transcendent figure she was, on the court and off. But that is what sports do, even when superstars leave. They all leave, of course, and sports always move on. The matches will be played,...

Kathy Whitworth, winningest golfer in history, dies at 83

Dec. 25, 2022 18:28 PM EST

Kathy Whitworth set a benchmark in golf no one has ever touched, whether it was Sam Snead or Tiger Woods, Mickey Wright or Annika Sorenstam. Her 88 victories are the most by any player on a single professional tour. Whitworth, whose LPGA Tour victories spanned nearly a...

Nick Bollettieri, coach to many tennis stars, dead at age 91

Dec. 05, 2022 13:56 PM EST

Nick Bollettieri, the Hall of Fame tennis coach who worked with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Andre Agassi and Monica Seles, and founded an academy that revolutionized the development of young athletes, has died. He was 91. Bollettieri died Sunday night at home in...

Today in History: November 22, JFK is assassinated

Nov. 22, 2022 00:09 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 326th day of 2022. There are 39 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in...

LA Dodgers donate $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Nov. 20, 2022 17:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers announced a $1 million donation to the Elton John AIDS Foundation during one of the star's weekend performances at Dodger Stadium, the last North American stop on his final tour. The team's principal owner, Mark Walter, and Dodgers...