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FILE -  In this Sept. 5, 2019, file photo, Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic. Svitolina posted Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, on social media that she doesn’t “feel comfortable to travel to US without putting my team and myself at high risk.”(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

US Open loses 2 more top-10 women: Svitolina, Bertens

Aug. 7, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two more top-10 women -- Elina Svitolina and Kiki Bertens -- will miss the U.S. Open, joining No. 1-ranked Ash Barty in skipping the Grand Slam tennis tournament during the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Tennis Association also announced Friday that Barbora Krejcikova withdrew. She is...

Ellen Mallen, who lives in a mobile home court, carefully leaves her home after a suspected tornado spawned by Isaias struck Marmora, N.J., Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

5 Things to Know for Today

Aug. 5, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. LEBANESE CONFRONT DEVASTATION Beirut’s streets were littered with debris and damaged vehicles, building facades blown out and scores missing as the death toll from a massive explosion at the port...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, returns a shot to Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, during the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier, File)

Defending champ Rafael Nadal to miss US Open amid pandemic

Aug. 4, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

Defending champion Rafael Nadal will skip the U.S. Open because of the coronavirus pandemic, putting on hold his bid to equal Roger Federer’s men’s record for Grand Slam titles. Nadal explained his decision in a series of tweets sent in Spanish and English on Tuesday. “The situation is very...

A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

The Latest: Florida AD says he had a bout with coronavirus

Jul. 14, 2020 4:47 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said Tuesday during a Zoom call with reporters that he tested positive for the coronavirus last month. Stricklin says he was initially mad at himself after the diagnosis because...

Today in History

Jul. 14, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 14, the 196th day of 2020. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 2016, terror struck Bastille Day celebrations in the French Riviera city of Nice (nees) as a large truck plowed into a festive crowd, killing 86 people in an...

Today in History

Jul. 12, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 12, the 194th day of 2020. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1967, rioting erupted in Newark, New Jersey, over the police beating of a Black taxi driver; 26 people were killed in the five days of violence that followed. ...

FILE - In this July 7, 2013, filemphoto, Andy Murray of Britain poses with the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the men's singles final match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP Was There: Murray ends Britain's 77-year Wimbledon wait

Jul. 10, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

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...

FILE - In this July 6, 2008, file photo, Spain's Rafael Nadal left, shakes the hand of Switzerland's Roger Federer after winning the men's final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

AP Was There: Nadal edges Federer 9-7 in 5th at Wimbledon

Jul. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

-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...

FILE - In this July 6, 2008, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer left, and Spain's Rafael Nadal pose for a photo prior to the start of the men's singles final on the Centre Court at Wimbledon. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)

Federer saw rival Nadal 'grow, right in front of my eyes'

Jul. 9, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal own an unforgettable collection of on-court contests — including nine Grand Slam finals — and a healthy store of mutual off-court respect for each other. “I saw him grow, right in front of my eyes,” Federer said in an interview with The Associated Press...

Today in History

Jul. 8, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 2000, Venus Williams beat Lindsay Davenport 6-3, 7-6 (3) for her first Grand Slam title, becoming the first Black female champion at Wimbledon since Althea...