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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...

FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer kisses the trophy after defeating Croatia's Marin Cilic to win the men's singles final match on day thirteen at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

AP PHOTOS: No Wimbledon champs in 2020, but plenty in past

Jul. 5, 2020 4:14 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When one thinks of Wimbledon, one thinks of royalty — the sort that sits in the Royal Box and hands out the trophies, and the sort that earns the right to accept that championship hardware. There will be no tennis royalty or tennis champions at the All England Club in 2020,...

Today in History

Jul. 5, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, July 5, the 187th day of 2020. There are 179 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 5, 1947, Larry Doby made his debut with the Cleveland Indians, becoming the first Black player in the American League three months after Jackie Robinson broke the...

FILE - In this July 4, 1985, file photo, Chris Evert, left, and Martina Navratilova joke with Police Constable Les Bowie on Number Two Court at Wimbledon, England. Navratilova successfully defended her title against Evert on July 6, 1985. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin, File)

Evert recalls ups and downs of long rivalry with Navratilova

Jul. 3, 2020 5:03 AM EDT

Chris Evert’s view of Martina Navratilova went from up-and-coming danger to doubles partner to foil in a record 14 Grand Slam finals to, these days, close pal. “My sister passed away in February, and Martina was there the whole day. She was at the funeral. She was there for the burial. She was at...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2020, file photo, Switzerland's Roger Federer, right, congratulates Serbia's Novak Djokovic on winning their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Analysis: No Wimbledon, jumbled season and 'Big 4' legacies

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

It’s a complete guessing game, but it’s still fun to discuss: Will the legacies of the four most prominent and successful tennis players of today — and maybe ever — be affected by the coronavirus-interrupted 2020 season? And how will Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic...

A gardener waters the plants alongside a statue of former Wimbledon Champion Fred Perry at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon in London, Monday, June 29, 2020.  The 2020 Wimbledon Tennis Championships, that were due to start today but have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

11 o'clock and all's silent on Wimbledon's would-be Day 1

Jun. 29, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — When the clock struck 11 a.m. at the All England Club, there was silence. Not because a player dressed all in white was about to whack a serve on one of Wimbledon's many perfectly kept grass courts, but because there is no tennis this year at the oldest Grand Slam event in the...

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals' Howie Kendrick hits a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 7 of the baseball World Series in Houston. The Astros were scheduled to spend July 4 in the nation's capital during a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Nationals. Houston won all three games at Nationals Park last October. But the Nationals won every game at Minute Maid Park, with Kendrick's two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 7 putting them ahead to stay. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

What Would Have Been: World Series rematch at MLB midpoint

Jun. 29, 2020 2:15 AM EDT

Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting...

Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Inter Miami tests positive for COVID 19

Jun. 18, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Inter Miami says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus, making it five MLS teams with at least one player in that situation. The player was not identified. The team says it is “working directly with...

FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, fans fill the stands at Arthur Ashe stadium as Karolina Pliskova, of Czech Republic, plays CoCo Vandeweghe, of the United States, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

'Watch it on TV': Gov. Cuomo OKs no-fan US Open tennis in NY

Jun. 16, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead Tuesday for the U.S. Open tennis tournament to be held in his state starting in late August — but without spectators — as part of the reopening from shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "You can watch it on TV, and I’ll take that,”...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2019, file photo, Rafael Nadal, of Spain, hugs the trophy after defeating Daniil Medvedev, of Russia, to win the men's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York. The U.S. Tennis Association intends to hold the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament in New York starting in August without spectators, if it gets governmental support -- and a formal announcement could come this week. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Plan to hold 2020 US Open without fans awaits government OK

Jun. 15, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

Moving closer to holding the first Grand Slam tournament of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association is awaiting the go-ahead from the New York state government to play the U.S. Open in New York starting in August — without fans and with strict health protocols. “We’re ready to...