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IOC responds to Paris mayor on Olympic plan for Russians

Feb. 08, 2023 12:27 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The International Olympic Committee pushed back against the mayor of Paris on Wednesday, insisting there were no plans for "a Russian or Belarusian delegation” at the 2024 Games while also acknowledging some athletes from those countries could be welcomed. The IOC...

Svitolina calls for Russians to be banned from Olympics

Feb. 08, 2023 10:31 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian tennis player and Olympic bronze medalist Elina Svitolina pushed for a total ban on Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Paris Games in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday. Svitolina, who won her bronze medal in singles at the...

Isner sweeps tiebreakers in straight-sets win at Dallas Open

Feb. 08, 2023 00:47 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — John Isner won a pair of tiebreakers in a match without any service breaks, advancing to the second round of his hometown Dallas Open with a straight-sets victory over Chun-Hsin Tseng on Tuesday night. The fifth-seeded American served 22 aces in a 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1)...

Jack Sock wins at Dallas Open, set to face top-seeded Fritz

Feb. 06, 2023 23:52 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Wild-card entry Jack Sock opened with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 victory over Ilya Ivashka at the Dallas Open on Monday night, setting up a second-round meeting with top-seeded fellow American Taylor Fritz. Sock broke Ivashka's serve in the final game to win the match....

US sweeps Uzbekistan, advances to group stage in Davis Cup

Feb. 04, 2023 17:49 PM EST

The United States swept its way into the group stage of the Davis Cup Finals on Saturday, getting the winning point in a 4-0 victory over Uzbekistan from the doubles team of Rajeev Ram and Austin Krajicek. They beat Sergey Fomin and Sanjar Fayziev 6-2, 6-4, after Tommy Paul and...

Tennis pro Varvara Lepchenko's doping ban cut to 21 months

Feb. 03, 2023 13:59 PM EST

Former top-20 tennis player and U.S. Olympian Varvara Lepchenko’s doping suspension for use of a banned stimulant was reduced from four years to 21 months as part of an agreement with the International Tennis Federation. The agreeement was reached after Lepchenko appealed her...

Australian Open director: Djokovic's hamstring had 3-cm tear

Feb. 01, 2023 11:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad...

Djokovic back at top of ATP rankings; Sabalenka No. 2 in WTA

Jan. 30, 2023 10:44 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic's Australian Open championship returned him to a rather familiar spot on Monday: No. 1 in the ATP rankings. His four-place rise from No. 5 to replace Carlos Alcaraz at No. 1 is the largest jump to the top spot in the 50-year history of the...

Analysis: Novak Djokovic clearly not done dominating tennis

Jan. 29, 2023 16:54 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic clearly is not done dominating his sport. He says so. His coach says so. And, most importantly, his performances throughout a draining run to a record-extending 10th Australian Open championship and...

Novak Djokovic claims 10th Australian Open title, 22nd Slam

Jan. 29, 2023 09:54 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic climbed into the Rod Laver Arena stands to celebrate his 10th Australian Open championship and record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title Sunday and, after jumping and pumping his fists with his team, he collapsed onto his back, crying. When he...