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4 Grand Slam champions on 2020 tennis Hall of Fame ballot

Aug. 21, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Goran Ivanisevic, Sergi Bruguera, Conchita Martínez and Jonas Björkman are the four candidates for the International Tennis Hall of Fame's class of 2020. The four players announced Wednesday, all former Grand Slam tournament champions, are in their second year of a three-year...

Naval War College's 1st female president takes command

Aug. 1, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The first female leader of the U.S. Naval War College has officially assumed command of the school. The college said Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield became the 57th president Thursday. Chatfield, a helicopter pilot, previously led a military command in Guam. She has said she's humbled by...

Woman charged in deaths of 3 dogs freed on bail

Jul. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Police say three dogs died after a Rhode Island woman left the animals in a car for an hour and 43 minutes on a day when the temperature reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius). Anne Garnett, of Jamestown, was freed on $10,000 bail after a court appearance Friday on charges...

Titanic survivor's light-up cane goes for $62,500 at auction

Jul. 22, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Titanic survivor's walking stick, with an electric light she used to signal for help from a lifeboat, sold for $62,500 at an auction of maritime items, the auction house said Monday. Guernsey's held the sale at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island,...

Isner wins Hall of Fame tourney on Newport's hot grass

Jul. 21, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — John Isner lumbered toward the net and didn't get to see his match-ending forehand winner down the line as he fell forward onto the extremely hot grass court. The top seed used his blistering serve and a good passing shot after his opponent's unconventional serve on match point to...

TV personality Jesse James offers reward for return of dog

Jul. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Reality TV star Jesse James is offering a $5,000 reward for the return of one of his beloved dogs. James in an Instagram post says the 6-year-old French bulldog named Coco went missing in the Newport, Rhode Island area last Tuesday. In a previous post James had offered a $2,000 reward...

Li Na sets new mark: first Asian-born player in Tennis Hall

Jul. 21, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Li Na has broken new ground at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The 37-year-old former Chinese star on Saturday became the first Asian-born player to be inducted. She was enshrined along with Mary Pierce of France and Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov during a lengthy on-court ceremony...

Isner advances to final on Newport's hot grass courts

Jul. 20, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Top-seeded John Isner overcame extremely hot conditions and a first-set tiebreaker loss to beat fourth-seeded Ugo Humbert of France 6-7 (4), 7-6 (5), 6-3 on Saturday and advance to the Hall of Fame Open final. The 34-year-old American will face Alexander Bublik, a 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-4...

Bigger tires in store for Formula One

Jul. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Formula One tires are getting a makeover to make them look more like the ones auto racing fans can buy for their own cars. The circuit will switch to 18-inch tires beginning in the 2021 season, one of a series of changes it is making as it embarks on a new contract with the Italian...

American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

Jul. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Schools interested in joining the American Athletic Conference after Connecticut leaves can call Commissioner Mike Aresco. The AAC will not be soliciting applications for membership. Aresco said Tuesday at the American Athletic Conference media day that the league is leaning toward not...