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Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

Jul. 19, 2018 6:49 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday...

2-time finalist Azarenka misses direct entry for US Open

Jul. 18, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-time U.S. Open runner-up Victoria Azarenka is ranked just below the cutoff for direct entry into the year's last Grand Slam tournament. Azarenka, a former No. 1 and twice the champion at the Australian Open, is No. 108 this week, seven spots outside of an automatic spot in the main...

US Open champs to get $3.8M each; total prize money to $53M

Jul. 17, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Open women's and men's singles champions will each get $3.8 million and the Grand Slam tennis tournament's total prize money will rise to $53 million. The U.S. Tennis Association says Tuesday that other increases include $700,000 for the winning teams in men's and women's...

Kelly Clarkson to serve as headline act at US Open

Jul. 16, 2018 4:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Kelly Clarkson will headline opening night at the U.S. Open. The U.S. Tennis Association said Monday the Grammy Award winner will perform at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Aug. 27. This is the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open in the professional era, which began in 1968. The Grand Slam...

Serena Williams at No. 28 in WTA rankings, climbs 153 spots

Jul. 16, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Serena Williams climbed 153 spots in the WTA rankings after her runner-up finish at Wimbledon, putting her back in the top 30. Williams is ranked 28th in the list published Monday. At Wimbledon, the former No. 1 was playing only her fourth tournament after returning from childbirth, but still...

Fendrich on Tennis: Djokovic rejoins Federer, Nadal in Big 3

Jul. 16, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What had gone from a Big 4 to a Big 2 is now back to a Big 3, with Novak Djokovic rejoining Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal at the top of men's tennis. Each has been written off at some point. And each has won a major tournament in 2018: Djokovic's title at Wimbledon on Sunday, Nadal's at the...

Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

Jul. 16, 2018 2:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin...

The Latest: Pussy Riot charged in protest at World Cup final

Jul. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:43 a.m. Authorities in Moscow have charged members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot with "violation of spectators' rights" and illegally wearing police symbols when they ran onto the field during the World Cup final. The Interfax...

Wimbledon glance: Djokovic beats Anderson to win 4th title

Jul. 15, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A quick look at Wimbledon: THE MEN'S SINGLES FINAL Novak Djokovic is back at his best and the Wimbledon champion for a fourth time, grabbing a lead right away against a weary Kevin Anderson in the final and winning 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) on Sunday. Anderson nearly managed to extend the match,...

The Latest: Melichar, Peya win Wimbledon mixed doubles title

Jul. 15, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Nicole Melichar and Alexander Peya became Grand Slam champions for the first time by winning the Wimbledon mixed doubles title. The 11th-seeded pair defeated defending champion Jamie Murray and his new partner Victoria Azarenka 7-6 (1),...