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Kvitova beats Kerber to send Czechs back into Fed Cup final

Apr. 22, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Petra Kvitova defeated Angelique Kerber 6-2, 6-2 in under an hour to send the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup final with what proved to be a 4-1 win over Germany on Sunday. After Kvitova won the deciding rubber to make it 3-1, Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Strycova also won the...

Kipchoge, Cheruiyot of Kenya win at hottest London Marathon

Apr. 22, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The hottest-ever London Marathon featured a Kenyan double as Eliud Kipchoge swept to a third victory in front of Buckingham Palace joining Vivian Cheruiyot who won the women's race on Sunday. The 33-year-old Kipchoge ran the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 27 seconds...

Stephens gives 2-1 lead to US Fed Cup team against France

Apr. 22, 2018 8:42 AM EDT

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Sloane Stephens gave a 2-1 lead to defending champion United States over France in their Fed Cup semifinal on Sunday with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Kristina Mladenovic. The U.S. Open champion delivered a ruthless display against the 20th-ranked Mladenovic and prevailed in 54...

Fed Cup: Japan wins decisive doubles to beat Britain 3-2

Apr. 22, 2018 6:06 AM EDT

MIKI, Japan (AP) — Miyu Kato and Makoto Ninomiya beat Johanna Konta and Heather Watson 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 in doubles on Sunday to give Japan a 3-2 win over Britain in their Fed Cup World Group playoff. Konta beat Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 in the first reverse singles to give Britain a 2-1 lead after the two...

Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

Apr. 22, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn't expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets fired off from Florida on the morning of former first lady Barbara...

Jutanugarn, Ko share 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour's LA tourney

Apr. 21, 2018 10:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A player eager for her first win and a rookie top the leaderboard at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. Lurking two shots back is a Hall of Famer. Winless Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie rookie Jin Young Ko at 9 under on Saturday at...

Fed Cup: Belgium leads Italy 2-0 in World Group playoffs

Apr. 21, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Belgium is firmly in control of its Fed Cup World Group playoff against Italy after Elise Mertens and Alison van Uytvanck gave it a 2-0 lead in Genoa on Saturday. Mertens eased past Jasmine Paolini 6-1, 7-5. Paolini, who had never faced a top-20 player before, gained confidence as the...

Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

Apr. 21, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of accompanying a white woman across state lines. Trump announced Saturday on Twitter...

Fed Cup: France and US 1-1 in semifinals

Apr. 21, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — Kristina Mladenovic rallied to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 and draw France level with defending champion United States in their Fed Cup semifinal on Saturday. The 20th-ranked Mladenovic dropped serve five times but broke No. 16 Vandeweghe's serve six times. Earlier,...

Fed Cup: Kvitova, Pliskova give Czechs 2-0 lead over Germany

Apr. 21, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova gave the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Germany in the Fed Cup semifinals with dominant displays in their opening rubbers on Saturday. Kvitova defeated Julia Goerges 6-3, 6-2, before Pliskova followed up with a 7-5, 6-3 win over two-time Grand...