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James Blake, the Miami Open tournament director, was fined for betting sponsorship ties

Feb. 21, 2024 11:27 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Miami Open tournament director and former Top 10 player James Blake was fined $56,250 for violating tennis's rules about betting sponsorship, the International Tennis Integrity Agency announced Wednesday. The London-based ITIA said the violation was unintentional and...

Amelia Island will host the Billie Jean King Cup matches between Ukraine and Romania

Feb. 20, 2024 10:15 AM EST

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — Ukraine's Billie Jean King Cup matches against Romania next month will be held in Amelia Island, Florida, because of the ongoing war in Ukraine. The location for the qualifying matches on April 12-13 was announced Tuesday. Ukraine's team in...

IOC won't change boxing age limit to let Manny Pacquiao compete at Paris Olympics at age 45

Feb. 19, 2024 05:47 AM EST

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee will not change its rules on age limits to let boxing great Manny Pacquiao compete at the Paris Games. Pacquiao, who retired in 2021, wanted to box at age 45 in the Olympic tournament in Paris where medal bouts will...

Jenson Brooksby, an American tennis player, has his whereabouts suspension cut. He can play in March

Feb. 15, 2024 11:59 AM EST

American tennis player Jenson Brooksby's suspension for missing three doping tests will end on March 3, 10 months earlier than the original date, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday. The ITIA said it reached an agreement with Brooksby to reduce the ban from 18...

Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki receive wild-card entries to Indian Wells

Feb. 13, 2024 14:01 PM EST

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time major champion Venus Williams and former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki have received wild card entries into the BNP Paribas Open next month. The combined ATP and WTA event is March 6-17 at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Williams...

Tommy Paul wins 2nd career ATP title with three-set win over Marcus Giron at Dallas Open

Feb. 11, 2024 17:26 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Second-seeded Tommy Paul won his second career ATP title, surging ahead by winning the first three games in the third set and beating unseeded Marcos Giron 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-3 in an all-American final at the Dallas Open on Sunday Neither player had dropped a set on the...

Americans Tommy Paul and Marcos Giron advance to Dallas Open final

Feb. 10, 2024 20:46 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Second-seeded Tommy Paul and unseeded Marcos Giron won in straight sets Saturday to set up an all-American final in the Dallas Open. Paul beat No. 3 seed Ben Shelton of the U.S., 6-2, 6-4, and Giron rolled over a seeded opponent again, beating No. 4 seed Adrian...

Former Florida tennis coach Andy Brandi, who led the Gators to three national titles, dies at 72

Feb. 10, 2024 16:26 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida women's tennis coach Andy Brandi, whose teams compiled a .914 winning percentage over 17 seasons and won three national championships, has died. He was 72. The Gators said Brandi died Thursday in Boca Raton following an illness. ...

Top seed Frances Tiafoe ousted by Marcos Giron in Dallas Open quarterfinals

Feb. 09, 2024 22:40 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Frances Tiafoe can attend his own bobblehead night at the Washington Wizards game if he wants. The No. 1 seed in the Dallas Open was hoping for a conflict. Unseeded Marcos Giron stunned Tiafoe early and rolled to a 6-1, 6-4 victory Friday night to reach...

Frances Tiafoe beats 19-year-old Alex Michelsen to reach Dallas Open quarterfinals

Feb. 08, 2024 22:31 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Top-seeded Frances Tiafoe advanced to the quarterfinals of the Dallas Open with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over 19-year-old fellow American Alex Michelsen on Thursday night. Tiafoe gave himself three match points with a backspinning drop volley that landed so close to the...