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Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy while posing for photographs at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Analysis: Naomi Osaka is poised to lead tennis on, off court

Sep. 13, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka is at the top of tennis right now, poised to lead the way on the court -- and off it -- for years to come. Still just 22, she already owns three Grand Slam titles after winning the U.S. Open. All were claimed in a span of the past seven major tournaments, thanks primarily to her...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Naomi Osaka comes back, beats Azarenka for 2nd US Open title

Sep. 12, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After one errant forehand in the first set of the U.S. Open final, Naomi Osaka looked at her coach in the mostly empty Arthur Ashe Stadium stands with palms up, as if to say, “What the heck is happening?” In response to another wayward forehand against Victoria Azarenka...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020, file photo, a group of protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse while a preliminary hearing is being held inside for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are accused of shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he ran through their neighborhood in February. The Glynn County commissioners are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department. State lawmakers approved the binding referendum  in the spring after the February shooting death of Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Judge: Voters can't abolish embattled GA police department

Sep. 11, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Voters can't try to abolish an embattled Georgia police department that was wrapped in controversy even before the department oversaw the initial investigation into the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Charles Paul Rose ruled that the...

This photo combo of images taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, and provided by the Glynn County Detention Center, in Georgia, show Gregory McMichael, left, and his son Travis McMichael. A prosecutor on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 announced that three men have been indicted on murder charges in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery in coastal Georgia. Speaking to reporters outside the Glynn County courthouse, prosecutor Joyette Holmes said a grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. on charges including malice and felony murder in the death of the African American man. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP)

Attorneys deny racial motive in Ahmaud Arbery slaying

Sep. 11, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Attorneys for a white father and son charged with killing Ahmaud Arbery say their clients weren't motivated by race when they armed themselves, chased after the young Black man and shot him in the street after a confrontation, according to interviews published Friday. Gregory and Travis...

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs players stand for a presentation on social justice before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, FIle)

Column: NFL keeps stumbling in fight for social justice

Sep. 11, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

Four years after Colin Kaepernick took a knee, this is where we are with the NFL. Fans booing a display of unity. Players struggling to find their voice. The league paying little more than lip service to the issues that really matter. And, by the way, Kaepernick still doesn’t have a quarterback job....

Jennifer Brady, of the United States, reacts after defeating Yulia Putintseva, of Kazakhstan, during the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis championships, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

American Brady overcomes jitters to reach US Open semifinals

Sep. 8, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

Chris Evert says the subdued atmosphere at the U.S. Open has helped American Jennifer Brady make a lot of noise. Brady notched the biggest victory yet in her breakout run at the Open, beating Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-2 on Tuesday. Seeded 28th, Brady said she was nervous at the start of her first...

Independent qualifies to challenge DA in Ahmaud Arbery case

Sep. 7, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor who has faced criticism over her handling of the investigation into the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery will face electoral opposition in November. Independent candidate Keith Higgins has qualified for the ballot to run against incumbent Republican District...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, walks off the court after winning a match against Marta Kostyuk, of the Ukraine, during the third round of the US Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Osaka tosses racket, overcomes test from teenager at US Open

Sep. 5, 2020 1:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka spiked her racket after one errant forehand late in the second set at the U.S. Open, then flung it the length of the baseline after a missed backhand return ceded that tiebreaker. Sometimes, that’s the sort of reaction it takes to right things for Osaka. And, perhaps...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2020, file photo, a group of protesters gather outside the Glynn County Courthouse while a preliminary hearing is being held inside for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael and William Bryan, in Brunswick, Ga. The three are accused of shooting of Ahmaud Arbery while he ran through their neighborhood in February. The Glynn County commissioners are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department. State lawmakers approved the binding referendum  in the spring after the February shooting death of Arbery. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Georgia county where Black man shot sues over policing vote

Sep. 1, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The commissioners of a coastal Georgia county where Black man Ahmaud Arbery was fatally shot after being pursued by armed white men are suing to stop a referendum on abolishing the county police department. The Glynn County Commission filed the lawsuit Friday, The Brunswick News...

In this video grab issued Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, by MTV, Lady Gaga performs during the MTV Video Music Awards. (MTV via AP)

Lady Gaga dominates at MTV VMAs, The Weeknd wins top award

Aug. 31, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga cleaned house at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, while The Weeknd took home the top prize — and both pop stars sent important messages to viewers about the current state of the world: “Wear a mask" and “Justice for Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor." Gaga won...