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Naomi Osaka to publish picture book 'The Way Champs Play'

Oct. 04, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Osaka has some life lessons she'd like to share. The tennis superstar has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers for a children's picture book, “The Way Champs Play," scheduled to come out Dec. 6. Illustrated by Kamala Nair, the book was arranged through...

Mayweather Jr. easily wins by knockout in Japan exhibition

Sep. 25, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

SAITAMA, Japan (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. easily knocked out his opponent in the second round of an exhibition match in Japan Sunday, said he had fun and promised to be back next year. “I’d like to thank the whole country of Japan,” the 45-year-old boxing legend, who won all...

Federer, Serena retire; tennis moves on to Alcaraz, Swiatek

Sep. 16, 2022 07:34 AM EDT

The timing of it all hardly could be more symbolic: Within a span of two weeks, Serena Williams plays what is believed to be her last match at age 40, Roger Federer announces he’ll be retiring at 41, Iga Swiatek wins her third Grand Slam title at 21, and Carlos Alcaraz gets his first at 19. ...

Sinner a winner at Open over Nakashima | US Open updates

Sep. 04, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 1:15 a.m. No. 11 seed Jannik Sinner is headed to the fourth round of the U.S. Open after a 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 win over Brandon Nakashima. Sinner, who has improved his...

Analysis: Let Serena define her legacy as she leaves tennis

Sep. 03, 2022 02:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After all of the many tributes to Serena Williams were done, the celebratory words and the video montages, the standing ovations and the shouts of her name, it seemed appropriate that she herself would provide the defining look at her legacy. So the last question at...

Alcarez, Brooksby seek 4th round again; Nadal plays on Day 6

Sep. 03, 2022 01:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — LOOKAHEAD TO SATURDAY Carlos Alcaraz, 19, tries to become the youngest man to reach the fourth round in consecutive U.S. Open since Pete Sampras in 1989 and ‘90. Standing in the way of the No. 3 seed is Jenson Brooksby, another young player trying to back up a...