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  • Wimbledon 2013 Upsets: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal Suffer Shocking Defeats In 2013

    Wimbledon 2013 Upsets: Serena Williams, Roger Federer & Rafael Nadal Suffer Shocking Defeats In 2013

     
    “The shock of all shocks.”
    That was how tennis legend Chrissie Evert described Serena Williams’ fourth-round defeat by Sabine Lisicki at Wimbledon on Monday. Of course, given the tumultuous nature of the 2013 edition of Wimbledon, this result could be viewed as yet another example […]

  • US player Serena Williams and Germany's Sabine fourth round women's singles match on day seven of the 2013 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT - RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

    #1 Serena Williams Knocked Out-Of Wimbledon by Sabine Lisicki

    LONDON — Serena Williams joined a growing list of marquee names eliminated early at this wild and unpredictable Wimbledon.
    The defending champion and five-time Wimbledon winner failed to close out a see-saw third set Monday, dropping the last four games to […]

  • Andy Murray Open To Serena Williams Match In Another Potential ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

    Andy Murray Open To Serena Williams Match In Another Potential ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

     
    LONDON — Serena Williams would be happy to take on Andy Murray on a tennis court after the Olympic champion said he would fancy a match against the 16-time Grand Slam winner. But just for fun.
    After being challenged by a […]

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  • VIDEO: ‘Black Wednesday’ On Day 3 Of Wimbledon

    VIDEO: ‘Black Wednesday’ On Day 3 Of Wimbledon

    Huge upsets, injuries and withdrawals ruled headlines on day three of The Wimbledon Championships.

     
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  • Wimbledon: Roger Federer Loses In The Second Round

    Wimbledon: Roger Federer Loses In The Second Round

    On one of the most surprising days at Wimbledon ever, this may have been the most surprising.
    Sergiy Stakhovsky, ranked 116th, knocked out seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6.
    It was the first time in 21 tries that Stakhovsky […]

  • Maria Sharapova joined the list of players needing treatment on Wednesday.

    Wimbledon: Sharapova upset by qualifier In Second Round

    LONDON (AP)
    Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players.
    The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6-3, 6-4 to Michelle […]

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  • Aaron Hernandez Arrested, Taken From Home By Police In Handcuffs (VIDEO)

    Aaron Hernandez Arrested, Taken From Home By Police In Handcuffs (VIDEO)

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez’s […]

  • Heat Wins NBA Championship With 95-88 Win Over Spurs In Final Game 7 (VIDEOS)

    Heat Wins NBA Championship With 95-88 Win Over Spurs In Final Game 7 (VIDEOS)

    The Miami Heat have done it again.
    For the second season in a row, LeBron James and Heat are NBA champions. James poured in 37 points in the winner-take all 2013 NBA Finals finale as the Heat outlasted the San Antonio […]

  • LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 18, 2013 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

    Heat Force Game 7: LeBron James, Ray Allen Lead Miami To 103-100 NBA Finals

    LeBron James isn’t done yet.
    The four-time NBA MVP scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat rallied to force overtime in Game 6 and then a Game 7 in the 2013 NBA Finals. The San Antonio Spurs […]

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  • Heat Top Spurs 109-93: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Lead Miami In Finals Game 4

    Heat Top Spurs 109-93: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Lead Miami In Finals Game 4

    SAN ANTONIO — LeBron James was better as promised. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were the best they’ve been since the playoffs started.
    Riding big performances from their Big Three, the Miami Heat tied the NBA Finals with a 109-93 victory […]

  • NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Dies in Wreck (VIDEO)

    NASCAR Driver Jason Leffler Dies in Wreck (VIDEO)

    NASCAR driver Jason Leffler died after an accident Wednesday night in a dirt car event at Bridgeport Speedway in Sweedsboro, New Jersey. (June 13)

  • Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs.  LeBron James (R) of the Miami Heat on June 11, 2013,

    Spurs stun Heat to take 2-1 series lead

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas –  Spurs stun Heat On Tuesday 11th, Gary Neal scored a playoff career-high 24 points and Danny Green had a game-high 27 points as the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 113-77 in game three of […]

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  • Rafael Nadal Defeats David Ferrer to Win French Open Crown

    Rafael Nadal Defeats David Ferrer to Win French Open Crown

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal defeated David Ferrer in the final on Sunday to capture his eighth French Open crown.
    Nadal continued his dominance of his countryman — he is 20-4 and has won nine in a row — with a […]

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    Shirtless protester with flare rushes court at French Open final

    Rafael Nadal tried to run away from the fire.
    By Chris Chase – June 9, 2013 at 10:59am EDT
    A shirtless, masked protester carrying a lit flare jumped on the court during Sunday’s French Open final, near where Rafael Nadal was […]

  • Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova to wins French Open crown

    Serena Williams Beats Maria Sharapova to wins French Open crown

    PARIS — Serena Williams spent the French Open fortnight showing off her French.
    Now she can can parler francais while holding the French Open trophy.
    SERENA: Better than ever?
    Top-seeded Williams beat No. 2 Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-4 to secure her second French […]

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  • Nadal Ousted Djokovic, will face Ferrer in French Open final

    Nadal Ousted Djokovic, will face Ferrer in French Open final

    PARIS — Rafael Nadal won an epic semifinal against Novak Djokovic at the French Open to remain the King of Clay — for another couple of days, at least.
    The seven-time champion twice let a lead slip away in the fourth […]

  • Williams, Sharapova To Square Off At French Open finals

    Williams, Sharapova To Square Off At French Open finals

    PARIS — It was only a coincidence that both French Open women’s semifinal matches ended with aces because there was almost nothing else similar about the performances that got Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams to their moments of triumph and […]

  • World #1 Serena Williams beats Sara Errani at French Open Semifinals

    World #1 Serena Williams beats Sara Errani at French Open Semifinals

     
    PARIS — As Maria Sharapova celebrated her return to the French Open final, she let loose one last scream – this one a happy holler.
    Serena Williams won more quietly and quickly, and she’ll play Sharapova for the title Saturday.
    Sharapova, the […]

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  • Owens: Sports fans should appreciate Serena

    Owens: Sports fans should appreciate Serena

    Serena Williams, the oldest No. 1 women’s tennis player in history, is in legitimate contention this week to win a French Open singles title to go along with her 2002 crown.
    Interesting enough, she enters today’s quarterfinal on a 28-match win […]

  • VIDEO: Stephenson, Pacers force Game 7

    VIDEO: Stephenson, Pacers force Game 7

    Lance Stephenson on the Pacers’ 91-77 win over the Heat.

  • Victoria Azarenka rallies to beat Alize Cornet at French Open

    Victoria Azarenka rallies to beat Alize Cornet at French Open

     
    PARIS (AP) — Former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka overcame a slow start and 10 double-faults Saturday to rally past Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 and reach the fourth round of the French Open.
    Seeded third, Azarenka advanced despite being broken […]

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  • VIDEO: Big 3 focused on Game 6

    VIDEO: Big 3 focused on Game 6

    Wade, James and Bosh discuss how to beat the Pacers.

  • VIDEO: LeBron goes back to ‘Cleveland days’ in Game 5 win

    VIDEO: LeBron goes back to ‘Cleveland days’ in Game 5 win

    LeBron James talks about putting Heat on his back in Game 5.

  • Mayweather, Alvarez fight

    Mayweather, Alvarez fight

     

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Floyd Mayweather will fight young Mexican star Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand.
    ”I chose my opponent for September 14th and it’s Canelo Alvarez,” Mayweather said Wednesday night on Twitter. ”I’m giving the fans what they […]

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  • Roger Federer, French Open Day 3 Video

    Roger Federer, French Open Day 3 Video

    Watch exclusive interviews, highlights features and more from Tennis Channel’s coverage of the French Open. Click the read more link to view them all.
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  • Heat Rout Pacers 114-96: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Lead Miami To Game 3 Win

    Heat Rout Pacers 114-96: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Lead Miami To Game 3 Win

    INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James scored 22 points and the Miami Heat rediscovered their offensive punch, routing the Indiana Pacers 114-96 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. James got plenty of help as the […]

  • Speaking in Italian Serena   accepts the win

    Serena Williams wins Italian Open, taking fourth title in a row

    Serena Williams extended the best run of her career on Sunday by winning the Italian Open title in a rout of third-seeded Victoria Azarenka on the clay in Rome.
    The top-ranked American has now won 24 matches in a row and […]

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  • Rome Masters: Rafa Nadal beats Roger Federer

    Rome Masters: Rafa Nadal beats Roger Federer

    Rafa Nadal took just over an hour to send Roger Federer packing and claim the Rome Masters title after winning the 30th ATP Tour clash between the two giants 6-1 6-3.
    For their landmark meeting Federer produced one of his worst […]

  • VIDEO: Knicks’ season ends in Indy

    VIDEO: Knicks’ season ends in Indy

    Carmelo Anthony and Mike Woodson on Knicks’ loss in Game 6.

  • Rafa Clips Wawrinka To win Madrid Masters

    Rafa Clips Wawrinka To win Madrid Masters

    Nadal imposed his ground game from the start. He worked his opponent around the court with his left-handed shots, and punished him with passing shots when he tried to come forward.
    The local favorite set the tone in the first game […]

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  • No. 1 Serena Williams defends title In Madrid

    No. 1 Serena Williams defends title In Madrid

    Serena Williams kept the No. 1, and added No. 50.
    Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-4 in the final of the Madrid Open Sunday to retain her No. 1 ranking and collect her 50th career title, while Rafael Nadal eased by […]

  • Federer ousted by Nishikori in Madrid Masters QFs

    Federer ousted by Nishikori in Madrid Masters QFs

    MADRID, SPAIN – Defending champion Roger Federer was stunned by Japan’s Kei Nishikori, while former titlist Rafael Nadal was an easy third-round winner Thursday at the $4.425 million Madrid Open, an ATP Masters event.
    The 14th-seeded Nishikori knocked out the second-seeded […]

  • Victoria Azarenka reacts during her loss Wednesday to Ekaterina Makarova.
Photograph by: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU , AFP/Getty Images

    Victoria Azarenka followed in a temper tantrum in Madrid

    MADRID, Spain — Victoria Azarenka lost her temper, broke her racket and argued with the chair umpire in an inglorious exit on Wednesday from the Madrid Open, where she’s been runner-up the last two years.
    Losing to Ekaterina Makarova of Russia […]

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  • Novak Djokovic beaten by Grigor Dimitrov at Madrid Open

    Novak Djokovic beaten by Grigor Dimitrov at Madrid Open

    World number one Novak Djokovic fell to a shock defeat by Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the Madrid Open.
    The world number 28 had not won a set against Djokovic in two previous meetings but was in inspired form […]

  • Boston Celtics center Jason Collins (R), grabs a rebound away from Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Georgia January 5, 2013. 
Credit: Reuters/Tami Chappell

    Collins emerges from shadows, changes face of sports

    Jason Collins’s National Basketball Association (NBA) career became a mere footnote in his profile on Monday as the towering center emerged from the shadows of the locker room by announcing he is gay.
    It was a declaration that for years many […]

  • Djokovic beats Nadal to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Djokovic beats Nadal to win Monte Carlo Masters

    Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013 11:30 am | Updated: 12:01 pm, Sun Apr 21, 2013.
    Associated Press |
    Novak Djokovic ended Rafael Nadal’s winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters on Sunday, beating the eight-time defending champion 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the […]

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  • VIDEO: UK Marathoners Hold Moment Of Silence

    VIDEO: UK Marathoners Hold Moment Of Silence

    Before getting underway, UK marathoners hold a moment of silence to commemorate Boston bombing victims. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

  • • Nadal aiming for ninth successive Monte Carlo title
    • Victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga brings final against Djokovic

  • Tiger Woods Finishes Tied For Fourth At 2013 Masters Despite Late Surge At Augusta

    Tiger Woods Finishes Tied For Fourth At 2013 Masters Despite Late Surge At Augusta

    By JIM LITKE 04/14/13 07:57 PM ET EDT AP
    AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Masters that began so swimmingly for Tiger Woods effectively ended late in the second round, when his near-perfect wedge struck the flagstick at No. 15 and ricocheted […]

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