Tennis

August 01, 2020 - 11:29 am
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — A tennis player entered for the Palermo Ladies Open tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from the tournament, organizers announced Saturday. While noting that the player is asymptomatic, the WTA Tour said in a statement that she will remain in isolation “...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2019, file photo, Australia's Ash Barty holds the trophy as she celebrates winning her women's final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in two sets 6-1, 6-3, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Top-ranked Ash Barty has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because she is not comfortable with traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
July 29, 2020 - 9:00 pm
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — No. 1-ranked Ash Barty has pulled out of the U.S. Open because she doesn't want to risk traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. The 24-year-old Australian is the highest-profile player so far to opt out of the Aug. 31-Sept. 13 Grand Slam tournament in New York because...
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Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus watch the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 28, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...
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A security guard peers out from behind NHL-branded fencing at the entrance where players arrive at Toronto's Royal York hotel, which is acting as the "bubble" ahead of the return of the league's season following disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 27, 2020 - 4:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Colorado Rockies say left-handed reliever Tim Collins has decided not to play this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Collins was part of Colorado’s 60-player pool and was assigned to...
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 22, 2020 - 12:05 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and been placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis. The 28-year-old...
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Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 21, 2020 - 6:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams are deferring their fans’ season tickets for the upcoming season in brand-new SoFi Stadium to 2021. The Rams announced the decision in an email to their season ticket holders outlining their...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, Nick Kyrgios, of Australia, returns the ball to Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Greece, during a semifinal at the Citi Open tennis tournament in Washington. The tournament that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the coronavirus pandemic has been canceled. The Citi Open in Washington, scheduled to start with Aug. 13 qualifying, was called off Tuesday, July 21, 2020, because of what tournament manager Mark Ein said are “too many unresolved external issues, including various international travel restrictions as well as troubling health and safety trends.”(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 21, 2020 - 12:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-court tournament in the nation’s capital that was supposed to mark the official return of men’s professional tennis amid the pandemic was scrapped Tuesday — but the group in charge of the U.S. Open immediately said the tuneup’s cancellation “in no way impacts” its Grand...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2020, file photo, actress Natalie Portman speaks at the launch of the Fifth Annual Make March Matter fundraising campaign for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, in Los Angeles. Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring a National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City FC, will bring the league to 11 teams. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
July 21, 2020 - 11:20 am
Actress Natalie Portman and venture capitalist Kara Nortman lead a group that will bring an expansion National Women's Soccer League team to the Los Angeles area in 2022. The team, tentatively named Angel City, will bring the league to 11 teams. Louisville FC will join the nine current NWSL clubs...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo, United States' Serena Williams returns a shot to Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko during a Fed Cup qualifying tennis match in Everett, Wash. Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month. It’ll be Williams' first action since playing for the U.S. in the Fed Cup in February, before all sanctioned tennis was shut down the next month because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 16, 2020 - 9:02 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Serena Williams is planning to make her return to competition at a new hard-court tournament in Kentucky next month. It’ll be the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion’s first action since playing for the U.S. in the Fed Cup in February, before all sanctioned tennis was shut...
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A ball carrier wears a face mask prior to the friendly soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre, in Le Havre, western France, Sunday, July 12, 2020. For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and other soccer stars are going to play again in front of fans. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
July 14, 2020 - 10:53 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Swiss Indoors tennis tournament has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers say it would be “irresponsible and logistically difficult to go ahead” amid uncertainty about public health and...
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