Wimbledon marks, players recall, Centre Court’s 100 yearsJuly 2, 2022 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It’s where Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf reigned.
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1919 — Man o’ War wins his first race, a 5-furlong contest over a straightaway at Belmont Park. The 3-to-5 favorite wins by six lengths, covering the distance in 59 seconds.
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1870 — Ed Brown becomes the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes, with Kingfisher.
1927 — The United States wins the first Ryder Cup golf tournament by beating Britain 9½-2½.
She’s No. 1: Swiatek downs Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win Miami OpenApril 2, 2022 GMT
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Iga Swiatek ended her journey to the women’s No. 1 ranking in fitting fashion.
Swiatek continued her searing start to 2022 on Saturday, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s title at the Miami Open and extend her winning streak to 17 matches.
Analysis: Ash Barty’s retirement not really hard to fathomMarch 23, 2022 GMT
At first glance, Ash Barty’s retirement from tennis might be hard to fathom.
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1926 — The major league rules committee mandates that pitchers must have access to a rosin bag.
1971 — UCLA starts its 88-game winning streak with a 74-61 win over UC Santa Barbara.
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1944 — The Detroit Red Wings defeat the New York Rangers 15-0 to set an NHL record for consecutive goals.
1959 — In the NBA All-Star game in Detroit, St. Louis’ Bob Pettit and Elgin Baylor of Minneapolis become the first co-winners of the MVP award, leading the West to a 124-108 victory.
Barty finishes year as WTA’s No. 1 for 3rd consecutive timeNovember 18, 2021 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wimbledon champion Ash Barty finished No. 1 in the WTA singles rankings for the third consecutive season, while Katerina Siniakova topped the doubles rankings for the second time.
‘I feel so terrible’: Djokovic’s Golden Slam bid is overJuly 30, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on Alexander Zverev’s shoulder as his German opponent and friend consoled him.
“I told him that he’s the greatest of all time,” Zverev said.
Djokovic says ‘pressure is a privilege’ that he can handleJuly 28, 2021 GMT
TOKYO (AP) — With the topic of athletes’ mental health and pressure being discussed at the Olympics, Novak Djokovic said “pressure is a privilege.”
The top-ranked Serb was asked how he deals with the pressure of attempting to accomplish something that no man has done before in tennis: completing a Golden Slam.
Novak Djokovic posts he is in for Tokyo OlympicsJuly 15, 2021 GMT
Novak Djokovic is going to the Tokyo Olympics, keeping alive his chance for a “Golden Slam.”
Djokovic, 34, posted Thursday on Twitter that he had booked his flight and was proud to represent Serbia at the Olympics.
Djokovic, Federer, Osaka, Barty on Tokyo Olympic entry listsJuly 1, 2021 GMT
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, Switzerland’s Roger Federer, Japan’s Naomi Osaka and Australia’s Ash Barty are on the entry lists for the Tokyo Olympics that were announced Thursday by the International Tennis Federation.
Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam titleJuly 14, 2018 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final...
Serena and Steffi: a ComparisonJuly 9, 2016 GMT
Serena Williams won her 22nd Grand Slam singles title Saturday at Wimbledon, tying Steffi Graf for No. 1 in the Open era.
Here is a breakdown of the 22 titles, and a Serena-Steffi comparison: