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Thiem halts Nadal’s run
May20

Thiem halts Nadal’s run

ROME — Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open Friday. The 6-4, 6-3 victory was a sort of revenge for Thiem, who was beaten by the Spaniard in the Madrid Open final last week. “Of course I came in with a very aggressive game style, because I knew...

Herrera calls for fans’ support
May11

Herrera calls for fans’ support

LONDON — Ander Herrera wants Manchester United’s supporters to turn Old Trafford into a cauldron when his side looks to complete victory over Celta Vigo in Thursday’s Europa League semifinal return leg. Marcus Rashford’s sweet second-half free-kick brought United a 1-0 win in last week’s first leg, putting Jose...

Pacquiao lands Down Under, tells Horn to be ready
Apr25

Pacquiao lands Down Under, tells Horn to be ready

BRISBANE — Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao concedes his next opponent Jeff Horn is a bit of an unknown quantity but has told the Australian he needs to be in peak condition to make sure their WBO welterweight title fight pleases fight fans Down Under. Pacquiao made a low-key entry to Australia on Monday, touching down at Brisbane...

Flower power
Mar17

Flower power

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Vesnina dumps Kerber
Mar15

Vesnina dumps Kerber

INDIAN WELLS — Angelique Kerber won’t celebrate her return to world No. 1 with an Indian Wells title after a shock fourth-round exit Tuesday at the hands of Elena Vesnina. Russia’s 14th-seeded Vesnina toppled the second-seeded German 6-3, 6-3 to book a quarterfinal clash with seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams. Williams...

Al-Attiyah races to easy victory
Mar11

Al-Attiyah races to easy victory

DUBAI — Nasser Al-Attiyah produced a convincing victory in the inaugural Dubai International Baja powered by AW Rostamani and Nissan Saturday as Dubai-based South African rider Mark Ackerman produced a brilliant surge on the last leg to clinch the bikes crown. Qatar’s reigning FIA World Cup champion Al-Attiyah, partnered by French co-driver...

Kyrgios sends Djokovic packing
Mar03

Kyrgios sends Djokovic packing

ACAPULCO, Mexico — Australia’s Nick Kyrgios used a barrage of 25 aces to defeat top-seeded Novak Djokovic 7-6 (9), 7-5 early Friday morning and reach the semifinals of the Mexican Open. Kyrgios blasted 16 aces in the first set to beat Djokovic in his first match against the second-best player in the world and will play against American Sam...

Svitolina upsets Kerber to meet Wozniacki in final
Feb24

Svitolina upsets Kerber to meet Wozniacki in final

DUBAI — Seventh seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine bundled out top seed Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) Friday to set up a final with Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark at the Dubai Tennis Championships. Wozniacki, former world No. 1 and currently 15th, took just 90 minutes to beat her Latvian opponent Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 6-4 and move...

Wozniacki storms into semis
Feb23

Wozniacki storms into semis

DUBAI — Caroline Wozniacki reached her sixth career Dubai Tennis Championships semifinals when she defeated Catherine “Cici” Bellis 6-3, 6-2 Thursday.
 Wozniacki, who won the Dubai title in 2011, reached the Doha final last week. She’s played nine matches in the last nine days.
 Bellis, the youngest player in the draw at 17, scored the...

Pence reassures Europeans of ‘unwavering’ US commitment
Feb18

Pence reassures Europeans of ‘unwavering’ US commitment

MUNICH, Germany — US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday pledged an “unwavering” commitment to transatlantic ties, in an emphatic reassurance to allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel who pleaded with nations not to go it alone. Capping a week of whirlwind diplomacy by American officials who have descended on Europe to calm nerves...

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