Venus’ Mixed Doubles Bid at Wimbledon Inspired by Serena

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Inspired by her sister’s comeback, Venus Williams made one of her own at Wimbledon on Friday. Williams and partner Jamie Murray won a mixed doubles that was the first in any tennis discipline for the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion in more than 10 ...

Realignment Makes Another Seismic Shift

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Conference realignment in college sports has been going on since 1984, when the Supreme Court invalidated the NCAA’s national television contract for football. The conference juggling has gone through ebbs and flows through the years since, from small schools bumping up to bigger leagues to ...

Wimbledon Wild-Card Entry Outside Top 100 Gets Djokovic

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — It is, to be sure, the stuff of movies: An oft-injured guy ranked outside the top 100, making his Grand Slam debut thanks to a wild card, knocks out two seeded players on his way to a fourth-round matchup at Wimbledon against none other than No. 1 Novak Djokovic, the ...

Madonna Gaining Experience

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RICHMOND — Sometimes a team’s goals go beyond just the wins and losses. Such is the case for a youthful group of mostly underclassmen from Madonna competing in the 34th Beast of the East this week. The Dons dropped two more games in the annual event on Friday, a 9-1 setback to the Ohio ...

Nailers Extend Qualifying Offers to Eight Players

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WHEELING, WV- The Wheeling Nailers, proud ECHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, have announced their list of players who received qualifying offers for the summer of 2022. Eight players were tendered qualifying offers for Wheeling. Each team was entitled to reserve the rights to a ...

Post 33 Splits Friday Games

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From staff reports RICHMOND — For the second consecutive day in the 34th Beast of the East, Post 33 split a pair of games Friday for a 2-2 record through the first two days of the annual tournament. Jefferson County, 13-9 overall, opened Friday morning with a 4-2 loss to the Hiland Hawks, ...