INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Kim Clijsters has been given a wild card into next month's BNP Paribas Open, another step in her tennis comeback at age 36.The four-time major winner won in 2003 and 2005 at Indian Wells before ...
Feb 28, 2020
NEW YORK - Masahiro Tanaka pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and the New York Yankees finally solved Houston Astros nemesis Dallas Keuchel, beating the ace lefty, 5-0, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) for a 3-2 lead in the American ...
Oct 19, 2017
LONDON - Past semifinalist Tommy Haas, 2016 junior champion Denis Shapovalov and British women Laura Robson, Heather Watson and Naomi Broady are among the players receiving wild-card invitations to Wimbledon.The All England Club announced on Wednesday 10 of the 16 players ...
Jun 22, 2017
PARIS - As anyone who ever has played or watched tennis - professional or recreational - knows, the post-match handshake at the net is as much a customary part of the sport as a racket, ball or serve. So when a player who lost ...
May 31, 2017
BIRMINGHAM, England - Maria Sharapova was granted a wildcard to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham on Thursday (Friday, Manila time), two days after she was rejected by the French Open because of her recent doping ban.Sharapova committed to the ...
May 19, 2017
PARIS - Maria Sharapova's popularity and past success did not earn her the wild-card invitation she needed to get into the French Open after serving a 15-month doping ban."I'm very sorry for Maria, very sorry for ...
May 17, 2017
STUTTGART, Germany - Maria Sharapova's first opponent after her 15-month doping suspension says the Russian should not have been granted a wild card for the Porsche Grand Prix or upcoming tournaments.Roberta Vinci, who will face Sharapova in a highly ...
Apr 25, 2017
WILD cards Francis Casey Alcantara of the Philippines and Indonesian partner Christopher Rungkat are moving on to the title match after Thai twins Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana pulled out of the semifinals of the ATP Challenger Philippine Open on Thursday at the ...
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Jan 21, 2016
PITTSBURGH - These Chicago Cubs are supposed to be too young to be here. Or maybe they're just too good to care.Jake Arrieta allowed four hits in nine dominant innings and the Cubs rolled to a 4-0 win over ...
Oct 8, 2015
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach have spent the past two months trying to solve the biggest puzzle in modern boxing.How does anybody hit Floyd Mayweather Jr., a fighter whose perfect career is built on being nearly impossible to ...
Apr 28, 2015
LOS ANGELES - After the 'Mailman,' comes 'Rocky.'Sylvester Stallone paid Manny Pacquiao a visit at the Wild Card gym on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), just the latest celebrity to see the Filipino boxing icon in training for his May 2 fight ...
Apr 19, 2015
MANNY Pacquiao arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday evening (Sunday, Manila time) for the second phase of his training a month before his highly-awaited rematch against American Tim Bradley for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title.The 35-year-old ...
Mar 9, 2014
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