Tournament

Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Mischa Zverev was fined $36,000 at the Australian Open on Tuesday for a poor performance in his first-round match against Hyeon Chung, the largest penalty ever assessed to an individual during a Grand Slam tournament for an on-site transgression. Zverev was punished under a new rule implemented by the … Continue reading Mischa Zverev fined $36,000 for retirement at Aussie Open

The Latest: American Querrey loses 2rd-rounder in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia /January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 1:55 p.m. American Sam Querrey is out of the Australian Open after losing his second-round match 6-4, 7-6 (6), 4-6, 6-2 to 80th-ranked Marton Fucsovics of Hungary. The 13th-seeded Querrey was one of 10 American players — men and … Continue reading The Latest: American Querrey loses 2rd-rounder in Australia

The Latest: American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Former Australian Open semi finalist Johanna Konta has been knocked out of the tournament in the second round by American lucky loser Bernarda Pera 6-4, 7-5. Pera, ranked No. 123, lost in the final round of qualifying … Continue reading The Latest: American beats Konta in Aussie Open 2nd round

The Latest: Sharapova into 3rd round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia/January 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —The Latest on Thursday at the Australian Open (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Maria Sharapova has advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, beating Anastasija Sevastova 6-1, 7-6 (4) as the temperatures began to rise at Melbourne Park. With a forecast high of 39 Celsius (102 Fahrenheit), Sharapova … Continue reading The Latest: Sharapova into 3rd round at Australian Open

6-time champion Djokovic unsure of playing Australian Open

January 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Novak Djokovic is still not sure whether he will be able to play in the Australian Open, where he has won six of his 12 major championships. Djokovic has been dealing with pain in his right elbow. A statement posted on his website on Wednesday says he will travel to Australia to participate … Continue reading 6-time champion Djokovic unsure of playing Australian Open

Soccer’s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)-International soccer supremacy will be determined in 2018, just maybe not in the way expected. The World Cup remains the ultimate prize in sport, and a Russia buffeted by doping scandals and geopolitical rifts will open up like never before to welcome thousands of fans. When the tournament reaches its climax in Moscow on … Continue reading Soccer’s big clash of nations not only at World Cup in 2018

Djokovic withdraws from Aus Open warm-up tournament in Qatar

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar Open, his warm-up tournament for the Australian Open, saying he still has pain in his right elbow. That problem forced him to withdraw from an exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The Serb says in a statement Saturday … Continue reading Djokovic withdraws from Aus Open warm-up tournament in Qatar

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize

OCEAN CITY, Md. / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Phil Heasley caught the fish of his life, but the $2.8 million in tournament prize money got away. Heasley reeled in a 6-foot (1.8 meter) white marlin last year off Maryland’s coast. But in a sign of how concerned some big money tournaments are about cheating, … Continue reading The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize