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PORTLAND, Ore | Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a hired driver during an argument about taking him and his dog from the Portland, Oregon, airport to a performance in the city. Williams is in jail Sunday. He had come to Portland to perform in Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” comedy … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore | Comedian Katt Williams jailed on assault charges in Oregon

MELBOURNE, Australia | Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

MELBOURNE, Australia — A cartoon of Serena Williams that has been widely condemned as a racist depiction of the tennis great has been partially reprinted on the front page of the Melbourne-based newspaper that initially published it. The Herald Sun newspaper printed an edited portion of the cartoon — featuring 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams

LONDON | Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

LONDON — The International Tennis Federation is defending the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams three code violations during the U.S. Open final, saying his “decisions were in accordance with the relevant rules.” Williams was cited by Carlos Ramos three times Saturday during her 6-2, 6-4 loss to Naomi Osaka: for getting coaching signals; for … Continue reading LONDON | Governing body defends umpire after Serena Williams flap

NEW YORK | Serena Williams hits 18 aces in US Open win; Isner into QF

NEW YORK  — Serena Williams‘ yells of “Come on!” crescendoed right along with the tension in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that began as a rout and suddenly became riveting. When she ripped a backhand winner to claim the third set’s opening game Sunday, Williams let out her loudest shout of the day, leaning forward … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena Williams hits 18 aces in US Open win; Isner into QF

NEW YORK | Serena faces Kanepi, Nadal seeks US Open quarterfinals

NEW YORK — Serena Williams felt she played her best match since her return to tennis while routing her sister in the last round. She’ll need to be sharp again, with Kaia Kanepi looking to knock out another women’s tennis star. Williams and Kanepi meet in a fourth-round match Sunday, when defending U.S. Open champions … Continue reading NEW YORK | Serena faces Kanepi, Nadal seeks US Open quarterfinals

LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON  — From champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, to runner-up Serena Williams, this edition of Wimbledon was all about comebacks of various sorts. When Djokovic won his fourth title at the All England Club and first at a Grand Slam tournament in more than two years by beating Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (3) … Continue reading LONDON  | Djokovic, Kerber, Williams each made a comeback at Wimbledon

LONDON | Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON — Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do — against Serena Williams. Two years after losing to Williams with a title on the line at Centre Court , Kerber came through. So … Continue reading LONDON | Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

LONDON | Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended

LONDON — To say that Kevin Anderson won this interminable Wimbledon semifinal, and that John Isner lost it, didn’t really seem fair. To Anderson, anyway. They had played on and on, through 6 1/2 hours of ho-hum hold after ho-hum hold, during the second-longest match in the history of a tournament that began in 1877, … Continue reading LONDON | Anderson tops Isner 26-24 at Wimbledon; other SF suspended