Posts Tagged Europe

2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

Lleyton Hewitt of Australia walks to the net after losing to Jarkko Nieminen of Finland in the men's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt’s career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set.

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Day 1 of Wimbledon is upon us, with Djokovic up 1st

Maria Sharapova of Russia serves to Johanna Konta of Britain during the women's singles first round match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Monday June 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local):

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Discovery secures European Olympic TV rights through 2024

In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.   U.S. based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. has secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 in a landmark deal worth euro1.3 billion ($1.45 billion). The parent company of the Discovery Channel and Eurosport won the rights to the games of 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2024, and also agreed to collaborate with the IOC on its new year-round Olympic Channel. The IOC says the deal covers all platforms, including free television, subscription and pay TV, internet and mobile phones in 50 countries across the continent. (AP Photo/Keystone, Jean-Christophe Bott, File)

LONDON (AP) — U.S.-based media giant Discovery Communications Inc. secured the European broadcast rights for four Olympics through 2024 on Monday in a landmark deal worth 1.3 billion euros ($1.45 billion).

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Czech football great Josef Masopust dies at 84

In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo former Czech soccer player Josef Masopust attends a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84, Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home in Prague, Czech Republic. (Michal Dolezal/CTK via AP, File) SLOVAKIA OUT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech football great Josef Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84.

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Discovery Communications secures European Olympic TV rights from 2018 to ’24 for $1.45 billion

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Discovery Communications secures European Olympic TV rights from 2018 to ’24 for $1.45 billion.

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