• Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — A day before Maria Sharapova was to play her first tennis match since being banned for doping, the debate about the Russian’s wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued Tuesday.

  • Nastase will be the ‘bad boy’ if he says more about Williams

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said he would be considered the “bad boy” if he says anything more about Serena Williams, and then later said more in a separate interview.

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  • Serena Williams at No. 1, despite not playing since January

    Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January — and with plans to take the rest of 2017 off because she is expecting a baby.

  • Nastase unrepentant after abusing British players, umpire

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Serena Williams has spoken out in response to suspended Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase’s comments speculating about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting.

  • Russia’s Chernova stripped of 2008 Olympic bronze for doping

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian heptathlete Tatyana Chernova has been stripped of her 2008 Beijing Olympics bronze medal for doping with an anabolic steroid.

  • Some questions and answers about Maria Sharapova’s return

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Even with eight of the world’s top 10 players in the main draw, an unranked rival is grabbing all the headlines at an indoor clay-court event this week.

  • Sasnovich puts Belarus on verge of first Fed Cup final

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Aliaksandra Sasnovich put Belarus one win away from its first Fed Cup final Saturday, upsetting Swiss favorite Timea Bacsinszky.

  • Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

    LONDON (AP) — Kenyan runner Mary Keitany broke Paula Radcliffe’s women-only marathon world record on Sunday with a third victory in London, while Daniel Wanjiru won the men’s race for the first time.

  • WNBA training camps set to open

    NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn’t seem that long ago that the Los Angeles Sparks were celebrating their first WNBA championship in 14 years after a thrilling Game 5 victory over the Minnesota Lynx.

  • Orlando City Stadium to host NWSL championship game

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Stadium will host the National Women’s Soccer League championship game on Oct. 14.