Tennis

7:30 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Ukrainian tennis player Stanislav Poplavskyy has been given a lifetime ban for participating in match-fixing activities, the Tennis Integrity Unit said Friday. The TIU said Poplavskyy took part in match-fixing and “courtsiding” activities on multiple occasions between 2015 and 2019. Courtsiding involves transmission of live scoring data from
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4:35 PM ET Associated Press The U.S. Tennis Association has canceled its National Winter Championships in Arizona and Florida because of the coronavirus pandemic. The youth tournaments were supposed to run from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. The USTA said Wednesday that it took into account recent CDC recommendations to limit interstate travel and problems
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2:38 AM ET The 2021 Australian Open is reportedly set to go ahead on Feb. 8, three weeks after the original Melbourne Park start date. According to multiple sources, Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley has sent an email to players, coaches and managers outlining strict conditions, including two weeks quarantine. News Corp reported Tiley’s leaked
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7:06 AM ET Associated Press LONDON — Spanish tennis player Enrique López was banned for eight years on Tuesday for fixing matches at tournaments in 2017. The Tennis Integrity Unit said López cannot play in or attend any officially recognized tournament while banned. He was fined $25,000. The 29-year-old Lopez reached a career high singles
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9:19 AM ET ESPN News Services Three-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka will be starring in a new Japanese manga comic book series as a character in a magazine for teenage girls. Osaka’s sister, Mari, helped produce “Unrivaled Naomi Tenka-ichi” (which means “World No. 1”), which will be running in Nakayoshi magazine starting in late
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8:33 AM ET Associated Press HAMBURG, Germany — Tennis great Boris Becker said Wednesday he is stepping down from a position overseeing youth development and the Davis Cup team at the German Tennis Federation. The six-time major winner said he no longer had enough time to do the job that he started in 2017. Becker
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7:01 PM ET Victorian Sports and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula concedes the 2021 Australian Open will “most likely” be delayed – but only by a week or two. Pakula on Wednesday also said the delicate negotiations between the governments and various stakeholders were close to a conclusion, after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews earlier told the
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