• Wagner leads (relatively) old guard for US figure skating
    The Associated Press4 hours ago

    Wagner leads (relatively) old guard for US figure skating

    Ashley Wagner remembers being glued to her TV in the winter of 1998, when a sprightly young figure skater named Tara Lipinski was dazzling the judges on her way to gold at the Nagano Olympics. Lipinski was just 15. Nearly two decades later, Wagner is still trying to follow Lipinski's footsteps,

  • The Latest: Late start, fast finish for Eugenie Bouchard
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    The Latest: Late start, fast finish for Eugenie Bouchard

    Eugenie Bouchard was late starting her first-round match, so didn't waste any time in beating American Louisa Chirico 6-0, 6-4 in 56 minutes. The pair didn't begin play until nearly 11 p.m. on Margaret Court Arena after Stan Wawrinka needed nearly 3 1-2 hours to beat Martin Klizan in five sets

  • Olympic champion Puig hopes for golden form in Melbourne
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    Olympic champion Puig hopes for golden form in Melbourne

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Monica Puig would never trade her surprise singles gold at the Rio Games for any grand slam success but Puerto Rico's first Olympic champion felt compelled to lock the medal away amid the lean period that followed her greatest tennis triumph. Puig, who had upset

  • The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match
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    The Latest: Olympic gold medalist Puig wins opening match

    The Puerto Rican player, seeded 29th, was the first player to win a match at Melbourne Park this year, defeating Romania's Patricia Maria Tig 6-0, 6-1 in 53 minutes. Puig was close to shutting Tig out completely, known in tennis as a ''double bagel,'' but made several unforced errors