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    Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep has been accused of a second doping offense by the International Tennis Integrity Agency. The ITIA said the new charge announced Friday is separate from the provisional suspension Halep received last year after failing a drug test during the U.S. Open in August. 

      Rafael Nadal's superlative tennis career will be admired for achievements such as 22 Grand Slam titles and a record 14 French Open championships. No matter when it comes to a close. No one really knows for sure when that will be. Nadal said Thursday he will not be able to compete at Roland Garros, where play begins later this month. He is going to take some time off to let his injured hip and his mind rest and heal. The 36-year-old expects 2024 to be his final year as a pro tennis player. But he does not want it to amount to a farewell tour. He wants to be able to win.

        Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the French Open because of a lingering hip injury that has sidelined him since January and says that he expects 2024 to be his last year on the tennis tour. Nadal owns a record 14 championships at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament and will miss it for the first time since making his debut in 2005. Nadal announced his withdrawal at a news conference at his tennis academy in Manacor, Spain. The 36-year-old Nadal has a career record of 112-3 across 18 appearances at the French Open and he won the title there a year ago. He is tied with Novak Djokovic with a men's-record 22 Grand Slam titles.

          Rafael Nadal will hold a news conference Thursday amid media reports that he is going to miss the French Open for the first time since he won the first of his record 14 titles there in his debut in 2005. Nadal has been sidelined by an injured left hip flexor since January, when he lost in the second round of the Australian Open.

          SAN DIEGO — Remember when a new Pac-12 media rights deal and expansion plans were supposed to be completed by Labor Day? Then it was by late fall, then by the end of the calendar year, then within the first couple months of the new year. "When I first took the job," new Mountain West Commissioner Gloria Nevarez said, "I expected it to happen any day, any week, after Jan. 1." Then it was no ...

          NORMAN, Okla. — Kinzie Hansen hit a dramatic, tying three-run home run in the seventh inning, Tiare Jennings led off the ninth inning with a solo blast and Oklahoma set an NCAA record with its 48-straight win on Saturday, a thrilling 8-7 decision over Clemson to win the Norman Super Regional.

          FRISCO, Texas — Seth Waugh stood in front of students from Frisco ISD, the University of North Texas and kids invited through United Way, explaining why he believes golf has become cool. Waugh, the PGA of America’s CEO since 2018, is 65, but with his long silver hair and deep tan, he himself resonates California-beach cool, although he is Massachusetts born-and-raised. “We’ve gone from being ...


          PITTSBURGH — Bill Cowher was a Hall of Fame coach. Mike Tomlin will be a Hall of Famer soon after he retires. Pittsburgh has been lucky with terrific football coaches. The Steelers are 3 for 3 with Hall of Fame-caliber men since Chuck Noll was hired before the 1969 season. Think about that for a second. Three greats in 53 consecutive seasons. Noll was the best of the bunch. There is no ...

          Derrick White scored on a putback with 0.1 seconds left and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the greatest comeback in NBA playoff history, holding off the Miami Heat 104-103 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals. Jayson Tatum scored 31 points, Jaylen Brown scored 26 and Marcus Smart added 21 for the Celtics.

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