Serena’s pick: Williams’ tough decision resonates with women
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says she will soon be stepping away from tennis to focus on the birth of a second child. And her lengthy explanation, in an essay for Vogue, resonates with many women in sport and beyond, who say they can only too well understand the pioneering athlete’s words: “Something has to give .” Many say they agree with Williams, 41 next month, that it is fundamentally unfair that women have to make such choices when male athletes don’t, and remember their own tough decisions in the struggle to “have it all”. Williams has strongly hinted that she will be retiring after this month’s US Open.
Serena Williams’ legacy involves many wins, many more
Serena Williams is famous for her 23 Grand Slam singles titles. That’s more than any other tennis player accumulated in the professional era of the sport. But sheer numbers can’t capture all that Williams has stood for during a glittering career that began as a teenager in the 1990s and is notable not only for her successes but also for her longevity, including a record 10 major championships after turning 30. has done without a racquet in hand is also quite remarkable, whether it’s his interests off the court or his stances on key issues in tennis and society at large.
Federal judge rejects LIV golfers bid for PGA Tour playoffs
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that three golfers who joined Saudi-backed LIV Golf will be ineligible for the PGA Tour playoffs. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman made her decision in San Jose after attorneys for the parties each spoke for about an hour. The golfers were asking for a temporary restraining order, which Freeman denied. Talor Gooch, Matt Jones and Hudson Swafford said they should be able to play wherever they want. They are among 10 players who filed an antitrust complaint against the PGA Tour last week, including Phil Mickelson.
Serena Williams: 23 Grand Slam singles titles and more
Serena Williams acknowledges that she will soon be stepping away from her professional tennis career. She will turn 41 next month, shortly after the end of the US Open in New York. Williams has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles as well as 14 major doubles championships, all with her older sister, Venus, as well as four Olympic gold medals, dozens of other trophies and millions of dollars. Williams has spent years at No. 1 in the rankings – no woman has had more consecutive weeks at No. 1 – and her 23 major trophies are the most of the professional era for any tennis player. .
Veteran envoy Richardson hopes for Griner-Whelan trade
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and frequent envoy in hostage negotiations, says he’s hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another imprisoned American, Paul Whelan. Richardson said in an Associated Press interview on Tuesday that in cases like this, it’s “proportionate.” Richardson visited Russia ahead of Moscow’s release of Navy veteran Trevor Reed in a prisoner exchange in April. He declined to discuss the current status of negotiations with Russia over Griner or Whelan or explain what role he might play in the talks.
Castro loses phone in Pirates 6-4 loss to Diamondbacks
PHOENIX (AP) — Pittsburgh infielder Rodolfo Castro lost his phone on the field and the Pirates were blocked by rookie Tommy Henry in a 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Henry was snappy in his Chase Field debut, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings. Castro made a different kind of noise after being called up from Triple-A Indianapolis. The second baseman walked in the fourth inning and went third on Oneil Cruz’s single. Castro slid headfirst into the bag to beat the throw and the impact sent his phone flying out of his back pocket. Third base umpire Adam Hamari immediately saw the phone and pointed it at the ground. Castro, 23, picked up the phone and handed it to Pirates third baseman coach Mike Rebelo, who looked exasperated before picking it up.
Machado 3-run homer gives Padres dramatic win over Giants
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Manny Machado hit a game-ending three-run homer and Juan Soto connected for his first long ball with the San Diego Padres, who overcame a missed save from Josh Hader to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-4. Machado capped off the night in dramatic fashion with his one shot on Tyler Rogers half an inning after Hader allowed three runs to let the Giants tie. The Padres began their game-winning rally when Jurickson Profar hit a one-out single against Rogers and Soto hit receiver interference. Machado then drove his 20th homer into left field and was greeted with wild celebration at home as the Padres snapped their five-game losing streak.
Ohtani home runs, wins to tie Ruth as Angels top A’s 5-1
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani weathered another injury scare and threw six scoreless innings to go with his team-leading 25th homer, hitting another monumental milestone as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 5-1. The two-way Japanese star joined Babe Ruth in 1918 as the only player in major league history to have at least 10 homers and 10 wins in the same season. According to the Angels, two Negro League players have also done so: Bullet Rogan of the 1922 Kansas City Monarchs and Ed Rile of the 1927 Detroit Stars.
Lucky 13: Mariners outperform Yankees on extras for tense 1-0 win
SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch hitter Luis Torrens scored with one out in the 13th inning to score Eugenio Suárez, and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in a game dominated by starting pitchers Gerrit Cole and Luis Castillo. The two aces dominated the final innings before moving on to the relievers who managed to keep the game scoreless late into the night. A poor base run by the Yankees helped, as did a lack of execution by the Mariners, as both teams had early chances from extra frames to eventually score a run. Matt Brash pitched two relief innings to get Seattle the win.
High note: Mets trumpets closer to Díaz record Citi sound
NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Edwin Díaz has become the most dominant player in baseball this year and has become the toast of New York City. The All-Star reliever is dominating hitters at a record pace in a sensational season, helping the Mets build their NL East cushion and putting him in the Cy Young Award conversation. A big part of Díaz’s newfound popularity in Queens is his catchy entrance song “Narco” by Blasterjaxx & Timmy Trumpet. The tune sparks a two-minute fiesta all around Citi Field, with dancing mascots Mr. and Mrs. Met pretending to play trumpets as Díaz warms up on the mound.
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