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MADRID — Carlos Alcaraz made it easier on himself this time at the Madrid Open, reaching the round of 16 with a straight-set victory over Grigor Dimitrov on Sunday. After struggling in a three-set win in his opener against unseeded Emil Ruusuvuori, Alcaraz improved to get past the 26th-seeded Dimitrov 6-2, 7-5 and stay on track to defend his title ...

Talor Gooch made LIV Golf history again this weekend. With a victory over Sergio Garcia in a one-hole sudden death playoff at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, Gooch became the first back-to-back winner on the breakaway tour. Last week at LIV’s Adelaide event, Gooch set the 36-hole scoring record with incredible back-to-back 62s and went on to win the tournament ...

After a playoff in Singapore, LIV has its first back-to-back champion. LIV Golf remained overseas this week with its inaugural event in Singapore. It’s another no-cut 54-hole event, with a $25 million purse on the line. The winner will take home $4 million, and $5 million is set aside for the team competition. For the second consecutive event, Talor Gooch ...

SINGAPORE — Talor Gooch became the first player to win back-to-back LIV Golf titles after a playoff hole victory against Sergio Garcia at the LIV Singapore tournament at Sentosa Golf Club on Sunday. Gooch and Garcia shadowed each other for most of the opening two rounds and the final round was no different, with both the American and Spaniard never ...

MADRID — Russian teenager Mirra Andreeva found the perfect way to celebrate her 16th birthday by continuing her breakout showing at the Madrid Open with a two-set win over Magda Linette on Saturday. Andreeva thrust her arms high after winning a long exchange that ended with her breaking Linette’s serve for a fourth time to secure the decisive point of ...

On-court line judges will be a thing of the past with the ATP set to adopt an Electronic Line Calling (ELC) system across all its events from 2025, the men’s tennis governing body said on Friday. The Tour has operated with a combination of ELC Live, ELC Review and on-court line judges at its events but ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi ...

The dynamic duo and betting favorites Jon Rahm and Tony Finau didn’t find their way to the top of the leaderboard after the opening round of the Mexico Open at Vidanta but they’re certainly poised to be there soon enough. The top spot has been taken by Austin Smotherman after a sublime 8-under 63 with Erik van Rooyen and Tano ...

MADRID — After another impressive victory at the Madrid Open, Mirra Andreeva patiently took photos with some fans who looked young enough to be her classmates in high school. Moments earlier, the 15-year-old Russian had been raising her arms by the net to celebrate her win over a top-20 opponent. Andreeva, a day after defeating 2021 U.S. Open finalist Leylah ...

The defending champions are on the ropes, and the best team in the NHL has another chance to move on to the second round of the playoffs. All four first-round series resuming Friday night feature a Game 6 with potential elimination. The most surprising team on the brink is Colorado, down 3-2 to the Kraken with the series going back to Seattle. There are ...

SINGAPORE: Ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, who has been in the headlines for his back-to-back second-place finishes at LIV Golf Adelaide and the International Series Vietnam in the past couple of weeks, said relocating from the US to Dubai has been a key factor in his current run of form. The 35-year-old has been going through a tough time, personally, ...