Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi
The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received approaches to fly to Riyadh to play in exhibition matches, the potential to earn millions of dollars has been rejected. The revelation on Friday came from the three-time Grand Slam winner’s agent in the week when the Spanish Football Federation has faced criticism from human rights activists for taking its Super Cup to Saudi Arabia.news.yahoo.com
WMU hockey maintains top-5 ranking heading into GLI matchups with No. 3 Michigan, MSU
KALAMAZOO, MI – A coaching change less than two months before the start of Western Michigan’s hockey season created some uncertainty heading into the 2021-22 campaign. After splitting last week’s series with 14th-ranked Nebraska Omaha, WMU moved to 13-5 overall and 6-4 in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, while remaining at No. “Honestly, I don’t know how we can play a much better hockey game,” first-year head coach Pat Ferschweiler said after the game. RELATED: WMU hockey coach Andy Murray resigns after 10 seasons, Pat Ferschweiler named replacementRELATED: Former Red Wings assistant’s rise to WMU hockey coach part of 11-year journeyIndividually, senior forward Drew Worrad leads the nation in assists (22), while Frank leads the country in goals and game-winning goals (5). 3 Michigan and Michigan State as part of the new-look Great Lakes Invitational.mlive.com
US Open champ Raducanu upset at Indian Wells; Murray wins
Emma Raducanu came down to earth in her first tournament since her surprising U.S. Open victory, losing in straight sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday night. Raducanu lost 6-2, 6-4 in the second round, ending her 10-match winning streak that began in New York. Former world No. 1 Andy Murray beat Adrian Mannarino 6-3, 6-2 in his first match as a wild-card.news.yahoo.com
'What's the issue?' Tsitsipas undaunted by boos at US Open
Stefanos Tsitsipas heard boos from the crowd for yet another long trip off court at the U.S. Open after dropping a set during his second-round victory over Adrian Mannarino. Unbothered by that reaction Wednesday night, or the criticism he received from Andy Murray after taking breaks while beating him two days earlier, Tsitsipas pointed out that he's doing nothing that violates any regulation. The Grand Slam rule book just says players should take a “reasonable” amount of time, but does not provide an exact number of minutes that would be acceptable.news.yahoo.com
2012 champ Murray tumbles out of US Open against Tsitsipas
Andy Murray tumbled to the ground on his artificial hip, losing his balance in sweat-soaked shoes and leaving splotches on Arthur Ashe Stadium’s blue court from his soggy clothing. Murray muttered to himself, as he often does. In an entertaining contest featuring plenty of the smart play, hard hustling and clutch serving that carried Murray to the U.S. Open championship nearly a decade — and a pair of hip operations — ago, he did not quite have enough to come out ahead after almost five hours in high heat and humidity.news.yahoo.com
US Open players don't need COVID shots; about half have them
When Andy Murray sat in the U.S. Open's main interview room for a pre-tournament news conference Saturday, the moderator informed the 2012 champion he was allowed to remove the sort of light blue medical mask that has become so ubiquitous during the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike the nine players who met with the media in that spot a day earlier, Murray chose to keep his mask on.news.yahoo.com
Former Red Wings assistant’s rise to WMU hockey coach part of 11-year journey
WMU announced Ferschweiler as Broncos’ seventh hockey head coach in program history Tuesday, the same day Andy Murray officially stepped down after a 10-year run. He’s a great hockey coach and a very good person. A 1993 WMU graduate, Ferschweiler competed in 116 games as a forward for the Broncos, tallying 30 goals and 65 assists in that span. When Blashill became the Red Wings’ head coach in July 2015, he brought Ferschweiler along with him as an assistant coach – a role he held until 2019, when he returned to WMU to serve as an assistant under Murray. “That’s where I’m going to start, with those guys.mlive.com
WMU hockey coach Andy Murray resigns after 10 seasons, Pat Ferschweiler named replacement
KALAMAZOO, MI – After a decade with the Western Michigan hockey team, Andy Murray is stepping down ahead of the 2021-22 season. “Coach Murray has laid the foundation for our hockey program to regularly compete for NCHC championships and NCAA Tournament opportunities. “I’m excited to be able to hand the reins of our Bronco hockey team over to one of our own, Pat Ferschweiler,” Beauregard said. “Pat showed his leadership qualities as a player for the Broncos, as an assistant coach and as our associate head coach. More WMU hockey coverageWMU hockey to face Michigan, MSU in new-look Great Lakes InvitationalWMU hockey captains, All-American to return for 2021-22 seasonFormer WMU hockey trio opens NHL free agency by landing with new teamsJordan Oesterle’s memorable month capped by joining hometown Red Wingsmlive.com
What to Watch at the Tokyo Olympics on July 23: Rowing, Tennis and Cycling | Channel, Stream, Time
For those without cable, you can follow all of the 2021 Olympics on FuboTV and Peacock. RowingSome of the best athletes hop in their respective crafts for day two of heats and repchages. Some of those who are competing to watch out for include the reigning Men’s Pair World Champions Martin and Valent Sinkovic from Croatia. TennisWhile some big names are sitting out this year, there is still plenty to watch out for when tennis gets underway Friday night. Ashleigh Barty looks to continue to ride her momentum from winning it all in London into Tokyo, as she arrives to the Olympics.mlive.com
How to Watch the Third Round of The Championships, Wimbledon | Channel, Stream, Time
No question, this year’s Wimbledon Championships are going to be exciting, wire-to-wire. Ashleigh Barty knocked off Anna Blinkova in round two, and will now get set to meet with Katerina Siniakova. Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova plays a return to Denmark's Clara Tauson during the women's singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Tuesday June 29, 2021. 2016-champion Andy Murray, returning to Wimbledon after a long rehab, is back in the third round after a long five-set battle with Oscar Otte. THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, WIMBLEDON (Round 3)Where: All English Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (London, England)Channel: ESPN and ESPN2 (See coverage times below), ESPN DeportesStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial), ESPN+ (Individual Courts)When (All times ET):mlive.com
After being voted out of House GOP leadership, Cheney says, 'We must go forward based on truth'
After House Republicans voted out Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chair, she told reporters that the party cannot embrace both the Constitution as well as the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.news.yahoo.com
Japan prosecutors say Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set
Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn told prosecutors during questioning on financial misconduct charges before he fled Japan that his compensation was never decided upon, according to records presented in Tokyo District Court on Tuesday. Ghosn said the plans were just a “reference,” said a defense attorney for Greg Kelly, a former Nissan executive on trial in connection with alleged underreporting of Ghosn’s pay by about a billion yen ($10 million) per year. Daisuke Fujiwara, a lawyer for Kelly, read more than 200 pages documenting Ghosn’s interrogations in a Tokyo jail in November and December 2018.news.yahoo.com
Djokovic ties Federer in weeks at No. 1; Gauff up to No. 38
(AP Photo/Hamish Blair)Novak Djokovic is gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, and he’s already caught Federer in another significant statistic: As of Monday, Djokovic has been No. And no matter what happens over the next week, Djokovic is assured of breaking Federer’s mark on March 8. Djokovic’s Australian Open championship last month gave the 33-year-old from Serbia 18 Grand Slam singles trophies. That would make Medvedev the first man other than Federer, Nadal, Djokovic or Andy Murray to be first or second since International Tennis Hall of Fame electee Lleyton Hewitt was No. 1, followed by Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, Simona Halep, Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina.
Citing bad back, Rafael Nadal out of Rotterdam tournament
Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after losing a point against Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas during their quarterfinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)Rafael Nadal pulled out of next week's hard-court tournament at Rotterdam, Netherlands, because of the bad back that bothered him during the Australian Open. Nadal's withdrawal from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament was announced Thursday. Instead, third-ranked Daniil Medvedev, the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open, will take the top spot in the seedings. The 34-year-old Spaniard then was able to participate in the year's first Grand Slam tournament, which began Feb. 8.
Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title
Plus, he's still gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, now up to 18 overall, two shy of the men’s record those rivals share. After greeting Medvedev, Djokovic went to the sideline, lifted his white shirt and peeled off pieces of beige athletic tape along his abdomen. “It has been a roller-coaster ride for me, especially in the last couple weeks,” Djokovic said, cradling his silver trophy in his left arm. 4-seeded Medvedev was appearing in his second Grand Slam final; he was the runner-up to Nadal at the 2019 U.S. Open. “There are a lot of mixed feelings about what has happened in the last month or so with tennis players coming to Australia,” Djokovic said.
Djokovic keeps perfect record in Australian Open semifinals
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after defeating Russia's Aslan Karatsev in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021..(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE – Novak Djokovic had a perfect record in Australian Open semifinals, and he was playing almost flawless tennis to protect it. He's now 9-0 in semifinals at the season-opening major, and one win from a ninth Australian title. Ad“The more I win, the better I feel coming back," the top-ranked Djokovic said. Given his past success in Melbourne, Djokovic should feel confident going into another championship match. After the win, Djokovic said Karatsev deserved plenty of praise for his amazing major breakthrough.