Sharapova tops Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid female athletes list

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MOSCOW — On August 2014 Forbes USA has published the World’s Highest-Paid Female Athletes List, and Maria Sharapova tops it for the tenth consecutive year. Ten women of eight different nationalities, the majority of whom are tennis players, earned a collective US$ 142 million. Maria Sharapova netted a total of US$ 24.4 million — US$ […]

Brazil striker Neymar to miss rest of World Cup

Brazil striker Neymar

FORTALEZA, Brazil—With tears streaming down his face after being kneed in the back, Neymar was carried off the field on a stretcher. He won’t be coming back. Not to this World Cup, anyway. The 22-year-old Brazil striker, the one with the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, was ruled out of the rest of […]

U.S. Open Players to Watch: Not the Usual Suspects

U.S. Open Players

By GEOFF MacDONALD/ New York Times A laconic Argentine nicknamed the Tower of Tandil, del Potro has the most powerful ground game in men’s tennis. At 6 feet 6 inches, del Potro serves cannons, but his sweeping flat forehand is his favored weapon, and his two-handed backhand is rock-solid. In 2009, del Potro stunned the […]

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