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

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

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

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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