Nadal wins first title on hard court since 2010 Rafael Nadal rallied from a set and 1-3 down in the second to beat Juan Martin del Potro 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday, giving the Spaniard his third title in four tournaments since returning from a seven-month injury layoff. More
Cibulkova, Bouchard look to regain form in Mexico - MENAFN ... beating the likes of Maria Sharapova, Simona ... Kanepi was eliminated in the first round of the ... progressed to the quarter-finals of ... 02/23/2014 - 9:25 am | View Link
Cibulkova Bouchard look to regain form in Mexico - MENAFN ... beating the likes of Maria Sharapova, Simona ... Kanepi was eliminated in the first round of the ... progressed to the quarter-finals of ... 02/23/2014 - 4:26 am | View Link
Aussie Open: Sharapova out, Nadal, Murray advance to quarters Check out some shots of the lighter side of the event. Maria Sharapova joined Serena Williams as fourth-round casualties, leaving Azarenka a potentially easier run to the women's final. Sharapova was beaten by No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova in the ... 01/20/2014 - 12:05 am | View Link
Wimbledon 2013: The Biggest "What If" for Every Eliminated Star Fans may relish the number of relative unknowns moving into the later rounds. However, eliminated stars are left to consider, "What if?" What if Maria Sharapova hadn't slipped? What if Victoria Azarenka hadn't injured herself early? What if ... 07/3/2013 - 5:13 pm | View Link
Sharapova beau Dimitrov eliminated from Wimbledon after ‘sit-in’ LONDON — With girlfriend Maria Sharapova cheering him from the stands, Grigor Dimitrov, one of tennis’ rising stars, lost in the second round at Wimbledon yesterday in a five-set, rain-delayed match. After battling back to make it 30-all in ... 06/29/2013 - 6:15 am | View Link
Wacky Wednesday at Wimbledon: Federer, Sharapova Both Eliminated Given the Aaron Hernandez arrest, release, murder charges and no bail, you may have missed the happenings across the pond at Wimbledon: Roger Federer, who has won Wimbledon seven times, lost in the second round. He was defeated by someone named Serhiy ... 06/26/2013 - 11:48 am | View Link
Maria Sharapova eliminated in 2nd round at Wimbledon by 131st-ranked qualifier LONDON - Maria Sharapova has been knocked out of Wimbledon by a 131st-ranked qualifier on a day when injuries forced the withdrawal or retirement of seven other players. The third-seeded Sharapova, the Wimbledon champion in 2004 champion, lost 6 ... 06/26/2013 - 6:30 am | View Link
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Maria Sharapova | Tennis | Bleacher Report Will Sharapova Still Be a Top 10 Player at the End of 2014? By Merlisa Lawrence Corbett (Photo: Associated Press) Maria Sharapova appeared on top of the world ... 03/8/2014 - 6:10 am | View Website
JockBio: Maria Sharapova Biography Maria silenced her cirtics at Wimbledon, which she entered as a wild card. Facing Ashley Harkleroad, another notably loud player, Maria won 6-2, 6-1. 03/8/2014 - 2:35 am | View Website
Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova was born on April 19, 1987 in Nyagan, Soviet Union. Her parents, Yuri and Elena, are from Gomel, Belarus. Concerned about the regional effects of the ... 03/7/2014 - 1:10 am | View Website
Bonds has been a longtime influence on Giants hitters, and he hasn't even started his new gig.
Brandon Belt, who broke in with the 2011 Giants, anticipates talking shop with Bonds, left-handed hitter to left-handed hitter, including about the imposing brick wall in right field, which Bonds cleared a historic number of times.
Bonds will address the media at 9:30 a.m.
USF beats San Diego, faces tough BYU next
Though it got a scare from San Diego midway through the second half, USF maintained the lead for the final 34 minutes of its 69-60 victory in the quarterfinals of the WCC tournament Saturday afternoon.
In his postgame news conference, USF head coach Rex Walters - unprompted - left no doubt about which team he believes will be holding the championship trophy on the floor of the Orleans Arena on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, the Cougars (22-10) knocked off Loyola Marymount 85-74 to extend their winning streak to five games.
Steve Kroner is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
How does Josh Reddick practice robbing hitters of home runs?
 none of it is possible without the hops, and the A's right fielder has the hops.
Dennis is Josh's cousin and confidant and tells the story of a recreational basketball game in Effingham County, Ga., in which Josh made a play that ranked with his electrifying catches that robbed the Giants' Michael Morse in the Feb.
Should Rodriguez retire, because of health or the lack of a team that wants him, Kontos will have surrendered Rodriguez's 654th and final home run.
Infielder Joaquin Arias and outfielder Juan Perez have links, too, and both were on the field in the seventh inning of that Sept. 20 game, the start of an odd, stretch-drive interleague series at Yankee Stadium.
With the Giants and Yankees tied 1-1, New York loaded the bases in the seventh inning against Tim Lincecum.
A-Rod muscled it over the short right-field wall for a grand slam and a 5-1 Yankees win.
 after a turbulent winter in which he appealed a 211-game suspension; got it shaved to 162; and sued the Yankees, Major League Baseball and the Players Association, then dropped the suits, he faces an uncertain future.
Three years will remain on his Yankees contract when 2015 begins, but he will be 39 and perhaps physically unable to play.
In February 2004, the Rangers admitted their $252 million mistake and traded Rodriguez to the Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named.
Somebody's always going to give up somebody else's last home run or grand slam.
 when the team heads north to begin the regular season, Hudson will move into prime San Francisco real estate.
Unlike most athletes with families who retreat to the suburbs, to live behind gates and walls, Hudson, his wife, Kim, and their three children will move into the Cow Hollow neighborhood, off Union Street, eager to embrace an urban lifestyle.
Hudson, 38, was the Giants' major offseason acquisition, signing a two-year, $23 million contract.
Much of Hudson's energy this spring has been spent figuring out the culture and routines of his new club.
When they returned to the South from Oakland, after the A's traded him to the Braves, they lived in the Atlanta suburbs before settling in a new home back in Auburn, where Kim is a practicing attorney.
For years, Foster City was the preferred location.
Since AT&T Park was built, more and more players live within the San Francisco city limits, especially the younger, single players.
While in Atlanta, the Hudsons were active members of the community and started the Hudson Family Foundation, dedicated to helping children from financially struggling families.
Examples of their work include helping a family about to lose its home because of the cost of a child's bone cancer treatments and sending children to a diabetes camp.
Roger Federer and Andy Murray won their opening matches and top-seeded Li Na beat Chinese countrywoman Zheng Jie 6-1, 7-5 on Saturday in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open.
Federer, the four-time champion seeded seventh, beat French qualifier Pail-Henri Mathieu, and the fifth-seeded Murray regrouped to top Lukas Rosol 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Kevin Anderson and Tommy Haas also moved into the third round.