March 14, 2013 |
On a long day of tennis in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, fifth-seeded former Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic was among the casualties in matches that finished during daylight hours. She lost in a three-set battle, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, to Maria Kirilenko of Russia. Kirilenko, seeded 15th and getting closer to a top-10 ranking, defeated No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in her previous match and said afterward, "I can compete, and as you can see, I can beat them.
February 25, 2013 |
Tests of Ikea meatballs in the Czech Republic that revealed traces of horse meat caused the Swedish furniture giant to pull some of its frozen meatballs off shelves in stores in Britain and in other countries. The 1-kilogram packages of meatballs were made in Sweden and labeled as containing beef and pork, the BBC reported . The BBC said authorities in the Czech Republic found traces of horse meat in the meatballs as part of its testing program. In January, horse and pig DNA discovered in burgers sold to stores and restaurants including British supermarket giant Tesco sparked a scandal in Ireland and Britain that has since spread across Europe.
February 3, 2013 |
Game On Dude overpowered three rivals to successfully defend his title in the $200,000 San Antonio Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday. Ridden by Hall of Fame member Mike Smith, Game On Dude ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.53 and paid $2.10 and $2.10 at 1-9 odds. Trained by Hall of Fame member Bob Baffert, Game On Dude is co-owned by retired Dodgers manager Joe Torre, who was on hand. Game On Dude broke sharply and was immediately engaged by 12-1 longshot Basmati. "I got pressured, even more so than if it was a full field, believe it or not," Smith said.
January 13, 2013
What: Australian Open. Venue: Melbourne Park. When: Sunday-Jan. 26. Surface: Plexicushion 2012 MEN'S CHAMPION Novak Djokovic, Serbia TOP-SEEDED MEN 1. Novak Djokovic, Serbia 2. Roger Federer, Switzerland 3. Andy Murray, Britain 4. David Ferrer, Spain 5. Tomas Berdych, Czech Republic 2012 WOMEN'S CHAMPION Victoria Azarenka, Belarus TOP-SEEDED WOMEN 1. Victoria Azarenka,...
January 2, 2013 |
While the NHL and the players' association continue to exchange proposals in an effort to resolve their labor dispute and start a 48-game season by the league's Jan. 19 deadline, the world junior championships are winding toward a dramatic conclusion in Ufa, Russia. Team USA, which routed the Czech Republic, 7-0, in a quarterfinal game played early Wednesday morning Pacific time, will face Canada in a semifinal Thursday. The game will start at 1 a.m. Pacific time and will air on the NHL Network and stream live on Nhl.com.
September 16, 2012 |
There would be no five-set epic for John Isner on Sunday. He lost in four sets to the relentless David Ferrer of Spain and the 2012 Davis Cup campaign for the United States ended on the clay of Gijon, Spain. Ferrer defeated Isner, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4, 6-2, to give Spain a 3-1 lead, clinching the Davis Cup semifinal. Spain, the defending Davis Cup champion, will play either Argentina or the Czech Republic in November in the final. Isner had two impressive clay-court wins in Davis Cup this year, beating Roger Federer of Switzerland and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.