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Serena Williams announces she will play new San Jose event

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Serena Williams has committed to return to the Bay Area this summer and play in the former Stanford WTA stop that will move to San Jose State University for the first time. Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Italian Open,

Simona Halep, Maria Sharapova fall in Madrid quarterfinals

MADRID — Top-ranked Simona Halep lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 6-3 in the Madrid Open quarterfinals on Thursday, and Maria Sharapova bowed out to Kiki Bertens. Halep was the two-time defending champion and on a 15-match winning streak at the clay-court tournament. But Pliskova gave

What it’s like to fight in Brazil

The chant begins with one person in the crowd. Then it multiplies to dozens, hundreds and finally thousands of people screaming the same phrase in unison. Uh vai morrer. Translated from Portuguese to English: “You’re gonna die.” Go to any mixed martial arts card in

UFC working on rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier

The UFC continues to work on a potential lightweight rematch between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier to headline a July 28 event in Calgary, Alberta, but hurdles remain. ESPN first reported the UFC’s interest in the matchup last month. Alvarez and Poirier fought one year

San Francisco Giants place Johnny Cueto on 60-day DL

PHILADELPHIA — The San Francisco Giants have transferred Johnny Cueto to the 60-day disabled list, meaning it will be late June at the earliest before the right-hander returns to the rotation. Giants manager Bruce Bochy also announced Thursday that Madison Bumgarner will throw his first