Serena Williams to retire from playing after US Open | The Express Tribune

NEW YORK: American great Serena Williams said on Tuesday she was “evolving away from tennis” and planned to retire from the sport she dominated with 23 Grand Slam titles following the US Open tournament, which begins later this month. On Monday, Williams played only her second singles match since she returned to action at Wimbledon … Read more

Moments that would have broken sports Twitter

8:49 AM ET Joe DeMartinoESPN Editor Close General Editor Joined ESPN in 2006 Massachusetts native, Northwestern graduate On this date in 1993, Nolan Ryan hit Robin Ventura with a pitch in a game between the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox. Ventura paused briefly after the hit, as if to consider his course of action, … Read more

Williams sisters not on Wimbledon entry lists

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena and Venus Williams did not appear on the women’s singles entry list released by Wimbledon on Friday. It is possible that either player could request a wild-card invitation to the Grand Slam tournament, which begins on June 27. Serena Williams has won seven of her Open era record 23 major singles … Read more

Hoops, hockey, Formula One and tons of stars highlight Miami’s thrilling sports week

When you think of Miami, sunny beaches, neon lights and thrilling nightlife experiences might come to mind, and rightfully so. This past week, however, South Beach was the epicenter of action-packed sporting events. The Miami Heat‘s journey toward a Larry O’Brien Trophy continued in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers. Another squad from … Read more