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HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

For Hingham’s Lexi Dewire, a bright future on the court

Lexi Dewire might be a freshman at Hingham, but she’s playing tennis like a veteran at number one singles.

Maria Sharapova, shown Monday while playing at the Italian Open, was not awarded a wild card so she could play at Roland Garros.

French Open won’t offer wild-card spot to Maria Sharapova

Sharapova returned to the court in April after serving a 15-month doping ban.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeWest: Noteworthy performances

Dover’s Hope Hanley, a senior attack for Yale’s women’s lacrosse squad, was named to the All-Ivy League first team.

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

For Wayland’s girls’ tennis, salvation from afar

Two players who were nowhere near Wayland High a year ago are serving as the school’s top doubles pairing in girl’s tennis.

FILE - In this Monday, May 23, 2016, file photo, former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase watches a match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris, France. Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. The 70-year-old tennis great posted a statement on Facebook a week after he speculated about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

Ilie Nastase apologizes for comments about Serena Williams

The Romanian tennis team captain faced strong backlash after his comments on Williams’ pregnancy.

epa05921466 Romania's Fed Cup team captain Ilie Nastase (C) argues with an ITF official during the Fed Cup World Group II playoff tie between Romania and Britain in Constanta, Romania, 22 April 2017. Nastase was asked to leave the court for his behavior and his accreditation was removed. EPA/BOGDAN CRISTEL

Serena Williams responds to Ilie Nastase’s comment about her baby’s skin color

The Romanian Fed Cup captain speculated about the skin color of the baby the pregnant Williams is expecting.

San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues Thursday, March 16, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Sharks star Joe Thornton undergoes knee surgery

The former Bruin’s future as a possible free agent this summer is uncertain after 12 years in San Jose.

United States' Serena Williams holds her trophy after defeating her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Publicist confirms Serena Williams is pregnant

The 23-time Grand Slam winner was likely already expecting when she won the Australian Open in January.

Carolina Hurricanes' Bryan Bickell in action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Flyers won 6-3. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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Hurricanes’ Bryan Bickell back in the NHL

Bickell, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, has been working his way back into shape.

Former Penn State president Graham Spanier departed a Harrisburg, Pa., courthouse on Friday.

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Ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier found guilty

Spanier was convicted of covering up suspected child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

Tampa Bay Rays' Kevin Kiermaier watches his infield single during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a spring training baseball game in Port Charlotte, Fla., Monday, March 20, 2017. (Will Vragovic/The Tampa Bay Times via AP)

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Rays sign Kevin Kiermaier to six-year contract

The contract is worth $53.5 million and could escalate to $66.15 million in bonuses and an option year.

FILE - In this April 26, 2016, file photo, New York Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul smiles as he talks to reporters after an NFL football minicamp practice in East Rutherford, N.J. Star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has signed a four-year contract with the New York Giants. The team gave Pierre-Paul the franchise tag last month, and reached the long-term deal Friday, March 17, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

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Giants re-sign DE Jason Pierre-Paul to 4-year, $68m deal

Two-time Pro Bowler showed team his right hand was fully healed from July 4 fireworks accident two years ago.

FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, center, meets with Raiders fans after speaking at a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee in Las Vegas. The Raiders have filed paperwork to move to Las Vegas. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak told The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, that he spoke with the Raiders. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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Raiders have stadium backer for Las Vegas

The team presented the new proposal with financing backed by Bank of America to the NFL’s stadium and finance committees.

Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) makes a blocker save on a shot by the Edmonton Oilers during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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Lightning trade goalie Ben Bishop to Kings

The veteran will back up Jonathan Quick, who returned from injury on Saturday.

Hall of Fame coach Bill Snyder, 77, said in a statement treatments were going well.

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Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder diagnosed with throat cancer

Snyder expects to be on the field when his team begins spring practice March 29.

Roger Federer celebrated Sunday after capturing his 18th major tournament title.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Roger Federer wins 18th Grand Slam title

Federer, adding to his historic mark, pulled out an epic five-set victory over rival Rafael Nadal.

Serena Williams played a forehand during the Australian Open final.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Serena Williams captures record 23rd major with win over Venus

It was Serena’s seventh win in nine all-Williams Grand Slam finals, and the first since Wimbledon in 2009.

epa05754477 Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his Men's Singles semifinal match against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 January 2017. EPA/FILIP SINGER

Rafael Nadal sets up classic Australian Open final

Nadal defeated Grigor Dimitrov in five sets to set up a title match against Roger Federer.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Venus Williams of the United States celebrates winning match point in her semifinal match against CoCo Vandeweghe of the United States on day 11 of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Williams sisters looking forward to showdown in women’s final

Serena will have to get past Venus to capture an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam title.

epa05751907 Roger Federer (L) of Switzerland shakes hands with Stan Wawrinka (R) of Switzerland whom he defeated in the Men's Singles semifinal match at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 26 January 2017. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

Roger Federer’s comeback will continue in Australian Open final

The 17-time major winner battled knee injuries all last season, but beat Stan Wawrinka in the semifinals on Thursday.

United States' Venus Williams celebrates after defeating compatriot Coco Vandeweghe during their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

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Williams sisters to meet in Australian Open women’s final

Venus Williams, 36, is back in a Grand Slam final for the first time since Wimbledon in 2009

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory against against Canada's Milos Raonic during their men's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USEWILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer reach Australian semifinals

Federer is bidding for his 18th major championship, Nadal for his 15th.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in New Orleans. The Pelicans won 124-122.(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

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LeBron James sounds off on Cavaliers’ issues

The Cleveland superstar is critical of his team’s roster makeup and recent performance.

After Wednesday’s straight set victory over Johanna Konta, Serena Williams is in her 10th consecutive Grand Slam semifinal.

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Williams sisters advance to Australian semifinals

Serena stayed on course for a record 23rd major title, while sister Venus continued her surprise run.

Venus Williams reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time in 14 years.

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Venus Williams, CoCo Vandeweghe to meet in semifinals

At 36, Venus Willliams is the oldest player to reach the Australian Open women’s semifinals in the Open era.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 23: Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning her fourth round match against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on day eight of the 2017 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 23, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

After day of upsets, Serena Williams advances

Top seeds Andy Murray and Angelique Kerber both were derailed in the fourth round.

Top seed Andy Murray was upset in fourth round play at the Australian Open.

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No. 1 seed Andy Murray stunned in Melbourne

The world’s top-ranked player fell to 50th-ranked Mischa Zverev in four sets.

epa05734329 Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts duirng his Men's Singles third round match against Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis tournament, in Melbourne, Australia, 20 January 2017. EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

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Roger Federer in vintage form, Serena cruises at Australian Open

The 17-time Grand Slam champ wiped out Tomas Berdych, 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 in the third round.

epa05730038 Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan celebrates after winning against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during round two of the Men’s Singles at the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 January 2017. EPA/FILIP SINGER

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Huge upset takes out Novak Djokovic at Australian Open

Wild-card entry Denis Istomin, ranked No. 117, took out the defending champ in five sets Thursday.

epa05726595 Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after defeating Noah Rubin of the USA in their men's Singles second round match of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 18 January 2017. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Andy Murray, Roger Federer advance at Australian Open

Federer has never failed to reach the third round in Melbourne.

epa05723883 Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates his win against Fernando Verdasco of Spain during their Men's Singles first round match of the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 17 January 2017. The Australian Open tennis tournament runs from 16 to 29 January 2017. EPA/DEAN LEWINS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Novak Djokovic holds off Fernando Verdasco in first round

Defender aims to be the first man to win seven Australian Open titles.

The world’s top-ranked player, Andy Murray, chased down a shot from Illya Marchenko during their first round match Monday at the Australian Open.

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Andy Murray, Angelique Kerber win openers in Melbourne

Murray beat Illya Marchenko and Kerber topped Lesia Tsurenko in first-round play.

epa05717916 Serena Williams of the USA in action during a practice session ahead of Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 15 January 2017. The Australian Open tennis tournament will run from 16 to 29 January 2017. EPA/ AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Serena Williams aiming for record 23rd major title

Williams is vying for her seventh Australian Open title. Play in Melbourne kicks off late Sunday Eastern time.

Serena Williams was followed by the media after she arrived in Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday.

Serena Williams says she’s engaged to Reddit cofounder

Williams announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian on Thursday by posting a poem on Reddit.

epa05690269 (FILE) - A file picture dated 07 June 2008 shows Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates with the trophy after winning the women's final for the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris, France. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

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Former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic retires from tennis

2008 French Open champ calls it a career at age 29 because of injuries.

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 file photo of Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, clenches her left hand as she reacts after winning a point against Daria Gavrilova of Australia during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has been injured by a knife-wielding attacker at her home on Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016. The player's spokesman, Karel Tejkal, says Kvitova suffered a left hand injury and has been treated by doctors.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

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Petra Kvitova could return to tennis in 6 months

The two-time Wimbledon champion underwent four hours of surgery for injuries sustained in Tuesday’s attack by a knife-wielding intruder at her home.

epa05683261 (FILE) A file picture dated 05 July 2014 shows Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic holdinf the championship trophy following her victory in the women's singles final of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain. According to news reports on 20 December 2016 citing her management, Kvitova was injured in a knife attack at her home in Prostejov, Czech Republic. The management added she suffered an injury at the left hand in a suspected burglary. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Tennis star injured by attacker at her home

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was injured on her left hand by the knife-wielding attacker.

Andy Murray posed with the ATP Tour trophy following his victory over Novak Djokovic.

Sports Log

Andy Murray wins ATP finals, finishes year No. 1

Murray is just the fourth man since 2003 to earn the top ranking at season’s end.

A combination of pictures created in London on November 19, 2016 shows Britain's Andy Murray (L) celebrating winning his semi-final against Canada's Milos Raonic with the clock showing the match took 3 hours and 38 minutes, the longest match in Tour Finals history, and Serbia's Novak Djokovic (R) celebrating beating Japan's Kei Nishikori in 1 hour and six minutes in the second semi-final on day seven of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London on November 19, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

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Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic to vie for No. 1 ranking at ATP Finals

The world’s top two tennis players set up a Sunday shootout for the year-end No. 1 ranking.

Mr. Mulloy, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, won 129 US national titles.

Gardnar Mulloy, 102, tennis champion who later pushed senior tour

Over the years Mr. Mulloy won more than 125 national tournaments, most of them in senior play.

Boston College’s Ryan Fitzgerald (left) notched two assists Sunday.

SPORTS LOG

BC hockey team defeats Arizona State

The third-ranked Eagles stretched their unbeaten streak to 10 games.

NOTEWORTHY

GlobeSouth: Noteworthy performances

Cohasset’s Shane Haggerty has caught more passes in a football season that anyone in Mass Maritime’s history.

Novak Djokovic smashed his racket after losing a point against Roberto Bautista Agut.

SPORTS LOG

Novak Djokovic upset at Shanghai Masters

Just a smashed racket, torn shirt, and a lot of frustration for the top-ranked Serb as he was dumped in the semifinals.

Maria Sharapova, serving during her women's singles match against Serena Williams in the 2016 Australian Open, hailed the reduction of her two-year doping han to 15 months.

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Maria Sharapova has 2-year doping ban reduced to 15 months

Sharapova will be eligible to return in April after The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision.

Bob Hewitt was convicted in February 2015.

Disgraced tennis star Bob Hewitt begins prison sentence

The former Hall of Famer was convicted of raping two girls he coached and assaulting another in the 1980s and ’90s.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: Terence Williams #22 of the Baylor Bears runs for a 22-yard score against the Rice Owls in the second quarter at Rice Stadium on September 16, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

SPORTS LOG

No. 21 Baylor rolls over Rice

Seth Russell threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears.

Sep 11, 2016; New York, NY, USA; Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) reacts during his match against Novak Djokovic (SRB) on day fourteen of the 2016 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

US Open

Stan Wawrinka wins US Open men’s title

Wawrinka, the third seed from Switzerland, upset top-seeded Novak Djokovic with a four-set victory, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic during their Women's Singles Final Match on Day Thirteen of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 10, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Angelique Kerber wins US Open women’s title

Kerber, who is taking over the world No. 1 ranking, captured her second major title of 2016.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Novak Djokovic of Serbia returns a shot to Gael Monfils of France during their Men’s Singles Semifinal Match on Day Twelve of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2016 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Djokovic will be rested for final vs. Wawrinka

Djokovic has spent less than nine hours on the court in this major, slightly less than half of Wawrinka’s 18 hours.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts to a point against Gael Monfils of France during their 2016 US Open men's singles semifinals match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 9, 2016 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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Novak Djokovic advances to US Open men’s final

He overcomes Gael Monfils failed ‘strategy’ to record four-set victory in semifinals Friday.