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Tennis

Serena Williams loses first match since saying she’s prepared to retire from tennis

The 40-year-old exited the National Bank Open with a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Belinda Bencic.

Golf

Lucrative FedEx Cup playoffs are here but PGA Tour’s victory over LIV Golf still resounds

The players just want to play golf, for a lot of money, and not worry about rumors regarding who is going to defect next,

NFL

Browns place Pro Bowl return specialist Jakeem Grant Jr. on IR with Achilles’ tear

Grant will miss the season, forcing the Browns to find another option to fix their lackluster return game.

NFL

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow still healing from appendectomy, no timetable for return

Burrow had surgery two weeks ago.

Shrewsbury heads back to American Legion World Series for third time in six years

Shrewsbury Post 397, with its roster of childhood friends and former rivals, begins play in North Carolina on Thursday.

NFL

Deshaun Watson to start Browns’ exhibition opener Friday as his suspension looms

Watson is potentially facing a year-long suspension from the NFL, which appealed his six-game ban.

tara sullivan

In this chapter of her life, Serena Williams again is a groundbreaker for female athletes

As we marvel at what she has done in the past, the conversation demands that we wonder about what she will do next. And that, for a female athlete, feels new.

GARY WASHBURN

Serena Williams broke the tennis mold, even if her all-time greatness isn’t always recognized

Williams is the greatest player the game has ever known, even if full appreciation is still to come.