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When Discussing The Coach Of The Year In College Basketball, Please Use Two Categories

Next week, you (like us) will be so immersed in conference tournament brackets that there won’t be time to step back and reflect on the just-concluded college basketball regular season. We’re waiting for the March crescendo, so in the meantime, let’s gain perspective on the season that’s winding down. Keep this in mind: What happens in the NCAA tournament should matter when...
Via The Student Section
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

When Discussing The Coach Of The Year In College Basketball, Please Use Two Categories

Next week, you (like us) will be so immersed in conference tournament brackets that there won’t be time to step back and reflect on the just-concluded college basketball regular season. We’re waiting for the March crescendo, so in the meantime, let’s gain perspective on the season that’s winding down. Keep this in mind: What happens in the NCAA tournament should matter when...
Via Bloguin Best
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal beats Juan Monaco to win Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and early...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Monaco to win 1st title in nearly 9 months

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal lifted his first title in nearly nine months Sunday after defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard hadn't reached a final since winning at Roland Garros last year. It was Nadal's 46th title on clay, moving him within three of the record set by Argentine Guillermo Vilas when he played in the 1970s and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Argentina Open: Nadal to face off with Monaco in final

  Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak, but the Spaniard won eight...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nadal to play Monaco in final of Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal beat Carlos Berlocq 7-6 (7), 6-2 on Saturday, setting up a final against Juan Monaco at the Argentina Open. If he wins Sunday, Nadal will tie Guillermo Vilas for the most clay-court titles with 46. The top-seeded Nadal was on the brink of losing the first set against the 74th-ranked Berlocq, falling 6-1 to the Argentine in the tiebreak,...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Delbonis to reach Argentina Open semifinals

  Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3. In the other semifinal on...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal beats Delbonis, reaches semis in Argentina Open

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Rafael Nadal cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Federico Delbonis on Friday, advancing to the semifinals of the Argentina Open. The top-seeded Spaniard needed just over an hour to defeat the 59th-ranked Argentine at the clay-court tournament in Buenos Aires. Nadal will next face another local in Carlos Berlocq, who beat Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-1, 6-3...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Argentina Open: Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness and injury problems the last few seasons...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal advances to quarterfinals on clay in Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Top-seeded Rafael Nadal beat local qualifier Facundo Arguello 6-4, 6-0 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Argentina Open. Nadal has yet to reach a final in three tournaments this season and was beaten in the semifinals last week in Rio de Janeiro, ending his 52-match unbeaten run on clay. He has had illness and injury problems the last few...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seeded Jiri Vesely, Pablo Carreno Busta out in 1st round in Argentina

  Sixth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic was knocked out in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beaten by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4, 6-3. No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain retired due to injury while trialing 7-6 (2), 3-0, with Federeico Delbonis of Argentina progressing in the outdoor clay event. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Wednesday against Facundo Arguello...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Seeds Vesely, Carreno Busta out in first round in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Sicth-seeded Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic was knocked out in the first round of the Argentina Open on Tuesday, beaten by Blaz Rola of Slovenia 6-4, 6-3. No. 8 Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain retired due to injury while trialing 7-6 (2), 3-0, with Federeico Delbonis of Argentina progressing in the outdoor clay event. Top-seeded Rafael Nadal plays Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Fifth seed Leonardo Mayer tops Stephane Robert in Argentina

  No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round of the clay-court event...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayer into 2nd round in Buenos Aires; Nadal tries to rebound

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) No. 5-seeded Leonardo Mayer of Argentina reached the second round of the Argentina Open on Monday, defeating Stephane Robert of France 6-0, 6-1. In another first-round match between unseeded players, Paolo Lorenzi defeated Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-1. Rafael Nadal is the No. 1 seed. He plays Wednesday and has a bye into the second round...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Open: Errani beats Schmiedlova for eighth ATP singles title

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Top-seeded Sara Errani of Italy defeated Anna Schmiedlova of Slovakia 7-6 (2), 6-1 on Sunday to win the Rio Open. It was Errani's eighth ATP singles title, and her first since winning two years ago in Acapulco, Mexico. Sixth-seeded Schmiedlova was playing in her first final. No. 4 Fabio Fognini of Italy faces No. 2 David Ferrer in the men's final. Fognini defeated...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fognini knocks Rafael Nadal out of Rio Open semifinals

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal was beaten in the semifinals of the Rio Open on Saturday, losing 1-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Italian Fabio Fognini, who will meet David Ferrer in the final. Nadal has played three tournaments this year, and has not reached a final. He lost in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, was beaten in the first round of the Qatar Open, and is now out of Rio, on his...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal must recover from a late night in the Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal must bounce back from a late night if he's going to make the final of the Rio Open. Top-seeded Nadal played until 3:18 in the morning on Saturday before beating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The match almost set a record. The ATP says one non-Grand Slam match ended slightly later - 3:24 a.m. in Tokyo in 2006. Nadal will have only about...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafa Nadal must recover from a late night in the Rio Open

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Rafael Nadal must bounce back from a late night if he's going to make the final of the Rio Open. Top-seeded Nadal played until 3:18 in the morning on Saturday before beating No. 6 Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 4-6, 7-5, 6-0. The match almost set a record. The ATP says one non-Grand Slam match ended slightly later - 3:24 a.m. in Tokyo in 2006. Nadal will have only...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Nadal says he's injury free for Rio Open; calls heat 'extreme'

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Rafael Nadal says he's free of "physical problems" as his clay-court season starts next week in the Rio de Janeiro Open. It's anyone's guess how the Spaniard will play, coming off illness and injuries. He's the world's best on clay, winning nine of the last 10 French Opens. But he hasn't played since losing in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, and the Rio...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nadal says he's healthy for Rio Open; calls heat 'extreme'

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Rafael Nadal says he's free of ''physical problems'' as his clay-court season starts next week in the Rio de Janeiro Open. It's anyone's guess how the Spaniard will play, coming off illness and injuries. He's the world's best on clay, winning nine of the last 10 French Opens. But he hasn't played since losing in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, and...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Berdych Faced His Demons And Rafael Nadal… And Lived To Tell About It

It is one of the most famous quotes in tennis history. After beating Jimmy Connors in 1980, Vitas Gerulaitis — who had lost his previous 16 matches to Jimbo — said, “No one beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row!” Never mind the fact that Bjorn Borg had won 20 matches against Gerulaitis without a defeat — the quote is rightly considered a classic, and it was typical of...
Via Attacking The Net
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nadal loses in quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The third-seeded Nadal , a 14-time Grand Slam singles champion, said before the tournament began that his lack of match fitness due to injuries and illness in the last half of 2014 made him unlikely to win more than a few...
Via AP on Fox
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Affirmations: Nadal And Sharapova Do What They Do Best

If a single theme can be gleaned from the first three days of the 2015 Australian Open, it is this: For anyone who has played professional tennis for an appreciable length of time, the cauldron of major-tournament pressure reveals the essence of that player — not always in a career-long context, but often enough to make us notice. Indian Wells and Rome and Cincinnati all have their...
Via Bloguin Best
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Australian Open Affirmations: Nadal And Sharapova Do What They Do Best

If a single theme can be gleaned from the first three days of the 2015 Australian Open, it is this: For anyone who has played professional tennis for an appreciable length of time, the cauldron of major-tournament pressure reveals the essence of that player — not always in a career-long context, but often enough to make us notice. Indian Wells and Rome and Cincinnati all have their...
Via Attacking The Net
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Idiot screams during Nadal’s serve, opponent asks umpire to grant Nadal first serve again (VIDEO)

YouTube Let me set the scene: 2nd round of the Australian Open. Third-ranked Rafael Nadal against unranked 27-year old American Tim Smyczek (pictured).  Fifth and final set.  Nadal was serving, leading 6-5 and 30-Love. Nadal’s first serve toss went up.  Some idiot screamed.  Nadal faulted.  Enter Smyczek, a model of sportsmanship.  Smyczek told the chair umpire to grant...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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