The Cheat Sheet: NBA ASG starters, Hewitt, Federer, & an amazing free throw distraction

The NBA announced the All-Star Game starters, Lleyton Hewitt played his final professional tennis match, Roger Federer reached another milestone in his incredible career, and a high school student section pulls off an awesome free throw distraction. Help pass the time until your weekend starts, here at the Friday Cheat Sheet… NBA All-Star Game starters announced, and Kobe is the...
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Lleyton Hewitt retires in farewell at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Baseball cap turned backward, pumping himself up with cries of ''C'MON!'' Lleyton Hewitt fought one last feisty encounter. Then he gathered his three young kids on center court and said farewell. After a career spent trying to win the Australian Open, the 34-year-old Hewitt had said that this year's tournament - his 20th attempt - would be his last. '...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt, Australian Champion, hangs up racquet at age 34

On an emotional night, appropriately bedecked in an outfit strongly resembling an Australian flag and in front of an exuberant Australian crowd, Lleyton Hewitt played his final professional tennis match. Melbourne, Hewitt’s home Slam tournament, was a most fitting place to end Hewitt’s career. Not only is it the Slam event in his home country, and not only is it the tournament...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans, fellow players pay tribute after Lleyton Hewitt's final match

Lleyton Hewitt said goodbye to singles tennis on Thursday, getting run off the court in straight sets by No. 8 seed David Ferrer.It was his 20th attempt at his home country's Grand Slam event, a bid Andy Murray can relate to, having snapped years of futility for British men at Wimbledon himself. ''He was someone I loved watching growing up. His attitude toward competition - I loved...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hewitt set to end tennis career in his 20th Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) In one of his final media conferences as a player, Lleyton Hewitt told everyone on Saturday what they already knew - that's he's never lacked for motivation during a career which spanned three decades. And also no surprise that the motivation part is what he'll miss most when he concludes his injury-hit career at the Australian Open, his 20th appearance...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lleyton Hewitt's young son discovers pure joy of ice cream

Being a traveling tennis child must be a stressful endeavor. Long trips. Nights in hotels. Sitting still for hours on end watching dad or mom practice and play matches. It's a formula to drive any kid nuts.You need to break the boredom wherever you can. For Cruz Hewitt -- son of Lleyton, who is retiring after the upcoming Australian Open -- ice cream is the magic elixir to make it...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Sock yields point to Lleyton Hewitt in amazing display of sportsmanship

In a month, former No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt will officially retire from tennis. His retirement marks the end of an era, when tennis was struggling to redefine itself post-Pete Sampras. In a hard fought match yesterday against American Jack Sock, a match Hewitt won, the young Sock did a tremendous thing to honor the veteran. He yielded a point. Told Hewitt to challenge an out call that...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Jack Sock gives retiring Lleyton Hewitt the sportsmanship gift of the year

It's only January, but we might not see a better display of sportsmanship this year than what Jack Sock showcased Tuesday at the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia.Battling in the first set against home-country favorite Lleyton Hewitt, Sock found himself leading 5-4 with Hewitt serving at 30-0. Hewitt ripped a serve that was called out, and he seemed perfectly content with the call....
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pro Tennis Player Gives Away a Point By Urging Opponent to Challenge Ref's Blown Call

Jack Sock is a 23-year-old American professional tennis player. Lleyton Hewitt is a 34-year-old Australian professional tennis player. The two met last night in an early-round game of the Hopman Cup, an annual tennis tournament held in Perth, Australia. Hewitt was up on Sock 30-love when he unleashed a beautiful serve that looked like it might have caught the line for a point...
Via Stack
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Czech Republic beats Hewitt, Australia team at Hopman Cup

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Lleyton Hewitt lost just weeks away from his retirement as Czech Republic beat the Australia Gold team at the Hopman Cup mixed teams event Sunday. Jiri Vesely defeated Hewitt, who will retire after the Australian Open, 6-3, 6-7 (1), 6-4 before Karolina Pliskova came from 3-1 down in the second set to beat Jarmila Wolfe Gajdosova 7-5, 6-3 at Perth, Western...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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